Beovision Video Terminal
Type number: 3319
The Beovision Video Terminal was the first B&O television remote control to use infra red light instead of ultrasonic sound as the transmission medium. Combined with this, new digital electronics meant that more numerous and more complex functions could be performed easily. Initially offered with the Beovision 8800, the Beovision Video Terminal soon became the standard remote control unit for all 33XX series Beovisions, and additionally could operate a teletext decoder and the Beocord 8800 V and 8802 V video cassette recorders. The terminal was slim and elegant. The new electronics no longer required large amounts of power, so an ordinary 9V battery could be used, instead of the previous special 15V type. Unusually for a remote control, the casework was made of die-cast metal. This gave an impression of superior quality when compared with the moulded plastic offerings from other manufacturers. Text copyright © Beocentral. Unauthorised reproduction prohibited.
Two versions of this terminal were made, a standard type and a variant with an extra “sound” key for use with stereo Beovisions. This type was not available in the UK. Text copyright © Beocentral. Unauthorised reproduction prohibited.
The introduction of the 77XX series of Beovisions lead to minor revisions being made to the Video Terminal. The televisions were fitted with digital tuning which could easily be operated from the remote control, so the extra functions of “tune” and “store” appeared as second functions on the “play” and “stop” keys. This terminal was also used with the Beovision MX 2000 and M 20. Text copyright © Beocentral. Unauthorised reproduction prohibited.