Beovision LX 2502

(1988-1989) 25” colour television, A2/optional Nicam stereo, Teletext, Datalink

Type numbers: 3481, 3482, 3483, 3484, 3485, 3487, 3488, 3491, 3492, 3493, 3494, 3496, 3841, 3842, 3843, 3844, 3845, 3847, 3848, 3851, 3852, 3853, 3854, 3855, 3856, 3858, 3860, 3860


The LX 2502 was an updated version of the LX 2500. Visually identical, most of the differences were in the software, which enabled easier use in the context of integration with a music system (like the Beosystem 5500 or the Beocenter 9000) or as part of a Beolink setup. Like the previous model, the set could be used as an audio amplifier/loudspeaker only, but with the addition of Datalink this facility became truly useful, and enabled the user to call up radio programmes (or other sources) from an audio system in another room and play them at the volume and sound settings of their choice. The Datalink system required a more complex menu structure to set up the modes, so the on-screen menus were redesigned. Thankfully, selection of external video sources was made much easier at the same time, and the new software was able to control the new VX 5000 video recorder, as well as the VHS 91 and 91.2. A Datalink module was made available for retro-fitting to the previous models too, but the settings were made by internal links instead of on-screen menus. Text copyright © Beocentral. Unauthorised reproduction prohibited.

An optional Nicam stereo decoder was made available for these sets, though it could be adapted to fit the previous ones too. It fitted unobtrusively inside the cabinet and was automatic in operation, though it could be switched off from the remote control if necessary. By the time the LX 2502 was launched, the range of remote controls had been rationalised, and now a single model, the Beolink 1000, covered all video and audio applications. Text copyright © Beocentral. Unauthorised reproduction prohibited.

The “02” series LX sets would be the last of the range to have a chassis specially designed for them. The LX 4500 that replaced the LX 2502 shared most of its internal components with the MX 5500, and this pattern would continue until the LX range was deleted. Text copyright © Beocentral. Unauthorised reproduction prohibited.


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