BEO.ZONE

Beovision MX3000

BeoVision

Production: 1988 - 08/1990

Designer: David Lewis

Replacing the Beovision MX2000, this newer, slightly larger-screened receiver was manufactured from a whole range of other manufacturers’ products but with Bang & Olufsen’s flair for design and inbuilt control electronics.

With the introduction of the Beolink 1000 remote control terminal, the software was updated from that of the Beovision MX2000 to accommodate either that or the similarly-looking V.Terminal.

The Beosat RX free-standing satellite decoder could be used with this new TV, operated via its AV link connector. Teletext was further improved as against the Beovision MX2000 with the inclusion of ‘page memory’ whereby up to four text pages could be stored for each TV channel.

With a bigger cabinet, more amplification could be offered. The Beovision MX3000 gave a full 2 x 15W of stereo sound through its front-facing log-line speaker system.  Again a glass contrast screen was fitted to the front of the television and automatic colour tuning working at 50 times per second ensured good picture quality with natural-looking colours.

As with most televisions of the period the set could be fitted with Bang & Olufsen’s Loop Amplifier module for the hard-of-hearing. Two buttons were fitted to the front of the set to allow for switching the set on and another for stepping up between channel, both located beneath the loudspeaker grille.

The Beocord VHS 82.2 video recorder could be used with this TV and its larger-sized brother, the Beovision MX4500.

Both of these televisions suffered from poor reliability and were never the success that Bang & Olufsen hoped that they would be.

Beovision MX3000 technical specifications

Types: 
AUS, Multi TXT 3143 (1988 - Aug 1990) 
E, TXT 3147 (1988 - Mar 1990) 
FTZ 3145 (1988 - Apr 1989) 
GB, TXT, NICAM 3148 (1988 - May 1990) 
I, TXT 3144 (1988 - May 1990) 
Multi 3140 (1988 - July 1990) 
Multi TXT 3141 (1988 - Aug 1990) 
Multi TXT NICAM 3142 (1988 - Aug 1990) 
TXT, FTZ 3146 (1988 - Aug 1990) 
Picture tube size: 55cm 
Visual picture size: 51cm 
Picture tube: full square, black matrix; In Line 110 degrees 

Operation: Beolink 1000 
Audio Aux Link, two-way Datalink 
Screen display: Programme No, Frequency, Picture and Sound adjustment 

Teletext: 5 languages: S-D-GB-I-F 
Teletext memory: 4 complete pages + 4 page numbers for each TV programme, total 128 numbers 
Number of TV programmes: 32 
Digital tuning system: VHF + S + Hyper + UHF channels, Tuner range 45 - 855 MHz 
Satellite programmes Prepared for BeoSat RX, AV Link 21-pin 
Sound system: 
Stereo decoder: A2 built-in 
Bilingual sound: A2 built-in 
Stereo enhancement, mono pseudo stereo 
NICAM stereo (optional) 
Speaker system: stereo 2 Log Line 
Speaker units: 2 x 7.5cm 
Sound power output: RMS 2 x 15 W / 8 ohms 
Sound power output music: 2 x 18 W / 8 ohms 

Harmonic distortion: < 0.5 % 
Intermodulation: < 1 % 
Frequency range: +/- 1.5 dB 20 - 20,000 Hz 
Power band width: 20 - 12,500 Hz 
Signal-to-noise ratio: > 50 dB 
Bass control: + 16 - 6 dB / 60 Hz 
Treble control: +/- 10 dB / 10,000 Hz 

Power supply: 180 - 260 V / 50 - 60 Hz 
Power consumption: 70 (50 - 120) W 
Stand by: < 5 W 
Dimensions W x H x D: 51 x 55 x 41.5cm 
Weight: 23 kg 

Connections: AV Link 21-pin 
Audio Aux Link 7-pin 
Stereo Headphones Jack, separate volume control 
External speakers 8 ohms 

Link compatibility: Datalink