Product Type: Bang & Olufsen CRT TV
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Bang & Olufsen Beovision Avant
Member Name: ridgeway27
Bang & Olufsen Beovision Avant
Advantages: Fab Viewing, Remote Controlled Stand, Solid, Built In DVD,
Disadvantages: Possibly Costly, Larger Screen would be preferable but can live with this one
Similar to the B&O CD System I have also just reviewed, this is also a built-in feature of the house I have been living in temporarily.
This particular TV says it is '32 DVD' inch, which I am presuming means it is 32 inches and the DVD is because there is a built in DVD System which is amazing!! Every DVD I have inserted to watch has had a HD/3D type quality about it, whereby the picture looks as though so realistic, as though it is a camcorder recording. This totally wowed me the first time I saw it, and it continues to make any DVD viewing a pleasure. This I really will miss when we move out!!
The screen could be bigger, but this may be because of the size of the room, and the fact that we actually have a 50" Sony - going down to this size while all our electrics were being tested was something we got used to, but when the football is on (and we are all avid footy fans) we really do miss our larger screen!!
Additional features include the stand being controlled using the remote control - meaning that it can be swivelled around to the position whih suits the viewer best. It is quite a bulky TV, so where with my Sony I would physically get up and just move it gently (and it swivels on it's stand as it is quite thin), this one is huge and I can't even push it further back into the corner, never mind swivel it around - I say this because prior to realising the remote controls the stand, we had to try so that we could adjust the screen to our preference! When the TV is switched off, it does revert back to it's original position but when the TV is switched back on, it remembers the position it was in last.
There is a small, neat LED display above the TV which shows the time and this is in sync with all the other display units around the house. There are also smaller icons which show what is active (if anything is). I am not sure how much use this is because if the TV is on, you can see it is on and don't necessarily need to read that above it... Same with the DVD option!! I guess if someone was walking into the room and wanted to see what was on, then they could - but it really hasn't been of huge benefit to me personally.
I have no idea how much this system cost, but it is built-into the house and runs through 6 different areas - also I have no idea how old it is, but know that it is at least 4 years old from what the agents have told me. Judging by the TV, it may be older, because updated TV's have been purchased and installed into other areas of the house, so for the age of the TV, I feel the picture and sound quality is amazing, and while on my other review I stated that I would not miss the CD System or felt it worthy to be purchased in my own home - this B&O TV is the opposite and I do think my next purchase would be a B&O - just with a larger screen to satisfy our footy passions!!!
Summary: Will be missed!!