NEWS: Bang & Olufsen launches Beosound Stage soundbar

Bendix

Active Member
Haha you say that but I wouldn't be suprised if the Bluetooth is wrapped in some propriety format though either way I'd need to get one in only to return it again, further adding to my ongoing catalogue of self-pity!
Did you set it up with google home?
 

Bendix

Active Member
Yes that's how I was sending music to it but then I'm back where we came in with not being able to use my TV remote to adjust volume.

The more I read back what I've written the more pathetic I sound, sorry about that folks!
You could also use this Beoremote, I sold mine just before buying the Stage, it should be possible to buy it used. It uses Bluetooth and works really well. Stage supports it. Beosound essence remote. You should be able to get one used for about 50 U.K.

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bernado

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You could also use this Beoremote, I sold mine just before buying the Stage, it should be possible to buy it used. It uses Bluetooth and works really well. Stage supports it. Beosound essence remote. You should be able to get one used for about 50 U.K.
Thanks for that but after much lockdown bearded chin stroking I've regrettably decided this just isn't going to work out in my household and am to initiate a return.

I just turned it on to perform a factory reset and the German guy came on again earnestly singing Wagner, it's like he knew!

Enjoy the Stage, whilst it didn't work out for me it really is a nice piece of kit and worthy of wider recognition.
 

keithwiggins

Well-known Member
Thanks for that but after much lockdown bearded chin stroking I've regrettably decided this just isn't going to work out in my household and am to initiate a return.

I just turned it on to perform a factory reset and the German guy came on again earnestly singing Wagner, it's like he knew!

Enjoy the Stage, whilst it didn't work out for me it really is a nice piece of kit and worthy of wider recognition.
i would have thought it should have been Vera Lynn singing we,ll meet again!
 

Sycamore73

Standard Member
Thanks for that but after much lockdown bearded chin stroking I've regrettably decided this just isn't going to work out in my household and am to initiate a return.

I just turned it on to perform a factory reset and the German guy came on again earnestly singing Wagner, it's like he knew!

Enjoy the Stage, whilst it didn't work out for me it really is a nice piece of kit and worthy of wider recognition.
Have you performed a factory reset at all or spoken with B&O support/Peter Tyson? The issues you seem to have had seem reasonably unique. The German radio stations certainly have eluded me! Seems a shame to give up after a day 😕

As an aside for yourself and anyone else looking. The beoremote only works with the lg c9 and newer, unless you wished to use it as a standalone remote for just the stage.
 
Have you performed a factory reset at all or spoken with B&O support/Peter Tyson? The issues you seem to have had seem reasonably unique. The German radio stations certainly have eluded me! Seems a shame to give up after a day 😕

As an aside for yourself and anyone else looking. The beoremote only works with the lg c9 and newer, unless you wished to use it as a standalone remote for just the stage.
I understood that an app is needed on the TV to use the beoremote. What is that called? I have an LG CX and haven't found it!
 

Sycamore73

Standard Member
I understood that an app is needed on the TV to use the beoremote. What is that called? I have an LG CX and haven't found it!
I had this same issue. You need to reset the tv and follow b&o instructions on their YouTube site. This is what I used and it worked! Beosound Stage - YouTube
These YouTube instructions helped me when setting everything up. Others have reported that the app does not yet support the CX and required a manual installation of it via a usb stick free from a dealer however the lg B&O app was updated the other day so perhaps it now supports the cx?!?
 

ralphkeb

Standard Member
Promised to give feedback about the Stage not switching to the right input for watching ATV when the STB table stand has arrived.
The problem is completely solved and when I want to watch ATV the screen is there after a second or 6.

The table stand is going back, my wife and I love the sound much more when laying flat, the bass seems more controlled and the highs sound somewhat more relaxing.

one strange thing noticed: sometimes when watching ATV it switches to a free tv or sound channel called Tiki or something in Plex........ very strange.

Besides the ATV I also have a Zidoo especially for my music blu-rays with menu’s, is there a way to connect a HDMI switch or the Stage input so I can connect both ATV and Zidoo?
If possible a switch that chooses automatically the correct input :)
 

keithwiggins

Well-known Member
Promised to give feedback about the Stage not switching to the right input for watching ATV when the STB table stand has arrived.
The problem is completely solved and when I want to watch ATV the screen is there after a second or 6.

The table stand is going back, my wife and I love the sound much more when laying flat, the bass seems more controlled and the highs sound somewhat more relaxing.

one strange thing noticed: sometimes when watching ATV it switches to a free tv or sound channel called Tiki or something in Plex........ very strange.

Besides the ATV I also have a Zidoo especially for my music blu-rays with menu’s, is there a way to connect a HDMI switch or the Stage input so I can connect both ATV and Zidoo?
If possible a switch that chooses automatically the correct input :)
Great glad to hear everything is working well for you. Re Hdmi switchers, you can buy them and have seen them around but never used one myself , see what the reviews on Amazon say, is how i would go.
 

50W

Active Member
Promised to give feedback about the Stage not switching to the right input for watching ATV when the STB table stand has arrived.
The problem is completely solved and when I want to watch ATV the screen is there after a second or 6.

The table stand is going back, my wife and I love the sound much more when laying flat, the bass seems more controlled and the highs sound somewhat more relaxing.

one strange thing noticed: sometimes when watching ATV it switches to a free tv or sound channel called Tiki or something in Plex........ very strange.

Besides the ATV I also have a Zidoo especially for my music blu-rays with menu’s, is there a way to connect a HDMI switch or the Stage input so I can connect both ATV and Zidoo?
If possible a switch that chooses automatically the correct input :)
That's interesting to hear, that you weren't that impressed with the stand. I know when I put my Stage upright (just using some rubber feet etc) I also felt it lost some of the bass / quality to some degree. I guess that's the downside of it not being placed against a solid base / wall.

I haven't seen the issue with ATV switching to a free tv channel, but I did sometimes see it drop out when navigating the main ATV menus. I ended up replacing one of the HDMI cables, as it wasn't up to the job. Thanks to another person on AVForums, they recommended this. If you are using a standard ATV (rather than an ATV 4k), then this may be a different issue. If you do have ATV 4k, then change Chroma to 4.2.0 and see whether the issue occurs then or not.

In relation to a HDMI Switch, check out one of the other guys here that purchased one:


This is something I was planning on purchasing, however they were out of stock at the time so I never got round to it. Since then I have found that we are watching more ATV, than UHD's. So this is something I will no doubt follow up on in the near future.
 

ralphkeb

Standard Member
That's interesting to hear, that you weren't that impressed with the stand. I know when I put my Stage upright (just using some rubber feet etc) I also felt it lost some of the bass / quality to some degree. I guess that's the downside of it not being placed against a solid base / wall.

I haven't seen the issue with ATV switching to a free tv channel, but I did sometimes see it drop out when navigating the main ATV menus. I ended up replacing one of the HDMI cables, as it wasn't up to the job. Thanks to another person on AVForums, they recommended this. If you are using a standard ATV (rather than an ATV 4k), then this may be a different issue. If you do have ATV 4k, then change Chroma to 4.2.0 and see whether the issue occurs then or not.

In relation to a HDMI Switch, check out one of the other guys here that purchased one:


This is something I was planning on purchasing, however they were out of stock at the time so I never got round to it. Since then I have found that we are watching more ATV, than UHD's. So this is something I will no doubt follow up on in the near future.
Have put it to 4:2:0 to see if that will help.
Just ordered a HDMI switch at Amazon, hopefully it will work.
I’m from the Netherlands so somewhat limited with things that can be delivered over here and on the Dutch Amazon de switches are very limited.

just listened to an old concert of Alicia Keys in DD 5.1,I could almost swear she was sitting on the left side of my room behind her piano🤗

Sure the Stage is not going to create an over and behind listening position sound but the soundstage is damn immersive in width and height, just love it 😎
 

anotherspacesong

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I received my Beosound Stage last week but I haven't had a chance to set it up yet. I am hoping to do that this week. What does everyone do with regards to connecting the Stage to your home network? Ethernet or Wireless? I ordered some new ethernet cables since I had not replaced any of mine in years (and some were looking pretty rough) so I wanted to double check. I wasn't sure if it mattered or there was a benefit with either option. Thanks in advance!
 

keithwiggins

Well-known Member
I received my Beosound Stage last week but I haven't had a chance to set it up yet. I am hoping to do that this week. What does everyone do with regards to connecting the Stage to your home network? Ethernet or Wireless? I ordered some new ethernet cables since I had not replaced any of mine in years (and some were looking pretty rough) so I wanted to double check. I wasn't sure if it mattered or there was a benefit with either option. Thanks in advance!
I am on WiFi as I had no spare cable. If you can hard wire the stage you potentially will have less dropouts and your not further reducing your WiFi bandwidth in your home
Enjoy
 

anotherspacesong

Standard Member
I am on WiFi as I had no spare cable. If you can hard wire the stage you potentially will have less dropouts and your not further reducing your WiFi bandwidth in your home
Enjoy
Thanks for the reply! I am leaning towards hard wiring it but I will see when I get it set up. My router is really close so technically I could. The fit looks like it would be tight/crowded on the ports though when I was watching an unboxing video (since you already have the power and hdmi cable already plugged in to begin with). I used to run my Sonos Playbar/Playbase wirelessly but I know this is a different company so I wasn't sure how it would handle it.
 

keithwiggins

Well-known Member
Thanks for the reply! I am leaning towards hard wiring it but I will see when I get it set up. My router is really close so technically I could. The fit looks like it would be tight/crowded on the ports though when I was watching an unboxing video (since you already have the power and hdmi cable already plugged in to begin with). I used to run my Sonos Playbar/Playbase wirelessly but I know this is a different company so I wasn't sure how it would handle it.
Mine is really stable
Every so often virgin stops working but as soon as it sorts itself out it reconnects
 

iatacs19

Standard Member
I just use wi-fi since the speaker mainly gets used via eARC. I tested tunein and it worked without issues via wi-fi. Although I usually prefer wired ethernet, it is nice to have 1 less cable and reducing clutter just a little bit more.
 

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