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  • 11-24-2010 5:50 AM

    Beovision 8-40 MK II

    I understand that a new version f the BV 8-40 is about to come out. Does anybody know anything about the improvements it will have over the MK I and when it will be available? I would like to know as I was about to buy my BV-8 but might put it off if the new type will be around soon.

  • 11-24-2010 6:07 AM In reply to

    • Chris
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    Re: Beovision 8-40 MK II

    I hope it is a complete overhaul. The idea of having the "sound pit" i get, and i see Sony have now introduced a stand that focuses the sound from the bottom in a similar manner. The BV 8-40 looks like something from a decade ago with its bulky boxy looks. Just because its the "budget" tv does not mean it need be ugly. This, like the Beosound 8 are the lower priced gear that should retain customers who neither can, or want a tv for £10-15,000.

    I have said it before, and this could equally refer to cars that the more budget brands have really picked up their game and are hot on the heels of the so callled premium brands. Why spend £4,000 on a tv made in the eastern block that is aesthetically challenged, when more up to date models from Samsung say, are on sale for a 1/4 of the price and nice to look at to boot? Brand loyalty must be earned, and i have to say my new A8's are amazing.

    A Beovision 10-40 in black and red fret on order, Beo4, Beo6, many A8's, a pair of white and yellow Form 2's, Beocom 4, 28 inch Avant RF DVD, Apple TV and a wife that loves this stuff as much as i do! 

  • 11-24-2010 10:13 AM In reply to

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    Re: Beovision 8-40 MK II

    I actually like the design of the BV8, I think is not bad at all for entry level BnO TV set. I made the mistake of buying a Samsung for my kitchen and I regret every minute I have to see it, it's just plain ugly and cheap.

    Gustavo

  • 11-24-2010 10:23 AM In reply to

    Re: Beovision 8-40 MK II

    I´m also one of them who like the Bv 8-40. It´s not as good looking in 32" i think but 8-40 has perfect proportions, I think. I almost bought one but ended up with a 10-40 because I wanted motorstand which I had on My MX. The 8-40 would have looked a lot sleeker in my home though

  • 11-24-2010 10:24 AM In reply to

    The BV8 is the most beautiful television ever made, when on its sculptural stand - not the new stand.

    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but this one is simply outstandingly beautiful.

    And even when just placed on a table or countertop, using its extendable small supports, it's an astonishing functional sculpture.

     

     


  • 11-24-2010 10:30 AM In reply to

    • Chris
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    Re: Beovision 8-40 MK II

    Delete attempt 2

    A Beovision 10-40 in black and red fret on order, Beo4, Beo6, many A8's, a pair of white and yellow Form 2's, Beocom 4, 28 inch Avant RF DVD, Apple TV and a wife that loves this stuff as much as i do! 

  • 11-24-2010 10:33 AM In reply to

    Re: Beovision 8-40 MK II

    Take it away...it hurt's my eyes

    i don't like it

  • 11-24-2010 10:41 AM In reply to

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    That was amazingly ugly, in my eyes, Chris. I'm trying not to see those animated figures, but still. And I think it's the figures that are coloring my perception.

  • 11-24-2010 12:59 PM In reply to

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    Re: Beovision 8-40 MK II

    I've just got back with the kids and i'm so embarressed. I tried to delete the whole thing before i left as it looked shocking then. Very sorry. If the mods can delete it please do.Unsure

    A Beovision 10-40 in black and red fret on order, Beo4, Beo6, many A8's, a pair of white and yellow Form 2's, Beocom 4, 28 inch Avant RF DVD, Apple TV and a wife that loves this stuff as much as i do! 

  • 11-24-2010 2:22 PM In reply to

    Re: Beovision 8-40 MK II

    I got a white 8-32 in my kitchen, and I have never regret this purchase.

    It looks good, picture is good and sound is very good.

     

    There is something about B&O.....

  • 11-24-2010 2:30 PM In reply to

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    Re: Beovision 8-40 MK II

    so lots of opinoins, but unfortunately no comment on the MK2...as I am looking to upgrade my 8-32 I am interested in any news regarding  new version.

     

    Anyone?

     

    Thanks!

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  • 11-24-2010 4:19 PM In reply to

    • Stan
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    Re: Beovision 8-40 MK II

    I don't know if the Mk2 is the same as the recent US-spec Bv8-40 (which we got this last summer, if I recall correctly)... 

    However, if it is, I bought one about 3 weeks ago, and I think it is fabulous.  It took me since the summer to talk myself into it...  after all, it's 4x the cost for old technology - right?!?!  WRONG.  Forget the specs and the CCFL screen, just look at the picture!  I could not find another screen that was even close (maybe it's because the showrooms do not calibrate their TVs).  The colors are so very life like, and I have to really look hard (and stand right next to the screen) to find imaging artifacts with an HD signal.  The SD looks pretty good too (sure, you can find artifacts all over the place, but show me what competition is better?).  I watch a lot of American football, and picture is outstanding.

    Now consider that you can integrate it with the rest of your B&O stuff, and have it control your STB and DVD player (yes, more TVs are doing this), and it's not a bargain, but it's not such a crazy price eit,her.

    The TV that it replaced was a mid-range Toshiba that died after less than 2 years.  I trust I'll get significantly more years out of B&O (I hope this is not misplaced trust, but if it dies in 2 years, at least it will still be under warranty).

    Stan

  • 11-24-2010 4:59 PM In reply to

    Re: Beovision 8-40 MK II

    hagan:

    I´m also one of them who like the Bv 8-40. It´s not as good looking in 32" i think but 8-40 has perfect proportions, I think. I almost bought one but ended up with a 10-40 because I wanted motorstand which I had on My MX. The 8-40 would have looked a lot sleeker in my home though

    I hope the new version allows for the motor stand facility from the chassis. A table version, which was provided for the MX/LX and BV3 'main room' TV's would be particularly suited to the BV8 and improve its desirability as their replacement.

  • 11-24-2010 5:12 PM In reply to

    Re: Beovision 8-40 MK II

    Lets really hope they come to their senses and releases it in WHITE. It is still to this date a mystery to me why only the 32inch was available in white.

     

    I really love mine(32-inch) as a bedroom TV the white set is really discreet  against white walls and really blends in. Picture and sound is more than enough for a medium sized bedroom. 

     

     

    Newbie! So far: BeoVision 7 40´ Mark V Blu-ray, BeoLab 7-4, BeoLab 9, BeoSound 5,  Beo4, Beo5,  BeoCom 2, BeoTime and A8 Earphones

     

  • 11-25-2010 6:17 PM In reply to

    Re: Beovision 8-40 MK II

    Someone must have a little information on this ?

  • 11-26-2010 5:44 AM In reply to

    Re: Beovision 8-40 MK II

    Ok just found out that it wil be released this summer and will have three HDMI and 200Mhz screen.

  • 11-26-2010 7:00 AM In reply to

    Re: Beovision 8-40 MK II

    That is a long time :(

  • 11-26-2010 7:39 AM In reply to

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    Re: Beovision 8-40 MK II

    I heard more colours, better screens and processor also more placement options and better spec speakers are on the cards

  • 11-26-2010 1:48 PM In reply to

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    Re: Beovision 8-40 MK II

    Sounds great - can't come soon enough as I am contemplating an 8 - 40 v's a current HX900 Sony Bravia.

    Any mention of updating the inbuilt surround processor to decode Dolby True HD or DTS Master Audio HD for Bluray?

    Many thanks

    John... Cool

    No-one ever regretted buying quality.

  • 11-27-2010 11:16 AM In reply to

    Re: Beovision 8-40 MK II

    Where is the secret sheepHmm

  • 12-22-2010 5:01 AM In reply to

    • Michael
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    Re: Beovision 8-40 MK II

    Beoboiinoz:

    Sounds great - can't come soon enough as I am contemplating an 8 - 40 v's a current HX900 Sony Bravia.

    Any mention of updating the inbuilt surround processor to decode Dolby True HD or DTS Master Audio HD for Bluray?

    Many thanks

    John... Cool

     

    . Hi John. I agree. I was seiously looking at a bv10 46 but I went with a nx810 in the end for a few reasons: no of hdmi, iptv and connectivity. I preferred the nx with powered speaker stand over the hx If the bv10 had matched it on features I would have bought it. I put the remaininng money into another Jimmy possum sofa.

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