BeoSystem 3


Production: 2006 - 2013

Beosystem 3 was described by Bang & Olufsen as a ’stage manager.’ Because it was designed to be modular, the user could keep adding new equipment when additional needs arose. For use in advanced setups, BeoSystem 3 was capable of simultaneously controlling both a flat screen monitor, such as BeoVision 4 as well as a video projector.

Any source could be connected to BeoSystem 3. It would play most formats, and the Beo4 remote control would most probably be able to control it. There were more than 70 connections situated on the front, hidden behind sturdy front plates. It was set up for HDMI, Cable, Satellite, High-Definition DVD, Hard Disc Recorders, Surround Sound, content streamed over Broadband, game consoles, digital cameras, MP3-players, and could play back Dolby Digital 5.1, and 6.1/7.1 Ex, DTS 5.1, DTS ES Matrix/Discrete 6.1 or Dolby Pro Logic IIx. Digital processors adjusted the picture according to both the source and the screen connected. 

BeoSystem 3 technical specifications

Cabinet finish 

Mains voltage range 

US/Japan 100 - 127 V +10 / -15% 50-60 
EU 200 - 240 V +10 / -15% 50-60 Hz 
Power consumption 

EU: 43W / Standby 0.8W 
US, JP, KOR : 37W / Standby 0,8W 
Terminal included 

Aspect ratio 


Up to 1080P 

480i, 480P, 576i, 576P, 720P, 1080i, 1080P 
Viewing Formats 

Format 1: 16/9 Panorama, 4/3 
Format 2: Letterbox + Soft Scroll. 
Format 3: 16/9 


Adaptive Black, Blue Stretch, Comb filter, Digital Adaptive Dynamic Luminance Peaking, Digital Adaptive Noise Reduction, Digital Color Transient Improvement, Film Mode, Vertical Peaking, Automatic Picture Control, Source Quality Measurements, Dynamic Contrast 

Level 2 1/2, 9 memory pages per programme. 
2048 pages. 
National character-set 

EU: 99 programmes, autotune, programme move and automatic naming 
Japan: Channel 1-62 and Channel C13-C38 
US, Korea: Cable TV 1-125, Off Air TV 2-69 

EU: B/G/L/L/I/D/K PAL, SECAM, NTSC on AV. According to type 
Japan, US, Korea: NTSC (M) 
Stereo decoders 

EU: A2+Nicam Stereo 
Japan: EIA-J Stereo 
US: BTSC Stereo, SAP 
Korea: A2 Stereo 

O, 1, 2, 4, 5 ,6 
Menu languages 

EU: English, Danish, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, German, French, Swedish 
Japan, US, Korea: English 
PIN-code protection 

System modulator: 

System modulator output to link room (BeoLink Video Distribution) 
Frequency range 

471 - 855 MHz (in 1 MHz step), Dual side band 

Mono, FM sound system G : 5.5MHz or FM sound system I : 6MHz depending on setup. 
Dolby® Digital Decoder: 

Decoding capabilities 

Dolby Digital 5.1/6.1 EX, Dolby 7.1 EX, Dolby Pro-Logic 
ll/llx, DTS 5.1. DTS ES 6.1, DTS Neo:6, 
Connections : 
- Digital audio input 
- External Beolab speakers 

Peripheral Unit Controller: 

Built in - (IR-blaster included). 
Controlling sources and displays with Beo4 

Supported sources: See list at BeoWise (via internet). 

7 x mini jack 

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