Optional
Accessories
6x2 HDMI Switcher
Connect and Access One of Multiple Sources from the Same Display(s)
6 Sources + 2 Displays = Greater Integration Options
RMT IR Extender
Gefen's 6x2 HDMI™ Switcher is a small metallic unit equipped with six HDMI™I inputs and two
HDMI outputs. Six inputs accommodate the simultaneous connection of up to six high definition
video sources, such as satellite systems and HD DVD players. Two outputs send the high definition
audio/video signals to two high definition displays or one display and one audio receiver. Digital
audio and high definition video for each source is accessed immediately when the unit "switches" to
it. You control the switching by using the IR remote that comes with the unit.
Fully HDCP Compliant
HDCP (high bandwidth digital content protection) is a standard encoded into the video signal to
prevent it from being pirated. If a source device is HDCP coded and is connected to a display or
projector without the proper decoding mechanism, the picture is relegated to "snow" or in some
cases, very low (480P) resolutions of the images. In order to see high resolution digital video with
HDCP compliance, both the source, the display and anything in between must be equipped with
HDMI connections that can enable HDCP decoding, such as the 6x2 HDMI Switcher.
How It Works
You simply connect all your sources to the Switcher's inputs. You have a choice of connecting
either two displays or a display and a receiver to the Switcher's outputs. Once the sources, the
Switcher and the display(s) are powered and connected, you simply select which source you want
to view using the IR remote.
Note: This HDMI product supports BOTH Audio and Video signals.
A connected display that cannot show the same video resolution(s) as the Primary Display
connected to Output #1 may fail to show a picture. Secondary displays follow the Primary by
sharing the resolution and capability information (EDID) obtained from the Primary Display.
DVI, HDCP & HDMI Defined
Features:
z Switch easily between any six HDMI™ sources
z Outputs are mirrored to two HDMI™ Displays
z Additional digital optical audio output extracted from HDMI™ input for easy connection to
multi-channel audio receivers
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Discrete IR remote (included)
Serial RS-232 remote port
Rack ears included
HDMI™ compliant
HDCP compliant
Specifications:
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Video Amplifier Bandwidth: 165 MHz
Input Video Signal: 1.2 volts p-p
Input DDC Signal: 5 volts p-p (TTL)
Single Link Range: 1080p/1920 x 1200
HDMI Connector: type A 19 pin female
Digital Audio Output: TOSlink
Remote Control Port: female RS232, mini-stereo
Power Supply: 24V DC
Power Consumption: 60 watts (max)
Dimensions: 17 "W x 1.75"H x 5.875"D
Shipping Weight: 10 lbs.
Package Includes:
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The 6x2 HDMI Switcher
RMT-6IR Remote control
Rack Ears
Six 6-foot HDMI cables
24VDC power supply
User's Manual
Product Options:
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Choose input cables:
(6) HDMI to HDMI cable
(5) HDMI to HDMI and (1) DVI to HDMI cable
(4) HDMI to HDMI and (2) DVI to HDMI cable
(3) HDMI to HDMI and (3) DVI to HDMI cable
(2) HDMI to HDMI and (4) DVI to HDMI cable
(1) HDMI to HDMI and (5) DVI to HDMI cable
(6) DVI to HDMI cable
EXT-HDMI-642
Dystrybucja i sprzedaż: Meditronik Sp. z o.o.
02-952 Warszawa, ul. Wiertnicza 129, tel. (+48 22) 651-72-42, fax (+48 22) 651-72-46
http://www.meditronik.com.pl
e-mail: office@meditronik.com.pl
6x2 HDMI
Switcher
USER
MANUAL
www.gefen.com
ASKING FOR ASSISTANCE
Technical Support:
Telephone
(818) 772-9100
(800) 545-6900
Fax
(818) 772-9120
Technical Support Hours:
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday.
Write To:
Gefen Inc.
C/O Customer Service
20600 Nordhoff St.
Chatsworth, CA 91311
www.gefen.com
support@gefen.com
Notice
Gefen Inc. reserves the right to make changes in the hardware, packaging and any
accompanying documentation without prior written notice.
6x2 HDMI Switcher is a trademark of Gefen Inc.
HDMI is a trademark of hdmi.org
© 2007 Gefen Inc., All Rights Reserved
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1
Introduction
2
Features
3
Front Panel Description
4
Back Panel Description
5
Connecting and Operating the 6x2 HDMI Switcher
6
RMT6-IR Installation
7
Dip Switch Guidelines
8
IR Code Conflicts
9
RS-232 Interface
10
Rack Mount Diagram
11
Specifications
Warranty
INTRODUCTION
Congratulations on your purchase of the Gefen 6x2 HDMI Switcher. Your complete satisfaction is very important to us.
Gefen’s line of HDTV switches, extenders, and splitters are designed to make your A/V
equipment use more comfortable, more productive and less expensive.
The 6x2 HDMI Switcher allows access to six HDTV devices, using two HDTV displays.
Both output displays will have mirrored images. Also included is a TOSLINK output that
will output the HDMI digital audio signal in Toslink digital audio form.
The Gefen line offers solutions for Home Theater, A/V installation, noise, space and
security concerns, data center, information distribution, conference room presentation,
school and corporate training environments.
Our Commitment
Gefen will always offer the finest quality product at the best possible price. Included in
that price is a lifetime support from a team of outstanding engineers.
The Gefen 6x2 HDMI Switcher allows six HDTV HDMI devices to be switched easily
in to two HDTV HDMI compatible monitors or projectors. Simply connect your HDTV
displays to the Switcher’s display outputs. The 6x2 HDMI Switcher can also be placed
at the end of a long HDMI cable to regenerate the HDMI signal.
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FEATURES
Features
• Switches easily between any six HDMI sources
• Maintains 480i, 480p, 720p, 720i, and 1080i, 1080p resolutions
• Maintains highest HDMI single link video resolution
• Maintains highest HDMI digital audio signal
• Includes TOSLINK output for easy hookup to digital audio systems
• Supports HDCP compliant devices
• HDMI or DVI to HDMI cables are used to connect the inputs and switcher output
• Inputs can be switched with the IR remote control, contact closure controller or
through the RS232 connector.
• Installs in seconds
Includes:
(1) 6x2 HDMI Switcher
(6) 6’ HDMI cables (M-M)
(1) 24VDC Power Supply
(1) RMT6-IR
(1) Rack Ears
(1) Manual
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Indicates if input
1,2,3,4,5, or 6 is
selected
IR eye
IR Extender
Eye Port
FRONT PANEL DESCRIPTIONS
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HDMI In 1
HDMI In 2
HDMI In 3
HDMI In 4
HDMI In 5
HDMI In 6
RS232
Connects to
Controller
24VDC power
Port
supply
TOSLINK
Optical Out
HDMI Out 1 HDMI Out 2
BACK PANEL DESCRIPTIONS
CONNECTING AND OPERATING THE 6x2 HDMI SWITCHER
How to Connect the 6x2 HDMI Switcher to your devices
1 Connect the supplied cables from the HDTV sources into the 6x2 HDMI Switcher inputs.
2 Connect the cable from your display (monitor or projector) into the HDMI outs of the
6x2 HDMI Switcher.
3 Connect any Digital Audio Receiver into the Toslink out of the 6x2 HDMI Switcher
3 Plug the 5VDC power supply into the 6x2 HD Switcher.
How to Control the 6x2 HDMI Switcher
Use the RMT6-IR remote control to toggle between sources.
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RMT6-IR INSTALLATION
1. Remove battery cover from the back of the RMT6-IR remote.
2. Verify that dip switches 1 & 2 are in the down (OFF) position.
3. Insert the battery, hold the battery so that you can see the positive side facing up. The
side that is not marked must be facing down.
4. Test the RMT6-IR remote by pressing ONLY one button at a time. The indicator light
on the remote will flash once each time you press a button. WARNING: Do not press
multiple buttons simultaneously and do NOT press buttons rapidly. These actions will
cause the remote to reset and steps 1-4 will have to be repeated.
Note: The RMT6-IR ships with two batteries. One battery is required for operation, the
second battery is complimentary.
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DIP SWITCH GUIDELINES
DIP SWITCH
EDID GUIDE
Extended display identification data (EDID) is a data structure provided by a display to
describe its capabilities to any source that asks for it. The EDID includes manufacturer
name, product type, timings supported by the display, display size, luminance data, (for
digital displays only) pixel mapping data, supported audio channels and formats. This
information is used by the source to cater its output to resolutions and audio formats
that are supported by the display.
Additional EDID modes are available and configured using a combination of dip
switches 1, 2, and 5. Please refer below for the different EDID modes.
To access the Dip Switches, remove all screws from the bottom and sides of the
Gefen unit. Remove the hex screw heads from each side of the RS-232 port. Carefully
slide the unit apart. The 8 Bank of Dip Switches are located on the main PCB. Once
adjustments are complete, slide the unit back together and replace all removed screws.
EDID Mode 0 (Switch 1=OFF Switch2=OFF Switch5=ON)
-EDID is copied from the first HDMI port
EDID Mode 1 (Switch 1=ON Switch2=OFF Switch5=ON)
-Same as Mode 0 and adds basic audio support
EDID Mode 2 (Switch 1=OFF Switch2=ON Switch5=ON)
-Same as Mode 0 and adds full audio support
EDID Mode 3 (Switch 1=ON Switch2=ON Switch5=OFF)
-EDID is generated based on the common video and audio features of all of the
connected devices
EDID Mode 4 (Switch 1=OFF Switch2=ON Switch5=OFF)
-Same as Mode 3 and adds basic audio support
EDID Mode 5 (Switch 1=ON Switch2=OFF Switch5=OFF)
-Same as Mode 3 and adds full audio support
EDID Mode 6 (Switch 1=OFF Switch2=OFF Switch5=OFF) DEFAULT
-EDID is generated based on the common video features of all of the connected
devices and the combined audio features of all of the connected devices
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IR CODE CONFLICTS
How to Resolve IR Code Conflicts
There are matching pairs of dip switches underneath the Switcher unit and under the
remote battery cover. Switch 1 & 2 on the Remote and Switch 3 & 4 inside the unit (page
6) are the matching switches. These switches need to be matched for the remote to
communicate with the switcher. There are 4 possible sets of IR codes and at least one of
these sets should be able to resolve any IR conflicts with other home theater devices.
Remote Channel 1:
Remote
1
2
1
2
1
2
1
2
Remote Channel 2:
Remote Channel 3:
Remote Channel 4:
4x2 HDMI Internal Switches
Remote Channel 1:
Default
Remote Channel 2:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Remote Channel 3:
Remote Channel 4:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
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RS-232 INTERFACE
Binary Table
ASCII
1
2
3
4
5
6
Input
1
2
3
4
5
6
Binary
0011 0001
0011 0010
0011 0011
0011 0100
0011 0101
0011 0110
Additional control of the EDID modes and IR channel are possible using the RS-232
interface. For any of these modes to be successfully written to the EEPROM, all Dip
Switches must be in the OFF position.
ASCII
m0
m1
m2
m3
m4
m5
m6
EDID Mode
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
ASCII
r1
r2
r3
r4
Remote Channel
1
2
3
4
OK is printed out on screen when a mode has successfully been changed.
Terminal Settings
Bits per second ...................................................................................................... 19200
Data bits ........................................................................................................................ 8
Parity ....................................................................................................................... None
Stop bits ..........................................................................................................................1
Flow Control ............................................................................................................ None
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6x2 HDMI SWITCHER RACK MOUNT DIAGRAM
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SPECIFICATIONS
Video Amplifier Bandwidth ................................................................................. 1.65 GHz
Input Video Signal ......................................................................................... 1.2 volts p-p
Input DDC Signal .................................................................................... 5 volts p-p (TTL)
Single Link Range ......................................................................... ...1080p / 1920 x 1200
Input Connector Type .............................................................................................. HDMI
Output Connector Type ............................................................................................HDMI
Output Audio Connector Type......................................................................... ...TOSLINK
Power Consumption ................................................................................ 15 Watts (max.)
Power Supply ........................................................................................................ 24VDC
Dimensions ............................................................................... 17”W x 1.75”H x 5.875”D
Shipping Weight ....................................................................................................... 8 Lbs
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