Beovision 5500 was a 20″ model provided with the Video Terminal remote control and delivering an impressive 14 watts sound through its 2-way log-line loudspeaker system. The Beovision 5500 / 7700 / 8800range was the first range of Beovision television sets equipped with an infra-red remote control.
Teletext was an option and so was an A/V interface. It was fitted with Automatic Contrast and sixteen stations could be preset. Identical to the Beovision 8800 but with a smaller screen and speakers, these models represented a very slim range of television sets with their fitted 30AX colour tubes.
Low running costs at “less than that of a light bulb”, said the advertisement of the time, made these economical televisions to own and run. They were an excellent range of television sets as they provided top-notch sound and vision which many manufacturers attempted to emulate.
A 34cm undercarriage was provided with the Beovision 5500 as well as headphone and extension speaker sockets. Amplifier/ tape recorder connections were supplied as an option.
Bang & Olufsen’s Loop Amplifier for the hard-of-hearing could be utilised. Beovision 5500 was replaced at the end of its life at the end of 1983 by Beovision 5502.
3315 (1981 - Aug 1983)
B 3325 (1981 - Nov 1983)
D 3340 (1981 - Aug 1983)
F 3335 (1981 - Dec 1983)
GB 3316 (1981 - May 1983)
GB, View Data 3416 (1981 - Feb 1984)
GR 3308 (1981 - May 1983)
Monitor 3406 (1981 - Dec 1985)
Multi 3336 (1981 - Feb 1984)
Multi/Oscar 3446 (1981 - Dec 1983)
View Data 3415 (1981 - Feb 1984)
CTV system IPAL
Picture size: 51cm nominal
Number of programmes: 16 UHF channels 21 - 69
Picture tube: 110 degrees in-line self-converging
Start time: approx 5 seconds
Aerial impedance: 75 ohms coaxial
Sound power output: 14 watts
Harmonic distortion: <0,3%
Frequency range +/- 1,5dB: 40 - 20000 Hz
Power supply (50 - 60Hz): 180 - 265 V
Power consumption: 65 - 130W
Consumption at normal use: 75W
Dimensions (WxHxD): 62 x 40 x 39cm/25.5Kg
Finishes: teak or rosewood
Standard features: Undercarriage (34cm high), headphones/ext speaker output, Channel indication, tape/amp output
Optional accessories: Loop amplifier, Teletext decoder, Video FBAS kit