The BeoVision MX8000 television was the 30th and last member of the excellent MX-family of colour televisions. From its first member - the Beovision M20 - to its last, emphasis had always been placed on the range’s modern looks, its choice of colour finishes and the facilities which were offered. The MX range proved to be very popular over its eighteen years of production with many examples having been purchased. They were - and many still are - in use in all the four corners of the planet and will go down in the annals of Bang & Olufsen’s history as one of the more successful ranges of products.
Little different from most of its predecessors, the MX8000 delivered sound quality equalling that of many hi-fi systems. It was introduced as a replacement for the BeoVision MX7000 and MX6000.
Offering MasterLink (either as Master or Slave), RF Modulator (when used as Beolink® Master), Set-Top Box Controller (with full on-screen graphics) and Dolby Digital Surround Sound (including DTS) there was also a camcorder connection made available beneath its screen.
Fitted once more with active loudspeakers (as with the BeoVision MX7000) sound was an impressive 40 watts from each of its two channels. The Dolby® Digital surround sound module allowed for the TV to be used as centre channel in a surround sound setup.
VisionClear was fitted as standard and an anti-reflection coated contrast screen, mounted in front of the picture tube, was available as an optional extra.
The set could be connected to the DVD1 - Bang & Olufsen’s free-standing DVD player - and Beocord V8000video tape recorder when operation of all the products were controlled by the Beo4 remote control terminal.
BeoVision MX8000 Specifications
Market, Intro year and Last sold:
W x H x D/Weight 65 x 67,5 x 47 cm/ 38 kg
Black, Blue, Grey, White, Light Blue
Typical 81 W, Std.by. 0,5 W
Stand turning function
Picture tube/Visual picture
70 cm (4:3) - 66cm (viewable picture), Black line, Black Matrix
Automatic picture control
Adaptive Luminance Peaking
Scan Velocity Modulation
9 memory pages per program
According to type: B/G/D/K/I/L/L´/M, PAL/SECAM, NTSC on AV
45- 860 Mhz, VHF band I-III, S, Hyper, UHF
Pretuned TV programmes
99, auto naming
8 Program Groups
A2 + NICAM
English, Danish, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, German, French, Swedish
Power amplifier modules
Max sound pressure level
Cabinet principle/Net volume
Bass Reflex/2.6 litres
Satellite module (DVB-S)
950 - 2150 Mhz
Down conv. supply
14/18 Volts control, Tone Control (22 Khz), DiSEqC 1,2
Common Interface - 2 slots PCMCIA
MHP (Multimedia Home Platform)
9999 Radio or SAT
Ariel, 1 x 75 ohms
V.Tape - AV/Decoder
2 x 21-pin for V.TAPE, A/V or Decoder. RGB and S-Video in.
3 x phono sockets (video in/audio L-R in)
2 x 8-pin sockets
Master Link (Optional)
1 x Master Link
Digital Satellite (DVB-S) (Optional)
1 x F-connecter
2 x PCMCIA slots
System modulator (Optional)
1 x 75 ohm aerial male (Splitter/System modulator Output).
Set-top box Controller (Optional)
Digital satellite module (DVB-S)
Set-top box Controller
System Modulator EU
System Modulator GB
Master Link module
Anti Reflex Contrast Screen*
Digital Surround Sound module (AC-3/DTS)
*Only available as factory fitted.
Height, incl. TV
Motorised floor stand
Active CTV system
Basic CTV system *)
*) Basic CTV systems can be switched ON in Service menu