(1985-1986) 26” colour television, stereo sound (A2 system), 2x15W, remote control, optional teletext (most models), dual A/V interface (SCART + DIN)
Type numbers: 7006, 7020, 7021, 7022, 7210, 7211, 7230, 7233, 7270, 7277, 7290, 7292
The Beovision 8902 was a stereo version of the Beovision 8802. In countries where the Beovision 8900 had been sold it replaced this model, though in the UK it was, along with the smaller Beovision 7802, the first stereo Beovision model to be offered. Text copyright © Beocentral. Unauthorised reproduction prohibited.
Although at the time of its introduction there were no stereo TV broadcasts in the UK, stereo video tapes had become available and the Beocord range offered two new models, the Beocord VHS 80 and VHS 90, to play them. The stereo Beovisions were the natural companions to these new machines, especially as the Beovision Video Terminal remote control unit provided with the Beovision could operate the Beocord as well. Text copyright © Beocentral. Unauthorised reproduction prohibited.
The Beovision 8902 used the same 77XX series chassis as the Beovision 8802 and offered identical picture performance. It was fitted with a 26” 30AX tube which allowed a slim cabinet to be produced, the appearance of which was accentuated by the increased width of the frontage. The audio system comprised two high quality loudspeaker systems (the woofers of which were housed in resin bass-reflex cabinets held in place by resilient rubber mounts), a 2x15W Hi-Fi stereo amplifier and an A2 stereo decoder (though A2 broadcasts were never radiated in the UK). Stereo AV sources (video tape, video disc, home computer) could be connected directly via either the DIN A/V or the SCART socket (a new feature in the Beovision range). Extra loudspeakers and stereo headphones could also be connected. Text copyright © Beocentral. Unauthorised reproduction prohibited.
A new cabinet finish was offered for the Beovision 8902 (and the 7802): Whiteline. Whiteline went beyond the white cabinet inlays that had been available for Beovisions since the 8800 inasmuch as now the whole cabinet back was white, as was the Beovision Video Terminal (a special version made for Whiteline sets only). Whiteline models cost more than the standard teak/rosewood ones but they did include a factory fitted teletext decoder. Text copyright © Beocentral. Unauthorised reproduction prohibited.
The Beovision 8902 was deleted from the range when the LX series made its first appearance in 1987. The model which directly replaced it was the LX 2800. Text copyright © Beocentral. Unauthorised reproduction prohibited.
NOTE 1: with Teletext
- Jarman, T; Jarman, N (2008), Crowood Collectors' Series: Bang & Olufsen: 125, 129