BeoCord VX5000 VHS VCR

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Manufactured: 1989 - 1992
Designer: David Lewis
Colours: Grey, Black, White

Beocord VX5000: the multi-role video recorder

Designed by David Lewis, Beocord VX5000 was the flagship of the range in the late 1980's, with the ability to display live pictures from up to nine different channels simultaneously. A TV guide that was hard to beat! The VX5000 worked best with a Bang & Olufsen TV, simply because they were made for each other. You could choose from either the contemporary MX or the classic LX series.

Step by Step

When you wanted to analyse a Wimbledon championship down to the last detail you would find the slow motion facility a real boon. And of course it was superb for picking up tips to improve your sporting style. You could also freeze frames, not only on video, but also in the middle of a direct broadcast; the picture quality remained at its impressive best.

We all know how complicated programming some video recorders can be. With the Bang & Olufsen range you don't need a degree in pure maths to succeed. A 'menu' on the screen gave you straightforward instructions. So easy that you would want to take advantage of programming that lets you preset recordings of up to six different programmes up to one year in advance!

There was a very handy Search function too; acting like the 'Track Searching' on an audio cassette recorder, it took you to the programme you want with minimal fuss and bother.

Video or all-night music

The VX5000 gave you the choice of either four hours of video, or up to eight hours of top-quality hi-fi sound to last the whole night through!

Beocord VX5000 was designed specially be use in conjunction with Beovision MX5000 TV 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.

BeoCord VX5000 VHS VCR Product Specifications

AUS 4537 (1989 - Oct 1991)
EU 4531 (1989 - Jan 1992)
EU 4530 (1989 - Jan 1992)
GB 4532 (1989 - Oct 1991)
GB NICAM 4539 (1989 - Dec 1991)
HK 4538 (1989 - June 1991)
US 4536 (1989 - Oct 1991)
VPS 4533 (1989 - Jan 1992)

Cassette format: VHS
Tape heads 3 video, 2 Hi-Fi audio
TV channels VHF band 46 - 300 MHz
Hyper-band 300 - 470 MHz
UHF channels 21 - 69
Number of programmes 99
Play channel UHF 37 (adjustable 30 - 39)
Sound, compatible normal/Hi-Fi Stereo, Hi-Fi sound

Decoder TV stereo
A2 built-in (Not in type 4532/38)
Decoder bilingual sound A2 built-in (Not in type 4532/38)

Max. playing time, audio/video
4 hours, E-240
Max. playing time, audio only 8 hours, E-240
Fast forward and rewind Approx. 6 min. E-240
Counter Tape counter, remaining time
Time programming 8 programmes up to a year
Slow motion video tape Variable speed Still picture video tape Noiseless
Still picture TV program Digital
Search forward: 5 x normal speed
Search rewind: 5 x normal speed
Index search Track no., digital picture index
Tape speed VTR 23.39 mm/sec.
Tape speed ATR 11.7 mm/sec.
Recording system HQ

Frequency range black/white
2.5 MHz
Signal-to-noise ratio luminance 47 dB
Signal-to-noise ratio chrominance Amplitude modulation 38 dB
Pulse modulation 50 dB

Placement min. height
22 cm
Dimensions W x H x D 54 x 8.5 x 30 cm
Weight 9.1 kg

Connections: RF in 75 ohms
RF out 75 ohms
AV Link 21-pin
AV decoder 21-pin
Camera pause Jack
Remote sensor Jack
Headphone Jack
Microphone Jack

Created: 21st January 2007
Modified: 11th February 2007

Author Notes:

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