28 Aug 2015, 05:36
Hmm, for all I've read about the Avant on fora and in reviews, it seems to me the tv was a bit rushed to the market and not what it could have been, 4K but not really since none of it's HDMI ports supports the necessary standards, etc. Not up to B&O standards on the build quality, ..
Also, it's really over budget, definitely in its larger sizes.
A Mk2 7-55 comes in at around 5K€ for the moment. Same for a 11-55, or if you search well a Loewe Reference ID 55" (since it's been replaced by a completely new 4K range)*.
I like the "it's something else"-design of these tv's, coming with an integrated sound processor and motorized stands, but I'm open to more 'mainstream'-looking tv's too, given they are significantly cheaper and deliver similar picture quality.
* about the Loewe, I really like the reference ID in it's flat design, and I regret that they ditched the model altogether for a curved masterpiece. I don't like curved tv's at all, I don't get the point of working your ass off for years to improve viewing angles, and then to decide to not care anymore and make tv's for 1 viewer only.
Also the new Reference UHD line has lost the good-looking back of the reference ID, though it is not a deal breaker. Any chance the new Loewes will get a review here?