Product Manual 232-ATSC
Product Manual
232-ATSC+1
HDTV Tuner
December 5, 2013
Version 1.14
HD Processor Version 4.15
4355 Excel Pkwy, Suite 600, Addison, TX, 75001
Phone: 972-931-2728 • Toll-Free: 888-972-2728 • Fax: 972-931-2765
E-Mail: Sales@crwww.com • Website: www.crwww.com
Table of Contents
Overview ........................................................................................................................................................... 3
Specifications .................................................................................................................................................... 4
Physical ........................................................................................................................................................... 4
Front Panel ...................................................................................................................................................... 4
Back Panel ....................................................................................................................................................... 4
Tuning............................................................................................................................................................. 5
Captioning ....................................................................................................................................................... 5
Includes .......................................................................................................................................................... 5
Options............................................................................................................................................................ 5
Firmware ......................................................................................................................................................... 5
Trademarks ...................................................................................................................................................... 5
Quick Setup....................................................................................................................................................... 6
Tuner Setup – Front-panel Quick Setup ................................................................................................................ 6
Channel Tuning – On-Screen menus .................................................................................................................... 6
Front Panel Setup ............................................................................................................................................. 7
Setup Menus .................................................................................................................................................... 7
Front-Panel Button Sequences ............................................................................................................................ 8
Firmware Updates ............................................................................................................................................. 9
Troubleshooting .............................................................................................................................................. 10
HD2-RC IR Remote ......................................................................................................................................... 12
Web Pages ...................................................................................................................................................... 13
On-Screen Menus ............................................................................................................................................ 14
Main Menu ..................................................................................................................................................... 14
Channel Menus ............................................................................................................................................... 14
Caption Menus ................................................................................................................................................ 16
V-Chip Settings Menus ..................................................................................................................................... 16
Setup Menus .................................................................................................................................................. 17
Pop-Up Menus ................................................................................................................................................ 19
RS-232 Control Protocol.................................................................................................................................. 20
Control Commands .......................................................................................................................................... 21
Terminal Communication Commands ................................................................................................................. 23
HD2-RC Remote Emulation ............................................................................................................................... 23
Response Strings ............................................................................................................................................ 24
Response Strings ............................................................................................................................................ 24
Using USB as an RS-232 Port .......................................................................................................................... 25
RS-232 Cable Connections .............................................................................................................................. 26
Rack Mounting ................................................................................................................................................ 27
RK2EZ Dual Rack Kit with Tie Bar Mounting ........................................................................................................ 27
RK1 Single Unit Rack Mount.............................................................................................................................. 27
RK2 – Locking Cases together ........................................................................................................................... 27
Safety Instructions ......................................................................................................................................... 28
Limited Warranty ............................................................................................................................................ 29
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Overview
The 232-ATSC+1 HDTV Tuner is an integrator-friendly HDTV tuner, controllable with 2-way RS-232, IP, and
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+1 can receive both analog and digital channels, in ATSC, NTSC, and
clear QAM formats. Using an optional RF switcher, the tuner can switch between Antenna and Cable feeds.
The tuner displays broadcasts through simultaneous HDMI and NTSC composite video, and can switch
between Component or RGBHV outputs. Full-time audio is available from Dolby® 5.1/PCM digital HDMI,
optical, and coax ports, as well as variable-level analog stereo audio outputs.
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Tunes analog and digital channels in ATSC, NTSC, and clear QAM formats
Always-active HDMI and composite video, as well as stereo, and digital coax and TOSlink optical
audio ports
VGA or Component outputs switchable from front-panel settings or RS-232 control
Dolby® 5.1 or PCM/Variable PCM digital audio formats for digital audio ports and HDMI
Front-panel text and onscreen menus for tuner setup
Web page for remote setup and control, (Firmware upadate available mid-September, use Tuner
Helper in the interim)
Supports dual Air/Cable tuning with optional RF switch
Analog and digital closed captioning
Internal scaler displays all 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
Field updatable for control and HD processing firmware via USB
Meets RoHS and California energy-saving standards
Includes HD2-RC IR remote and 12 VDC power supply
Options for single and dual rack mounts, external RF-AB RF switch
Options for single and dual rack mounts, pole-mounting, stereo mixer/amplifier, external RF-AB RF
switch
Free option to drive 2-3 232-ATSC+ tuners from a 12 VDC 4A power supply, ask when ordering.
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Specifications
Physical
Size (HWD): 8.5” [216mm] wide x 1.75” [44mm] height (1RU) x 8.0” [203mm] deep
Weight: 2.25 lbs [1 kg
Enclosure: Steel with black powder coat paint
Mounting: 1RU Rack mounting for one or two units side-by-side (RK1, RK2EZ)
Cooling: Not required for normal applications, where there many tuners in one rack, a rack fan is
recommended to add air flow
Front Panel
Display: Text Display, white text on blue LCD:
Top line indicates channel number
Lower line indicates if RGB or YPbPr output is active, resolution of current channel, and Air/Cable tuning
IR: IR sensor
Control: Power, Menu, Setup and Select buttons
Up and Down (Channel Up and Down) buttons
Left and Right (Volume Up and Down) buttons
Mini USB Port: for control and drag-and-drop firmware updates
Back Panel
Ethernet and Web page: RJ-45 10/100 Ethernet connector
Air/Cable: ‘F’, female, 75 ohm impedance
Supports dual Cable and Air tuning with optional RF-AB RF A-B Switch
Video Output: Simultaneous HDMI and NTSC video, switch between RGB and Component
Video Out: RCA composite video output, 1V p-p at 75 ohm impedance, 480i
Component Out: 3 RCA Y, Pr, Pb outputs (1080i/720p/480p/480i)
RGB Out: RGBHV DB-15 female (1080i/720p/480p, 59.95 Hz)
HDMI: HDMI receptacle, Type A, HD video and digital audio, version 1.3 (1080i/720p/480p), HDCP
Use PCM mode if HDMI audio connection is used to most displays (not all have Dolby)
Audio Output: Simultaneous HDMI, Coax, Optical, and Stereo
Digital Audio SPDIF: Coax and TOSlink optical output, Dolby 5.1 AC3/PCM/Variable PCM
Analog Audio Out: Stereo RCA audio, Mono, Stereo, or SAP, variable level
RS-232 Control: DB-9 male, RS-232 data link to control system or PC, up to 9 tuners, 300-19,200 baud
Air/Cable (A/C): 3.5 mm output to operate the RF-AB RF A-B Switch
IR In: 3.5mm stereo jack for optional IR-RXC IR Receiver
Sleeve= DC power+ from power jack input, limited to less than 100mA
Ring=DC power– (GND)
Tip= IR data signal
Power In: 2.1mm coaxial jack (inside center conductor positive)
1.1 A maximum, 11 to 14 VDC, 12 VDC typical,
13.2W 45 BTU, 15.2 W 52 BTU including power supply
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Tuning
Frequency Range: ATSC and Clear QAM (cable) television 55.25 to 801.25 MHz
TV System: ATSC, NTSC, Cable, and Clear QAM (1080i/720p/480p/480i)
Tuning: Off-air 2-69 (NTSC and 8-VSB) and CATV 1-135 (Analog, 64QAM, 256QAM, 8-VSB)
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 16:9 (Digital), 4:3, 16:9, Zoom (Analog channels)
Captioning: DTV and analog, set by program or customized for size, font and display attributes
Lock: Parental option for channels and/or rating
Captioning
On-Screen: Displays on-screen analog and digital captioning on all video ports.
Captioning Data: HDMI, RGB, and Component ports don’t have the ability to carry captioning data.
Captioning data from analog and digital channels will be expressed as Line 21 captioning on the composite
video port.
Includes
HD2-RC IR Tuner Remote, 4 AAA batteries
Power Supply, 1.5A maximum, 12 VDC
Options
PS12-4Y 4A power supply with Y cable to drive 2-3 tuners (free at time of order)
RK1 Single Rack Kit, 1RU
RK2EZ Dual Rack Kit, 1RU
RF-AB RF A-B Switch, self-terminating, included 3,5mm cable connects to A/C DC output on tuner
IR-RXC External IR Receiver
CC-COM RS-232 Cable
Firmware
1.5 Adds feedback for channel and program name (with HD firmware 4.06), supports 2 telnet
sessions, improves HRC tuning
1.6 Fixes RS-232 control for analog channels, >TC=nn and >TC=nn-0 now supported
1.14 Fixes RS-232 Daisy-chain operation
HD Load 4.15 improves HDMI EDID, analog Mute level, and tuner reboot from channel data error
Trademarks
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VGA and XGA are trademarks of International Business Machines
SVGA is a trademark of the Video Electronics Standard Association
HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or
registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC.
Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories, Dolby and the double-D symbol are
trademarks of Laboratories
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Quick Setup
Tuner Setup – Front-panel Quick Setup
RGB or Component out
Click the SETUP button, use Up or Down to HD Output menu, use
Left or Right keys to choose input, press SELECT to choose.
HD Resolution
Go to the next menu down, and cycle through the list of resolutions.
Press SELECT to choose.
Air or Cable Tuning
Go to the next menu and select CATV, Air, IRC, HRC, or CATV Auto.
Press SELECT to choose. IRC has the same channel map as
standard CATV, except for 5 and 6. The HRC channel map uses
completely different frequencies than the others. CABLE AUTO looks
at the first few channels to determine the right format. If there are
no channels between 2 and 6, you may have to set the tuning mode
manually.
Page down a number of menus to the Scan Mode menu. The Left
or Right keys will select several options
Select Scan Mode
Analog+Digital (standard full scan)
Digital – Delete Analog (scan for digital, delete any analog
channels)
Digital – Keep Analog (scan for digital, but keep all analog channels)
Analog – Delete Digital (scan for analog, delete any digital
channels)
Analog – Keep Digital (scan for analog, but keep all digital channels)
Once you do the next step, scan from the front-panel menu, the
tuner will always scan this way from the panel or on-screen menu –
until you change the mode later on.
Channel Scan
The next menu starts the Channel Scan, just press SELECT to
start scanning. You can watch the scan progress from a pop-up
window on the video outputs from the tuner. You can watch the
scan process if the output of the tuner is fed to a display. A Cable
analog/digital scan will take 7 minutes, only digital 6 minutes (the
analog scan is faster).
Channel Tuning – On-Screen menus
Scan Channels
Press Blue MENU button, Channel, Auto Scan, then scan mode usually Cable Auto for cable, Air for off-air channels. The tuner will
automatically delete encrypted Cable programs. Wait for the tuner
to finish analog scanning, then it will re-scan channels for digital.
Press SELECT when tuning analog to skip to scanning for only
digital channels.
Audio
Press Blue MENU button, Setup, Digital Output, then Dolby, PCM or
PCM Variable. If you get a “motorboat” sound for digital sound,
switch to PCM.
Screen
Press Blue MENU button, Setup, Screen Format and select between
4:3, 16:9 and Zoom options. Stores two different options for digital
and analog channels. Options vary in analog and digital, and the
channel itself may restrict your options. You can also use the RATIO
button on your remote.
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Front Panel Setup
IR Menu Control – Click Menu button to access on-screen menus.
Setup Menus
Press Setup to enter menus. Use Up and Down buttons to page through options, Left and Right buttons to
change settings. Press Select to enter the setting.
Menu
Firmware
HD Output
HD Resolution
Tune Mode
Digital Audio
Baud Rate
Unit Number
Panel Lockout
Backlight
LCD Contrast
IR Receive
Captions
Caption Mode
Digital Captions
Scan Mode
Channel Scan
Overscan
Options
232-ATSC+1 V5.0
To update the firmware, click Power and Setup while on this menu while
connected via USB. That will open up a file folder. Copy the file to the tuner
memory, the tuner installs the update itself. Press Left to return to normal
operation.
Also, when this menu is displayed, you can click the Right to view Bootloader
version, HD version, and DC voltage.
RGBHV
YPbPr (Default)
1080i (Default)
720p
480p
480i
CATV (Default) - Switches tuner to Cable, sets Scan mode (See mode 6)
Off-Air - Switches tuner to Air, sets for Off-Air channel scan
IRC - Switches tuner to Cable, sets Scan mode
HRC - Switches tuner to Cable, sets Scan mode
Cable Auto - Switches tuner to Cable, sets Scan mode
AC-3– Dolby 5.1
PCM (use this or Variable for audio through HDMI)
PCM Variable (Default)
300
600
1200
2400
4800
9600 (default)
19200
1-9, default is 1
None, Ch+Menu, Vol+Menu, Ch+Vol+Menu, Power, Setup, Menu, All,
Setup+Menu, Pwr+Setup+Menu
Display brightness 1-10
Contrast 1-9
IR On, IR Off
On, Off (default)
CC1, CC2, CC3, CC4
Text 1, Text1, Text3, Text4 (Text options rarely used)
Service 1-6, Default is 1
Sets how the tuner will scan the channels
Analog+Digital (standard full scan)
Digital – Delete Analog (scan for digital, delete any analog channels)
Digital – Keep Analog (scan for digital, but keep all analog channels)
Analog – Delete Digital (scan for analog, delete any digital channels)
Analog – Keep Digital (scan for analog, but keep all digital channels)
Press Select
Starts the scan, follows the Tune Mode selection
Starts with analog channels, then digital. You can press Select to skip analog.
Selects % overscan for all channels
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Menus
IP Port
Gateway
Subnet Mask
IP Address
IP Mode
MAC/SN
IP Configuration
Typical operation:
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Press Setup to edit value, characters will flash
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Use direction keys to change
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Press Setup to save
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IP port for Telnet communication – Click or hold Up or Down to set.
255.255.255.000
Quad address – Left/Right steps through each group, click Up or Down to step
one at a time, hold down to move faster.
255.255.255.0
Subnet has a limited range of combinations, so this function is simplified
Left/Right steps through each group, click Up or Down for options
192.168.1.231
Left/Right steps through each group, click Up or Down to step one at a time, hold
down to move faster.
Selects Static (default) or DHCP IP modes
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DHCP will select new address
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IP Address will show change when you select DHCP
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If you go back to Static, the address you defined in that mode will be set
Shows network MAC address
Ex: 00:04:9F:14:30:40 (last 2 bytes is the serial number)
Front-Panel Button Sequences
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Pressing Up and Down keys toggles air/cable tuning
Pressing Left and Right keys toggles mute on/off
While on Setup: Firmware, and when a USB cable is connected to a PC, clicking Setup and Power
will start a firmware upload process, and a file window will open up on the PC desktop.
After the firmware installs, pressing the Left key will exit the firmware mode
If the Setup key is locked out, pressing Setup and the Right key will unlock setup until the tuner
resets, and turn the tuner on if it is off (even if the Power button is locked)
Press Power and Up together when at Setup:Firmware menu to reset to default settings
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Firmware Updates
System Firmware
The system firmware (S37) is the most common type of update. It’s a small file and doesn’t take too long to
update.
In the 232-ATSC+1, you won’t need an RS-232 port. Just download the .zip file from our website, open the
ZIP folder, then copy or drag the file to a pop-up file window, just as if the tuner was a memory stick.
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Download the firmware from the 232-ATSC+1 Product page
o Browse to www.crwww.com
o Select Products, then choose the 232-ATSC+1
o Select the Downloads tab and download the latest firmware
o Open the ZIP folder
Connect your PC to the USB port of the 232-ATSC+1.
Select the red Setup button on the ATSC front panel, then go to the Setup: Firmware setting
Click Setup and Power together – a file folder will open on your desktop and the front panel of the
tuner will display Firmware Loader
Copy and paste or drag the file into the folder
The front panel will show File Loading, then Copying Image.
When the process is complete, the display will change to Firmware Loader
Press the Left to exit the mode, no need to exit Setup or reset power
HD Load Processor Firmware
This firmware process updates the HD processor in the 232-ATSC+1; it’s a much larger file and uses a
different set of steps for updating.
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Download the new version of HD Load from the website. The .exe file will save the firmware to a
folder in C:/CR Temp when you click OK on the pop-up window.
Connect an RS-232 null modem cable from your Windows PC to the RS-232 input on the back of the
tuner. The data rate of the update is too fast to use the USB connection on the front of the tuner.
Remove the 12 VDC cable from the back of the tuner.
Go to the CR Temp folder and run HDLOAD.exe app.
Select the COM port you’re using from the pull-down list at Connection. Don’t select Enable
Dynamic 2X Speed as an option. On some PCs, you may need to go to Control
Panel/System/Hardware manager, right-click the COM port, and select Update Driver.
Keep the default settings, Model=TL9xx, Data Type=Application
Under the File option, browse to select the HD_Vxxxx.raw file.
Click the Connect button below Configuration.
Click the Start button to begin the download process
Hold down both Volume (Left + Right) buttons and connect DC power. The front-panel display
will flash and show HD LOAD, to show it is in the Processor Download mode.
The Download Progress bar and Message box will keep you up to date on progress. If you have
difficulty downloading, try updating the driver for the USB adapter, use a different adapter, or retry
the process a few times.
The Message text will tell you when the process is complete. Close HD Loader reset DC power to the
tuner.
You can check the firmware update version by selecting SETUP, click Up to show the
Setup:Firmware menu, press right twice to see the HD version.
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Troubleshooting
TUNING CABLE CHANNELS
Tip: The 232-ATSC+1 will skip encrypted channels automatically when you activate a channel scan
Tip: You can skip scanning analog channels by pressing Select after you start the scan.
Symptom: Channel ID is in XX-XX form, not cable box Guide form
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Cable boxes translate the actual channel #s into a virtual Channel Guide, using channels 2 – 900, or
more.
The actual (physical) channels have IDs in XXX-XX form, just like off-air channels. Non-cable HDTV
tuners like the ATSC or LCD TVs don’t provide Guide features, so the channels will be displayed in
their native, physical major-minor channel form.
Some cable companies are using a useful format – the cable channels will have a single virtual
channel that is the same as the Guide, and local TV channels may use the same virtual major-minor
listing as the off-air channel.
Some cable franchisees have a listing by physical channel, many do not. You can press the INFO
button on the HD2-RC remote to view the channel name.
COMPONENT OR RGB VIDEO
Symptom: No Component or RGB Video
The RGB and Component outputs are switchable, and the tuner ships set to RGB. Use Front Panel Menus to
switch the HD analog video to Component or RGB.
Some monitors and TVs can’t handle HD resolutions, only traditional VGA settings. Consult the display’s
manual – a listing of resolutions is usually towards the back of the manual. Usually, those sets can only
display 480i.
If the display can’t handle any setting, use HDMI or Component, or use a small scaler, such as the TV One
C2-400, 1T-VS-624, or similar than can accept an HD RGB signal and convert to a PC resolution.
Symptom: Scan or “fluttery” lines at top of video, usually on an analog channel
Use the Overscan menu to crop the video a bit. What you’re seeing is the data (captioning) portion of the
video. Adding a bit more overscan will eliminate the lines at the top.
POWER/ NO VIDEO or AUDIO
Symptom: Tuner cycles power and LEDs
Power supply is not providing enough amps of power (1 A or more). If you’re replacing an old CR analog
tuner, the old power supply is 500 mA, and will cause the “power cycle” effect. Use the power supply that
came with the tuner, or call to order a new one. Voltage range should be 11-14 VDC.
Symptom: Tuner appears to be on, channel display is lit, but unresponsive, no video/audio out
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When the tuner turns on, it will display Voltage Low or Voltage High if there is power problem.
Go to the Setup: Firmware menu and click the Right key to display the exact voltage.
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HDMI
Symptom: No Video or Signal
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Most monitors accept HDMI in the RGB and Component color space, but there are exceptions. Try
switching from RGB to Component.
Switch between 720p and 1080i, or down to 480P or 480i for old DVI sets.
If you’re connecting via a Cat5 interface, HDMI receiver, or switcher, some delay the HDCP signal
slightly out of range. Call CR Support on how to extend the delay on HDMI.
Symptom: No audio or fluttering sound in display speakers connected via HDMI
Change ATSC digital audio to PCM or PCM variable (not all displays accept Dolby 5.1)
Symptom: Scan or “fluttery” lines at top of video, usually on an analog channel
Use the Overscan menu to crop the video a bit. What you’re seeing is the data (captioning) portion of the
video. Adding a bit more overscan will eliminate the lines at the top.
Composite Video
Symptom: Composite video out has small image in 16:9 setting, analog channels
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For a 4:3 set, tune to an analog channel and press RATIO on the remote or Setup: Screen Format
on onscreen menu to set to 16:9. Image will fill left to right, you’ll always have a black band top and
bottom.
Set to 4:3 if you’re only feeding video to 4:3 TVs.
Set output ratio on a digital channel as well - this a different setting than for analog channels.
If the tuner is used for 16:9 displays and analog TVs, choose the best setting for the widescreen,
and the NTSC will have to be a compromise. Most of the time, setting the RATIO while tuned to an
analog channel and again for a digital channel will provide the best result.
IR Control
Symptom: IR remote won’t control tuner
Hold down IR remote Select, press 9, and release both. Front-panel setting should be IR On. In addition,
check if the remote works when the lights are off. Some energy-saving fluorescent lights produce
interference at our IR frequency (57 Hz). Try to cover the IR sensor so the lights don’t affect operation, or
add the IR-RXC External IR Sensor. It’s easier to hide and tilt the sensor to help with reception, and you can
try Select and 4 to use the lower IR frequency (the RXC has both types of sensors).
Captioning on Video Outputs
Symptom: Video out does not include captioning data
The 232-ATSC+1 provides on-screen captioning on all ports. No captioning data is carried on any HD port
(HDMI, RGB, and Component standards do not support carrying captioning data). However, the composite
video output does carry Line 21 captioning data when tuned to either an analog or digital channel.
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HD2-RC IR Remote
The HD2-RC IR Remote included with the 232-ATSC+1 can be used to setup the tuner and for daily
operation. All of the functions on the remote have equivalent commands in RS-232, Ethernet, and Wired IR
formats. In addition, the 232-ATSC+1 front panel buttons can perform Power, Channel, and Volume control.
Power
Turns tuner on and off. Discrete on and off IR commands are
available as well.
Volume Control
Use the Vol+, Vol- and Mute buttons.
Channel Selection
The key change in digital tuning is the need to add a dash (-) and
number after the traditional channel number. Analog channels are
accessed using XX-0, digital channels using XX-1 (or -2, -3, etc).
Ch+, Ch- and PrevCh can be used to access and recall channels.
Menu Operation
Press Menu to access the on-screen menus.
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Use the directional Arrows, Select and Exit to navigate the
menus.
List displays the list of all channels, arrow keys add/remove
channels, set Favorite Channel list
Exit steps backwards out of menus
Enter selects menu choice
Special Functions
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CC steps through available closed-captioning options
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Audio selects audio and SAP modes
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Signal displays channel signal level
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Ratio steps through aspect ratios, options depend on
channel and output types
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Info launches on-screen information window
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A/C selects Air or Cable tuning
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Fav Displays list of favorite channels
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Guide displays on-screen Guide
Features of many of the Special Function commands depend on
whether the current channel is analog or digital.
Tip: The output rules behave differently for digital and analog
channels. When you set up the tuner, use the RATIO button to set
image output for a digital channel, then tune to an analog channel
and set that to 16:9 or 4:3. The same rule applies to the
Menu/Setup/Screen Format menus. Set for analog and digital.
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Web Pages
Control Page
Settings Page
The 232-ATSC+1 features Web pages accessible by any browser over IP. The Control page features a full
array of control options with interactive status feedback, including the native resolution of the program and
if no signal is present. The Settings page can change all aspects of tuner setup and operation. The name of
the tuner can be changed by clicking on the name at the top of the page.
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On-Screen Menus
Main Menu
Selects sub-menus.
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Arrow keys highlight option
Select (or Enter) chooses option
Menu steps back or exits menus
Exit exits all menus
Some options are only available if you are currently
tuned to an analog or digital channel
Channel Menus
Sub-Menu for Channels offers options for:
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Channel Auto-Scan
Favorite Channel Selection
Add/Delete Channels
Fine Tune (If tuned to an analog channel)
Signal Strength Meter
Auto-Scan
Starts scan of analog and digital channels for:
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Air – looks for NTSC and ATSC channels
Cable Auto – looks for analog and digital QAM cable
channels, as well as all frequency plans
Cable STD - standard cable spacing
Cable HRC – HRC cable spacing
Cable IRC – IRC cable spacing
Tip:
Normally, use Auto. Most cable channels will be in standard
frequencies. If all the channels tune in STD but channels 5
and 6, scan for IRC. If few channels can be found, scan for
HRC.
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Favorite Channels
Menu is also displayed from the List command, selects
channels advanced by the FAV favorite channel command.
Use the Up, Down keys to move through the list, press Select
to add a channel to Favorites.
Channel Add/Delete
This menu can add or delete a channel accessed from Channel
Up and Down.
You can tune to a channel you want to delete, then press
Menu/Channel/Add-Delete. Press Select to delete the channel.
You can also keep the page on screen as you step through
channels, adding and deleting as desired. If the channel has a
good signal, it will be displayed in the background.
Note that HDTV channels are broadcast on UHF frequencies.
The Add/Delete will show the name of the digital channel, as
well as the actual UHF channel used for broadcasting.
You can delete one of a digital channel’s sub-channels without
affecting the others.
Signal Strength
This page also displays from the Signal remote command. The
graphic shows the current signal strength, and changes in real
time. This allows you to monitor the strength of a channel as
you adjust the antenna for best reception.
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Caption Menus
This menu accesses captioning features:
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On/Off – turn captions on/off – other options are not
available if captions are off.
Analog Mode - CC 1-4 and Text 1-4
Digital Mode – Service 1-6
Digital Font Options
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Size – Standard (15 pixels), Large (21 pixels), or
Small (11 pixels)
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Style – 1-6
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Color – 8 shade of background, foreground and
edge colors
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Opacity – foreground and background
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Edge – 6 style options
Version displays current version of tuner firmware
V-Chip Settings Menus
Manages access to programming for US and Canadian
standards.
The default PIN number for access is 0000 (four zeros.
Change PIN
Enter and confirm new PIN for access.
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US Rating
Use arrows and Select functions to select level of Movie and TV
rating allowed.
Canada Rating
Use arrows and Select functions to select level of Movie and TV
rating allowed.
Setup Menus
This series of menus select the options for tuner operation:
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Screen Format – 16:9 or 4:3
NOTE: Set when tuned to a digital channel, again when
tuned to an analog channel – these are two different
settings! You can use RATIO on the remote – does the
same setting.
Time
Sound Settings
Video Noise Reduction - On/Off (if tuned to analog)
Set to On – helps to clean up analog channels
Menu Language – English, Spanish, French
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Screen Format
Selects between 4:3 and 16:9 aspect ratios. The Ratio
command can also adjust the settings.
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4:3 Display offers three options for 16:9 video: 16:9,
4:3 (stretched vertically), and Zoom (cropped sides)
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16:9 Display offers three options for 4:3 video: 4:3
(small centered), 16:9 (stretched horizontally), and
Zoom (stretched vertically and horizontally) – or 4:3
and 16:9 if the video is 16:9
Time
Sets time settings for:
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Daylight Saving – Select and choose on or off
Note – The DST trigger comes from the broadcast
stations, and may not be in sync with the new US
standards. Use On/Off or time zone to offset time
Time Zone – Select local time Zone
Time Zone
Use left-right cursors to select the time zone, Select enters the
current zone.
Sound
Selects a variety of options, each is only active when you are
currently tuned into an analog or digital channel:
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Analog MTS – Mono, Stereo, SAP (same as Audio)
Multi-Track – English, French, Spanish
Digital Out – AC-3 (Dolby 5.1), PCM, or variable-level
PCM. Set to PCM when using audio through the HDMI
connection – most displays cannot decode AC-3 (Dolby
5.1).
Auto Volume – On or off
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Pop-Up Menus
Info
Activated from Info command.
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Channel – Analog or digital, Mode, Name
Time – current time and date
Program – Times and name (if digital)
Details – Resolution, Audio Mode, Captions, Rating
Guide
Shows the day’s programming guide for current station. Use
Up or Down arrows to move through Guide.
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RS-232 Control Protocol
Overview
The 232-ATSC+1 full duplex RS-232 enables a system programmer to control all TV Tuner functions as well
as monitor TV Tuner status. All commands are sent as ASCII strings. No delays between characters or
commands are required, as data is interrupt driven and buffered.
The 3 status groups are: Channel/Source Select, Audio Levels/Mode and Front Panel. The Power buttonfunction status from the 232-ATSC+1 front panel has been grouped with the Channel/Source for simplicity
in the most common modes of operation. Each of the groups has one ASCII status response string
containing all of the status data for that group. The current status string of a group is sent from the 232ATSC+ whenever a valid command for that group is received by the 232-ATSC+1 RS-232 port or front
panel. A group's status may be requested at any time via the RS-232 port. Status of all 3 groups is sent at
power up. The format of each group's status response string remains the same always.
Up to 9 232-ATSC+1 units may be cabled together and addressed for individual control from a single RS-232
port. Each 232-ATSC+ is assigned a unique unit code.
Communications parameters (Front Panel Mode 1) are 300 to 19200 baud, 8 data bits, No parity, and 1 stop
bit. Factory default is 9600 baud, Unit#1.
All settings are saved to NVRAM in the 232-ATSC+1.
The tuner will accept non-standard RS-232 control such as voltage that swings from 0 to +5 VDC, commonly
found when IR ports are used to send RS-232 commands.
General protocol specifications
Characters in command strings to the 232-ATSC+1 are common ASCII keyboard characters.
Command strings sent to the 232-ATSC+1 begin with the ASCII > (greater than symbol) as an 'Attention'
character and end with carriage return - ASCII CR, Hex $0D, or keyboard Enter - as an 'End-of-command'
character.
Responses from the 232-ATSC+1 begin with the ASCII < (less than symbol) as an 'Attention' character and
end with a carriage return followed by line feed an ASCII LF or Hex $0A as 'End-of-command' characters.
A carriage return is required at the end of each command and is assumed in all examples.
Command String Structure
[Attention] (Unit#) [Command] (Parameters) [Return]
Attention
Unit#
Command
Parameters
Return
Single character (>) starts the string
The Unit# is expressed as an ASCII 0-9 when used in multiple tuner applications.
To address all units, use a Unit # of 0 (Zero)
No unit number will default to Unit#1
A two-character command
Added attributes to some commands
A carriage return ends the command string, you may use ASCII CR, Hex $0D, or keyboard
‘Enter’ in programming. For simplicity, the programming examples in the manual will not
show the ‘CR’ – so remember, you’ll need to add it in your control code.
Command and Status Response
Commands can be sent back to back at any time without any delay. To allow for rapid, multiple commands,
status responses are intentionally delayed by about 125mS, sending the most current status in response to
control commands or user actions.
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Control Commands
Code
Function
S4=
Front Panel
Set front panel lockout mode
Q5=
Set IR Receive mode
KK=105
KK=106
KK=107
KK=108
KK=109
KK=110
KK=111
KK=95
P1
P0
PT
XX
XM
XT
Menu
Right
Left
Up
Down
Enter
Exit
List
Power On
Power Off
Power Off/On
Power On
Power Off
Power Off/On
Tuning
Select tuned analog channel
TC=
TU
TD
TP
T^
Tune channel up
Example: ‘>3TU’
Tune channel down
Previous channel
Start Channel Scan
S0=
Tuning Format
D0=
Set Channel Scan Mode
XD=
Channel delete
XA=
Channel add
NC=
NP=
Channel name status
Program name status
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Operation
0 =None
6 = Menu
1 = Ch+Menu
7 = All
2 = Vol+Menu
8 = Setup+Menu
3 = Ch+Vol+Menu 9 = Pwr+Setup+Menu
4 = Power
5 = Setup – Press Select and Right key to unlock temporarily
0 - No IR reception
9 - CR 9 (Default)
Opens on-screen menus
Left
Down
Up
Down
Enter
Exits menus
Displays on-screen list to select favorite channels
On
Standby, mutes audio and video
Power toggle
On (same as 232-series Mute Off)
Standby (same as 232-series Mute On)
Power toggle (same as 232-series Mute Toggle)
Tunes analog and digital channels, leading zeros OK, up to 4
characters for analog or single-unit digital channel, 3 characters
for major and minor channels.
Examples:
‘>TC=28:1’, ‘>TC=28-1’ Selects channel 28-1
‘>TC=32’
Selects 32-1, 32-0 if no digital
Selects next higher channel in channel list
Bumps Unit#3 tuned channel up
Selects next lower channel in channel list
Selects previously viewed channel
Initiates new channel scan for analog and digital channels, scan
operation set by D0 and S0.
0=CATV (Default) - Switches to Cable, sets scan mode
1=Off-Air - Switches tuner to Air RF input and channels
2=IRC - Switches to Cable, sets scan mode
3=HRC - Switches to Cable, sets scan mode
4=Cable Auto - Switches to Cable, sets scan mode
Sets scan mode for digital and analog channels from the T^ or
front panel scan command.
0= Scans for analog and digital channels scan (default)
1= Scans for digital only, deletes analog channels
2= Scans for digital only, keeps analog channels
3= Scans for analog only, deletes digital channels
4= Scans for analog only, keeps digital channels
A scan must be triggered by T^ or front panel before the
onscreen Menus will scan following D0 rules.
XD=<major>,<minor> removes channel from channel list.
Example: ‘>XD=0,0’ removes current channel
XA=<major>,<minor>,<physical> adds channel
Example: ‘>XA=38,1,0’ Physical channel will be same as major
>NC returns channel name, up to 7 characters
>NP returns program name, up to 30 characters, 15 more if
there are non-ascii characters, such as ñ
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Code
Function
KK=149
KK=151
D4=
Output
RGB Out
YPbPr Out
Overscan (0-9)%
KK=82
Ratio
KK=81
KK=100
KK=63
KK=115
Q0=
Signal
Info
Guide
CC – Closed captions
Caption Mode Off (0-2)
Q1=
Example: ‘>Q0=0’ or ‘>Q00’
Analog Captioning Type (1-8)
Q7=
VU
VD
VH
VL
VX
VM
VV
VT
DL=
KK=85
SQ
SS
ST
SV
IP=
Digital Caption Service
Audio
Ramp volume up
Ramp volume down
Sets volume level 0-100
Sets volume level 0-63
Volume Mute off
Volume Mute on
Example: ‘>VM’
Stop volume ramp
Toggle Volume Mute
Set Power-Up volume
Audio Mode
Status Request
Request Q Mode status
Request Front Panel status
Request Channel status
Example: ‘>ST’
Request AV status
IP Setup
IP Address
IG=
IP Gateway
IM=
IP Subnet Mask
IY=
IP Mode
IX=
Telnet Port
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Operation
Selects RGB output and colorspace
Selects Component (YPbPr) output and colorspace
Removes upper scan lines that may appear in RGB output,
affects all outputs, 0% is default setting.
Example:
‘>D4=3’ Overscan by 3% (typical solution)
Steps through aspect ratios, options depend on channel and
output types
Displays signal Strength
Launches on-screen information window
Displays Electronic Program Guide
Steps through captioning options
Sets captioning mode
0=Captioning off (default)
1=Captioning on
Captioning off
Turns on captioning type
1=Caption 1
1 (normal setting for most captioning)
2=Caption 2
3=Caption 3
4=Caption 4
5-8= Text 1-4 (rarely used)
Set to 1-6 (1 is default)
Starts volume ramping up
Starts volume ramping down
Volume level, scaled in 100 steps
Volume level, scaled in 63 steps, as other 232 tuners
Restores audio volume to previous level
Turns off audio outputs
Mutes audio outputs
Stops volume ramping
Alternates audio mute on and off
Not supported
Step through audio mode options for mono, stereo, SAP
Unit sends “Q” Mode status string
Unit sends “S” Front Panel status string
Unit sends “T” Channel/Source status string
Returns Channel/Source status response string
Unit sends “V” Audio status string
IP returns the current MAC address, current IP address, subnet
mask, and gateway. Response example (S or D at end of IP
signifies DHCP or Static address):
$MAC=0014C8020001 / 1 $IP=192.168.001.231S
IG=000.000.000.000 IM=255.255.255.000 IY=1
IP=xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx Defines IP address, then sends status
(0.0.0.0 = DHCP)
IG Returns current MAC address and IP information
IG=xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx Defines IP gateway, then sends status
IM Returns current MAC address and IP information
IM=xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx Defines IP subnet mask, then sends status
IY
Returns current mode
IY=1 Static (default)
IY=2 DHCP
IX Returns current Telnet port (00023 default)
IX=xxxxx Defines Telnet port
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Code
NW=
NM=
Function
Operation
Tuner Name
M0=
M8=
LCD Backlight
LCD Contrast
Sets name of tuner on Web page
Set name: >NW=Tuner 1
Get name: >nm
Reply: <1NMTuner1
0-9
0-8
A carriage return is required at the end of each command and is assumed in all examples. The ‘=’ sign for
parameters may be omitted if desired, though it is helpful for clarity in checking programming.
Terminal Communication Commands
EF
EN
Echo Off
Echo On
ID
Z!
Product ID
Zap
Characters received will not be re-transmitted (power up default).
Characters received will be re-transmitted.
Example: ‘>EN’ Characters received will be re-transmitted.
Returns the product model number and firmware version.
Reconfigures unit for all factory default settings.
HD2-RC Remote Emulation
You can emulate IR commands sent from the CR HD2-RC Wireless Remote.
KK=<key>
* = Reserved for future
May need Enter for channel
products/applications
entry
0=*
1=*
2=*
3=*
4=*
5=*
6=*
7=*
8=*
9=Power (toggle)
10=0
11=1
12=2
13=3
14=4
15=5
16=6
17=7
18=8
19=9
20=
21=Enter/Select
22=Ch Up
23=Ch Dn
24=Vol Up
25=Vol Dn
26=Vol Mute (tog)
27=Power On
28=Power Off
29=Menu
63=Guide
80=Freeze
81=Signal
82=Ratio
85=Audio
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88=Favorite
95=List
96=Add/Delete Channel
98=Air/Cable
99=Dash 100=Info
101=Prev Chan
105=Menu
106=Cur Right
107=Cur Left
108=Cur Up
109=Cur Down
110=Enter/Select
111=Exit
115=CC
141=Format 1080i
142=Format 720p
143=Format 480p
144=Format 480i
149=Output RGB
151=Output YPbPr
153=Air
154=Cable
155=16:9 Ratio Pillar Box
4:3 Ratio Letterbox
156=16:9 Ratio Full Wide
4:3 Ratio Full
157=16:9 Ratio V Zoom
4:3 Ratio H Zoom
158=AC-3(Dolby 5.1)
159=PCM
160=PCM Variable
161=Display 16:9
162=Display 4:3
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Response Strings
Response Strings
Typical: [Attention] [Unit#] [data ...data] [cr] [lf]
232-ATSC+ status response strings contain ASCII characters similar to those used for the same functions in
command strings. An ASCII 'carriage return' and ‘line feed' follow each response string. Functions shown as
N/A are not applicable or available in the 232-ATSC+1; characters will appear in status strings as lower-case
x.
Channel/Source Status Response String (T):
Start
#
CMD
1-9
<
1
Power
U=On
M=Off
T
Major
Channel
3 digits
Video
Mute
Unmuted
032
U
U
Input
0=RF
RF
Received
Resolution
A=Air
C=Cable
0=1080i
1=720p
2=480p
3=480i
N=No Sig
0
0
A
Minor
Channel
3 digits
NA
002
x
Function
0=None
0
For compatibility with 232-series tuners, the 232-ATSC+1 channel status is split into Major Channel and
Minor Channel sections. The Minor Channel will always be 000 for analog channels. The Minor Channel
status will display “F00” if the Major channel is a special “one-part” digital channel. Also, as one-part
channels can go higher than 999, the Minor status will tell you how many thousands (up to 63) you add to
the Major number. So, channel 1032 would show 032 Major F01 Minor. Two-part channels are limited to
999-999.
Audio Status Response String (V):
Start
Unit
1-9
CMD
Power
U=On
M=Off
<
1
V
U
Volume 1
0-63
Emulated level
2 digits
63
Volume Mute
U=Unmuted
M=Mute
Stereo
N/A
U
x
Volume 2
0-100
Actual level
3 digits
100
Volume 1 emulates 232-series volume level for compatibility with existing applications.
Volume 2 shows actual 232-ATSC+1 level, from 0-100 steps. Mute status will be sent if a user mutes volume
from an IR remote.
Front Panel Mode Status Response String (S):
Start
Unit
CMD
1-9
<
1
S
Audio
Tune
Mode
Lockout
Bass
Treble
Output
Output
Resolution
Output
Setting
NA
N/A
0=Cable
1=Air
2=IRC
3=HRC
3=Auto
1
0-7
Fixed
2 digits
Fixed
0=RGB
2=YPbPr
0=1080i
1=720p
2=480p
3=480i
0=1080i
1=720p
2=480p
3=480i
4
digits
0
08
4
2
0
0
xxxx
x
Current Ratio is the actual output ratio; Ratio Mode is the selected mode (see chart on page 9)
Q Mode Response String (Q):
Start
Unit
CMD
1-9
<
1
Q
Q0
CC
0=Off
1=On
1
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Q1
CC
Type
1-8
1
Q2
Q3
Q4
Q5
Q6
Q7
NA
Video
Detect
(fixed)
AV
Detect
(fixed)
Label
(fixed)
IR
0=Off
9=Normal
1 digit
Digital
CC 1-6
2 digits
3
0
2
9
0
1
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Using USB as an RS-232 Port
We are in the process of registering the USB driver for the 232-ATSC+1 HDTV tuner with
Microsoft, which will simplify integrating the USB port with your Windows PC. In the interim, use
the following steps to install the USB port. The instructions are for Windows 7, but the process is
similar for XP.
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Download the USB driver and firmware from the 232-ATSC+1 Product page
o Browse to www.crwww.com
o Select Products, then choose the 232-ATSC+1
o Select the Downloads tab and download the driver (CR USB_Comm.inf)
o Copy to your desktop or the Download folder many browsers use
Plug a USB cable with micro USB connector between your PC and the USB port on the 232-ATSC+1
The connection will be installed, but without the correct driver.
Bring up the Control Panel, Select Hardware and Sound, then select the Device manager
Double click the FSP CDC DEVICE icon (Should be highlighted with a question mark) to view the
Properties
Select Update Driver, then Browse my computer for driver software
Select the folder on your desktop and click OK
As the app is not yet registered, it will ask if you want to continue to install. Agree to continue and
install the driver.
This will install a COM port you can use for control or Terminal testing.
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RS-232 Cable Connections
Single Tuner
Control Wiring – Single Unit
5 GND
2 RXD
3 TXD
RS-232
Control Port
GND
TXD
RXD
Channel Up
Channel Down
5
3
2
4
9
9-pin D-sub
female
Contact closures on Pins 4 and 9 can be used with GND for channel up/down control.
Multiple Tuners
Up to nine tuners can be daisy-chained from one RS-232 control port. Remember that you will need to use
the Unit# address in your programming when you control more than one tuner from the same control port.
Set the first unit in the RS-232 chain to the highest Unit#, then wire in sequence to the last tuner in the
chain. The reason for this is that CR tuners use an intelligent data bus - the highest number tuner receives
all commands, and then passes on commands addressed to tuners with lower unit numbers. The next tuner
in the chain does the same, and so on until the last unit.
RS-232 Wiring – Two Units
RS-232
Control Port
5 GND
2 RXD
GND 5
TXD 3
3 TXD
RXD 2
Unit 2
9-pin D-sub
female
GND 5
TXD 3
Unit 1
9-pin D-sub
female
RXD 2
RS-232 Wiring – Three Units
RS-232
Control Port
5 GND
2 RXD
GND 5
TXD 3
3 TXD
RXD 2
Unit 3
9-pin D-sub
female
GND 5
TXD 3
Unit 2
9-pin D-sub
female
RXD 2
GND 5
Unit 1
9-pin D-sub
female
TXD 3
RXD 2
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Rack Mounting
Two options are available for rack-mounting ATSC+1, QMOD and units with similar enclosures.
RK2EZ Dual Rack Kit with Tie Bar Mounting
New ATSC+1, ATSC+SDI, QMOD and QCA enclosures have a slot in the bottom middle of the
case. This will accept a tie bar that will lock the two enclosures together without taking the
cases apart
1.
2.
3.
4.
Check that your enclosures have the tie bar slot.
Slide the included tie bar into the side of one unit and attach with the included screws.
Slide the other unit into the tie bar, and attach the screws
Add the rack mounts to the sides.
RK1 Single Unit Rack Mount
Attach the long and short rack ears to the side and towards the front of the unit with the four (4) supplied 832 by ¼” (black) countersunk screws.
RK2 – Locking Cases together
1. Remove top cover of the first unit by removing the ten (10) black screws.
2. Attach cover of first unit to the side of the second with three (3) supplied 4-40 by 1/4" (silver
colored) panhead screws and split lock washers. Note that only one side of the second unit has the
(3) built in nuts to accept the screws above.
3. Reinstall the bottom/chassis of the first unit underneath its cover and attach with just eight (8) of
the screws removed in step 1.
4. Attach short rack ears to the side and towards the front of each unit with the four (4) supplied 8-32
by 1/4" (black) countersunk screws.
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Safety Instructions
Read before operating equipment.
1. Cleaning - Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquid cleaners or
aerosol cleaners. Use a damp cloth for cleaning.
2. Power Sources - Use supplied or equivalent UL/CSA approved low voltage DC plug-in transformer.
3. Outdoor Antenna Grounding - If you connect an outside antenna or cable system to the product, be
sure the antenna or cable system is grounded so as to provide some protection against voltage surges
and built-up static charges. Section 810 of the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA No. 70, provides
information with respect to proper grounding of the mast and supporting structure, grounding of the
lead-in wire to an antenna discharge unit, size of grounding conductors, location of antenna discharge
unit, connection to grounding electrodes, and requirements for the grounding electrode.
4. Lightning - Avoid installation or reconfiguration of wiring during lightning activity.
Power Lines - Do not locate an outside antenna system near overhead power lines or other electric light or
power circuits or where it can fall into such power lines or circuits. When installing an outside antenna
system, refrain from touching such power lines or circuits, as contact with them might be fatal.
5. Overloading - Do not overload wall outlets and extension cords as this can result in a risk of fire or
electric shock.
6. Object and Liquid Entry - Never push objects of any kind into this product through openings as they
may touch dangerous voltage points or short out parts, resulting in a fire or electric shock. Never spill
liquid of any kind on the product.
7. Servicing - Do not attempt to service this product yourself as opening or removing covers may expose
you to dangerous voltage or other hazards. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
8. Damage Requiring Service - Unplug this product from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified
service personnel under the following conditions:
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When the power supply cord or plug is damaged.
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If liquid spills or objects fall into the product.
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If the product is exposed to rain or water.
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If the product does not operate normally by following the operating instructions. Adjust only those
controls that are covered by the operating instructions. An improper adjustment of other controls
may result in damage and will often require extensive work by a qualified technician to restore the
product to its normal operation.

If the video product is dropped or the cabinet is damaged.

When the video product exhibits a distinct change in performance, this indicates a need for
service.
* Note to CATV system installer: This reminder is provided to call CATV system installer's attention to
Article 820-40 of the National Electrical Code (Section 54 of Canadian Electrical Code, Part I), that provides
guidelines for proper grounding and, in particular, specifies that the cable ground shall be connected to the
grounding system of the building as close to the point of cable entry as possible.
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Limited Warranty
Contemporary Research Corporation (CR) warrants this product to be free from defects in material and
workmanship under normal use for a period of two years from the date of purchase from CR. Should such a
defect occur CR will repair or replace, at their option, the defective product at no cost for parts or labor.
This warranty extends to product purchased directly from CR or an Authorized CR Dealer. Consumers should
inquire from selling dealer as to the nature and extent of the dealer's warranty, if any.
All warranty claims must be shipped pre-paid to the factory. Call or fax to obtain a Return Material
Authorization (RMA) number.
CR is not liable for any damages caused by any of its products or for the failure of any products to perform,
including any lost profits, lost savings, incidental damages, or consequential damages. CR is not responsible
for any claim made by a third party or made for you by a third party. This limitation of liability applies
whether damages are sought, or a claim is made, under this warranty or as a tort claim (including
negligence and strict product liability), a contract claim, or any other claim. This limitation of liability cannot
be waived or amended by any person. This limitation of liability will be effective even if CR or an authorized
representative of CR has been advised of the possibility of any such damages.
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