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BeoVision 4

BeoVision

Production: 2004 - 2013

Designer: David Lewis

BeoVision 4 was introduced to the Bang & Olufsen range of plasma TV products to offer the customer a greater variety from which to choose. Offered initially as 37″ and 42″ models, the field has subsequently grown to televisions right up to the 50″, 65″ and 85″ sizes.  And from mid-2009 a giant-sized 103” model was introduced with, from April 2011, Bang & Olufsen's first foray into the world of 3D TV: the BeoVision 4-85 3D.

A typical BeoVision 4 set up would have included the screen itself initially linked to a BeoSystem 2,  the master unit having the same functionality as BeoVision 5.  From 2008 there was the external BeoSystem 3module to choose from which provided “intelligent technology behind the perfect picture” and integrated all high definition entertainment sources with complete digital surround sound and total BeoLink compatibility.

At the time of its introduction, it was suggested by Bang & Olufsen that customers purchasing BeoVision 4 and using it in a home-cinema environment should use a pair of BeoLab 4000 speakers as ‘centre speaker.’ However, BeoVision 4 now has its center loudspeaker, the triangular shaped BeoLab 10 which sits on the wall just beneath it.
Later BeoVision 4 televisions included full HD 1080p specifications including Bang & Olufsen’ss Automatic Colour Management technology, which utilized a short robotic arm with a camera eye which swung down from behind the aluminum frame and measured a test picture that appeared on the screen. This analyzed the color temperature and then adjusted to ensure constant color reproduction. Other features included Automatic Picture Control sensors to measure the ambient light in the room, adjusting TV brightness and contrast accordingly; anti-reflection glass; and a choice of brushed aluminum frames.

BeoVision 4 technical specifications

BeoVision 4 EU Specifications 
Types: AUS 8965, EEU 896, F(GB) 896, GB-EXP 896, HK 8963, ITA 8964, A-B-D-E-N-NL-SF-S-EXP 8961, CH 8962, DK 8960 

Screen and picture when combined with Beosystem 1 
Plasma display panel WXGA, HDTV ready 
Diagonal picture size 126,9 cm 
Aspect ratio 16:9 (wide-screen) 
Front mounted contrast screen Anti-reflection coated glass 
Scanning formats 480p, 1080i 
Picture display formats: Format 1: Panorama 
Format 2: Letterbox zoom 
Format 3: 16:9 
Viewing comfort Electronic curtain 
Picture format optimisation 
Tint settings stored per channel 
VisionClear Motion compensated progressive scan 
Adaptive Luminance Peaking 
Vertical peaking 
Automatic skin tone correction 
Specifications: Dimensions W x H x D 
(Dimensions W x H x D including wall bracket 1061 x 651 x 100 mm) 1061 x 651 x 130 mm 
Weight 32 kg 

Cabinet finish: 
Colour variants: Black 
Frame and front panel are available in silver 
Mains voltage range 220-240V +/- 10%, 50 Hz typical 
Power consumption Typical: 265 W, standby: 1.8 W 
Diagonal picture size 42" (1056 mm) Plasma display panel 
Aspect ratio 16:9 (wide-screen) 
Contrast screen 
Picture when combined with BeoSystem 2 (link to BeoSystem 2) Front mounted contrast screen 
Picture display formats Format 1: Panorama 
Format 2: Letterbox zoom 
Format 3: 16:9 
Viewing comfort Anti-reflection coating on contrast screen 
Picture format optimisation 
Electronic curtain 
VisionClear 

Teletext Digital Adaptive Luminance Peaking 
Adaptive noise reduction 
Vertical peaking 
Motion compensated progressive scan 
Digital Colour Transient Improvement (CTI) 
Green enhancement 
Adaptive black 
Teletext level 2½, 1780 pages 
Wide Screen Signalling (WSS) 
FastText (FLOF), 4 memory pages per programme 
17 Teletext languages in 7 groups 

Operation conditions Temperature 0 - 40 C 
Humidity 35% - 80% 
Minimum outside air pressure : 833hPa 
Accessories: 
Dimensions W x H x D Wall bracket, BeoVision 4 
4071 
Black 
1030 x 634 x 32 mm