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This is the first Archived Forum which was active between 17th April 2007 and 1st March February 2012


Latest post 01-06-2012 11:56 AM by a2bur. 9 replies.
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  • 01-03-2012 9:24 AM

    upgrade my BeoVision5 to HD

    Hi all . Want to upgrade my BeoVision 5 setup to HD , but with the relative low price of panels I can’t justify the high B&o tv prices any more  . So I propose to hang a Samsung 46” screen on the front of the 5 , You might gasp in horror but my 5 is in a built in unit and can only be viewed from the front so would not look odd or out of place . I want to use the 5 as a BeoSystem 3 so will disconnect the 5’s screen and use it to drive all my Lab speakers and control the Sky with the B&o remote , also have a 7000 connected and master link Tv in the bedroom above . The Samsung screen will be direct to the Sky box via HDMI , so the only thing I will have to do is turn on/off the Samsung screen , but could program my Beo5 to do that . Should be able to connect an RF feed to the Samsung from the 5 so I can view the B&o menus when needed . the only problem I can think of is a possible sound lag because the 5 will be processing sound thru the Scart , dose anyone think this will be a problem or any other things I haven’t thought of ?



    Any thoughts also on connecting a Blu-ray player , HDMI direct to the Samsung for picture but how to connect for sound ? 


  • 01-03-2012 2:21 PM In reply to

    Re: upgrade my BeoVision5 to HD

    That sounds like quite a project..Surprise

    Try and post some before and after photo's if you can Yes -  thumbs up



    BV5, BV Avant, MX4000, MX1500

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  • 01-03-2012 2:40 PM In reply to

    Re: upgrade my BeoVision5 to HD

  • 01-04-2012 5:27 AM In reply to

    Re: upgrade my BeoVision5 to HD

    Could change the panel , but quite involved . Not got a lot of room around the 5 , because the frame is very narrow on the Samsung the width on a 46” is the same , so gain a bit on the screen size .


    Sky should work as it is now , connected as it is , just the picture will be shown on the new panel via HDMI . But what connections to use for the sound out of the Blu-ray player into the BV5 , don’t’ have many options into the BV5 , scart , S-Vid , audio left and right ( next to the S-Vid ) and input one and two ( next to the speaker sockets ), Any suggestions what is best ?



  • 01-04-2012 5:43 AM In reply to

    • Chris
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    Re: upgrade my BeoVision5 to HD

    Having never liked Plasma, i must admit the new generation of NeoPlasma panels are not only very good but excellent value for money.

    Back to my generic platform, upgradeable B&O tv thread! A horrible waste if you can't upgrade what is one component part of the 5, albeit an important one.

    A Beovision 10-40 in black and red fret on order, Beo4, Beo6, many A8's, a pair of white and yellow Form 2's, Beocom 4, 28 inch Avant RF DVD, Apple TV and a wife that loves this stuff as much as i do! 

  • 01-04-2012 6:23 AM In reply to

    Re: upgrade my BeoVision5 to HD

    The Samsung I am getting tomorrow is a 46” Smart LCD . I have Samsung 3D glasses ( D series panels ) so have stuck with Samsung . My brother-in-law has 50” Plasma and LCD and both are excellent pictures , all be it a bit bright for my taste .



  • 01-04-2012 8:29 AM In reply to

    Re: upgrade my BeoVision5 to HD

    Is there a Beo remote command to turn the screen off and on ? Don’t’ want the 5’s screen on behind the Samsung panel , but need to have the 5’s screen available for menus and setting ect. Failing that is the screen feed with a cable so I can cut it and put in a plug and socket .


  • 01-04-2012 3:43 PM In reply to

    Re: upgrade my BeoVision5 to HD

    Last time we upgraded a BV5 from non HD to HD we just updated the panel inside the Bv5 to a new HD Panasonic panel, perfect results, 2 HD inputs to the screen, worked exactly as it used to. Cost was just under £1900. Customer was very happy with his nicely upgraded B&O product.


  • 01-06-2012 11:56 AM In reply to

    Re: upgrade my BeoVision5 to HD

    Got the panel on and control the Sky with the Beo4 as before , got to program my Beo5 the control the Blu-ray and the smart screen . Next I want to disconnect the BV5 screen , hoping I can pull out the screen plug and connect to the new panel so I can see the BV5 menus if ever needed . Got a few more pictures but will only let me add one .


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