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Beovision M20

BeoVision

Production: 1985 - 05/1987

Designer: David Lewis

As forerunner of the Beovision MX2000, the Beovision M20 also offered a screen size of 20″ but was more basic in both its internal components and the facilities which it provided.

With its log-line speaker system situated beneath the screen offering 2 x 7W, the TV was easy to transport although was not defined as “portable” as such. It was well suited to a study, kitchen or bedroom where main set features were not required. It was fitted with a stereo decoder and could be combined with a video recorder if desired. The Video Terminal was the remote control handset offered.

Because the television was one which paved the ground for the upcoming MX-range, lessons could be learned on this set in relation to the market place.  No contrast screen was fitted to protect its picture tube from dust and scratches, a facility which was later added to the combined MX range.

Not popular at the time, the television was soon after replaced by the Beovision Beovision MX2000 in 1988.

Beovision M20 technical specifications

Types: 
3101 (1985 - Dec 1986) 
D, TXT 3103 (1985 - Dec 1986) 
F, TXT 3107 (1985 - May 1987) 
GB 3104 (1985 - Oct 1985) 
CTV system: B/G PAL S-tuner 
Picture tube: size: 51cm 
Cabinet: grey 
TV programmes: 1 - 21 
VCR programmes: 9, 31, 32 
AV programmes: 0, 33, 34 
Satellite programme: 0, 100 channels (0 - 99) 
Digital tuning system: VHF 2 - 12, S1 - S19, UHF 21 - 69 

Picture tube: 110° in line, black matrix, self-converging 
Start time: approx. 5 sec 
Speakers: stereo log line system, 2 x 8cm 
Sound power output: 2 x 7 W / 8 ohms 
Harmonic distortion: < 0.5% 2 W, < 3% / 7 W 
Intermodulation: < 1 % 
Frequency range: +/- 1.5 dB 30 - 20000 Hz (25 - 25000 Hz +/- 6 dB) 
Power bandwidth: 60 - 15000 Hz 
Signal-to-noise ratio: > 50 dB 
Bass control: +/- 10 dB / 60 Hz 
Treble control: +/- 10 dB / 10000 Hz 

Power supply: 220 - 240 V 
Power consumption: 70 (50 - 120) W 
Stand by: < 5 W 
Dimensions W x H x D: 49 x 53 x 40cm 
Weight: 23 kg 

Connections: A/V, audio/video IN/OUT 
Headphones output 
External speakers 
Tape output 
Amplifier output 
Terminal: Video Terminal