Lindahl, I have a MX7000 1.1, and the service mode jumper is identical to the one in your mx6000 picture. So it seems like even for the same firmware revision there are some differences.
But in the MX7000 pic, doesnt it say Service mode (or something close to that?) right on the board? I'm guessing the pins are there, they are just "hidden" with a different type of connector than the two loose pins we are used to seeing.
Also, you don't need to enter service mode to make use of RGB signals. Unless you need to tune the geometry or more advanced image settings, you don't need to access it at all, (hence it being hidden from normal users).
Yes, it says Service beneath the bundle of cable plugs, but nothing more (see the first attached picture, and there isn´t anything that look similar to the pins on the MX6000
You´re right considering the RGB signal, but it would be nice to be able to tweak the picture if needed.
Another weird thing is, that I can´t make the MX7000 go into the ordinary menu. I got both a MK2 and MK3 Beolink 1000, but unfortunately only the MK2 works properly at the moment. When using the Shift - Text function nothing happens on the MX7000. On the MX6000 this will start the menu, so the remote being defect can be ruled out I guess. My MX7000 just seems in every way odd
A third thing - I tried comparing the pictures on the MX6000 and MX7000. I switched the AV-1 and AV-2 sockets on the MX6000 to V-Tape 1 and V-Aux to secure that the signal is RGB.
I use an old modded xbox running Coinops and a scart RGB cable to run the video signal.
The signal seems a lot more dull on the MX7000, even with the contrast screen removed an both brilliance, colour (maxed out at 62) and contrast a lot higher than on the MX6000 (which is actually set really low on all settings) it is still very washed out compared to the MX6000. Maybe it is the tube or something, as these sets are around 20 years old.
On the other hand colour bleed seems a lot less on the MX7000, especially the red colour in games such as mortal kombat has close to no bleed, where as the bleed is a lot more pronounced on the MX6000. In my opinion it should be the other way around.
If the MX6000 is really being fed a RGB-signal from the xbox would I then be able to adjust the brilliance, colour and contrast - I thought this wasn´t possible when using RGB on the MX-set, but doing so actually changes my picture when using the RGB cable with the MX6000 on AV-1 (V-Tape 1)
I have attached a couple more pictures of the PCB on the MX7000, if anybody can spot and/or point out where the pins for the service menu are located I would be very grateful