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.
Mains voltage range
US/Japan 100 - 127 V +10 / -15% 50-60
EU 200 - 240 V +10 / -15% 50-60 Hz
EU: 43W / Standby 0.8W
US, JP, KOR : 37W / Standby 0,8W
Up to 1080P
480i, 480P, 576i, 576P, 720P, 1080i, 1080P
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.
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)
EU: A2+Nicam Stereo
Japan: EIA-J Stereo
US: BTSC Stereo, SAP
Korea: A2 Stereo
O, 1, 2, 4, 5 ,6
EU: English, Danish, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, German, French, Swedish
Japan, US, Korea: English
System modulator output to link room (BeoLink Video Distribution)
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:
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,
- 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