BEO.ZONE

BeoVision MX4200

BeoVision

Production: 2003 - 2007

Designer: David Lewis

Introduced in 2003 and withdrawn from the market in early 2007, the BeoVision MX4200 and BeoVision MX8000 were the last of their kind. Bang & Olufsen had proved to the world that the MX range had been a fine set of products, reliable and good-looking, and one which had stood the test of time.  Eighteen years in the world of fast-moving technology is a long time indeed when nothing seems to stand still for very long.  But with the rapid move to flat-screened LCD and plasma televisions firmly underway, Bang and Olufsen decided to remove the last of their CRT models from the market entirely, as did the vast majority of TV manufacturers. However, the MX range of televisions was still just as modern-looking as at the sets’ introduction, and with the range’s wide and varied colour and support choices, MX televisions had always kept at a pace with fashion and trends.

Looking remarkably the same as the model range had ever done before despite an entirely new picture tube, chassis and electronics, the MX4200 begged the observer to notice anything different about the newer model despite its change of number from that of BeoVision MX4000. Yet it was this new television which had replaced both the BeoVision MX4000 and MX4002. Things inside however had changed significantly, and right down to a slightly differently-shaped rear end (which would have taken even the most observant to have noticed).

New changes between the MX4200 and MX4002/4000 were: an overall better menu system as well as PIN-coded theft protection, the option of a STB Controller, 16:9 format handling and an improved picture. A MasterLinkconnection as well as an RF Modulator were optional extras.

With the market changing rapidly towards that of flat screened televisions, BeoVision 6 took over from where the BeoVision MX4200 had left off, although with quite a large price difference one can hardly say that it was a direct one-on-one replacement.

The original design of the MX range over such a long period of time - and its subsequent success - had indeed borne testimony to the design skills of David Lewis.

BeoVision MX4200 technical specifications

Dimensions 
W x H x D/Weight 51 x 55 x 42 cm/ 28,5 kg 
Cabinet finish 
Black, Dark Grey, Grey, Light Blue. 
Power consumption 
Typical 56 W, Stand by: 0,5 W 
Terminal included 
Beo4 
Stand turning function 
+-35 degrees. 
Picture tube/Visual picture 
52 cm (4:3) / 50.5cm viewable screen, Black Matrix, Real Flat 
Contrast screen 
Grey glass 
VisionClear 
Automatic picture control 
Auto cut-off 

CTI 

Adaptive Luminance Peaking 
Adaptive black 

Scan Velocity Modulation 
Teletext 
Improved Teletext 

9 memory pages per program 
CTV system 
According to type: B/G/D/K/I/L/L´/M, PAL/SECAM, NTSC on AV 
Tuner range 
45- 860 MHz, VHF band I-III, S, Hyper, UHF 
Pre-tuned TV programmes 
99, auto naming 

8 Program Groups 
Stereo decoders 
Menus 
Languages 
A2 + NICAM 

English, Danish, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, German, French, Swedish 
Speakers 

Power amplifier modules 
2 units 
Frequency range 
100-20.000 Hz 
Max sound pressure level 
92 dB 
Cabinet principle/Net volume 
Closed Box/ 0.7 litres 
Full Range 
80 mm 
Bass equalizer 
Adaptive 
Magnetic shielded 
Yes 

Connections: 
Input TV 
Aerial, 1 x 75 ohms 
V.TAPE - AV/Decoder 
2 x 21-pin for V.TAPE, A/V or Decoder. RGB and S-Video in. 
Camcorder/Auxiliary 
3 x phono sockets (video in/audio L-R in) 
Headphone socket 
Mini jack 
Power Link 
2 x 8-pin sockets 
Master Link (Optional) 
1 x Master Link 
System modulator (Optional) 
1 x 75 ohm aerial male (Splitter/System modulator Output). 
Set-top box Controller 
Motorised stand operation 
Mini jack 
1 X 5 pin socket 

Optional features/modules: 
System Modulator EU 
4016 
System Modulator GB 
4018 
Master Link module 
4015 

Stands: 

Type: 
Height, incl. TV 
Floor stand 
4088 
102 cm 
Wall bracket 
Motorised Wall bracket 
4114 
4089 

Shelf V8000+DVD1 
4134 


Market Specifications: 
Market: 
Type: 
Country: 
Active CTV system 
Basic CTV system *) 
System modulator 
NEU 
9150 
A-B-CH-D-DK-E-GR-I-N-NL-P-S-SF-Other 
B/G 
B/G 

F-GB 
9151 
F-CH 
B/G/L/L'/I 
B/G/L/L'/I/D/K 

GB 
9152 
GB 

B/G/L/L'/I/D/K 

HK 
9153 
HK 
D/K/M/I 
B/G/L/D/K/M/I 

AUS 
9155 
AUS 
B/G 
B/G 

EEU 
9156 
SNG, EEU 
B/G/D/K 
B/G/L/L'/I/D/K