BeoSystem 1


Production: 2001 - 08/2006

BeoSystem 1 was designed primarily for the North American and Taiwanese markets and was produced for five years up to 2006. It was seen as an alternative to the Beovision Avant US when it facilitated full control of a Dolby Digital Home Theatre System via Beo4 remote control.

The full system comprised: Beovision 4, BeoLab 1 active speakers and BeoLab 2 sub-woofer. It utilized the BoLab 4000 active speakers as ‘centre’ speaker and a pair of BeoLab 6000 active speakers at the rear of the home cinema set up. Of course, as with many of the products designed by Bang & Olufsen, other compatible products - like the BeoSound 9000 for example - could have been included within one’s system.

Likewise, a customer could also incorporate BeoSystem 1 with say, a video projector from another manufacturer.

BeoSystem 1 technical specifications

Market: USA, CND, MEX, TWN

Type: 8480


Intro: 2001


Last sold: 08-2006


Dimensions W x H x D: 510 x 300 x 420 mm

Weight: 18.5 kg


Cabinet finish: Black metal


Remote control included: Beo4


Mains voltage range: 120V +/- 10%, 60 Hz typical


Power consumption: Typical: 55 W, standby: 2.2 W


Picture output

Aspect ratio: 16:9 (wide-screen)

Scanning formats: 480p and 1080i


Picture display formats: Format 1: Panorama
Format 2: Letterbox zoom
Format 3: 16:9


Viewing comfort: Electronic curtain
Picture format optimization
Tint settings stored per channel


VisionClear: Motion compensated progressive scan
Adaptive Luminance Peaking
Automatic skin tone correction
Digital Colour Transient Improvement (CTI)
2 line comb filter
Green enhancement
Adaptive black

Video and audio systems

TV-system: NTSC-M


Tuning range: 54-810 MHz
Cable: channel 1-125 (STD, IRC, HRC)
Aerial: channel 2-69


Number of different channels: 181

Subtitling system: Closed captioning according to EIA-608


Parental control systems: MPAA and US Parental Guidelines per EIA -744-A


Stereo system: BTSC (mono, stereo, Second Audio Program - SAP)


Surround sound systems: Dolby® Digital, Dolby® ProLogic, DTS®


Sound modes: Speaker 1: Mono
Speaker 2: Stereo
Speaker 3: Dolby®-3 stereo
Speaker 4: Stereo-4
Speaker 5: Surround sound


Picture curtain: Electronic


Picture format optimization: Yes

Control of selected external products: With Beo4 via built-in IR code converter


The picture in Picture (PIP): From other source than main picture source


Product name: BeoSystem 1, Front kit


Type No.: 4040

Dimensions W x H x D: 482 x 310 x 4 mm


Weight: 1.5 kg

Finish: Aluminium


Aerial inputs: 2 x F-type coaxial connectors, 75 ohm, built-in A/B switch

DVD, V. AUX, SAT, STB inputs: 4 x Video, S-video
4 x Analogue audio (L/R)
4 x Digital audio (coax and optical)

VCR input: 1 x Video, S-video
1 x Analogue audio (L/R)

VCR output (record out): 1 x Video, S-video
1 x Analogue audio (L/R)
1 x Digital audio (coax and optical)

DTV input: 1 x Component video (Y/G, Pb/B, Pr/R, H-sync, V-sync)

Plasma display and front projector output: 1 x VGA (15-pin D-sub socket)

Camcorder input: 1 x Video, S-video
1 x Analogue audio (L/R)

Stereo headphones output: 1 x Mini jack socket

External loudspeaker outputs: 6 x Power Link sockets (2 x front, 2 x rear, 1 x center and 1 x subwoofer)



IR control outputs: 7 x Mini-jack sockets for VCR, DVD, V.AUX, SAT, STB, CATV and front projector


Data port: 1 x USB socket with RS-232 specification for home theater control and service purposes


BeoLink®: 1 x MasterLink socket


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