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Topic # 126990 25-Jul-2013 22:11
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Hi all,

I'm trying to work out the following.... I have a number of "services" that output composite which are modulated and hooked into the RF distribution network at home.  The services are, Sky, Tivo, media player, front door camera, etc.  At the moment a modulator is $60-$120 per device, and they can each be tuned to a separate channel and each TV can be tuned in.  Easy.

Given the digital switch - it looks like we'll cut over to DVB-T.  At the moment, I can retain these services as the analog TV's will still work, add a set top and we're done.  For the TV's that are due to get replaced they'll have analog tuners built in.  Again ok.

Once we have all switched over, the new TV's will not have analog tuners on board.  What is everyone doing to distribute composite services on a DVB-T RF network?  I'm trying to plan out and start cutting services over to the new model.

I've seen devices like the ProMax EN-106, but they run at ~700quid, a bit pricey.

Many thanks.

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  Reply # 866234 25-Jul-2013 22:20
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If you can get something for 700 quad that does what you want it's a good price.

There are a number of options depending on actual hardware specs in the US$2 - $3k range.

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  Reply # 866235 25-Jul-2013 22:21
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I'd just dump the rf distribution and use HDMI. For devices that don't have HDMI out like your front door monitor use a convertor (composite/component - HDMI).
rf is the worst form of distribution for picture quality.
Anyway, TVs with analogue plus digital are likely to be around for a long time yet. The latest models should last 10 - 20 yrs?


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  Reply # 866241 25-Jul-2013 22:32
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Given I've got about 4-5 devices to modulate - it really starts to add up.

The reason for the distribution is that I can say watch Tivo from anywhere in the house using just the modulator and an IR blaster.  By my reckoning I'd be up for a HDMI matrix switch if I converted to HDMI - and the quality is not so much of a problem at this stage.

Again thanks for the thoughts.

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