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  • 02-09-2011 1:57 PM

    • jahur
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    just a quick one chaps, does the BV5 have a built in dvd player. i have the DVD1 already. im looking for the pros and cons before i decide which beovision to upgrade to.

     

    thanks

     

    jason

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  • 02-09-2011 2:05 PM In reply to

    Re: BV5

    No built in dvd I'm afraid!

  • 02-09-2011 2:09 PM In reply to

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    Re: BV5

    thats a shame, is the BV5 a good bet or should i go for a model higher up?

    (formerly nokinnikon from the old site)

  • 02-09-2011 2:15 PM In reply to

    Re: BV5

    They are an amazing set!  I saw one in the flesh last week in a friends living room, it was awesome!!  The later sets are hd ready, but are the most expensive and sought after.  They were £12,000 upwards when new, and I saw one sell for £1000 a while back!  Good luck in whatever you get

  • 02-09-2011 2:24 PM In reply to

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    Re: BV5

    thanks nicky, i have 2 avants 32" 100htz  and a 28" 50htz.

     the 28" is up for sale to help fund it.

    it had a new tube in it back in 2007, i had it in storage for 2 years and since the 32" came on the scene the 28" has been in my bedroom and not had much use. i paid B&O of milton keynes £800 for a replacement, that included labour. my son thought it was a slot machine and dropped a coin down the louvred vented back panel where it hit the top of the tube, where i guess it hit a weak spot! hence the new tube, still its still going strong.

    £400 ono if anyone is interested. it has a new pro logic module (i had one fitted)

    (formerly nokinnikon from the old site)

  • 02-09-2011 5:12 PM In reply to

    Re: BV5

    To be honest, I think you may struggle to get that much for a crt now!  I have seen 32" dvd avant sell for less on ebay, but you have to think that £1000 for a £12000 tv is a brilliant saving anyway!!  

  • 02-09-2011 5:17 PM In reply to

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    Re: BV5

    i know, its a long shot. but for whatever it sells for its going to the BV5 fund. god i cant wait to get one!
     
    well any offers for the avant ill always consider it.
     
    jason

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  • 02-10-2011 6:08 AM In reply to

    Re: BV5

    Getting an Avant sold these days, is similar to giving it away. 

     

    The BV5 is an excellent TV. Save the Avant maybe? 

    -Andreas

     

    BLab5, BLab5000, BLab8000, BV10, BS9000, BS3, Beo5, Beo4, BLink1000, BLink5000, BLink7000, A2, A8, Form2

     

     

     

  • 02-10-2011 6:16 AM In reply to

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    Re: BV5

    i would save it but i have no room as i have another avant 32" in my living room. when i get my BV5 the 32" will go in my bedroom.

    i might be able to sell it to someone who i know, who may well be happy to pay £300 for it... who knows ill keep you all posted.

    i know its going to be a monumental task but im used to challenges![:'(]

    (formerly nokinnikon from the old site)

  • 02-10-2011 6:42 AM In reply to

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    Re: BV5

    Hi guys,

    It seems the BV5 has become very popular as second hand, and I am also considering buying one since the prices are reasonable and its a great TV set..

    But, buying a plasma that is 8-9 years old, how many years can I expect it to work?

    What does it cost to replace the plasma screen when that time has come? Is it a "do-it-yourself" job?

    /Peter

  • 02-10-2011 6:52 AM In reply to

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    Re: BV5

    hi peter from my knowledge of the BV5 it should in theory have at least 60,000 hours of life before expected failure, and i am also led to believe that when the screen does fail, it will need re-gassing? but please dont quote me on that.

     

    jason

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  • 02-10-2011 7:14 AM In reply to

    Re: BV5

    I'm using a BV5 and it's a stunning piece of work, both visually and for its SD picture.

    Somwhere on the forum you will find a review by Lee where he confirms he never gets any failures reported back.

    I've just added a BC2 for DVD etc on the TV but there are cheaper DVD options (B&O).

    The prices for the SD BV5's are amazingly low..... but the picture is very very good so I wouldn't worry about it not being HD unless you like to watch a 42" screen with your face up against it!

    (My Avant is now doing service with a relative).

    I used to be indecisive, now I'm not so sure. [W C Fields]

  • 02-10-2011 7:18 AM In reply to

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    Re: BV5

    i think thats where my avant may end up. i would like something for it. i am itching to get my BV5!!

    (formerly nokinnikon from the old site)

  • 02-12-2011 10:27 AM In reply to

    Re: BV5

    Yes, I bought a 2003 BV-5 in October last year, after considering what Lee @ Lifestyle had said about them being just about the most reliable set he's come across - along with its superb design, picture quality despite not being HD, 3D etc, super quality sound and it's overall B&O high build quality.

    If the life expectancy is bothering you then check out the service counter on any set you are interested in buying. Lee (again) properly explained the service counter info to me very recently and confirmed the set I have was a low-to-low medium use set considering it's now in its 8th year.

    My set's reading a few days ago were :-   Standby   -    2691 days

                                                                 Audio     -      105 days

                                                                 Video     -      329 days

                                                       On/Off (x 10)   -       667

    Lee kindly calculated that this meant, in my set's case, it's been used for an average 2.7hrs a day over 8 years, meaning that my screen has been in use for about 7,800 hours. As you say, the panels are made to a life expectancy of 60,000.

    The sound from these sets are excellent on stand-alone (just like the Avants), but if you hook it up to an audio set up like I have the sound is fabulous I can assure you.

    I got a pair of Penta's and a pair of RL60.2s hooked up to mine (Via a Beosystem 7000 connected through A-Aux).I'd thoroughly recommend finding yourself a 'low use' BV-5 - brilliant tv.

    The only thing I'd swop mine for (if i could afford one!) would be a BV-9 - personally I would NOT exchange my BV-5 for a bv10 or a bv-7 or bv-8 either.......only a BV-9 I would consider an upgrade from a BV-5Smile

    Here's mine ~~~

    Michael

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    Penta III, Penta II, BL 4000, RL 60.2,  RL 35, CX-100 Alu

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  • 02-12-2011 3:59 PM In reply to

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    Re: BV5

    wow looks like a stunning set up you have there. i will post my set up soon.

     

    the more i see of it the hungrier im getting for one. its nice and reassuring to hear the noise side of it is on par with the avant, you see the avant is a timeless piece of art with function and i love my two to bits, but one will have to go to make way for a BV5. all your help and input is greatly appreciated.

    thanks

    jason

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  • 02-12-2011 4:47 PM In reply to

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    jason hurst:

    wow looks like a stunning set up you have there. i will post my set up soon.

     

    the more i see of it the hungrier im getting for one. its nice and reassuring to hear the noise side of it is on par with the avant, you see the avant is a timeless piece of art with function and i love my two to bits, but one will have to go to make way for a BV5. all your help and input is greatly appreciated.

    thanks

    jason

     

    Jason,

    Yes, the sound is exactly as good as the Avant because the speakers that were used in the BV-5 are the exact same 40W units the Avant had. So as a stand-alone tv, the sound will be exactly as your Avant (i.e. great sound!)

    But I must stress, if you already have B&O speakers, you wanna hook em up to the TV because when listening to all sources like music DVD, films, or even just normal tv broadcasts the overall sound is just transformed into absolutely brilliant. If you have any of the more substantial B&O speakers - such as Pentas, Beolab 1, BL6000, BL8000, Beolab 9 or even Beolab 5's - I'd highly recommend you getting em hooked up to your BV-5. Wink

    Regards, 

     

    Michael

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  • 02-12-2011 4:58 PM In reply to

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    Re: BV5

    wow, i have a set of beolab 8000's its all connected via a beolink converter via a beocenter 2300.

     

    jason

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  • 02-12-2011 5:04 PM In reply to

    Re: BV5

    jason hurst:

    wow, i have a set of beolab 8000's its all connected via a beolink converter via a beocenter 2300.

     

    jason

    Perfect!

    BL8000's would sound brilliant connected upto a BV-5

    regards,

     

    Michael

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  • 02-13-2011 5:57 AM In reply to

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    Re: BV5

    im about to sell my BV5

    in black have a look

    beoauction.com

     

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  • 02-13-2011 6:18 AM In reply to

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    Re: BV5

    thanks all the same, if you look under my avatar you will see i live in the UK and shipping would be horrific, chance of damage and too much cost.

     

    but cheers all the same

    jason

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  • 02-13-2011 6:43 AM In reply to

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    Re: BV5

    Hi Jason!

    For making your BV5 desire to grow a bit more, you could take a look at this Post Wink

    Marc (Happy Black BV5 owner)

  • 02-13-2011 6:54 AM In reply to

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    Re: BV5

    ah man im dying here and your describing the death! that looks amazing!

    (formerly nokinnikon from the old site)

  • 02-13-2011 7:15 AM In reply to

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    Re: BV5

    Bentleyman:

    I got a pair of Penta's and a pair of RL60.2s hooked up to mine (Via a Beosystem 7000 connected through A-Aux).I'd thoroughly recommend finding yourself a 'low use' BV-5 - brilliant tv.

    The only thing I'd swop mine for (if i could afford one!) would be a BV-9 - personally I would NOT exchange my BV-5 for a bv10 or a bv-7 or bv-8 either.......only a BV-9 I would consider an upgrade from a BV-5Smile

    Great setup Bentleyman!

    I also use my BV5 with Pentas and a wonderful BL2 from LifeStyle AV (hidden behind the BV5); the sound is absolutely fantastic, my first neighbours are at one km and did not complain yet! Big Smile

    I agree with you, the only upgrade is only a BV9.

    Marc

  • 02-13-2011 12:47 PM In reply to

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    Teddy_fr:

    Great setup Bentleyman!

    I also use my BV5 with Pentas and a wonderful BL2 from LifeStyle AV (hidden behind the BV5); the sound is absolutely fantastic, my first neighbours are at one km and did not complain yet! Big Smile

     

    Many thanks Marc, and the same to youSmile Your set up looks superb Big Smile

    Teddy_fr:

    I agree with you, the only upgrade is only a BV9.

    Absolutely! Wish I could afford one! My BV-5 will suffice for a year or two more - by which time the BV-9 prices may have come down enough for me to get one Big Smile

    Regards

    Michael

    BV5, BV Avant, MX4000, MX1500

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    Penta III, Penta II, BL 4000, RL 60.2,  RL 35, CX-100 Alu

    BL 7000, MCP6500, MCP5500,  BL 5000,  Beo4 (x2), BL 1000 (x2)

  • 02-13-2011 12:47 PM In reply to

    Re: BV5

    Teddy_fr:

    Great setup Bentleyman!

    I also use my BV5 with Pentas and a wonderful BL2 from LifeStyle AV (hidden behind the BV5); the sound is absolutely fantastic, my first neighbours are at one km and did not complain yet! Big Smile

     

    Many thanks Marc, and the same to youSmile Your set up looks superb Big Smile

    Teddy_fr:

    I agree with you, the only upgrade is only a BV9.

    Absolutely! Wish I could afford one! My BV-5 will suffice for a year or two more - by which time the BV-9 prices may have come down enough for me to get one Big Smile

    Regards

    Michael

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    BS 7000, BS 5500

    Penta III, Penta II, BL 4000, RL 60.2,  RL 35, CX-100 Alu

    BL 7000, MCP6500, MCP5500,  BL 5000,  Beo4 (x2), BL 1000 (x2)

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