Contemporary Research 232-STS S-Video Stereo TV Tuner

Contemporary Research 232-STS S-Video Stereo TV Tuner

  • $699.00
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Contemporary Research 232-STS S-Video Stereo TV Tuner

The Contemporary Research 232-STS is a versatile RS-232 controlled TV tuner featuring high-quality S-Video video and balanced stereo audio output, switchable composite AV input, closed-captioning and on-screen text, 125 channel access in Off-Air, Cable, HRC, or IRC modes, front-panel operation and feedback, and intelligent RS-232 control. Fully programmable, the unit can restore all settings on power-up from nonvolatile memory. A list of channels can be stored in memory, used to provide convenient channel up/down operation and restrict direct access to other channels. Enjoy a full range of wireless control with the optional IC-RC IR Wireless Remote.

An onboard character generator displays on-screen text for closed captioning, channel names, interactive menus, and system feedback. Switchable inputs for composite NTSC video and stereo audio are included for display of PC graphics, VCR, camera or other A/V sources. AV from inputs and off-air broadcast are output as composite video, S-Video and balanced/unbalanced stereo audio.

The front-panel buttons, LEDs, and channel/mode display can be used for general operation and to program basic features for tuning, RS-232 baud rate and local control. Full setup, control, and feedback is provided by RS-232. Up to three units can be controlled from a single RS-232 port. Remote tuning ring channel up and down operation can be accessed through contact closure inputs. In addition, the tuner can be set up and controlled with Tuner Helper PC software, and firmware can be updated with easy-to-use software.

Applications include S-Video TV origination for conference and meeting rooms, board rooms, and home theaters.

  • Tunes up to 125 channels in CATV, HRC, IRC, or broadcast formats
  • Outputs S-Video signal for improved image quality for monitors, large-screen displays and video projectors, employing adaptive comb and anti-aliasing filtering, as well as cross-color and cross-luminance reduction
  • Delivers balanced/unbalanced MTS stereo audio with programmable volume, bass, and treble levels, as well as mono and SAP, includes unbalanced RCA stereo adapter
  • Switches between tuner and composite stereo AV inputs, output as composite and S-Video NTSC video
  • Stores programmable tuning ring in memory to control channel access
  • Interacts with PCs and control systems via RS-232, using simple ASCII commands or CR Tuner Helper software, up to 9 tuners can be daisy-chained from a single control port
  • Provides front-panel control for A/V Mute, mode select, and channel up/down, with and LED feedback for Mute, current channel and programming mode, selectively enabled via front-panel and RS-232 commands
  • Accesses channel up/down from contact closure inputs
  • Displays closed-captioning text and on-screen channel names, interactive menus, and system feedback
  • Restores all operation status after loss of power from data stored in nonvolatile memory
  • Inserts blue screen video image when unit senses loss of video level
  • Operates with optional IR wireless handheld remote and control system IR/wired IR commands using discrete power and input select commands
  • Connects to PC with Tuner Helper software for simplified setup and on-screen control
  • Updates firmware using easy-to-use S12 Flash software
  • Mounts in 19" rack with optional RK1 or RK2 kit for dual side-by-side installation
  • Accepts IR In input for wired IR control or an external IR sensor.
  • AMX InConcert and Crestron i2P software modules available

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