BeoVision Avant
Guide
Contents of the Guide
To get to know your Bang & Olufsen product,
two guides are at your disposal.
The Guide
BeoVision Avant
BeoVision Avant
Guide
Reference book
The Reference
book
3
Introducing BeoVision Avant and
Beo4
4 Use the Beo4 remote control
5 Displayed information and screen menus
Watch television
To the right, you find the contents of this guide.
The main chapters of the Reference book are
listed below:
• Setting up your BeoVision Avant, 6
• Loudspeaker connections – surround
sound, 9
• Connect a set-top box, 13
• Connect a decoder, 14
• Connect other equipment, 15
6 Select a TV or Satellite* channel
6 See a channel list
Turn the TV or adjust sound volume
7 Adjust viewing position
7 Adjust or mute the sound volume
Look up Teletext information
• Connect audio and video systems, 16
• Distribute sound and pictures with
BeoLink, 17
• Set up BeoVision Avant in a link
room, 18
• Register extra equipment, 20
• Tune in TV or Satellite channels, 22
• Add new TV or Satellite channels, 23
• Edit tuned TV or Satellite channels, 24
• Set the time and date, 30
• Set positions for viewing and
standby, 31
• Adjust picture and sound settings, 32
• Gain access to extra functions via
Beo4, 34
• Set your BeoCord V 8000 video tape
recorder preferences, 35
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8 Main Teletext functions
Get access to your favourite
Teletext pages
9 Store frequently read pages
9 Day-to-day use of memory pages
Home Theatre viewing with Avant
10 Select speakers for movie sound
11 Make the picture fill out the screen
Daily operations, 36
Look up Teletext information, 38
Home Theatre viewing with Avant, 42
Switch Avant on or off automatically, 44
• Use an integrated audio system, 46
• Use BeoVision Avant in a link room, 47
• The socket panel on the rear, 48
• Close-up operation and socket
panels, 50
• The BeoVision Avant display bar, 52
• Maintenance of your BeoVision
Avant, 53
• For your information…, 56
*NOTE! Satellite channels are only available if your
BeoVision Avant is equipped with the built-in
Satellite receiver module.
Introducing BeoVision Avant and Beo4
4
The Beo4 remote control gives you
access to all BeoVision Avant
functions. When a function is used
or changed, you are informed via
displays on Beo4 or on top of the
television.
Use the Beo4 remote control
Look through the basic principles of the Beo4
remote control and try them out. Each button
on Beo4 is explained below.
Switch on the television
TV
Switch on a Satellite channel. Satellite channels
are only available if your Avant is equipped
with the built-in Satellite receiver module
SAT
Switch on a connected video tape recorder and
play a loaded tape
V TAPE
Switch on a connected DVD player and play a
loaded disc
Press twice to start recording here and now
Select channels or enter data in on-screen
menus
Call up the main menu for access to channel
lists, timer play and timer standby menus, and
setup options
TV
LIGHT
RADIO
SAT
DVD
CD
V TAPE
RECORD
A TAPE
The Beo4 display shows the source you have
selected, or extra functions available when
you press the LIST button
RADIO
CD
A TAPE
Switch on connected audio sources
LIGHT
Adjust the room lights, if a light control
system is installed
TEXT
Switch on Teletext
DVD
RECORD
The coloured buttons give you access to
different functions, depending on the source
you have selected
0–9
MENU
Step between channels, chapters on a DVD disc
or CD tracks; move up and down through
on-screen menu options
Rewind or fast forward a videotape; move the
cursor from setting to setting in a fill-in menu
TV
*Refer to page 34 in the Reference book, Gain
access to extra functions via Beo4, for information
about how to add extra functions to those shown
in the Beo4 display window.
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8
9
4
5
6
1
2
3
TEXT
0
MENU
LIST
Reveal additional functions in the Beo4
display window, e.g. STAND*
STOP
Press to stop playback of a loaded videotape
or disc; press to stop recording; press to go
from one menu back to a previous menu
EXIT
Exit on-screen menus
▲
▼
ss
GO
tt
LIST
STOP
Accept and store instructions or settings
GO
Adjust sound volume; press the middle to mute
the sound
∧
∨
EXIT
•
Switch BeoVision Avant to standby
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Displayed information and screen
menus
Option menu
Menu
Information about selected sources is
displayed on top of BeoVision Avant. Menus
on the screen allow you to switch on, adjust
or switch off additional functions.
1 Timer play
2 TV list
3 Setup
Source Pr Start
TV
Stop
Date
1 13:30 - 14:30 27 Oct OK
Press MENU for Timer index
SAT
99
TV
12
VOL
30
The selected source is shown until you switch
it off. Volume level is shown while you adjust
it, and disappears after a few seconds.
Fill-in menu
How to use option menus
▲ ▼
Press to move through the
option menu
1–9
Press the number keys on Beo4
to select a numbered option on
a list
Menu
1 Timer play
2 TV list
3 Setup
GO
Source Pr Start
TV
Stop
Date
1 13:30 - 14:30 27 Oct OK
Press MENU for Timer index
On-screen menus like those shown
above will give you either a vertical
list of options to choose from or a
horizontal list of settings to fill in.
Press to enter your choice
How to use fill-in menus
▲ ▼
Press ▲ or ▼ to view your
choices for a single setting in a
ss tt
fill-in menu, or ss and tt to
move from setting to setting
0–9
GO
Press the number keys on Beo4
to enter numeric settings
Press to enter your choice
In both option and fill-in menus, you can press
STOP to go back to a previous menu, or EXIT to
leave all menus.
Watch television
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The operations shown on this page
are functions you will use daily:
– Choose a TV or Satellite channel
by its number;
– Switch to another channel or
source;
– Call a channel list up on the
screen;
– Adjust the position of the
BeoVision Avant on its motorised
stand;
– Adjust the sound volume.
Select a TV or Satellite* channel
See a channel list
To watch a TV or Satellite channel, press the
appropriate button on Beo4. BeoVision Avant
switches on the last channel you watched.
All your TV and Satellite channels appear on
separate lists, which you can call up on the
screen. The lists contain channel numbers and
names. The lists can contain 99 TV channels
and 119 Satellite channels.
While BeoVision Avant is off...
Press TV or SAT to switch on
TV
TV 2
the source. The last channel
viewed appears on the screen
0–9
All of these functions can be
performed via the Beo4 remote
control, though you can also adjust
TV position by hand.
▲
▼
SAT
•
Press a channel number to go
directly to that channel
TV
Press TV or SAT to switch on a
source
GO
Press and hold to call up a
channel list on the screen
ss
tt
Press ▲ or ▼ to change
channels one by one
Press another source button at
any time to switch to that
source
Press to switch off BeoVision
Avant
0–9
▲
▼
GO
EXIT
Press to view the previous or
following page of the channel
list
To select a channel to watch,
press the channel number on
Beo4 or press ▲ or ▼ until the
cursor is on the desired channel
To switch on the chosen channel, press GO, or press EXIT to
leave the menu
You can also call up the channel list by pressing
MENU to call up the main menu, and then
pressing either 2 or 3 to select the appropriate TV
or Satellite list.
*NOTE! Satellite channels are only available if your
BeoVision Avant is equipped with the built-in
Satellite receiver module.
Turn the TV or adjust sound volume
Adjust viewing position
You can turn the television on its built-in
motorised stand via Beo4.
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2
3
4
5
6
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Adjust or mute the sound volume
You can adjust or mute television sound at
any time while you are using a source.
While BeoVision Avant is on…
∧
Press either end of the button to
∨
adjust the volume up or down
BBC 1
BBC 2
ITV
Super Ch
SKÝ
ZDF
Children
CNN
........
........
........
Eurosprt
........
........
MTV
The TV channel list. Dotted lines indicate that a
channel has been stored, but not named. An
empty slot in the list indicates that no channel
has been stored there.
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Press the middle of the button
to mute the sound
LIST
STAND
ss
tt
0
1
2
Press LIST on Beo4 until STAND
is shown in the Beo4 display
window
Press ss or tt to turn BeoVision
Avant to the left or right, or…
…press 0, 1 or 2 if you have
preset viewing positions for
your television
Please refer to page 31 in the Reference book,
‘Set positions for viewing and standby’, for more
information about how to preset positions for TV
viewing.
∧
∨
Press either end of the button
to bring the sound back
Look up Teletext information
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Teletext is an information system in
video form used by most
broadcasters to transmit news,
weather forecasts and other
information of general interest.
If you select a channel and the
broadcaster offers a Teletext service,
BeoVision Avant gives you access to
Teletext pages. Sometimes a single
page will consist of several subpages,
which appear one by one in a
repeating series.
You can find information on Teletext
pages in three steps: switch on the
Teletext service, read the index page
to find the desired page number, and
call up the desired page.
With Beo4, you can step through
pages one by one or jump to a
particular page.
Main Teletext functions
The index on Teletext page 100 outlines the
major categories of Teletext information and
lists their page numbers to make information
easy to locate. For example, news may start
on page 110, sports on page 200 or TV listings
on page 300.
While the TV is on…
TEXT
Press to call up the Teletext
index page
0–9
▲
▼
Press the number of a Teletext
page you want to see
Press to move to the previous or
following page
STOP
If the current page contains
subpages, you can press STOP
to pause subpage turning
0–9
To view a particular subpage,
enter the four-digit code of the
desired page, or press ▲ or ▼
to step to the page
▲
▼
STOP
Press STOP again to resume
subpage turning
EXIT
Press to leave Teletext and
return to the source you were
using
A typical Teletext page. The current page
number, channel name, date and time appear at
the top of the screen, as well as a three-digit
number showing the progress of the page
search function.
Get access to your favourite Teletext pages
When you switch on Teletext,
BeoVision Avant provides instant
access to any page you wish to see,
any subpages linked to that page,
and also four memory pages for
storage of your most frequently
viewed Teletext pages.
This means that you can get e.g. the
latest news headlines, stock trends,
sports results or weather forecasts
quickly and easily.
Store frequently read pages
Day-to-day use of memory pages
Stored memory pages are the first to appear
when you call up Teletext on the screen*, and
Beo4 makes it easy to move quickly from page
to page.
You may need to refer to your Teletext
memory pages quickly, e.g. if you are leaving
for work and wish to check traffic information
on a Teletext service.
0–9
▲
▼
LIST
STORE
GO
1–4
GO
While Teletext is active…
Press the number keys or ▲ ▼
on Beo4 to go to a page you
refer to often
EXIT
TV
SAT
Press to turn on a TV or Satellite
channel which offers a Teletext
service
TEXT
Press to switch on Teletext. The
page stored as memory page 1
appears automatically
ss
Press ss or tt to view the other
memory pages
Press LIST on Beo4 until STORE
is shown in the Beo4 display
Press to select the current page
for storing
Enter the number of the
memory page to be used
Press to store the page as a
memory page, or…
tt
To view stored memory pages from another
channel’s Teletext service, press EXIT on Beo4 to
return to channel viewing, press ▲ ▼ or the
channel number to change channels, and press
TEXT to switch on Teletext.
…press to exit the STORE
function and return to Teletext
Please note that set-top box Teletext pages can be
viewed, but not stored as memory pages!
*NOTE! If your BeoVision Avant is linked via a
BeoLink cable to another television, stored
memory pages will not be shared among linked
televisions. Memory pages must be stored
manually on all linked televisions.
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Home Theatre viewing with Avant
If your BeoVision Avant is equipped
with a surround sound module, you
can extend your system into a fully
equipped Home Theatre system by
connecting four Bang & Olufsen
loudspeakers and a BeoLab 2
subwoofer*.
When you switch on one of your
sources in your BeoVision Avant, the
speakers which you may have in a
surround sound system can be cut in
or out, depending on what kind of
sound suits the source you are using.
BeoVision Avant may switch on a
speaker combination automatically.
This happens if e.g. a broadcasted
programme or DVD disc contains
information about the number of
speakers to be switched on. You are
still free to choose the speaker setup
you prefer.
You can also adjust the picture
dimensions to fill out the screen and
complete the Home Theatre
experience.
*NOTE! Refer to pages 9–12 in the Reference
book for more information about how to
connect loudspeakers to BeoVision Avant.
Select speakers for movie sound
While you are watching a movie or
programme, you can choose the speaker
combination you wish to switch on, provided
that the various sound modes are available in
your system.
LIST
SPEAKER
Press LIST on Beo4 until SPEAKER
is displayed
1–5
Press the number of the speaker
option you want. The speakers
selected will cut in automatically
▲
If you want to adjust the sound
balance for the programme you
are watching, press ▲ or ▼ to
adjust the balance between the
external front and rear speakers,
and press ss or tt to adjust the
balance between the left and
right speakers
▼
ss
tt
EXIT
Press EXIT to remove SPEAKER
from the Beo4 display and to
return to the source you were
using
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Speaker combinations
SPEAKER 1
Stereo sound in Avant speakers only. For
programmes with dialogue, e.g. TV news.
SPEAKER 2
Stereo sound in the two external front speakers.
For music CDs.
SPEAKER 3
Avant speakers and external front speakers
active. For TV programmes in stereo.
SPEAKER 4
Enhanced stereo sound in the external front and
rear speakers. For music CDs or tapes.
SPEAKER 5
Surround sound from all speakers. For
programmes in Dolby Surround Sound.
If you have connected only two external front
speakers to BeoVision Avant, you will only be able
to choose SPEAKER 1–3.
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Make the picture fill out the screen
BeoVision Avant always ensures you the best
possible picture. It automatically adapts the
picture so that it fills out as much of the
screen as possible. However, you can still
choose a preferred format for Home Theatre
viewing.
To choose a format...
LIST
Press LIST on Beo4 until FORMAT
FORMAT
is shown
GO
1–3
▲
▼
▲
▼
EXIT
Press if you want BeoVision
Avant to optimise the picture,
otherwise…
…press the number of the
desired picture format
If you have chosen Format 1,
press ▲ or ▼ to select variations
of this format
Picture formats to choose from
FORMAT 1
For standard TV pictures, as shown to the right.
Three variations are available: 15:9 (for the
largest picture), 14:9 and 4:3 (for standard
picture format).
FORMAT 2
For letter-box pictures.
FORMAT 3
For 16:9 wide-screen pictures. FORMAT 3 will
usually be selected automatically. If this is not
the case, you can select it yourself.
Press to move the picture up
and down if you have chosen
Format 2
Press to leave the FORMAT
function
The illustration at the top shows the BeoVision
Avant standard picture format, which is a 15:9
format. The two illustrations above show what
happens to a letter-box picture when you
choose format 2. The picture is adapted to fill
out more of the screen.
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