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  • Re: Second room TV

    I would consider a used BV6 - I think the picture quality is OK but you would have to judge it for yourself as these things are quite subjective. Also depends a lot on the source you will be using. As for the BV8, I know a lot of people love it but it falls a bit short of what I expect of B&O in terms of styling and quality. But that's personal
    Posted to General Forum (Forum) by Hardwriter on 02-07-2009
  • Re: a Real AppleTV

    Soundproof and Mawheele, You both make very fair points. What I really meant to point out is that there is a big difference beteen being a computer company and a premium audio visual company. Look at the product lifetime of an iPod or iPhone - a matter of months - and the volumes you have to sell to be viable. To return to the original post, however
    Posted to General Forum (Forum) by Hardwriter on 02-07-2009
  • B&O - Surviving the Recession

    There have been quite a few posts here recently about B&O's future prospects during the gloabal recession - with most of them suggesting that survival means matching the technological offerings of the big Japanese/Korean producers while at the same time cutting prices. Over the past week Sony has announced a €160m loss and Panasonic (the
    Posted to General Forum (Forum) by Hardwriter on 02-07-2009
  • Re: a Real AppleTV

    Apple make some great products for sure. But the big difference between B&O and any computer company is continuity - Beolink allows systems made 20 years apart work together in an (almost) seamless manner. That is a big attraction for may people and it is not something that computer based companies understand. I work in media and I can tell you
    Posted to General Forum (Forum) by Hardwriter on 02-07-2009
  • Re: Non-B&O DVD Player Recommendations?

    Does the BC2 really suffer for not having upscaling on board? Any TV with inputs other than HDMI/DVI must be able to scale the input to the display. I think that built-in upscaling on a standard DVD player is more about the manufacturer wanting to include HDMI connectivity than improved image quality. However, many standard definition inputs - whether
    Posted to General Forum (Forum) by Hardwriter on 02-04-2009
  • Re: Non-B&O DVD Player Recommendations?

    I had to make a similar decision recently but also wanted freeview recording. And as my DVD player sits on a shelf under a BC6 it also had to look good. I settled on a Sony HXD-R890 (160GB hard drive) with digital and analogue tuners. Styling matches pretty well and so far I can report that it works well - there is no visible difference between TV live
    Posted to General Forum (Forum) by Hardwriter on 02-04-2009
  • Re: Best ever designed BeoLab fom Bang&Olufsen

    Whether you asked the question before or not, I think the answer has to be the BL8000 - at least from a visual perspective. Pentas sound quite good but I personally think they are one of B&O's less visually appealling products - neither the shape or the steel finish seemed to "fit" with B&O AV products of the time (or since).
    Posted to General Forum (Forum) by Hardwriter on 02-03-2009
  • Re: Power Off or Standby - A Solution?

    The Maplin box mentioned by Xseries takes this thread round in a loop - as I said in an earlier post, these boxes use some power all the time they are running so the question is: Is it better to use an additional switching box or an integrated standby function? I suspect that if you only have a few items of B&O equipment you should not worry too
    Posted to General Forum (Forum) by Hardwriter on 02-03-2009
  • Re: Power Off or Standby

    Some of these auto-off systems use around 0.5w when they are running, which is not much different to a modern B&O TV on standby. Obviously, the saving becomes more significant if you have older kit or a lot of peripherals connected. Just a thought, but most of the wasted energy will be converted to heat which is emitted into the room. In the winter
    Posted to General Forum (Forum) by Hardwriter on 02-01-2009
  • Re: updated STB-C list now online

    I think you'll find Topfield's listed as "TFXXXX". The list includes the 5000 and 5800 PVRs.
    Posted to General Forum (Forum) by Hardwriter on 01-30-2009
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