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How to connect B&O TVs to a BLI

Introduction

The connection between a Bang & Olufsen TV and a BeoLiving Intelligence enables the user to access the Home Control Panel (similar to web interface) on the TV’s screen. It will also enable scene execution with a OneRemote as explained in the How to control Your BLI with the One Controller.

This document gives connection instrucctions to the BeoVision Eclipse, the BeoVision Horizon and the BeoPlay V1.

All these B&O products can be added as NetworkLink Resources to your BeoLiving Intelligence or BeoLink Gateway through the setup page, enabling you to set sources for the TV but not necesarilly uncovering its full potential.

Adding your TV as a resource enables the possibility of controlling it through the BeoLiving App by selecting & controlling sources (Audio & video sources). But by setting up the connection through the TV, access to the HOME CONTROL panel is enabled along with the posibility to trigger macros through shortcuts on your control.

BeoVision Eclipse

Part 1: Connect your B&O smart TV to a BLI

  1. With the TV on any source, press MENU to access the main menu.
  2. Go to Settings and open by pressing the center button.
  3. Go down to Sound & BeoLink
  4. Go to the BeoLink option and enter the menu by pressing the right arrow.
  5. Select the BeoLink Gateway option and choose the BeoLiving Intelligence or BeoLink Gateway you wish to connect to from the available options.

Part 2: Access your BLI

  1. Press the LIST button on the OneRemote.
  2. Go to HOME CONTROL and press the center circle.
  3. Input your BeoLiving Intelligence User and Password in the window that appears on your B&O TV’s screen.
  4. The BLI’s control panel will appear on your TV screen, from which you will be able to trigger macros, control individual equipment (lights, shades, etc) or watch your home’s cameras.

BeoVision Horizon

Part 1: Connect your B&O smart TV to a BLI

  1. With the TV on any source, press MENU to access the main menu.
  2. Go to Settings and open by pressing the center button.
  3. Go down to the Service Menu and before pressing the center button, press red, thus accessing a special menu where the Customer Service Menu option is available.
  4. In the Customer Service Menu go to Settings and press the centre button
  5. Select the BeoLink Gateway option and choose the BeoLiving Intelligence or BeoLink Gateway you wish to connect to from the available options.

Part 2: Access your BLI

  1. Press the LIST button on the OneRemote.
  2. Go to HOME CONTROL and press the center circle.
  3. Input your BeoLiving Intelligence User and Password in the window that appears on your B&O TV’s screen.
  4. The BLI’s control panel will appear on your TV screen, from which you will be able to trigger macros, control individual equipment (lights, shades, etc) or watch your home’s cameras.

BeoPlay V1

Part 1: Connect your B&O smart TV to a BLI

  1. With the TV on any source, press MENU to access the main menu.
  2. Go down to SETUP and open by pressing the center button.
  3. As soon as you access the setup menu, before pressing anything else, keep the red button pressed for 3 seconds and then press the center button.
  4. Once in the customer service menu, go to SETTINGS and press the center button.
  5. Go to REROUTE LIGHT/CONTROL and access the menu by pressing the right arrow on your remote.
  6. This menu shows you B&O systems available (BeoLiving Intelligences, BeoLink Gateways, Music players, etc.). Select your BLI by pressing the center button and once back in the settings menu, press the center circle to save your new settings.
  7. Restart your TV (turn OFF and ON).

Part 2: Access your BLI

  1. Press the LIST button on the OneRemote.
  2. Go to HOME CONTROL and press the center circle.

    If HOME CONTROL doesn’t appear on the LIST menu:

    • Go down the menu to Settings and press the center circle.
    • Select LIST for TV and then SHOW.
    • Find HOME CONTROL and select it by pressing the center circle, so that the option is ticked. You will now find the HOME CONTROL option in your LIST on the OneRemote.
  3. Input your BeoLiving Intelligence User and Password in the window that appears on your B&O TV’s screen.
  4. The BLI’s control panel will appear on your TV screen, from which you will be able to trigger macros, control individual equipment (lights, shades, etc) or watch your home’s cameras.

How to control Your BLI with the BeoRemote One

Introduction

Using your BeoRemote One, you may gain access to a BeoLiving Intelligence (BLI) through a Bang & Olufsen Smart TV.

The connection process between a BLI and a B&O TV is detailed in this tutorial.

You will be able to access the BLI’s webpanel to control all your home’s equipment (i.e. lights, shades, cameras, etc.) as well as trigger any macros you may have previously set up.

You will also be able to configure shortcuts to trigger Macros by pressing only a couple of buttons.

Adding your TV as a resource enables the possibility of controlling it through the BeoLiving App by selecting & controlling sources (Audio & video sources). But by setting up the connection through the TV, access to the HOME CONTROL panel is enabled along with the posibility to trigger macros through shortcuts on your control.

Configure and trigger shortcuts

As with the HOME CONTROL option on your OneRemote’s LIST, you can find other options on the list: LIGHT and CONTROL.

To access any of these options menus, you have to enter the option (e.g. LIGHT) by pressing the right arrow so that the command functions are displayed (e.g. Morning, Home, Cinema, etc.).

By pressing any of these options (called Functions by the BLI), you are now able to fire events to the BLI that you can use to trigger Macros.

One may also fire events through LIGHT by simply highlighting LIGHT on the OneRemote’s LIST and pressing numbers on the keypad which have been previously assigned to trigger macros.

By going to the Monitor tool on the web setup page, it is possible to view exactly the name of the events triggered with the functions.

Example

Select Light->Home function to turn on all lights on

  1. In the setup web page go to: Tools –> Monitor
  2. On the OneRemote, press LIST, go to LIGHT, enter the menu by pressing the right arrow and select the HOME function.
  3. The monitor will show a message like: yy-mm-dd hh:mm:ss Event fired Test/local/AV renderer/BeoPlay-V1/Light?Action=Press&Command=FUNCTION_11 you now know that the HOME function is recieved by the BLI as FUNCTION_11.
  4. Go to Macros and create a Macro whos commands turn on all lights
  5. Add an event to trigger the macro
  6. Configure the event as follows:
    • Zone: Zone where the TV is located
    • Resource: TV
    • Event: Light
    • Action: Press
    • Command: FUNCTION_11

Press Light->0 to turn off all lights

  1. Repeat step 4 to 6 of the first example with two changes:
    1. Macro’s commands must turn off all lights
    2. Select Command: CIFFER_0_Digit_0