BeoVision 5-42 MKIV


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 MKIV 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 Black - Soft touch. Frame are available in 5 different colours:
Silver, Black, Dark grey, Blue and Red.
Front panel are available in 3 different colours: Silver, Black and Dark grey
Colour variants Silver/Silver, Silver/Black, Dark grey/Dark grey, Blue/Black and Red/Black
Mains voltage range 240V +/- 10%, 50 Hz typical
Power consumption Typical: 265 W, standby: 1.5 W
Terminal included Beo4
Diagonal picture size 42″ (1056 mm) Plasma display panel
Aspect ratio 16:9 (wide-screen)
Contrast ratio 3000:1
Pixel Count 786,432 pixels (1024 × 768 × R, G, B) (HD Ready)
Viewing Angle 160°
Contrast screen Front mounted contrast screen
Picture display formats Format 1: Panorama
Format 2: Letterbox zoom
Format 3: 16:9
Viewing comfort Automatic Picture Control
Anti-reflection coating on contrast screen
Picture format optimisation
Electronic curtain
VisionClear Digital Adaptive Luminance Peaking
Adaptive noise reduction
Vertical peaking
Motion compensated progressive scan
Digital Colour Transient Improvement (CTI)
Digital Comb filter
Adaptive black
Teletext Teletext level 2½, 1780 pages
Wide Screen Signalling (WSS)
Fastext (FLOF), 4 memory pages per programme
17 teletext languages in 7 groups
Operation conditions Temperature 32 - 104 F, 0 - 40 C, Humidity 20% - 80%.
Minimum outside air pressure: 760hPa
Loudspeakers :  
Power amplifier modules 4 units
Long term max. outputpower per module 39 watts
Frequency range 50 - 20,000 Hz
Max. sound pressure level 96 dB
Cabinet principle/ net volume Bass Reflex / 3.5 litres
Woofer 115 mm - 4½”
Tweeter 18 mm - 3/4″
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
3 x Coax phono, Input-1 for AV-scart, Input-2 for DECODER-scart, Input-3 for DVI
5 x Power Link (left, right, rear left, rear right, subwoofer. - internal center)
Loudspeakers recommended, front/rear BeoLab 5, BeoLab 3, 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
2 box control by use of 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
Motorised stand, BeoVision 5
640 x 559 x 552
Product name
Type number
Cabinet finish
Colour variants
Dimensions W x H x D
Cabinet, BeoVision 5
Black - Soft touch with aluminium fronts
available in 5 different colours: Silver, Black, Dark grey, Blue and Red.
1065 x 195 x 375 mm
Product name
Type number
Dimensions W x H x D
Wall bracket, BeoVision 5
1030 x 634 x 32 mm
Product name
Type number
Dimensions W x H x D
Floor stand, BeoVision 5
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))
PC input VGA/YPbPr, 1 x 15 pin D-Sub
DVI-D input  
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)
3 x Coax phono, Input-1 for AV-scart, Input-2 for DECODER-scart, input-3 for VGA/DVI
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 aerial 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 :
Market specifications:

Market: Type: Country: Active CTV system Basic CTV system *)
NEU 8940 Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Holland, IndonesiaIsrael, Norway, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey B/G B/G
CH 8941 Switzerland B/G/L/L´ (NICAM B/G/L) B/G/L/L’/I/D/K
HK 8942 Hong Kong M/I/D/K B/G/M/I/D/K/L
GB 8943 UK, South Africa I B/G/L/L’/I/D/K
ITA 8944 Itali B/G B/G
AUS 8945 Australia, New Zealand B/G B/G
EEU 8946 Czech Republic, Hungary, Morocco, Poland, Russia, Slovak Republic B/G/D/K B/G/M/I/D/K/L
UAE 8947 Bahrain, Kuwait, Malaysia, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, UAE B/G/M/I/D/K B/G/M/I/D/K/L
FGB 8948 Egypt, France, Lebanon B/G/L/L´ (NICAM B/G/L) B/G/L/L’/I/D/K
DK 8949 Denmark B/G B/G
CN 8939 China D/K/M/I B/G/L/D/K/M/I

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

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