Gefen EXT-HDMI1.3-841 User Manual

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CONTENTS

1Introduction

2Operation Notes

3Features

4Panel Layout

5Panel Descriptions

6Connecting And Operating The 8x1 Switcher For HDMI 1.3

7RMT8-IRRemote Control Description

8IR Channel Configuration

9RS-232Serial Communication

10Specifications

11Warranty

INTRODUCTION

Congratulations on your purchase of the 8x1 Switcher for HDMI 1.3. Your complete satisfaction is very important to us.

Gefen

Gefen delivers innovative, progressive computer and electronics add-onsolutions that harness integration, extension, distribution and conversion technologies. Gefen’s reliable,plug-and-playproducts supplementcross-platformcomputer systems, professional audio/video environments and HDTV systems of all sizes withhard-workingsolutions that are easy to implement and simple to operate.

The Gefen 8x1 Switcher for HDMI 1.3

The Gefen 8x1 Switcher for HDMI 1.3 routes eight different HD sources at resolutions of up to 1080p full HD to a single HDTV display. This unit supports HDMI 1.3 which adds features such as enhanced color and audio capabilities that enrich the Hi-Defexperience.

The availability of up to eight HDMI inputs makes this unit ideal for simultaneous connection of multiple HDMI devices such as set-topboxes, satellite systems,Blu-Rayplayers, and gaming consoles such as the XBox 360 and PlayStation 3.

How It Works

You simply connect all your sources to the Switcher’s inputs. Then connect the display on the output port. 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.

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OPERATION NOTES

READ THESE NOTES BEFORE INSTALLING OR

OPERATING THE 8X1 SWITCHER FOR HDMI 1.3

This devices is HDMI 1.3 compliant. Please see page 3 for supported HDMI 1.3 features.

Supports HDTV resolutions up to 1080p Full HD and computer resolutions of 1900 x 1200.

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FEATURES

Features

Switch easily between any eight HDMI sources

Extends the range of HDMI compliant devices by equalizing and reclocking the HDMI signal

Serial RS-232port for remote switching

Discrete IR remote included

HDMI and HDCP pass-through

HDMI 1.3 Features

Dolby TrueHD & DTS-HDMaster Audio

Deep Color Supported (XV Color)

225 MHz (up to 12 bit YUV 444 supported @ 1080p)

CEC Protocol Pass Through

Lip-SyncPass Through

Package Includes

(1) Gefen Switcher for HDMI 1.3

(8) 6 Foot HDMI cables (M-M)

(1) 5V DC Power Supply

(1) Rack Ears

(1) RMT-8IRRemote control

(1) User Manual

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PANEL LAYOUT

Front Panel

1

2

3

4

Back Panel

5

6

7

8

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PANEL DESCRIPTIONS

1Infrared (IR) Receiver Extension Port

This port will accept an optionally purchased IR extension cable (Gefen part# EXT-RMT-EXTIR).This is useful for installations where the IR receiver, located on the front panel (Item 2 on this page), is not inline-of-sightwith the IR remote control used to relay commands to the device at the sender’s location.

2Infrared (IR) Receiver

This IR receiver will relay IR commands from the receiving unit to the sending unit for output to a IR transmitter (blaster) on a IR controllable device.

3Currently Selected Input LED Indicator

There is one LED for each of the eight HDMI input ports. The LED for the currently selected HDMI input will be active.

4LED Power Indicator

This LED will become active once the included 5V DC power supply is properly connected between the sender and an open wall power socket.

5RS-232Serial Communication port

This port will accept a DB-9serial communication cable for control by a separate device. This port only uses the send, receive, and ground pins. Please see page 9 for more information.

65V DC Power Receptacle

This receptacle will require power from the included 5V DC power supply for proper operation. Connect the included power supply between this port and an open wall power socket.

7HDMI Input Ports 1-8

Connect up to eight HDMI source devices to these HDMI input ports. Selection of the viewable input is executed by the included RMT-8IRremote control or by an external device that uses theRS-232serial communication port.

8HDMI Output Port

Connect one HDMI capable device (i.e. HDMI display) to this HDMI output port. The currently selected HDMI input source device will be output through this port.

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CONNECTING AND OPERATING THE 8X1 SWITCHER FOR HDMI 1.3

How to Connect the 8x1 Switcher for HDMI 1.3

1.Connect up to eight HDMI source devices to the 8x1 Switcher for HDMI 1.3 using the supplied HDMI cables (8 are included).

2.Connect one HDMI capable device (i.e. HDMI display) to the 8x1 Switcher for HDMI 1.3 using a user supplied HDMI cable.

3.Connect the included 5V DC power supply to the power receptacle on the 8x1 Switcher for HDMI 1.3. Connect the power plug on the opposite end to an open wall power socket.

4.Initialize (power on) the HDMI capable output device (i.e. HDMI display) first and then the HDMI source devices.

How to Operate the 8x1 Switcher for HDMI 1.3

Use the included RMT8-IRremote control to switch between HDMI inputs. Please see page 7 for a description of theRMT8-IRremote control.

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RMT-8IRREMOTE CONTROL DESCRIPTION

The included RMT-8IRremote control is used to switch between inputs on the 8x1 Switcher for HDMI 1.3. Only one input can be selected at a time and this input is then output through the single HDMI output port on the rear panel.

Switching

Press the 1 button to switch to HDMI input 1.

Press the 2 button to switch to HDMI input 2.

Press the 3 button to switch to HDMI input 3.

Press the 4 button to switch to HDMI input 4.

Press the 5 button to switch to HDMI input 5.

Press the 6 button to switch to HDMI input 6.

Press the 7 button to switch to HDMI input 7.

Press the 8 button to switch to HDMI input 8.

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IR CHANNEL CONFIGURATION

Why would I need to change the remote channel?

In some instances, the 8x1 Switcher for HDMI 1.3 may use IR codes that conflict with other IR remote control devices. The unit may switch inputs when another brand IR remote control is used or the RMT-8IRmay cause other brand IR controlled devices to behave unexpectedly.

I am experiencing the issues listed above. What do I do?

In these cases it is recommended to change the IR channel that the RMT-8IRremote control and the 8x1 Switcher for HDMI 1.3 use. The IR channel is configured independently on theRMT-8IRremote control and the 8x1 Switcher for HDMI 1.3 but the channel selection must match on both units for proper operation.

How Do I change the Remote Channel?

There are service DIP switches on the RMT-8IRremote control and also inside the 8x1 Switcher for HDMI 1.3. Use the diagrams below to locate and change the IR channel to one that is not the default. Remember that the channel must match on both the unit and remote control for successful operation.

RMT-8IRRemote Control

Remove the battery cover on the rear side of the RMT-8IRremote control to expose the DIP switches.

2 DIP switch bank for IR channel configuration.

Remote Channel 1:

 

 

 

 

 

Remote Channel 2:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Default

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

2

 

1

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remote Channel 3:

 

 

 

 

Remote Channel 4:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

2

 

1

2

 

8x1 Switcher for HDMI 1.3

The IR channel DIP switches for the 8x1 Switcher for HDMI 1.3 are located on an 4 bank DIP switch on the underside of the unit. The DIP switch bank is hidden under a piece of silver metallic tape. Remove the tape and locate DIP switches 1 and 2. DIP switches 1 and 2 on the unit correspond to DIP switches 1 and 2 on the IR remote control. The channel must match on both devices for successful operation. DIP switches 3 and 4 are not used.

Remote Channel 1:

Default

Remote Channel 3:

1 2 3 4

1 2 3 4

Remote Channel 2:

Remote Channel 4:

1 2 3 4

1 2 3 4

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RS-232SERIAL COMMUNICATION

What features are available via the RS-232serial communications port?

The 8x1 Switcher for HDMI 1.3 can accept commands through the RS-232serial communications port located on the rear panel. The currentRS-232control features are:

Switching/routing of inputs to outputs without the RMT-8IRremote control.

How do I use these features?

These features were initially intended for utilization by custom installers in automated setups. However, these features can be tested by using any Windows PC with the Hyperterminal program.

What pins are used for communication with the 8x1 Switcher for HDMI 1.3?

Only pins 2 (Receive), 3 (Transmit), and 5 (Ground) are used for communication. A null-modemadapter should not be used with this product.

5 4 3 2 1

1 2 3 4 5

9 8 7 6

6 7 8 9

Only Pins 2 (RX), 3 (TX), and 5 (Ground) are used on the RS-232serial interface

What are the communication port settings?

Bits per second .................................................................................................

19200

Data bits ....................................................................................................................

 

8

Parity ..................................................................................................................

 

 

None

Stop bits .....................................................................................................................

 

1

Flow Control .......................................................................................................

 

None

Switching/Routing Binary Table

 

 

 

 

ASCII

Corresponding

Binary

 

 

RMT16-IR

 

 

 

Button

 

 

1

1

0011 0001

 

2

2

0011 0010

 

3

3

0011 0011

 

4

4

0011 0100

 

5

5

0011 0101

 

6

6

0011 0110

 

7

7

0011 0111

 

8

8

0011 1000

9

 

 

 

SPECIFICATIONS

Video Amplifier Bandwidth

....................................................................... 225 MHz

Input Video Signal ..............................................................................

1.2 Volts p-p

Input DDC Signal .........................................................................

5 Volts p-p(TTL)

Single Link Range ..................................

1080p/60 12 - bit color depth, 1920x1200

HDMI Connector .................................................................

Type A 19 Pin Female

Remote Control Port ................................

RS - 232 female, mini - stereo 3.5mm

jack

 

Power Supply ..............................................................................................

5V DC

Power Consumption .......................................................................

10 Watts (max)

Dimensions ..................................................................

17” W x 1.75” H x 4.375” D

Shipping Weight ..........................................................................................

12 lbs.

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WARRANTY

Gefen warrants the equipment it manufactures to be free from defects in material and workmanship.

If equipment fails because of such defects and Gefen is notified within two (2) years from the date of shipment, Gefen will, at its option, repair or replace the equipment, provided that the equipment has not been subjected to mechanical, electrical, or other abuse or modifications. Equipment that fails under conditions other than those covered will be repaired at the current price of parts and labor in effect at the time of repair. Such repairs are warranted for ninety (90) days from the day of reshipment to the Buyer.

This warranty is in lieu of all other warranties expressed or implied, including without limitation, any implied warranty or merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose, all of which are expressly disclaimed.

1.Proof of sale may be required in order to claim warranty.

2.Customers outside the US are responsible for shipping charges to and from Gefen.

3.Copper cables are limited to a 30 day warranty and cables must be in their original condition.

The information in this manual has been carefully checked and is believed to be accurate. However, Gefen assumes no responsibility for any inaccuracies that may be contained in this manual. In no event will Gefen be liable for direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages resulting from any defect or omission in this manual, even if advised of the possibility of such

damages. The technical information contained herein regarding the features and specifications is subject to change without notice.

For the latest warranty coverage information, refer to the Warranty and Return Policy under the Support section of the Gefen Web site at www.gefen.com.

PRODUCT REGISTRATION

Please register your product online by visiting the Register Product page under the Support section of the Gefen Web site.

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This product uses UL listed power supplies.