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mileso
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mileso posted on Mon, Feb 18 2019 10:47 AM

Hi, not posted for a while but still cant resist buying B&O stuff as there is so much of it on ebay...

So I acquired a BeoVision 7 (Type 9354, not sure what version this is?) with Beolab 7.2 speaker and motorised stand as the weekend. Looks amazing and got it linked up to my Youview STB quickly via a HDMI to DVI lead (had to change the output res on my STB to 720p first). Picture comes through fine but no audio which i am aware is due to the fact that DVI transmits only the picture part of the HDMI transmission and not the audio. So my question is this, what is the recommended way to get the best possible Picture and Audio output from a STB (that only has HDMI output) into a BV7 that has pretty much everything but HDMI (Scart, DVI, Component etc).

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Hiort replied on Mon, Feb 18 2019 11:18 AM

I would say its a MK III

More regarding the versions can be found here.

Most people I have seen have used a HDMI - > DVI adapter, and taken the sound into a phono red/white input on the BV7.

 

 

 

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RaMaBo replied on Mon, Feb 18 2019 12:39 PM

Hi,

there's an optical SPDIF connector just left of the HDMI socket :)

Get a cheap converter from TOSLink to RCA SPDIF and connect it to the BV7 :)

Search on amazon or eBay for: 'toslink to rca'

 

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mileso replied on Mon, Feb 18 2019 2:55 PM

Your a star!!!! thank you!

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Definitely not a Mk3 as that had 1080P, a different chassis and HDMI ports. It would likely have been priced higher. Therefore it’s either a 1 or 2.

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stefan replied on Mon, Feb 18 2019 3:25 PM

9354 should be a BV7-40 MKI.

BV7-40 MKI and MKII had 720P and the red dot display.

MKIII was the first with Beosystem 3 integrated, 1080P and white display.

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mileso replied on Mon, Feb 18 2019 7:53 PM

Thanks all.

Another question: what would be the best way to connect an Amazon Firestick?

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stefan replied on Tue, Feb 19 2019 4:13 PM

If you want to connect two or more HDMI devices to your BV7 DVI socket I would recommend  an HDMI switch preferably with an audio extractor for the HDMI output socket.

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mileso replied on Wed, Feb 20 2019 9:48 AM

Thanks Stefen. If I was just going to connect the Firestick on its own? DVI (with split Audio) or SCART?

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You need for more than one HDMI device:

 

1. a HDMI switch with separate coax sound output plus HDMI to DVI cable plus coax cable for Sound. All devices attach via HDMI to HDMI cable to the switch. 

LINK or similar

 

OR

2.  one HDMI to DVI plus Sound converter (Sound Can be spdif - but then you Need a spdif to coax converter, too).

You connect HDMI Input to your device and and HDMI Output via DVI cable to the DVI Slot. Sound via coax (Maybe converter first…)

LINK

OR HDMI to HDMI plus Sound converter (Sound Can be spdif - but then you Need a spdif to coax converter, too). You connect HDMI Input to your device and and HDMI Output via HDMI to DVI cable to the DVI Slot. Sound via coax (Maybe converter first…)

LINK

AND one HDMI to component (green, blue, red) plus Sound converter Sound Can be spdif - but then you Need a spdif to coax converter, too). You connect HDMI Input to your device and and component Output via componet cable to the componet slots. Sound via coax (Maybe converter first…)

LINK

This uses both HD Inputs on the BeoVision 7.

 

 

So lots of Options - I'd rather look for the now very cheap MK III version of the BeoVision 7-40 - with 4 HDMI Inputs...

They start as low as 650 € over here (including stand and Speaker).

Where do you live?

Ralf


Living Room: Beosystem 4, Beolab 7-6 (Center), Beolab 8000 (Fronts and Rears) and Beolab 2. Screen: Panasonic TX-P65STW60
Home Cinema: Beosystem 4, Beolab 7-2 (Center), Beolab Penta 2 (Fronts), Beolab 4000 (Rears) and Beolab 2. Projector: Sony VPL-HW55
Home Office: Beovision 10-40 on STB Bracket wall mount masterlinked to Beosound 9000 MK3 on horizontal wall bracket driving Beolab 5000 Speakers
Bedroom: Loewe TV with Beolab 6002 and Beolab 11 (all White)
In storage: Beolab 5000/Beomaster 5000 (1960s). 

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mileso replied on Wed, Feb 20 2019 2:35 PM

Thanks Ralf, great info.

I have decided to just use the BV7 for viewing content via an Amazon Firestick which requires a female HDMI at one end and one of the options you have mentioned at the other. Is there any difference in output quality between DVI, SCART and Component?

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DVI best

Component good

Scart worst

Living Room: Beosystem 4, Beolab 7-6 (Center), Beolab 8000 (Fronts and Rears) and Beolab 2. Screen: Panasonic TX-P65STW60
Home Cinema: Beosystem 4, Beolab 7-2 (Center), Beolab Penta 2 (Fronts), Beolab 4000 (Rears) and Beolab 2. Projector: Sony VPL-HW55
Home Office: Beovision 10-40 on STB Bracket wall mount masterlinked to Beosound 9000 MK3 on horizontal wall bracket driving Beolab 5000 Speakers
Bedroom: Loewe TV with Beolab 6002 and Beolab 11 (all White)
In storage: Beolab 5000/Beomaster 5000 (1960s). 

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mileso replied on Thu, Feb 21 2019 11:59 AM

Excellent, thanks!

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mileso replied on Sat, Feb 23 2019 10:48 AM

Hi, ok so I am going to get a HDMI > DVI convector, Can anyone recommend one that will definitely work with a Firestick and a BV7 as there are loads out there.

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