BeoVision MX 8000
Manufactured: 2002 - 2006
Designer: David Lewis
Colours: Black, blue, grey, white, light blue
BeoVision MX8000 - original concept endures while technologies change
"Whereas the MX TVs we produce today look the same on the outside as those we produced in the mid-1980s, they are completely different on the inside", states Torben Ballegaard Sørensen, Bang & Olufsen President and CEO.
Based around the BeoVision 1 chassis, BeoVision MX8000 is brought up-to-date with the following options: Master Link (either as Master or Slave), RF Modulator (if used as Beolink® master), Set-Top Box Controller (with full on-screen graphics), Anti-Reflex coated contrast screen and Dolby Digital Surround Sound (including DTS). A camcorder connection is placed below the screen where the manual control on previous MX televisions was situated.
In 1984, when the MX range was introduced with BeoVision M20 (the forerunner of BeoVision MX2000), TV sound was produced by passive log-line loudspeakers, producing either stereo or mono sound. Whether coming from a television programme or VHS, Betamax or Video 2000 VCR, it was only experienced as coming from the TV itself. Today, multi-channel surround sound systems provide enveloping sonic experiences in the home. Back then the user listened to two 7-watt speakers in the TV itself. Today six powerful active speakers are becoming more and more popular.
In 2002, important dialogue emerges from the powerful active loudspeakers which, following the original MX design, are sill located directly below the screen. Thanks to Bang & Olufsen’s active loudspeaker technologies, BeoVision MX 8000 delivers a sound pressure level capable of equalling many hi-fi systems. Multi-channel sound experiences covered too, as the build-in multi-channel digital surround sound module allows the connection of several external BeoLab loudspeakers, such as the BeoLab 8000 or BeoLab 6000. Big bass effects remind you of a trip to the cinema once you’ve connected a BeoLab 2 subwoofer, an 850-watt low-frequency producer to highlight the thrills and spills of a large-screen auditorium.
Features & placement:
"With the BeoVision MX range, television becomes a versatile feature that assimilates into your home and lifestyle."
BeoVision MX makes TV a discreet part of your interior decoration. Uncompromising sound and picture quality come as standard. With the BeoVision MX range, television becomes a versatile feature that blends into your home and lifestyle.
BeoVision MX TVs fit where they’re wanted. BeoVision MX 8000 is ideally suited for standing alone or being used on a motorised stand.
TV sound is driven by powerful 40 watt active stereo loudspeakers.
The Dolby® Digital surround sound module is a new optional feature that allows the MX 8000’s existing speakers to act as centre channel in a surround sound setup.
Connections to Bang & Olufsen's DVD 1 and Beocord V8000 VCR are undertaken simply and easily; BeoVision MX 8000 also features the ability to serve as a Beolink® master, distributing sound and picture throughout the home. Operation takes place via the Beo4 remote control.
There are three placement options - a stand (with optional shelf for DVD 1 or Beocord V8000 - as in above picture), a motorised floor stand and a motorised base. It also has its own in-built stand to tilt back the set (as in BeoVision MX4000/4002).
BeoVision MX8000 Press Release - October 2002
Bang & Olufsen launches 18-year old TV - Original concept endures whilst technologies change
"The device appears as a well-formed cabinet from the front. From the rear, the encapsulation of the picture tube is so well done that the device may be enjoyed from all angles. The stacked-build of the device makes it possible to place it in a corner… Technically it contains many new functions, including the integration of a contrast screen that reduces disturbances from incoming light."
So wrote The Danish Design Council when presenting their 1986 ID prize for exceptional design to David Lewis and Bang & Olufsen for the BeoVision MX 2000. Launched in season 1984/85 as BeoVision M20, the basic conceptual elements of the BeoVision MX exist virtually unchanged today.
Now in 2002, many similar words could be used when describing the 30th member of the BeoVision MX family, BeoVision MX 8000. The 28" model features the latest technologies of today within sound and picture reproduction; including an optional 5.1 channel digital surround sound module and Bang & Olufsen’s own VisionClear system.
On the screen, the blue waters and green rainforests of the tropics appear as truly blue and green, rather than shades of a similar colour. Bang & Olufsen’s patented picture quality elements, known collectively as VisionClear, ensure your visual experience contains the correct balance of sharpness, brightness, saturation and black level, allowing you to enjoy the programme instead of fiddling with the settings. The optional anti-reflection coated contrast screen, mounted in front of the picture tube, reduces the amount of incoming light by up to 99%, ensuring that you’re not disturbed by unwanted shadows or reflections.
Possibilities provide freedom
Another central element to the MX concept is modularity. Numerous placement, connection and build-in possibilities combine to offer a large degree of freedom within the same concept. Either standing freely on the floor, placed on a dresser or on a motorised stand, your BeoVision MX 8000 can show up where you prefer, rather than dictating where it should be placed.
Connecting to Bang & Olufsen's DVD 1 and Beocord V8000 videotape recorder takes place simply and easily, and BeoVision MX 8000 also features the ability to serve as a Beolink® master, distributing sound and picture throughout the home in B&O’s popular distribution system. Operation of all products takes place via the Beo4 remote control.
ACCESSORIES - TV/Video Stand/Brackets:
BeoVision MX8000 motorised base (Part no 1407311)
ACCESSORIES - TV/VIDEO:
BeoVision MX8000 DSS module (Dolby Surround Sound) (Part no 1400501)
BeoVision MX 8000 Product Specifications
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
- BeoVision M 20
- BeoVision MX 2000
- BeoVision MX 4000
- BeoVision MX 4002
- BeoVision MX 6000
- BeoVision MX 7000
- BeoCord V8000 VHS VCR
- DVD1 - Dedicated DVD Player
Created: 22nd December 2006
Modified: 3rd September 2007