Metra ethereal M3B CS-HDM3BRX1
Coaxial-to-HDMI distribution receiver for commercial installations
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Treat your customers to amazing sights and sounds
It's traditionally been a challenge for restaurants, bars, and other commercial venues to distribute HDMI sources among a wall — or several walls — of TVs. There's normally been a concession to make: either limit the number of screens being used, or diminish the picture quality of what's being watched. Metra has solved this problem with a signal distribution solution that opens the door to crisp HD video across an array of displays. The M3B CS-HDM3BRX1 coaxial-to-HDMI receiver is an integral part of this flexible system.
Distribute your HD content via RG-6 coax cable
The M3B distribution system consists of two core components. The CS-HDM3BTX1 transmitter (required, sold separately) takes an incoming HDMI source and converts it to a high-definition RF signal, which is then sent via RG-6 coax cable to one or more CS-HDM3BRX1 receivers. Connect each receiver directly to a TV, A/V receiver or projector with an HDMI cable.
The transmitter has a selectable output channel that is then matched up at the receiver to display a particular source. You can pick which source you want displayed with either the included remote control or a universal one. A front-panel display on the receiver indicates which corresponding transmitter has been selected.
Use this flexible solution in a variety of ways
If you're sending one source to one display, a single transmitter and receiver pair will do the job. If you want to take one source and send it to multiple displays, simply feed your transmitter into a bi-directional coax splitter like this one. You can then output to as many receivers as you want. Now, here's where it really gets cool — you can feed up to 100 different HDMI sources to 'TX1 transmitters and send any of them to connected 'RX1 receivers at the click of a button.
If you run a sports bar and want to be able to show any game on any of your displays, this gives you the flexibility you're looking for. You can keep all of your cable boxes, satellite receivers, and HD streaming boxes in a central location and run reliable, inexpensive coaxial cable throughout your building. The M3B system can broadcast your HD content well over 2,000 feet and still maintain top-notch picture quality.
Common distribution scenarios
Scenario one: use one transmitter and one receiver to send an HDMI source to a single display.
Scenario two: use one transmitter, a bi-directional coax splitter, and three receivers to send the same HDMI source to multiple displays.
Scenario three: use multiple sources, transmitters, and receivers. Choose any source to display on any TV at the click of a button.
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- receives HD content from matching CS-HDM3BTX1 transmitter(s)
- converts incoming RG-6 coax signal to HDMI
- system is expandable to feed up to 100 different HDMI sources to your multi-TV system
- transmits signal up to 2,200 feet over RG-6 coax cable (1080p, 60Hz)
- for runs less than 100 feet, signal attenuation is recommended
- switch channels through the included IR remote control
- 100 channel input selection
- front panel LED channel display
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
What's in the Box:
- HDMI coax receiver
- AC power adapter (attached 58" DC cord)
- Remote control
- CR2025 3V battery
- IR receiver (attached 39" cable terminated by a male 3.5mm connector)
- User Manual
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HDMI Over Coaxial Receiver: Metra's HDMI Over Coaxial Receiver (CS-HDM3BRX1) works in conjunction with Metra's HDMI Over Coaxial Transmitter (CS-HDM3BTX1, sold separately) to convert an HDMI signal over to a digital HDTV signal and transmit audio/video by RG6 (75-ohm) coaxial cable up to 2,200 feet (700 meters).
Audio/Video Signal Specifications: Metra's HDMI Over Coaxial Receiver (CS-HDM3BRX1) will support the transmission of 480i@60Hz, 480p@60Hz, 576i@50Hz, 576p@50Hz, 720p@50/60Hz, 1080i@50/60Hz, and 1080p@50/60Hz. It will also support 2ch PCM stereo audio signals.
Note: Not compatible with 4K video or multichannel audio.
Coax Output: The Metra CS-HDM3BRX1 features a coaxial F-type connector to accept the audio/video signal from Metra's HDMI Over Coaxial Transmitter (CS-HDM3BTX1, sold separately). Use either a RG6, RG7, or RG11 coax cable (sold separately).
HDMI Input: Metra's HDMI Over Coaxial Receiver is fitted with a HDMI output to connect your display (such as a TV or front-projector) or Satellite/Cable box).
Expandable: Metra's HDMI Over Coaxial System is expandable up to 100 HDMI sources, through the use of additional transmitters & splitters (sold separately).
Remote Control: The HDMI Over Coaxial Receiver comes with an IR remote control to wirelessly select between HDMI sources (channels 0-99). The unit comes with an external IR receiver, so you can mount the device out of sight.
Power Requirements: The Metra CS-HDM3BRX1 operates off of standard household current using the supplied AC power adapter (Input: 100-240V~50/60Hz, 0.15A; Output: 5V/1A).
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