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Graham1982
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Graham1982 posted on Wed, Aug 30 2017 9:16 PM

Hi everyone:

 

It has been a while.

 

I am after a Beovision 5 because I would like to get into b & o again and like the physical look of these units. To be honest this is most likely not to be used for TV as I don't watch TV but do use Netflix etc.

 

Apart from not being HD are there any good reasons for not getting one?

 

Thanks

 

Graham

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Sal
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Sal replied on Wed, Aug 30 2017 9:39 PM

There are two considerations I can think of (after ensuring the plasma panel is in good shape), stemming from the fact that the BV5 is essentially a BeoSystem 1 attached to a pretty frame and stand:

1. Connections: No HDMI.

2. Any control of auxiliary / connected equipment which isn't already in memory relies on a PUC update. which can only be performed by a technician with a computer physically connected to the television.

 

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Sal's points are spot on. Also, The BeoSystem 1-based BeoVisions are only 480p and 1080i compatible. 720p is not supported. This poses a big problem for for the current Apple TV, which does not output interlaced video at all. For my BeoVision 4 connected to a BeoSystem 1, I had to get an HDMI to component converter that strips HDCP. FURTHER, I had to use a video scaler to scale the video from the Apple TV to 1080i. Even some Blu-Ray players will be problematic. Especially Samsung. I've found that some Samsung BD players use a different video signal for the menu than they use for the movie output -- which causes issues with the BeoSystem 1 engine. You're probably safe with Sony BD players. Also note that the PUC is not freely assignable to just any source. For example, some codes are present under "TV" that are not present under "V.AUX." Therefore, you have to plan accordingly when attaching devices to the TV to be able to get the proper PUC codes.

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P.S. If you like the look of the BeoVision 5, you might try to find a BeoVision 9 - which uses the BeoSystem 3 AV processor.

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Hi Graham,

I am looking to sell my BV5, as I upgraded to a V1, not sure if the ML is working as had some problems trying to connect my Beosystem 4500 to it. It is black frame and fret. 

Looking for £100, I am based down in Worthing, West Sussex.

regards

Toby

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The last BV5 version was 720p HD ready and produced a very nice picture so if you can find one of those with little usage then I think you'll be happy. It had a DVI port not HDMI but you can buy various adapters, which as well as providing HDMI options also allow you to add more than 1 device, Apple TV, Playstation and Sky boxes for example. The earlier SD versions did in fact show standard def very well and the BV9 versions 1 and 2 weren't much different in picture quality, however the Mark 3 version was. Hope this helps.

Current products: BV11-46, BV8-32, V1-32, A1

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Guy replied on Thu, Aug 31 2017 6:29 AM

^ If you do use the DVI input remember that DVI does not carry audio, hence you may need an audio extractor to take the audio from your device's hdmi input and feed it into the TV.  I use one of these with my BV6 and Apple TV4, and it works well.

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I've got one in our bedroom Graham, and it's fantastic. Better vocals than my 7-55 and it still puts out a decent SD picture. Pick wisely though, as some I've seen have a very green grey picture.

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BeoVision 5 used the older STB Controller, which requires a physical chip update and only holds a pre-defined list.

It's been years since I had one done - I would query as to whether the chips are even available as a spare product any longer.

It's also worth remembering that the STB Controller only had a single 3.5mm jack output - so only one source can be controlled via the Beo 4 remote.

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Guy replied on Thu, Aug 31 2017 2:56 PM

The Secret Alpaca:

It's also worth remembering that the STB Controller only had a single 3.5mm jack output - so only one source can be controlled via the Beo 4 remote.

My BV3's STB controller only had a single 3.5mm jack output, but you could control two STBs via an adaptor.  The BV5 STB is similar, hence can control 2 boxes.

 

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