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Recent Hardware update to Beo5

Recent Hardware update to Beo5

Apparently B&O recently determined that many non-AV third party products often have short or narrow IR-receiver range making it almost impossible to control the product in a manner most B&O customers would expect.

The Beo5 Configuration Tool and associated firmware have already been updated to version 2.20 (firmware 1.40a) to deal with the  hardware changes being implemented.
A Beo5 hardware update replacing one of the infra-red diodes with one that matches the narrow reception angle of some systems is being implemented.

A 850 nm and a new 950 nm Infra-red diode will be phased into production in February 2009.

The display unit of existing unit can be replaced with a service unit if needed with part number 8053177.




beo4me said:

Any idea on price for the update?



March 16, 2009 4:02 PM

Quim43 said:

It's about 180 euros. Includes a new screen, I guess.

May 2, 2009 8:24 AM

Rob said:

Is there a online shop that you can recommend me to order B&O parts?

I really don’t trust my own Bang en Olufsen dealers technical knowhow.

May 26, 2009 5:27 AM

k984942 said:

Do we know which serial number this new hardware begins from?

May 28, 2009 12:34 PM

Keith Saunders said:

The IR-diode modification was introduced into production in February 2009 from serial no. 21404407, the display unit can be replaced with a service unit part number 8053177

August 11, 2009 3:07 AM

About Keith Saunders

I am interested in most things B&O. I purchased my first new B&O product by buying a BeoSystem 6500 new along with BeoVox 4500 and BeoVox 5000. Today I also have a AVANT DVD 32" - BeoSound 9000 Mark II -- Two pairs of BeoLab 4000's -- Beoport -- BeoCentre 6-23 with DAB -- Two pairs of CX50's -- BeoVision 1L -- BeoLab 3500 -- Masterlink to 11 products -- MCL in one room (still) -- Every version of BEO4 -- MCP 6500 -- Beolink 1000 & 5000 -- 5 x Beocom 6000 Mark 1 & 1 x Mark 2 -- EarSat 2 -- A8 Earphones