|Product :||Beocord V8000||
|Produced from :||1998 - 2005|
|Designed by :||David Lewis|
|Finish :||Pearly Black, Silver, Grey, Blue, Green, White|
In releasing the Beocord V8000 Bang & Olufsen used Philips mechanics as they had done with their earlier V2000 format machines such as the Beocord 8800V and 8802V. However, Philips had moved on in that course of time and the new V8000 embraced such features as its’ ‘turbo drive’ which meant that video tapes could be fast reversed at very high speeds and also enacted at speed to users’ instructions.
Compared to earlier Philips’s machines though, The V8000 was a VHS machine and the last of a line of video tape recorders produced by Bang & Olufsen spead over two and a half decades. After the VCR was withdrawn from the markeplace there would be no further models as by then recording technology had moved on to both optical and digital means.
Similar-looking to the V6000, the BeoCord V8000 was much more compact and slicker than the Beocord VX7000, the machine that it replaced. A little more basic that the VX7000, the newer machine featured NICAM hi-fi stereo, it could replay S-VHS and NTSC stereo video tapes and had a facility to record at half-speed. Linked to a suitable BeoVision the VCR tuned itself automatically to the television’s stored stations so that by pressing RECORD twice on the remote handset a recording of the current station being watched would start immediately.
Matching perfecting the DVD1 the prospective purchaser could choice from a wide range of pearlescent finishes.
The video cassette recorder was replaced by the HDR1 offering the customer an entirely different technology, when it too perfectly matched the DVD1.
BeoCord V8000 types:
Most recent S/W: 3.13