Beovision Control Module


Picture by Nick Jarman


The Beovision Control Module was the second type of B&O television remote control unit, designed for use with the 35XX series televisions. The unit had a distinctive style, and this was done for a reason. The keys, some of which had raised and relieved curved profiles, were designed so that they could be used accurately in low light conditions or without the user having to look away from the screen. Like the previous design, ultrasonic sound was used as the transmission medium. For accurate operation, the same system of two mixed frequencies was retained. This meant that the problems of unreliable operation and mis-selected functions common with other ultrasonic remote control systems did not occur. Improvements in components and assembly technique meant that the Beovision Control Module was much smaller and lighter than the Beovision 6000 Commander that had come before, though it still required the same special 15V battery. Text copyright © Beocentral. Unauthorised reproduction prohibited.

Teletext became a possibility during the life of this model, so a special version complete with lettering for the extra functions was produced to go with the teletext decoder equipment. Text copyright © Beocentral. Unauthorised reproduction prohibited.

The Beovision Control Module shared its casework and much of its internal workings with the Beomaster Control Module, though the two used different frequencies so that the equipment could be used together. Text copyright © Beocentral. Unauthorised reproduction prohibited.

Finishes/ colours

  • Black
  • White

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Beovision Control Module in white (picture by Nick Jarman)