BeoVision 5102

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Manufactured: 1981 - 1983

In the days before widescreen, active speakers and Dolby Digital modules, the catalogue of 1985 stated that: "it would be foolish to spend more money that you needed. Why pay for multiple features and facilities when all you wanted was the best possible picture quality, good sound and instant remote access to all available UHF TV channels?". Unfortunately, those days have long since gone!

The most sensible and economic answer to such a modest set of demands was right there, it stated, in the 'traditional' Beovision 5102, 7102 and 8102. All three sets were identical; it was only the size of the tubes that differed. You obtained the same type of picture tube as in the luxury sets (the Beovision 5502, 7702 and 8802 range, for example): automatic colour balance, high reliability... and a bright, clear, natural-looking picture. Sound quality was 6 watts RMS.

The remote control was identical too - the Beovision Video Terminal was used on all of the sets. You could tune across the entire UHF band and store up to 32 station frequencies in the set's microcomputer memory for instant recall. The Beovision Video Terminal made it easy to control.

Sound output was 6 watts. Connections were provided for an extension speaker and a tape recorder; the tape socket had an alternative function - you could use it to feed the TV sound through a hi-fi system. And connecting a Loop Amplifier would allow a person with a hearing aid to enjoy TV sound more fully.

All three models could be supplied with or without Teletext facilities. The slim-line cabinets were identical in design but offered an alternative in materials and finish: a furniture-crafted wood cabinet finished in rich-grained natural teak or rosewood; Beovision 5102 was also finished in natural grey.

BeoVision 5102 Product Specifications

Beovision 5102 Specifications

7700 (1984 - July 1986)
GB 7720 (1984 - Dec 1986)
GB, TXT 7723 (1984 - July 1984)

Picture tube size: 51cm
Cabinet: grey metallic or rosewood
Number of programmes 32 (VHF - UHF); range UHF 21 - 69, VHF 2 - 12
or VHF 46.25 - 105.25 MHz and 113.25 - 294.25 MHz
Picture tube: 30 AX 110° in line self converging
Start time: approx. 5 sec
Aerial impedance: 75 ohms coaxial

Speakers: full range
Sound power output: 6 W
Harmonic distortion: < 0.3 %
Intermodulation: < 2.5 %
Frequency range: +/- 1.5 dB 40 - 20000 Hz
Power bandwidth: 10 - 35,000 Hz
Signal-to-noise ratio: > 55 dB
Bass control: +8 -5 dB / 100 Hz
Treble control: +9 -6 dB / 10,000 Hz

Power supply: 180 - 265 V
Power consumption: 75 (65 - 130) W
Stand-by: < 2 W
Dimensions W x H x D: 62 x 40 x 39cm
Weight: 25.5 kg

Connections: external speakers (min. 4 ohms)
Tape output: 600 mV / 1 kohms
Amplifier output: 600 mV / 1 kohms

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Created: 10th February 2007
Modified: 12th February 2007

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