|Product :||BeoVision 6-22||
|Produced from :||2003 - Jun 2006|
|Designed by :||David Lewis|
|Finish :||Black / Aluminium|
Introduced to the product range at the end of 2003 Beovision 6-22 was Bang & Olufsen’s first foray into the world of widescreen LCD technology. The TV was a 22″ widescreen colour TV fitted with its own built-in active speakers, Power Link and MasterLink.
Because Bang & Olufsen is a relatively small company unable to produce everything it needs, it has always outsourced items that it is unable to manufacture itself. In the past its cathode ray tubes for the Beovision TV range for example, has traditionally been sourced from Holland’s Philips company. However, in the case of LCD screens, there have been relatively few worldwide manufacturers who design and produce their own display units. For the past few years Bang & Olufsen has tied itself with South Korea’s Samsung company, especially when it came to producing its range of mobile phones. In the case of LCD screens, this was the company chosen by Bang & Olufsen from which to obtain its necessary monitors.
The BeoVision 6-22 was a bit of a combined effort between the two companies, with Samsung providing the bulk of the necessary parts and Bang & Olufsen assembling them all together into a B&O-designed outer casing. To give B&O further credit though, they did do a lot of the more technical work themselves, too. There is for example, quite a lot of Bang & Olufsen’s technical ingenuitywhich makes up the TV (VisionClear,Motion Adaptive Progressive Scan, Adaptive Luminance Peaking, Colour Transient Improvement and Adaptive Black) and last and not least the range of stands on which the unit sits and is used.
With BeoVision 6-22 it was still early days for LCD as compared to the ‘old style’ CRT technology with which Bang & Olufsen excelled. Picture-wise, products such as the BeoVision Avant, BeoVision 3 and even the MX-range of television sets won hands down, as the two types of technology competed face to face. Relatively inferior quality images from LCD screens together with restrictive viewing angles made it such that until LCD technology improved further, the justification of buying such an untried technology at the prices which were being commanded for it meant that it was just out of reach for many of Bang & Olufsen’s traditional client base.
To do the product justice however, many BeoVision 6-22 televisions were sold with customers trading them in for newer models as they were announced. A good television then but with marked room for improvement.
The Beo4 (second variant) remote control was supplied with this model.
BeoVision 6 - 22 types:
System modulator: Type 4016 (EU); 4018 (GB)
MasterLink module: Type 4015