BeoVision Avant 28 RF DVD

(2001-2003) 28” widescreen television, integrated DVD player, Masterlink, 2x39W

Type numbers: 8340, 8342, 8343, 8344, 8345, 8346, 8347, 8348, 8350, 8352, 8353, 8354, 8355, 8356, 8357, 8358

Description

With this variation of the Avant, the video recorder was removed a DVD player fitted instead. The same type of Philips player was used that formed the basis for the DVD 1, and this was skilfully integrated into the cabinet in an unobtrusive manner. Instead of fitting a loading tray where the cassette door had been, a top loading arrangement was fitted into the top of a cabinet, in a similar manner to the installation of the CD/CD-i player in the Beocenter AV 5. However, unlike the AV 5, the BeoVision Avant DVD was a useful, relevant and desirable model that sold well. Those customers who required a video recorder as well could connect a BeoCord V 8000, but no Avant model was ever offered that included both a DVD player and a video recorder, though there was no clear engineering reason why this was not done. Text copyright © Beocentral. Unauthorised reproduction prohibited.

The 28” version of the BeoVision Avant DVD did not remain in production for very long, perhaps because it sat awkwardly between the smaller BeoCenter 1 and the larger Avant 32 DVD model. Text copyright © Beocentral. Unauthorised reproduction prohibited.

Designer

David Lewis

Finishes/ colours

  • Pearlescent black
  • Pearlescent blue
  • Pearlescent green
  • Pearlescent red
  • Silver

Prices

2002£4000 
2003£4450 

Type numbers

8340, 8342, 8343, 8344, 8345, 8346, 8347, 8348, 8350, 8352, 8353, 8354, 8355, 8356, 8357, 8358

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