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  • Re: 5.1 set up

    Hi Steve, I have the non-HD BV5, so I can't give you precise instructions. As mentioned in my posts below, the /PDIF digital in sockets look like RCA phono sockets, but in black instead of the usual red or white. If you consult your user manual, or look at your socket panel on the back of the BV5, you should see them. Or post a pic of the socket panel here, and au should be able to point them out to you. L
    Posted to General Discussion & Questions (Forum) by lawrencejmcook on Tue, Nov 4 2014
  • Re: 5.1 set up

    lol - yes, bramble. One for DVD, one for SAT. Although I think mine are called AV1 and AV2, but I might be wrong. In any case, your manual should tell you which to use for which. Glad you got there in the end. Happy listening! It will be like having a whole new DVD collection!
    Posted to General Discussion & Questions (Forum) by lawrencejmcook on Sun, Nov 2 2014
  • Re: Remote control

    For me, the magic is in the interface. Lying in my bath with nothing but a ceiling-mounted MCL2A and pair of recessed speakers, my entire system lay before me in black and red, blue and white. The metres of 4500 system in the bedroom condensed into a tablet that I could hold in my hands. The lightest touch on gleaming metal and cool glass calling up beautiful music, dimming the lights, relaxing me after a stressful day at the office. For me, the BS7000 was the least desirable system of the time
    Posted to The Beo5/6 Remote Forum (Forum) by lawrencejmcook on Sun, Nov 2 2014
  • Re: 5.1 set up

    Great news, bramble. Good luck. Just one little issue I think you may hit. The BV5 has two ELECTRICAL digital inputs. They look like RCA phono sockets, and the cable looks like - heck, is - an RCA phono plug. When I had a Sky+ box (3 years ago) it only had an OPTICAL digital out. You cannot connect these two together without a converter (readily available on eBay for around 15GBP) and an optical digital lead (to go from the Sky+box to the converter). I suggest that you check your Sky+ box and your
    Posted to General Discussion & Questions (Forum) by lawrencejmcook on Sun, Nov 2 2014
  • Re: 5.1 set up

    SCART connections only carry stereo (2-channel) sound. You will never get 5.1 sound that way. You need to ALSO connect the Sky+ box and DVD player to the BV5 using the S/PDIF connections I referred to in my previous post. Then you will get true 5.1 sound, and the BV5 will automatically select the right speaker mode.
    Posted to General Discussion & Questions (Forum) by lawrencejmcook on Sat, Nov 1 2014
  • Re: 5.1 set up

    Hi bramble, I doubt that the BL4s are causing the issue. It is correct that when you switch on the BV5, the BL4s AND the subwoofer come on. I am out of ideas on how to solve your problem. But I'm curious: Question 1: while playing a 5.1 DVD, if you execute SPEAKER > GO on your Beo4, what does the BV5 display? Question 2: what are you using to convert the Sky+ optical out to electrical digital in on the BV5?
    Posted to General Discussion & Questions (Forum) by lawrencejmcook on Fri, Oct 31 2014
  • Re: 5.1 set up

    Yes, when you play a DVD with a 5.1 soundtrack, the BV5 should automatically switch on the rear (surround) speakers. (Note: if you have a subwoofer connected it will always be on as long as the TV is on.) If the TV is not switching on the rear (surround) speakers automatically, possible reasons are: - The DVD you are playing does not have a 5.1 soundtrack, or you have not selected it in the SETUP menu of the disc itself. - You have set your DVD player to down mix to stereo surround (2.0 or 2.1).
    Posted to General Discussion & Questions (Forum) by lawrencejmcook on Fri, Oct 31 2014
  • Re: 5.1 set up

    Hi bramble, I suspect that Leosgonewild's BV5 is on a newer software version than yours and mine. If you can't get the software updated, then all I can offer is the following: - Your BV5 is automatically selecting the most appropriate number of speakers for the signal it receives at the S/PDIF input (from your set-top box). - If it receives a stereo or stereo-with-surround audio track (i.e. 2 channels), it will use Speaker3 mode by default. This is typically the audio you get on normal Freeview
    Posted to General Discussion & Questions (Forum) by lawrencejmcook on Tue, Oct 28 2014
  • Re: Adding speakers to BV5

    Generally, I let the BV5 choose the speaker mode. My main source with BV5 was a BeoCenter 2, connected via SCART and ML. If I played a DVD that had stereo trailers before the main movie, the BV5 would automatically select SPEAKER 2 mode. When the main title started (usually Dolby Digital 5.1) the BV5 would automatically switch to SPEAKER 5 mode. I guess the BV5 was basing its choice on the feed coming in on the digital SPDIF input. When playing CDs on the BC2, the BV5 would select SPEAKER 2 mode
    Posted to General Discussion & Questions (Forum) by lawrencejmcook on Sat, Oct 18 2014
  • Re: Adding speakers to BV5

    Hi Steve, I have a BV5 too, in silver. Some answers: 1) Yes. 2) Your options are: - Set the cables into the wall. - Mount the cables on the surface of the wall and put cable covers over them. You can buy these in plastic or metal. B&O used to sell these, not sure if they still do. DIY stores certainly do. 3) Can't comment as I haven't heard BL18s. 4) Can't comment as I haven't heard BL18s. 5) Once you attach external speakers the BV5's internal speakers become a dedicated
    Posted to General Discussion & Questions (Forum) by lawrencejmcook on Fri, Oct 17 2014
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