Altinex AC301-201 User`s guide

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Video+Audio+IR+RS232
Video+Audio+IR+RS232 to TP
User’s Guide
Welcome!
We greatly appreciate your purchase of the TP115-201/202 Video + Audio+
IR+ RS-232 to Twisted Pair Transmitter/Receiver. We are sure you will find it
reliable and simple to use. Superior performance for the right price, backed by
solid technical and customer support is what ALTINEX has to offer.
1.3 Cleaning
We are committed to providing our customers with Signal Management
Solutions® to the most demanding audiovisual installations at competitive
pricing and we welcome you to join the ranks of our many satisfied customers
throughout the world.
1.4 FCC Notice
• Clean only with a dry cloth. Never use strong detergents or solvents such as
alcohol or thinner. Do not use a wet cloth or water to clean the unit. Do
not open the unit to clean.
• This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to
the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful
interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
1. Precautions and Safety Warnings
• This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class A digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits
are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference
when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This
equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if
not installed and used in accordance with the instructions found herein,
may cause harmful interference to radio communications. Operation of this
equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference in
which case the user will be required to correct the interference at his own
expense.
Please read this manual carefully before using your TP115-201/202. Keep this
manual handy for future reference. These safety instructions are to ensure the
long life of your TP115-201/202 and to prevent fire and shock hazards. Please
read them carefully and heed all warnings.
1.1 General
• Qualified ALTINEX service personnel or their authorized representatives
must perform all service.
1.2 Installation Precaution
• To prevent fire or shock, do not expose units to water/moisture. Do not
place in direct sunlight, near heaters or heat-radiating appliances, or near
liquids. Exposure to sunlight, smoke, or steam can harm internal
components.
• Any changes or modifications to the unit not expressly approved by
ALTINEX, Inc. could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
• Handle carefully; dropping or jarring can damage the unit.
Do not pull on any cables that are attached to the TP115-201/202.
2. Installation Procedure
Note:
Download and read the online manual to become familiar with this product and for additional details.
LEDs
Power:
Signal:
EDID:
Activity:
Data
Transmitting IR/RS-232 data requires the construction of a cable as shown. For best results use multi-conductor stranded wire, 24-28 AWG, and the
terminal block connector with captive screws (included). IR/RS-232 activity may cause momentary "glitches" or "muting" in the audio quality.
Audio
Analog audio is available for VGA input; there is no digital audio with VGA input.
Component/YPbPr audio accepts digital (coax) or optical audio.
Local audio is the same format as the input audio.
Step 1.
Place the TP115-201 Transmitter and TP115-202 Receiver at their destinations and
apply power; ALTINEX logos illuminate.
Step 2.
Connect the video and audio output from the local device (PC, DVD, etc.) to the VGA/COMPONENT and
AUDIO inputs on the TP115-201. Cables are provided for a standard PC connection.
Step 3.
Connect the local outputs (video and audio) on the TP115-201 to the local display and/or speakers if available.
The local outputs are identified by arrows pointing out of the TP115-201.
Step 4.
Connect a CAT-5 cable between the TP connectors of the two units. For best results use ALTINEX low skew cable.
Step 5.
Connect the TP115-202 Receiver to a display and speakers (or other audio receiving device).
Step 6.
Verify the picture quality on the receiving display is equivalent to the quality as displayed on the local monitor. If the quality of the image is poor or
nonexistent, it may be necessary to adjust the video equalization on the TP receiver. Adjust the equalization incrementally and wait between
adjustments as some displays respond slowly to changes in the incoming video signal.
Step 7.
For control wiring, if transmitting IR data from the receiver to the transmitter, install the optional IR Emitter to the 3.5 mm mono jack labeled IR OUT.
The emitter end of the cable should be place on or near the IR eye of the receiving device. See Section 7 for more details.
3. Limited Warranty/Return Policies
Please see the ALTINEX website at www.altinex.com for details on warranty and return policies.
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ALTINEX logo is illuminated.
GREEN= VGA, RED=Component (YPbPr)
GREEN= Using local monitor EDID. RED= Using ALTINEX internal EDID.
Shows data traffic on the IR or RS-232 data lines.
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4. Technical Specifications
Specifications are subject to change. See www.altinex.com for up-to-date information.
Features/Description
Input Connectors
RGBHV or YPbPr
Stereo Audio
Power
IR IN, RS-232, +5V Out
Output Connectors
Local Monitor
Local Audio
Main Output
IR
Compatibility
PC Signal Resolutions
HDTV Resolutions
Accessories Included
Cable, VGA 6 ft 15-pin HD
Cable, Audio 3.5 mm
Power Adapter
Terminal Blocks
Miscellaneous hardware
Optional Accessories
IR Receiver with 9 ft cable
IR Emitter with 9 ft cable
TOSLINK to Mini-TOSLINK
Transmitter
Features/Description
Input Connectors
TP
Power
IR IN, RS-232, +5V
Output Connectors
RGBHV or YPbPr
Stereo Audio
IR Out
Compatibility
PC Signal Resolutions
HDTV Resolutions
Accessories Included
Cable, VGA 6 ft 15-pin HD
Cable, Audio 3.5 mm
Power Adapter
Terminal Blocks
Miscellaneous hardware
Optional Accessories
IR Receiver with 9 ft cable
IR Emitter with 9 ft cable
TOSLINK to Mini-TOSLINK
15-pin HD F (1)
3.5mm optic mini jack (1)
2.5 mm F (1)
5-pin TB (1)
15-pin HD F (1)
3.5 mm optic mini jack (1)
RJ-45 F Shielded (1)
3.5 mm mono jack (1)
VGA through UXGA
480p through 1080p
CB416-006 (1)
CB445-006 (1)
+9 VDC, 1.1 A (1)
AC101-302 (1)
Cable ties
AC301-110
AC301-111
CB429-003
Input Signals
Analog Signal Level
Analog Impedance
Sync Level
Sync Impedance
H frequency
V frequency
Audio Impedance
Audio Max Level
Output Signals
Local Mon Impd.
Local Audio
Twisted Pair
IR
Total Power
RJ-45 Shielded F (1)
2.5 mm F (1)
5-pin TB (1)
15-pin HD F (1)
3.5 mm mini optic jack (1)
3.5 mm mono jack (1)
VGA through UXGA
480p through 1080p
CB416-006 (1)
CB445-006 (1)
+9 VDC, 1.1 A (1)
AC101-302 (1)
Cable ties
AC301-110
AC301-111
CB429-003
Table 3. TP115-202 General
Electrical
Table 1. TP115-201 General
Electrical
Receiver
Input Signals
Twisted Pair
Output Signals
Analog Level
Analog Impedance
Sync Level
Sync Impedance
Audio Impedance
Audio Max Level
Audio Gain
IR
Total Power
Transmitter
1.2 Vp-p max
75 ohms
0 and 3-5 Vp-p
10 kohms
15 kHz to 130 kHz
30 Hz to 150 Hz
10 kohms
1 Vp-p
75 ohms
Direct Through
1.2 Vp-p max. / 50 ohms
38 kHz
1.4 W max.
Receiver
1.2 Vp-p max. / 50 ohms
1.2 Vp-p max
75 ohms
TTL
10 kohms
10 kohms
1 Vp-p
0dB +/- 0.5 dB
38 kHz
1.4 W max.
Table 4. TP115-202 Electrical
Mechanical
Material/Color
Height, Width, Depth
Weight
T° Operating (T° Maximum)
Humidity
MTBF (calc.)
Table 2. TP115-201 Electrical
Transmitter and Receiver
Al/Black
1.0 x 3.1 x 4.2 in
(25 x 79 x 107 mm)
0.4 lb (0.2 kg)
10°C-50°C (75°C)
90% non-condensing
38,000 hrs
Table 5. TP115-201 and TP115-202 Mechanical
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5. About Your TP115-201 and TP115-202
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Transmit video, audio, RS-232, and IR data over single CAT-5 cable
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Output sync pulses match input sync pulses
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High-quality stereo audio output (analog for RGBHV, optical or digital (coax) for YPbPr)
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Bi-directional IR and RS-232 data transmission
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LED indicators for power, EDID, signal type, and IR/RS-232 activity
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Superior transmission distances - Up to 300 ft (91 m) m at UXGA 1600x1200
(using ALTINEX low-skew cable)
The TP115-201 Transmitter and TP115-202 Receiver combination provides a means of transmitting video (computer or component), stereo audio (analog or
digital), RS-232, and IR signals over a single Twisted Pair-type (CAT-5) cable. Both units are compact and easy to use allowing for installation into areas behind
desks, displays, etc. with limited free space available.
The transmitter provides buffered local outputs for both video and audio with the local video and audio output in the same format as the input. When a local
monitor is connected, the TP115-201 passes the EDID data from the monitor to the computer video source; otherwise ALTINEX's built-in EDID data is passed to
the video source. The TP115-201 and TP115-202 support analog audio with RGBHV video and optical/digital audio with YPbPr video. The TP115-202 Receiver
accepts the twisted pair signal from the transmitter and decodes the video, audio, and control signals for output to a projector, display, amplifier, speakers, etc.
The transmitter has a 15-pin HD female connector for video input (RGBHV or YPbPr) and a 3.5 mm optical mini jack for audio input; local outputs use a 15-pin
HD female connector and 3.5 mm optical mini jack. The female RJ-45 main output provides the main drive to the twisted pair cable which is accepted on the
receiver's female RJ-45 main input connector. The receiver also has a 15-pin HD female connector for video output (RGBHV or YPbPr) and a 3.5 mm optical
mini jack for audio output.
These latest generation devices allow IR or RS-232 data to be transmitted in either direction. RS-232 data transmission requires the construction of a simple 3
conductor cable. IR transmission requires the purchase of an optional IR Receiver and IR Emitter which both connect to the control terminal block connector.
IR output is output on a 38 kHz carrier wave. The units can be configured to transmit IR and RS-232 data, but cannot transmit both at the same time. All
connections to the transmitter and receiver and made using a terminal block connector with captive screws (included). Note that if significant amount of IR or
RS-232 data is transmitted or repeatedly transmitted there may be temporary "glitches" or "muting" in the audio output.
The transmitter and receiver have LED indicators for power, EDID source (transmitter only), signal type, and IR/RS-232 line activity. On both units, the
ALTINEX logo illuminates when power is applied, the ACT light flashes when there is activity on the IR/RS-232 lines, and the signal type LED changes color
depending on whether the video source is RGBHV or Component Video. If no video source is present the LED is off.
The latest generation of Twisted Pair devices uses an innovative, patented technology* developed by ALTINEX. The new signal processing technology allows
transmitting and receiving fully equalized computer video signals, stereo, and audio signals over long distances.
* US Patent 7,065,190
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VGA / COMPONENT
TWISTED PAIRS
CONVERTOR
RED YPbPr/
GREEN VGA
GND
Digital Audio In
on Left or Right
INFRARED
AUDIO
Steps
Connect audio and video inputs according to top label.
Connect local outputs to local display and/or speakers.
Connect twisted pair (TP) out to TP input of TP receiver.
Apply power to the TP115-201; verify picture quality at receiver.
Digital audio input on left or right channel of 3.5 mm.
Local audio is the same format as input audio.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Audio
TOSLINK Cable: CB429-003
IR Receiver: AC301-110
IR Emitter: AC301-111 (to IR OUT)
Acc.
RED INT EDID/
GREEN EXT EDID
Transmitting IR or RS-232 data requires the construction of a cable;
use the term. block mating connector provided (AC101-302).
Repeated IR/RS transmissions may cause distortions in audio.
+9 VDC IN
2.5 mm JACK
LOCAL
AUDIO OUT
3.5 mm Optic Mini F
RS-233
TWISTED PAIR
OUTPUT RJ-45 F
VIDEO IN
15-pin HD F
IR IN to IR Rcvr Out
GND to IR Rcvr Gnd
Optional: +5V for IR Rcvr
TX to PC Receive (DB9 pin 2)
RX to PC Transmit (DB9 pin 3)
GND to PC Gnd (DB9 pin 5)
ACT
RoHS
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IR OUTPUT
3.5 mm F (mono)
38 kHz Carrier
IR/RS-232
ACTIVITY LED
AUDIO IN
3.5 mm Optic Mini F
COMPLIANT
IR RX
TX
RX
GND
IR IN
+5V
RS-232
CONTROL INPUTS
5-pin TERM. BLOCK
VIDEO TYPE
LED
LOCAL
VIDEO OUT
15-pin HD F
9V, 350 mA
COMPONENT:
DIGITAL COAX
OPTICAL
IR OUT
VGA:
ANALOG
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EDID SOURCE
LED
Audio
Steps
Digital audio input on left or right channel of 3.5 mm.
Local audio is the same format as input audio.
1. Connect twisted pair (TP) in to TP output of TP transmitter.
2. Connect outputs to destination display and/or speakers.
3. Apply power to the TP115-202; verify picture quality at display.
Adjust video equalization if necessary.
on Left or Right
IR Receiver: AC301-110
IR Emitter: AC301-111 (to IR OUT)
+9 VDC IN
2.5 mm JACK
IR OUTPUT
3.5 mm F (mono)
38 kHz Carrier
INFRARED
VIDEO OUT
15-pin HD F
TWISTED PAIR
INPUT RJ-45 F
RS-233
IR OUT
TOSLINK Cable: CB429-003
TWISTED PAIRS
CONVERTOR
VGA/
COMPONENT
Acc.
Data
RED YPbPr/
GREEN VGA
Transmitting IR or RS-232 data requires the construction of a cable;
use the term. block mating connector provided (AC101-302).
Repeated IR/RS transmissions may cause audio distortion.
TP IN
IR IN to IR Rcvr Out
GND to IR Rcvr Gnd
Optional: +5V for IR Rcvr
ACT
AUDIO OUT
3.5 mm Optic Mini F
VIDEO TYPE
LED
CONTROL INPUTS
5-pin TERM. BLOCK
TX to PC Receive (DB9 pin 2)
RX to PC Transmit (DB9 pin 3)
GND to PC Gnd (DB9 pin 5)
COMPONENT:
DIGITAL COAX
OPTICAL
RoHS
VGA:
ANALOG
AUDIO
RS-232
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+5V
IR IN
GND
RX
TX
COMPLIANT
VID EQ
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VIDEO EQUALIZATION
ADJUSTMENT
IR/RS-232
ACTIVITY LED
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6. Application Diagrams
Diagram 1: Typical Setup
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Diagram 2: RJ-45 Pinout
Pin Number
RJRJ-45 Output Signals
1
Orange/White
2
Orange
3
Green/White
4
Blue
5
Blue/White
6
Green
7
Brown/White
8
Brown
Table 1
Standard 568B Wiring Color Code
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Diagram 3: Internal View Transmitter
Video + Stereo Audio + RS-232 + IR to CAT-5 Transmitter
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Diagram 4: Internal View Receiver
CAT-5 to Video + Stereo Audio + RS-232 + IR Receiver
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Diagram 5: Optional Accessories
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7. Operation
7.3 Audio Wiring (IR/RS-232)
The TP115-201 and TP115-202 combination requires only one adjustment
to be made for optimal performance; video equalization. Video
equalization is typically needed for cable runs of 50 ft (15 m) or more.
7.3.1 Analog Audio (RGBHV video)
Analog audio is available for RGBHV video only and uses a standard
3.5 mm stereo audio cable.
7.1 Video Equalization
Video Equalization is provided to fine-tune the displayed image on the
remote display. Typically, for short cable runs the equalization will be set
to near minimum. Long cable lengths will require near maximum
equalization.
7.2.1 Transmitter
EDID
= power is applied
OFF
= power is off
GREEN = Using Local Monitor EDID
RED
SIGNAL
OFF
= No Signal
ACTIVITY ON
= no IR or RS-232 present
ON
= power is applied
OFF
= power is off
SIGNAL
GREEN = VGA Video
RED
= YPbPr Video
OFF
= No Signal
ACTIVITY ON
OFF
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3.5 mm Plug
Digital In
Tip or Ring
Gnd
Sleeve
Depending on the video player's output type you may need to
purchase an adapter cable or connector in order to make the
connection from your player to the transmitter's input.
7.2.2 Receiver
ALTINEX
Sleeve
Optical audio inputs and outputs plug directly into the 3.5 mm optical
mini jack using standard Mini-TOSLINK® type cable. ALTINEX part
number CB429-003 is a TOSLINK to Mini-TOSLINK® cable that can
be used with many Blu-ray™ players.
= flashes with IR/RS-232 traffic
OFF
Ring
Gnd
7.3.3 Optical Audio (YPbPr video)
GREEN = VGA Video
= YPbPr Video
Right
Note: The transmitter and receiver wiring must be the same.
= Using ALTINEX Internal EDID
RED
Tip
Digital (coax) audio is available for YPbPr video only and uses a
standard 3.5 mm stereo audio cable. The digital input signal can be
input on either the Left Channel (tip) or Right Channel (ring) of the
3.5 mm plug.
7.2 Indicator LEDs
ON
3.5 mm Plug
Left
7.3.2 Digital Audio (YPbPr video)
Make equalizations slowly and in small increments. Some monitors require
several seconds to respond to changes in the incoming video signal.
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= no IR or RS-232 present
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7.4 Control Wiring (IR/RS-232)
7.4.1 IR Wiring
In order to send an IR signal from a remote control at the transmitter
to the display or projector at the receiver, an IR receiver (AC301-110)
is needed at the transmitter along with an IR emitter (AC301-111) at
the receiver.
IR Receiver Wiring (AC301-110)
TP115-201 Transmitter
IR Receiver
IR IN
Output (blue wire or white wire)
GND
Ground (black wire)
+5V
Power (red wire)
IR Emitter Wiring (AC301-111)
The IR Emitter utilizes a 3.5 mm mono plug that connects directly to
the IR Output on the receiver. The emitter itself should be placed
directly over the receiving eye of the display device.
Bi-directional IR
The process above can also be used to transmit an IR signal from the
receiver to the transmitter using the IR IN on the receiver and the IR
Output at the transmitter.
7.4.2 RS-232 Wiring
The RS-232 lines are full-duplex capable but can be wired for single
direction data transmission if the device feedback is not required;
otherwise wire both the TX and RX lines for full capability.
For example, in order to instruct a projector at the receiver
(TP115-202) to turn off after a presentation, a projector OFF command
needs to be input to the transmitter (TP115-201), transmitted over the
CAT-5 cable, and then sent from the receiver to the projector.
Transmitter side typical wiring to a PC (or controller):
PC (or controller)
TP115-201 Transmitter
Receive (DB9 pin 2)
TX
Transmit (DB9 pin 3)
RX
Ground (DB9 pin 5)
GND
Receiver side typical wiring to a projector (or other display device):
TP115-202 Receiver
Projector*
TX
Receive (DB9 pin 2)
RX
Transmit (DB9 pin 3)
GND
Ground (DB9 pin 5)
* Typical DB9 projector pinouts shown. Check the control section of
your projector's user manual for proper pinout.
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8. Troubleshooting Guide
We have carefully tested and have found no problems in the supplied TP115-201/202. However, we would like to offer suggestions for the following:
Symptom
ALTINEX Logo is NOT
Illuminated Yellow
Resolution
1. Make sure the unit is plugged into a working AC outlet and the DC plug is inserted all the way into the switcher.
2. Use only the power adapter provided.
There is no EDID available on the local monitor or the local monitor is not connected.
EDID LED is
Always RED
1. Make sure the local monitor is connected to the TP115-201 using the VGA cable provided and restart the video
source to ensure the source recognizes the EDID memory from the monitor.
2. If the video is Component, the LED is RED indicating the internal EDID is selected (not applicable to YPbPr).
The TP115-201 recognizes VGA and Component (YPbPr) video signals.
If the signal is not VGA or Component then the LED is off.
Video Type LED is OFF
1. Make sure the video source is on and active.
2. Check the image at the local monitor. Make sure the source is not in power save or screensaver mode.
1. Check the source and make sure there is a signal present.
No Display on Projector
Control Signal Improperly
Routed
2. Make sure the projector has power and is turned on. If the projector power is controlled by the transmitter through
IR or RS-232 control, make sure the cables are connected and the correct codes have been selected.
1. Make sure the correct cable is being used to control the projector, IR or RS-232.
2. If using IR, use an ALTINEX IR Emitter plugged into the IR OUT connector of the receiver and an ALTINEX IR
Receiver at the transmitter.
1. The source resolution may not be compatible with the projector/display device. Try other resolutions.
Poor Output Image
2. The source and display may not be compatible. Connect the source directly to the input of the projector or other
display device. If the image is poor the devices may be incompatible.
3. Long transmissions require varying degrees of video equalization at the receiver. Set the potentiometer to minimum
(fully CCW) and then slowly increment toward maximum. Pause in between each increment in order to allow the
display to process the change to the incoming video signal.
No Sound
Analog audio is only available with VGA (computer) video signals. If the video is YPbPr and the audio input is analog,
there will be no audio on the output of the receiver or the audio may have intermittent distortions and interruptions.
Audio for YPbPr must be optical or digital (coax) audio.
1. Make sure the speakers are connected to the speaker output on the switcher.
2. Make sure audio is playing and that any mute settings are disabled.
In most cases there is no noticeable distortion to the twisted pair signal during typical IR or RS-232 transmission.
However, if the transmission is long enough or is sent repeatedly there may be some distortion to the audio signal; this
is normal. Additionally, IR and RS-232 signals cannot both be transmitted at the same time.
Audio or Video Distortion
During RS-232 or IR
Transmissions
Note that some devices (for example digital to analog audio converters) take longer to respond to disruptions in audio
signal than others. In some cases, the audio may be "muted" until the distortions due to data transmission are done.
1. Make sure the IR or RS-232 cables are properly grounded.
2. Keep the cable lengths from the output of the units as short as possible.
3. Make sure to use the proper video/audio sources or the distortions will be "louder" than normal.
Computer (RGBHV) with Analog Audio OR Component (YPbPr) with Digital/Optical Audio
There should be no distortion to the twisted pair audio signal. However, if the wrong audio type is used there may
appear to be intermittent distortions when there is no IR or RS-232 data being transmitted.
Audio or Video Distortion
With No RS-232 or IR
Transmissions
1. Make sure only digital or optical audio is used with component (YPbPr) video. Transmitting analog audio with
component video will result in intermittent interruptions in audio.
2. Make sure only analog audio is used with COMPUTER (RGBHV) video. Transmitting digital audio with
COMPUTER video will result in intermittent interruptions in audio.
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