BeoVision MX 5000

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Manufactured: 1988 - 1992
Designer: David Lewis
Colours: Red, blue, white grey or black

Beovision MX5000 marked a high-point in the development of the MX series of televisions. The MX5000 was a fully-fledged 66cm TV, housing everything that technology had to offer in the area of TV pictures and sound.

The television had a 66cm flat-square picture tube, together with automatic adjustment of the colour balance 50 times every second, so you always obtained a crystal clear picture in lifelike colours. The set could also cope easily with variable light conditions thanks to the built-in contrast screen.

Beovision MX5000 also offered a unique feature in operating comfort - a motorised swivel platform which was operated by the same Beolink 1000 remote control as the television. The whole set could be turned 35 degrees either side for better viewing. And when you turned off the set, it automatically returned to the centre position. This was the first Bang & Olufsen TV set to employ a motorised base/stand.

Beovision MX5000 was designed specially be use in conjunction with Beocord VX5000 video recorder when, together, you could pull in a live picture from another channel on the screen while you continued with the programme you were already watching. Very handy when you were waiting for a specific programme on another channel to start. Much the same could be done in later years with the advent of Picture-in-Picture - a module bought as an accessory for fitting into your television.

Like all of Bang & Olufsen's TV range at the time that Beovision MX5000 was produced, you could also have a NICAM decoder installed for the reception of stereo TV broadcasts. It came prepared with a Teletext decoder fitted with the four most-used pages stored in memory so that you could call them onto the screen very quickly. The MX5000 also automatically chose the right Teletext alphabet when you switched to a foreign TV station.

Another feature was that of satellite broadcasts in that you could have a Beosat RX satellite receiver connected to the television in order to receive satellite television programmes. The Beosat RX unit fitted snugly under the set in much the same way as the Beocord VX5000 video recorder.

Beovision MX5000 won I.D. magazine's I.D. Award for its design in 1990.

Beovision MX5000 US

Bang & Olufsen's first television in the the US market was a variant, the MX 5000 US. But, because of sales factors and market conditions at the time, it was not a great success.

BeoVision MX 5000 Product Specifications

AUS, Mulit TXT 3213 (1988 - Jun 1989)
E, Multi TXT 3217 (1988 - Mar 1990)
FTZ, Multi TXT 3206 (1988 - Aug 1990)
FTZ, Multi TXT 3216 (1988 - Jul 1990)
GB, Multi, NICAM 3218 (1988 - Jun 1990)
I, Multi TXT 3214 (1988 - Feb 1990)
Multi 3211 (1988 - Jul 1990)
Multi, NICAM 3212 (1988 - Aug 1990)
CTV system Multistandard B/G/L (GB version: PAL I)
Colour system PAL/ SECAM, NTSC A/V 4.43 MHz / 3.58 MHz
Picture tube (Visual picture) 70 cm (66cm)
Picture tube system Flat square, Hi-Bri, In-Line 110 degrees
Contrast screen: with metallised coating
Design: high format cabinet

Operation Beolink 1000, one-way (Prepared for two-way)
Sound centre balance: between BeoLab and Beovision speakers

Sound system: built-in NICAM EU + A2 stereo decoder
Built-in NICAM EU + A2 dual language
TV tuner range: 46 - 855 MHZ: VHF, S, Hyper, UHF
No. of TV programmes: 50
Satellite: prepared for BeoSat LM kit
No. of satellite programmes: 64
Signal/noise level: > 35 dB/1 Vpp and antenna signal > 1mV
Crosstalk between sources: > 45 dB / 5 MHz
Teletext FLOF, TOP, 5 alphabet, 6 alphabet (E)
Teletext memory: 4 x 50 page nos.
Station identification: via Teletext/station naming
Speaker system: 2 x Log Line
Speaker units: full range 2 x 7.5cm
Long-term max. output power: 2 x 40 W / 8 ohms
Harmonic distortion: < 0.5% at 15 W
Intermodulation: < 1%
Signal-to-noise ratio: > 50 dB weighted 50 mV (NICAM > 70 dB)
Frequency range, audio: 25 - 20,000 Hz +/- 1.5 dB
Power bandwidth: 25 - 20,000 Hz
Bass control: +/- 8 dB / 100 Hz
Treble control: +/- 8 dB /10,000 Hz

Power supply: 220 - 240 V
Power consumption: 100 (75 - 165) W
Power consumption stand-by: 3 W
Dimensions W x H x D: 54.5 x 66 x 45cm
Weight: 42 kg

Connections: VCR 1 (B&O AV1), Decoder (EIA:IS-15), AUX/LINE,
Power Links 1& 2, S-Video in, B&O motorised stand, ext. speakers R & L,
Headphones, Audio in R&L, Audio Out R&L, Video in, Video out, Data Link
RF connectors (F type), IN A&B, IN C, Out 1&2,Out 3

Link compatibility: Datalink

Beovision MX 5000 USA NTSC Specifications
Type: USA 3250 (1988 - May 1991)
CTV system NTSC M
Picture tube (Visual picture) 70cm (66cm)
Picture tube system Flat square, Black matrix, In-line 110°

Operation Beolink 1000, one-way
Beolink 7000, two-way (from April 1990)
Sound system Multichannel Television Sound BTSC
TV tuner range VHF channel 2-6
VHF mid. CATV A A-5 - A-1, A-1
VHF channel 7 - 13
VHF super channels
VHF hyper channels W + 1 - W + 28
UHF channels 14 - 69
UHF ultra channels W + 29 - W + 84
Tuning system Digital, fine tune
No. of User defined channels A input: 125, B input: 125
Sensitivity VHF: - 87 dBm min
UHF: - 85 dBm min
IF rejection VHF: >50 dB
UHF: >55 dB
Image rejection VHF: >50 dB
UHF: >30 dB
Adjacent channel reduction Adj. picture carrier: > 40 dB
Adj. sound carrier: > 40 dB
Contrast control range > 7 dB
Tint control range > 40 degrees

Speaker system: 2 x log line
Speaker units: 2 x 7,5cm
Sound output power: RMS 2 x 5 W
Harmonic distortion: < 1.5% at 3 W
Signal-to-noise ratio: > 45 dB stereo/SAP
Frequency range, output ampl: 85 - 9,000 Hz
Frequency range, Power Link out: 30 - 20,000 Hz +/- 1.5 dB ext. sources
Bass control: +/- 5 dB / 100 Hz
Treble control: +/- 5 dB /10,000 Hz

Power supply: 120 V
Power consumption: 150 W max
Power consumption stand-by: 2,7 W
Dimensions W x H x D: 64.7 x 67.3 x 47.6cm
Weight: 48 kg

Connections: VCR 1 (B&O AV1), Decoder (EIA:IS-15), AUX/LINE, Power Links 1& 2, S-Video in, B&O motorised stand, Ext. speakers R & L, Headphones, Audio in R&L
Audio Out R&L, Video in, Video out, Data Link, RF connectors (F type), IN A&B, IN C, Out 1&2, Out 3

Link compatibility: Datalink

Beovision MX 5500 (USA) NTSC Specifications
Type: USA 3251 (1990 - Oct 1994)
Visible picture-diagonal measurement: 66cm (visible)
Picture tube: full square, black matrix, 110° in-line
Sound system: MTS stereo and SAP
Tuner ranges: VHF ch. 2-6
VHF mid. CATV A-5-A1,A1
VHF ch. 7-13
VHF super channels
VHF hyper channels
UHF ch. 14-69
UHF ultra ch. W+29-W+84
Number of user defined channels: Input A-125, Input B-125
Speaker system: 2 x log line
Drivers 2 x 7,5cm
RMS Power Output: 5W x 2
Frequency response Output amp./speakers: 85-9000 Hz +/- 3 dB

Power Link: 30-20 kHz +/- 1.5 dB
Dimensions W x H x D: 64.7 x 67.3 x 47.6 cm
Weight: 48 kg

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Created: 22nd December 2006
Modified: 3rd September 2007

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