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BeoVision 6-22

BeoVision

Production: 2003 - 07/2006

Designer: David Lewis

Introduced to the product range at the end of 2003 Beovision 6-22 was Bang & Olufsen’s first foray into the world of widescreen LCD technology.  The TV was a 22″ widescreen colour TV fitted with its own built-in active speakers, Power Link and MasterLink.

Because Bang & Olufsen is a relatively small company unable to produce everything it needs, it has always outsourced items that it is unable to manufacture itself. In the past its cathode ray tubes for the Beovision TV range for example, has traditionally been sourced from Holland’s Philips company. However, in the case of LCD screens, there have been relatively few worldwide manufacturers who design and produce their own display units.  For the past few years Bang & Olufsen has tied itself with South Korea’s Samsung company, especially when it came to producing its range of mobile phones. In the case of LCD screens, this was the company chosen by Bang & Olufsen from which to obtain its necessary monitors.

 

 

The BeoVision 6-22 was a bit of a combined effort between the two companies, with Samsung providing the bulk of the necessary parts and Bang & Olufsen assembling them all together into a B&O-designed outer casing. To give B&O further credit though, they did do a lot of the more technical work themselves, too. There is for example, quite a lot of Bang & Olufsen’s technical ingenuitywhich makes up the TV (VisionClear,Motion Adaptive Progressive Scan, Adaptive Luminance Peaking, Colour Transient Improvement and Adaptive Black) and last and not least the range of stands on which the unit sits and is used.

With BeoVision 6-22 it was still early days for LCD as compared to the ‘old style’ CRT technology with which Bang & Olufsen excelled. Picture-wise, products such as the BeoVision Avant, BeoVision 3 and even the MX-range of television sets won hands down, as the two types of technology competed face to face. Relatively inferior quality images from LCD screens together with restrictive viewing angles made it such that until LCD technology improved further, the justification of buying such an untried technology at the prices which were being commanded for it meant that it was just out of reach for many of Bang & Olufsen’s traditional client base.

To do the product justice however, many BeoVision 6-22 televisions were sold with customers trading them in for newer models as they were announced. A good television then but with marked room for improvement.

The Beo4 (second variant) remote control was supplied with this model.

BeoVision 6-22 technical specifications

BeoVision 6-22 technical specifications: 
LCD unit TFT LCD 
Screen size 51cm (diagonal) - 16:9 
Resolution 1280 x 720 x 3 pixels 
Dimensions 591 x 478 x 163 mm 
Weight About 18 kg 
Power consumption Typical: 90 W – Standby: 0.5 W 
Active speakers Bass reflex – one unit per channel 
Frequency range 85 Hz - 20.000 Hz 
Max. sound pressure level 94 dB 
Part Numbers 

BeoVision 6, coated glass & PowerLink module as standard 
1813819 
Table stand 
1408166 
Motorised floor stand 
1408211 
Motorised table stand 
1408311 
Wall bracket 
1408466 
DVD Controller 
1402166 
MasterLink module 
1401500 
RF Modulator module 
1401800 

BeoVision 6-22 - Full specifications: 
Types: 9202, 9203, 9205 

Dimensions/ Weight: 59 x 48 x 16 cm / 18 kg 
Cabinet finish: Black/aluminium 
Remote control included: Beo4 
Power consumption: Typically 87 W, stand-by 0.5 W 

Picture: 16:9, 22" TFT LCD 
Resolution: 1280 x 720 
Contrast screen: Yes, Anti-reflex coated 

Teletext: Level 2.5, approx. 2000 pages, Wide Screen Signalling (WSS); VPT (Video Programming by Teletext); 9 memory pages per programme; 17 Teletext languages in 7 groups 

TV System: 
Type No 9202 (UK): I, PAL, SECAM, NTSC on AV 
Type No 9203: M/I/D/K PAL, SECAM, NTSC on AV 
Type No 9205: B/G, PAL, SECAM, NTSC on AV 
Tuning: 99 programmes, auto-tune, programme move and automatic naming 
Tuner range: 45 - 860 MHz, VHF, S, Hyper, UHF 
Stereo decoders: A2 + NICAM 
Menu languages: English, Danish, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, German, French, Swedish 
Set Top Box Controller (STB-C): Built in - Supports one STB (IR-blaster included) 
Luminance of white typ. 450 cd/m2 (centre of screen) 
Contrast ratio typ. 500:1 (min. 400:1) (centre of screen) 
Response time typ. 15 msec. 
Viewing angle typ. 85 degrees (min. 75 degrees) 
Loudspeakers: Stereo sound 
Power amplifier module: 2 units 
Frequency range: 85 - 20,000 Hz 
Max. sound pressure level: 94 dB 
Cabinet principle/ Net volume: Bass Reflex / 1 litre per side 
Driver unit: 1 x 90mm cone (per side) 
Magnetic shielded: No 

Connections Input TV: 1 x 75 ohms aerial female 
V.TAPE - AV: 2 x 21-pin SCART sockets 
Camcorder/Auxiliary: 3 x Phono sockets (video in/audio L-R in), auto detection (video) 
Headphone socket: 1 x Mini jack 

Power link: 2 PL connectors (Right and Left) 

STB-Controller output: 1 x Mini jack (supports one STB) 
PC input: DVI-D connector/audio L-R in 
Motorised stand: 5 pole DIN connector 

Optional Extra 
System modulator: Type 4016 (EU) 4018 (GB) 
Master link module: Type 4015 

Stands: 
Table stand (black): 
4081 (type 1408166) 
Motorised table stand (aluminium): 
4083 (type 1408311) 
Motorised floor stand (aluminium): 
4082 (type 1408211) 
Wall bracket (aluminium): 
4084 (type 1408466)