BeoVision 6000

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Manufactured: 1974 - 1977
Designer: David Lewis and Henning Moldenhawer

Beovision 6000 was a luxurious colour TV receiver with a 66cm screen and cordless, ultrasonic remote control (designed by David Lewis).

The slim remote control module allowed you to select up to eight TV programmes, adjust volume, brightness and colour strength from the correct viewing and listening position. You could also switch the set off without moving away from your armchair. The 'recall' facility provided a digital on-screen display indicating the channel currently being viewed. The reset function automatically returned volume, colour and brightness to pre-set levels.

Beovision 6000 was the first TV with dedicated remote control. Successor to the Beovision 3000 (1967) which was Bang & Olufsen's first colour TV. The design of the TV set itself was by Henning Moldenhawer.

Picture quality was outstanding, with sharp, bright, precise image definition and natural colours. The automatic cut-off circuit monitored the balance of colours fifty times a second, guaranteeing long-term colour truth.

Sound reproduction was of hi-fi quality because Beovision 6000 was fitted with a 6,5 watts RMS amplifier which had a wide frequency range and less than 0,8% harmonic distortion. The loudspeaker was of a pressure-chamber construction as used in many hi-fi audio systems. There were separate controls for bass and treble and sockets for connecting headphones and additional speakers. The receiver could also be equipped with a module for Teletext reception and video cassette programmes could be reproduced without additional technical adjustment.

Beovision 6000's genuine wood-finished cabinet had a unique tambour screen door for protecting the screen when the set was not in use. The self-styled wooden undercarriage with smooth-running castors was both practical and elegant.

Beovision 6000 was replaced by Beovision 6002 in 1977, again with the same stylish cabinet and sliding, tambour door.

Henning Moldenhawer (Beomaster 900 designer) once dubbed the concept of remote control Terminals as “feel commanders”. This meant that the product could be operated by the thumb on one hand - almost as if the user was feeling his way through a new type of Braille, allowing the eye to concentrate on the TV picture itself.

BeoVision 6000 Product Specifications

3910 (1974 - Feb 1977)
AUS 3940 (1974 - Dec 1975)
GB 3912 (1974 - Oct 1976)

Picture size: 66cm
Cabinet table model with tambour doors
Features cordless Commander remote control
Automatic cut off
Tuner AFC

Speaker: forward-facing pressure chamber
Deflection angle: 110°
Aerial impedance: 75 ohms coaxial common VHF-UHF
Sound section:
Power output: RMS 1000 Hz 6.5 W
Distortion at specified: < 2 %
Frequency response:
Amplifier: +/- 1.5 dB 60 - 20,000 Hz
Acoustical: +/- 10 dB 60 - 20,000 Hz
Bass control: +/- 5 dB/100 Hz
Treble control: +/- 10 dB/ 10,000 Hz

Power supply: 220 - 265 V
Power consumption: 190 W
Dimensions W x H x D: 77 x 48 x 48cm
Weight: 42.5 kg

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Created: 15th December 2006
Modified: 20th February 2007

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