Beovision 9 replaced the BeoVision 5 in a similarly-styled cabinet. Whereas the BeoVision 5 was a 42″ plasma TV, this new version was a full eight inches wider and features VisionClear as is normal with the company’s luxury sets, on its full-resolution 1920 x 1080 screen, surrounded by an (almost) square diamond cut frame.
As one would expect from Bang & Oufsen, audio is not an afterthought, featuring a2 + NICAM Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1/6.1 eX, Dolby 7.1 eX, Dolby Pro Logic ll/llx, Dts 5.1. Dts es 6.1, and DTS neo:6. The built-in Acoustic Lens Technology mono centre 250W speaker - powered by a Bang & Olufsen ICEpower amplifier - was located beneath the screen and could be enhanced by adding BeoLab speakers to make a true home cinema set-up. Up to ten BeoLab speakers could be connected in the arrangement. The ALT technology (Acoustic Lens Technology) delivered a unique 180 degrees horizontal dispersion which maintained a constant tonal balance in all locations, both from direct and reflected sound. Another exclusive feature was the Adaptative Bass Control (ABC). At the press of a button the speaker measured the acoustic properties of the room and adapted its performance accordingly.
Hidden compartments within the cabinet can held options like a BeoMedia 1 for digital media needs and a digital television receiver. The cabinet also doubled as a motorised floor stand which remembered favourite viewing angles.
BeoVision 9 had a total of four HDMI inputs plus 6 x CVBs, 2 x y/C, 2 x RGB, 2 x component, 1 x VGA, 6 x L/R, and 5 x sPDiF (Coax) and 1 DVI-D output for powering a projector. It was also fitted with an ethernet connection.
As well as integrated access to Internet radio, digital music, photos and the World Wide Web, other manufacturers’ set-top boxes could be connected. In addition, the TV automatically adjusted the brightness and contrast in relation to the ambient light of the room in which it was situated using a dedicated sensor. The user could navigate the TV guide, music and photo files, control the sound volume, orient the display around its axis from the recommended Beo5 remote control terminal.
BeoVision 9’s demise was in March 2010. The television was not replaced by any other model as such although the BeoVision 7-55 was the product the most similar in screen size and specifications.
Available colour finishes:
Dimensions/Weight 127cm x 122cm x 56cm/123kg
Cabinet/Cloth Finish Silver/silver, silver/black, black/black,
dark grey/dark grey, red/black, blue/black
Power Comsumption Typically 335 watt / stand-by 29 watt
Mains Voltage Range 220 – 240 V 50–60 Hz
Contrast Screen Anti-reflex coated
HD Ready Yes
Screen Type 16:9 plasma (50")
Resolution 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Pixel Count 2.073,600 pixels (1920 x 1080 x R, G, B)
Contrast Ratio 3000:1
Tuner Analogue built-in. ATSC*. DVB-S/T* (optional)
Picture And Picture/Text Yes
Play Timer Yes
Video Technology Motion compensated progressive scan
Operation Conditions Temperature: 0 – 35˚ C, Humidity: 20 – 80%,
Min. outside air pressure: 760 hPa
TV System B/G/L/L/I/D/K PAL, SECAM, NTSC on AV.
Tuning 99 programmes, autotune,
programme move and automatic naming
Teletext Level 2 1/2, 9 memory pages per programme.
2048 pages. National character-set
Viewing Angle 160°
Stereo System A2 + Nicam Stereo
Surround Sound System Dolby Digital 5.1/6.1 EX, Dolby 7.1 EX,
Dolby Pro-Logic ll/llx, DTS 5.1. DTS ES 6.1,
DTS Neo:6, AAC*
HDR Built-in (not available on all markets); 250Gb;
recording capacity: 59 hours in high quality,
126 hours in standard quality
Media Functions N.Music, N.Radio, Photo, WEB. (optional)
Loudspeaker Center speaker
Power Amplifiers 2 x 250 watts, Class D, ICEpower
Effective Frequency Range 45 – 20,000 Hz
Cabinet Principle Closed box
Magnetic Leakage Not shielded
Woofer / Tweeter 12.5 cm / 1.9 cm
Cabinet Volume 4.5 litres
Bass Equaliser Adaptive Bass Linearisation (ABL)
Record and playback Simultaneous: PAL, SECAM colour decoder.
Record NTSC signal at AUX scart
Meny Languages English, Danish, Dutch, Spanish, Italian,
German, French, Swedish
Aerial Inputs TV: 75 ohms aerial female, DVB-T (optional):
75 ohms aerial female,
DVB-S (optional): F-Con female”
AV1-6 (Inputs) 5 x CVBS, 2 x Y/C, 2 x RGB, 2 x component,
4 x HDMI, 5 x L/R, 5 x SPDIF(Coax)
AV1-2 (Record Out) 1 x CVBS, 2 x L/R
Front Projector Output 1 x DVI-D
Cinema D-sub 9 pin, 2 x outputs for control
of external functions
Beolink Video Distribution 75 ohms aerial male (system modulator
output). According to setup: G or I RF output
Stereo Headphones 1 x Mini jack
Loudspeaker Outputs 6 x Power Link
IR Control Outputs 5 x Mini jack
Beolink ML Connector
USB 2 x USB
Internet Ethernet 10/100Mb
Optional Extra DVB-S/T module, BeoMedia
Remote Control Beo5 recommended
*not necessarily available on all markets