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This is the first Archived Forum which was active between 17th April 2007 and 1st March February 2012


Latest post 03-30-2009 6:11 PM by Alex. 12 replies.
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  • 03-29-2009 4:36 AM

    Former avant owners

    Hi all,

        This is a question for all avant owners former and current,  What TV have you updated to?  Now the avant is showing a few years I am toying with a bv5 poss bv7 maybe a bv8, I have a real flat dvd 32 which I love!  I don't want to be dissapointed in changing.  Let me know your thoughts.  Cheers Nick

  • 03-29-2009 5:29 AM In reply to

    • docM
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    Re: Former avant owners

    I'd hang on to it for a few more years.  I was looking to replace my Beocentre 1 with a Beovision 7 and was shocked at the inferior quality of the picture: movement artifacts, poor contrast.  I've bought a second hand, late model Avant instead.  Mike

  • 03-29-2009 7:54 AM In reply to

    Re: Former avant owners

    I love my avant dearly!!  I tested a bv7 32 in the showroom I thought that the sound was not as full as my avant, they suggested that it maybe because its in the showroom!  


    Maybe I just want to jump on the flat panel bandwagon! Thats why I am sourcing peoples opinions.

  • 03-29-2009 8:29 AM In reply to

    Re: Former avant owners

    I traded up to a BV7-40 Mk III, and I'm very happy with it.  The technical drawbacks of current LCD technology are apparent, but it looks glorious with Sky HD and Blu-Ray, and makes a very good effort of upscaling DVD's.  Most of my mates have also commented how much better it is than their Sony/Panasonic/Philips equivalent etc.  I looked at the 7-32, but it was vastly inferior IMHO; the new model should address this hopefuly...  Can't make a direct comparision with regards to the sound, as I have the BL7.4, hence I always have my 8000's and BL3 on.



    BV7-40 Blu-Ray, BL8000 MKII's, BL3's, BL2, BL7-4, BC2, BC6-26, BS3

  • 03-29-2009 8:42 AM In reply to

    Re: Former avant owners

    This is quite a big price jump, but we went for a 50" BV4 setup as we weren't happy with the look and feel of lcd. I find lcd to be a little slow sometimes especially when the camera pans across a scene. Also the picture always seems rather flat (lacking in contrast) to me when compared with our avant (same type as yours) which we still have. I definitely haven't been disappointed in changing. The picture is fantastic with dvds and blu-rays (from a PS3) and current digital terrestrial tv channels are not bad at all. Obviously blu-ray and HD TV looks the best which is the real driving force behind us upgrading to take advantage of Hi Def sources.

  • 03-29-2009 9:39 AM In reply to

    Re: Former avant owners

    I have changed to a BV7-32 (MK-III). I'am very happy with it.

    My Avant was an old one, one of the first models. I find that the sound is much better than from the Avant. And the BV7 combined with a HD decoder, than the picture is fantastic.


  • 03-29-2009 11:16 AM In reply to

    Re: Former avant owners

    I think the need to trade up is all down to what you want to watch, both on TV and in terms of external video sources. Standard def still looks like wizardry on the Avant and rather unspectacular on my BV8 & BV4, but when it comes to HD (which is now the vast majority of what I watch) both new televisions outpace the Avant by a mile. I have Apple TV, Blu-Ray, and HD cable television and between them I watch enough HD material that the Avant can't keep pace, however there are plenty of people who haven't updated from standard DVD, haven't bought an Apple TV, and don't watch much HDTV that would undoubtedly be well served with an Avant for a few more years. 


    There is scarcely anything in this world that some man cannot make a little worse and sell a little more cheaply. The person who buys on price alone is this man's lawful prey. - John Ruskin

  • 03-30-2009 3:42 AM In reply to

    Re: Former avant owners

    i'm going to put my avant in one of my bedrooms and hook a ps3 up to it , it may be sd but it's still an awesome all in one av system

    the bv7/40 mk4 can go in the front room 

    popgear is grate™

  • 03-30-2009 3:54 AM In reply to

    • beoaus
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    Re: Former avant owners

    Upgraded to a BV7-32 then to a BV7-40 MKII. I would like the MKIII through there are no trade ins in Aus anymore...


  • 03-30-2009 6:25 AM In reply to

    • Jammy61
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    Re: Former avant owners

    We have a BV4 and two Avant32s.  BV4 has served us well for nearly 5 years.  Only slight shimmers in movies.  Noticed a lot more in latest bond movie.  Avant still favourite.

  • 03-30-2009 4:38 PM In reply to

    • benjnz
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    Re: Former avant owners

    *grinz* well being in the back of beyond with not too much HD content about, I've just added an AV9000 and MX7000 to my RF DVD Avant and am very happy Big Smile

    I think I'll be more than happy with CRT SD whilst I wait for:

    a) a decent amount of HD content


    b) a decent broadband offering that can cope with high speed HD downloads.

    Hmmm I'll not hold my breath on those two Smile

  • 03-30-2009 5:51 PM In reply to

    • Xseries
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    Re: Former avant owners

    I am planning to hang on to the Avant for a while longer.  Do not forget that the comments from US users about quality will not apply to the same extent in the UK as we run PAL (625 lines) rather than NTSC (550 lines) so HD is more necessary in the USA!




  • 03-30-2009 6:11 PM In reply to

    • Alex
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    Re: Former avant owners

    Without a doubt. In fact IMO the SD picture on a BeoVision 9, BeoVision 4 or indeed any other BeoSystem 3-driven system is quite frankly jaw-dropping, even on a 65".

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