Metra ethereal M3B CS-HDM3BTX1
HDMI-to-coaxial distribution transmitter for commercial installations
Our take on the Metra ethereal M3B CS-HDM3BTX1 by Crutchfield's Kramer Crane
Show your customers any game on any TV
If you've been looking for a way to improve your restaurant or bar's audio/video capabilities, Metra's M3B system is a flexible solution that offers easy source selection for a wall — or several walls — of TVs. The CS-HDM3BTX1 is an HDMI-to-coaxial transmitter that takes an incoming HDMI source and provides multiple distribution possibilities. Using compatible receivers, the M3B system opens the door to crisp HD video across an array of displays.
Distribute your HD content via RG-6 coax cable
The distribution system consists of two core components. The transmitter takes an 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 (required, sold separately). 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 matched up at the receiver to display a particular source. You can pick which source you want displayed with either the receiver's 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 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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- sends HD content to matching CS-HDM3BRX1 receivers
- converts incoming HDMI to RF via coaxial cable
- add more transmitters 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
- 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 transmitter
- AC power adapter (attached 58" DC cord)
- User Manual
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HDMI Over Coaxial Transmitter: Metra's HDMI Over Coaxial Transmitter (CS-HDM3BTX1) works in conjunction with Metra's HDMI Over Coaxial Receiver (CS-HDM3BRX1, 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 Transmitter (CS-HDM3BTX1) 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.
HDMI Input: Metra's HDMI Over Coaxial Transmitter is fitted with a HDMI input to connect your HDMI source device (such as a Blu-ray player, Game Console, or Satellite/Cable box).
Coax Output: The Metra CS-HDM3BTX1 features a coaxial F-type connector to route the audio/video signal to Metra's HDMI Over Coaxial Receiver (CS-HDM3BRX1, sold separately). Use either a RG6, RG7, or RG11 coax cable (sold separately).
Expandable: Metra's HDMI Over Coaxial System is expandable up to 100 HDMI sources, through the use of additional transmitters & splitters (sold separately).
Power Requirements: The Metra CS-HDM3BTX1 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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