BeoVision 5-42 MKIII


Production: 2002 - 2006

With LCD and plasma TV technology racing forward, it was soon necessary to replace the standard BeoVision 5with all the latest technical specifications in order to retain its high status within the market.

Over the years BeoVision 5 was improved in ways necessary for it to retain its market share.

BeoVision 5-42 MKIII technical specifications


Dimensions W x H x D
(Dimensions W x H x D incl Wall bracket
(Dimensions W x H x D incl motorised stand
(Dimensions W x H x D incl Floor Stand
(Dimensions W x H x D incl Cabinet
1066 x 1150 x 170 mm
1066 x 1150 x 202 mm
1066 x 1205 x 558 mm)
1066 x 1190 x 340 mm)
1066 x 1370 x 380 mm)
Weight 76 kg
Cabinet finish
Colour variants
Black - Soft touch
Frame and front panel are
available in 5 different colours:
Black, silver,dark grey,light blue, silver/black
Mains voltage range 240V +/- 10%, 50 Hz typical
Power consumption Terminal included Typical: 282 W, standby: 1.8 W Beo4
Diagonal picture size 42″ (1056 mm) Plasma display panel
Aspect ratio
16:9 (wide-screen)
Contrast screen Front mounted contrast screen
Picture display formats Format 1: Panorama
Format 2: Letterbox zoom
Format 3: 16:9
Pixel count 768,432 pixels (1024 x 768 x R,G,B)
Viewing comfort Automatic Picture Control
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)
Digital Comb filter
Adaptive black Teletext level 2½, 1780 pages
Wide Screen Signalling (WSS)
Fastext (FLOF), 4 memory pages per programme
17 teletext languages in 7 groups
Group 0
Group 1
Group 2
(Russian) Group 3
(Greece) Group 4
(Arabic) Group 5
(Hebrew) Group 6
English, German, Swedish, Italian, French, Spanish/Portuguese, Czech/Slovak
Polish, German, Swedish, Italian, French, Serbocroat, Czech/Slovak, Romanian
English, German, Swedish, Italian, French, Spanish/Portuguese, Turkish
English, Russian, Estonian, Czech/Slovak, German, Lithuanian/Lettish, Ukrainian
English, German, Swedish, Italian, French, Spanish/Portuguese, Turkish, Greek
English, Arabic, French
English, Hebrew, Arabic
Operation conditions Temperature 32 - 104 F, 0 - 40 C
Humidity 35% - 80%
Max. altitude 1500 m, 5000 ft.
Loudspeakers :  
Power amplifier modules 4 units
Long term max. outputpower per module 39 W
Frequency range 50 - 20,000 Hz
Max. sound pressure level 96 dB
Cabinet principle/ net volume Bass Reflex / 3.5 litres
Woofer 115 mm
Tweeter 18 mm
Bass equalizer Adaptive
Magnetic shielded Yes
System modulator : Splitter/system modulator output to link room (BeoLink Video Distribution)
Frequency range 479 - 831 MHz (in 1 MHz step), Dual side band
Audio Mono
According to type : FM sound system G : 5.5MHz, FM sound system I : 6MHz
Connection 1 x 75 ohm aeriel male
Dolby® Digital Decoder :  
Decoding capabilities Dolby® Digital 5.1 channel decoding
Dolby® Pro-Logic decoding of two channel Dolby® Digital
Dolby® Pro-Logic decoding of two analogue channels (Lt/Rt)
Automatic format detection(Dolby® Digital)
Calibration 3 channel tone control & loudness (L/C/R)
Bass management, Delay management
Sound modes (Speaker 1 - 5) Speaker 1 : Stereo internal speakers (subwoofer muted)
Speaker 2 2.0/2.1 : Stereo external speakers / Stereo external speakers + subwoofer
Speaker 3 3.0/3.1 : Dolby®-3 stereo / Dolby®-3 stereo + subwoofer
Speaker 4 4.0/4.1 : Stereo-4 / Stereo-4 + subwoofer
Speaker 5 5.0/5.1 : Dolby® Digital or Dolby® Pro-Logic Surround / Dolby® Digital + subwoofer
Connections :
- Digital audio input
- External Beolab speakers
2 x Coax phono, Input-1 for AV-scart, Input-2 for DECODER-scart
5 x Power Link (left, right, rear left, rear right, subwoofer. - internal center)
Loudspeakers recommended, front/rear Beolab 1, Beolab 8000, Beolab 6000, Beolab 4000, Beolab Penta, II, III, Beolab 4500
Loudspeakers recommended, subwoofer BeoLab 2
Set-top Box Controller :  
Controlling boxes with Beo4 Supported boxes : See list at Bang & Olufsen Retail System (via internet)
Controlling one or two boxes (2 x STB) 1 box control by use of the IR-blaster included in the kit.
2 box control by use of the IR-blaster included in the kit and IR Y-adaptor (6174171)


and one more IR-blaster (8330352).

Connection 1 x stereo mini jack
Product name
Type number
Dimensions W x H x D Product name
Cabinet finish
Colour variants
Motorised stand, BeoVision 5
640 x 559 x 552  Cabinet, BeoVision 5
Black - Soft touch
with aluminium fronts
available in 5 different colours:
Black, silver, red, green, blue
Type number 4177
Dimensions W x H x D 1065 x 195 x 375 mm
Product name
Type number
Dimensions W x H x D Product name
Type number
Wall bracket, BeoVision 5
1030 x 634 x 32 mm Floor stand, BeoVision 5
Dimensions W x H x D 960 x 51 x 360 mm


TV Input 1 x 75 ohm aerial female
V.TAPE - AV - Decoder 3 x 21-pin sockets
V.TAPE: CVBS in/out, RGB in (automatic 16:9 sense(pin-8), B&O AVL)
AV : CVBS in/out, RGB in, S-VHS in/out (automatic 16:9 sense (pin-8), automatic S-VHS configuration, B&O AVL)
DECODER : CVBS in/out (automatic 16:9 sense (pin-8))
BeoLink 1 x Master Link socket
Camcorder/Auxiliary 3 x Phono sockets (video in/audio L-R in) *)
S-Video (S-VHS) 1 x Y/C playback 4-pin socket
Headphone socket 1 x Mini jack
Dolby® Digital
- External BeoLab speakers
- Digital audio input
5 x Power Link (2 x front, 2 x rear, 1 x subwoofer)
2 x Coax phono, Input-1 for AV-scart, Input-2 for DECODER-scart
Satellite modul (DVB-S) (optional) 1 x F-connector input ( 75 ohm)
STB-Controller output 1 x Mini jack (stereo for 2 x IR-blaster with IR-Y-adaptor)
System Modulator 1 x 75 ohm ariel male (splitter/system modulator output). According to type : G or I RF output

*) Possible to configure Set-top box (STB) at Camcorder input and control by STB-Controller
Link compatibility:

Master Link

Optional features/modules:

Satellite Kit Avant (DVB-S) 4036/part. no. 1403600  
Tuner range 950 - 2150 Mhz  
Down conv. supply 14/18 Volts control, Tone Control (22 Khz), DiSEqC 1,2  
Conditional Access Common Interface - 2 slots PCMCIA  
Middelware MHP (Multimedia Home Platform)  
Pretuned programs 9999 Radio or SAT  
Digital Terrestrial module (DVB-T) 4462/part no. 1446200
HD-ready Kit (DVI) 4368/part no. 1436800 (only available from serial no. 18380842)

Market specifications:

Market Type Country Active CTV system Basic CTV system *)    
NEU 8910 A-B-D-E-GR-I-N-NL-P-S-SF-Other B/G B/G    
CH 8911 CH B/G/L/L´ (NICAM B/G/L) B/G/L/L’/I/D/K    
HK 8912 Hong Kong M/I/D/K B/G/M/I/D/K/L    
GB 8913 UK, South Africa I B/G/L/L’/I/D/K    
ITA 8914 Itali B/G B/G    
AUS 8915 AUS, NZ B/G B/G    
EEU 8916 East Europe B/G/D/K B/G/M/I/D/K/L    
TAI 8917 Thailand, Other B/G/M/I/D/K B/G/M/I/D/K/L    
FGB 8918 F, ( B, Cannel Island) B/G/L/L´ (NICAM B/G/L) B/G/L/L’/I/D/K    
DK 8919 DK B/G B/G    

*) Basic CTV systems can be switched ON in Service menu

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