|Product :||Beocord V3000||
|Produced from :||1992 - Apr 1994|
|Designed by :||David Lewis|
|Finish :||Black painted metal|
Beocord V3000 was a VHS video cassette recorder and was produced as an easy-to-use budget machine to complement the Beovision LS5500 or Beovision MS6000 . The recorder offered standard and long-play speeds and was based around Hitachi VCR mechanisms. It was a general-purpose machine and was a world apart from Bang & Olufsen’s other offering at that time, the Beocord VX5000.
This cheaper V3000 VCR cut costs at almost every turn although did incorporate use of the Beolink 1000 terminal by which to control it. Other than its software being changed it was basically the original Hitachi machine, right down to the outside casing.
The Beocord V3000 represented Bang & Olufsen’s first foray with LP recording, an event previously postponed because of the inferior quality pictures that it gave upon playback. Not only that but once an LP recording had been made, the only way to view it was on the host machine as it would not be accepted anywhere else!
The VCR allowed eight programmes to be recorded up to one year in advance. Using the Beolink 1000 the V3000 could be programmed via an on-screen menu. Connected to a Beovision television by SCART and by pressing RECORD twice on the Beolink 1000 terminal the VCR would automatically tune itself in to the station being viewed and begin recording the transmission. Four video heads were included to give reasonable playback as well as acceptable slow motion.
The VCR was superceded by Beocord V6000 in 1994.
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