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Contemporary Research 232-ATSC 4 HDTV Tuner with MPEG4
  • Contemporary Research 232-ATSC 4 HDTV Tuner with MPEG4
  • Contemporary Research 232-ATSC 4 HDTV Tuner with MPEG4
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Contemporary Research 232-ATSC 4 HDTV Tuner with MPEG4

Item #: CRC-232-ATSC-4   •   MFG #: 232-ATSC-4


List Price:$1,055.00
Our Price:$897.00

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    The new 232-ATSC 4 HDTV Tuner, our 4th-generation HDTV tuner, adds new capabilities to the industry-standard 232-ATSC series. New features include tuning MPEG-4 programs, up to 1080p output, and more efficient operation. The new tuner is fully compatible the previous 232-ATSC+1 tuner for control, operation, and rack mounting.

    The integrator-friendly HDTV tuner is controllable with 2-way RS-232 and IP Telnet, as well as wireless and wired IR commands. An onboard Web page enables remote Web control. A new menu-driven display simplifies setup, and a front-panel USB port makes firmware updates a snap. The new compact enclosure allows mounting of two tuners in a single rack space.

    A universal TV tuner, the 232-ATSC 4 can receive both analog and digital MPEG-2/MPEG-4 channels, in ATSC, NTSC, and clear QAM formats. Using an optional RF switcher, the tuner can switch between antenna and cable feeds.

    • Features

      • Tunes analog and digital channels in ATSC, NTSC, and clear QAM formats
      • Accepts MPEG-4 TV channels, as well as standard MPEG-2
      • Scales video output from 480p to 1080p
      • Simulcasts from HDMI and composite video ports, as well as stereo, and digital coax and TOSlink optical audio ports
      • Switches to RGBHV or Component output from front-panel settings, Web page or control commands
      • Dolby 5.1 or PCM/Variable PCM digital audio formats for digital audio ports and HDMI
      • Front-panel text and on-screen menus for tuner setup
      • Web pages for remote setup and control
      • Supports dual Air/Cable tuning with optional RF switch
      • Analog and digital closed captioning
      • Internal scaler displays channels at selected resolution
      • Rack-mountable two across in 1RU
      • Full ASCII 2-way RS-232/USB commands, AMX, Crestron, and RTI modules available, discrete IR commands
      • RS-232 can be daisy-chained to control up to 9 tuners from a single RS-232 port, or control any number of tuners via IP
      • Front-panel USB port for control firmware and rear USB for HD processor updates via a memory stick
      • Meets RoHS and California energy-saving standards
      • Includes HD2-RC IR remote and 12 VDC power supply, when needed, also available with 6A 12 VDC supply that drives up to 4 tuners
      • Options for single and dual rack mounts, external RF-AB RF switch
    • Specifications

      • Physical
      • 8.5" [216mm] wide x 1.75" [44mm] height (1.RU) x 8.0" [203mm] deep
      • 2.25 lbs [1 kg]
      • 1RU Rack mounting for one or two units side-by-side optional (RK1, RK2)
      • RoHS compliant and energy-efficiency meets new California standards
      • Additional cooling is not required for normal applications, where there many tuners in one rack, a rack fan is recommended to add air flow

      • Tuning
      • Type: Analog,ATSC, NTSC and Clear QAM (MPEG2 and MPEG4)
      • DTV Standards: (1080i/ 29.97/ Hz/720p/480p/480i)
      • Aspect Ratio: Adjustable, variety of modes for widescreen 16:9 and normal 4:3 broadcasts
      • Captioning: Onscreen Analog and Digital, set by program or customized for size, font, and attributes
      • Line 21 analog captioning on Composite Video
      • Favorites: Favorite channel menu
      • Lock: Parental option for channels and/or rating

      • Front Panel
      • Power, Menu, Setup and Select buttons
      • Up and Down (Channel Up and Down) buttons
      • Left and Right (Volume Up and Down) buttons
      • Text Display, white text on blue LCD, channel and setup information
      • IR Sensor
      • Mini USB Port for control and drag-and-drop firmware updates

      • Back Panel
      • RF Input: Air/Cable, `F', female, 75 ohm impedance
      • Supports dual Cable and Air tuning with optional RF-AB RF A-B Switch
      • New digital RF tuning for improved sensitivity
      • HD Outputs: HDMI and switchable RGB/Component outputs operate simultaneously
      • Component: RCA YPrPb outputs ([email protected] Hz, 1080i/480p/[email protected] 29.97 Hz)
      • RGB: RGBHV DB-15 female ([email protected] Hz, 1080i/480p/[email protected] 29.97 Hz)
      • HDMI: HDMI receptacle ([email protected] Hz, 1080i/[email protected] 29.97 Hz), version 1.3, PCM/AC3 digital audio, HDCP
      • Composite Video: RCA female jack, always operational, echos digital HD output
      • Audio Outputs: All operate simultaneoulsy, including HDMI audio
      • Digital Audio: S/PDIF: Coax and TOSlink optical output, Dolby 5.1, PCM, or PCM variable
      • Stereo Audio: 2 stereo RCA female jacks, variable level
      • Control Options
      • RJ-45: 10/100 Ethernet connector, Telnet control and onboard Web page
      • RS-232: DB-9 male, RS-232 data link to control system (protocol is the same for RS-232 or Telnet)
      • 300 to 19,200 baud (9600 default), 8 data bits, no parity, 1 stop bit
      • IR: 3.5 mm stereo input for external IR sensor or wired IR, discrete codes available
      • Air/Cable: 3.5 mm output to operate the RF-AB RF A-B Switch
      • Power: 2.1mm coaxial jack (inside center conductor positive)
      • 1.1 A maximum, 11 to 14 VDC, 12 VDC typical, current draw 0.198A @114 VAC with power supply
      • 13.2W 45 BTU, 15.2W 52 BTU including power supply
      • 32F (0C) to 113F (45C) operating rangeú
      • Service: USB port for HD processor firmware upgrades

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