Room with 5+ Video Sources

This is a scenario where five video sources, and typically a TV, are in a room with a single coax wall plate. The goal it to get all of them on the Avcast network. The CableCaster replaces the splitter where Cable TV or antenna signals enter the home. A notch filter eliminates unwanted signals from the antenna or Cable TV service (you specify filter range). Each video source (DVD, VCR, etc.) in Room 1 can be added to the Avcast network with a MediaCaster, which takes the audio/video outputs of the video sources and modulates them to TV channels. The MediaCasters are set to "Personal TV Channels" at least two channels apart, say channels 70, 72, 74, 76 and 78. Any TV tuned to channels 70, 72, 74, 76 or 78 can view those video sources. Notice that one of the video sources has been moved from Room 1 to Room 2. In order to minimize signal loss in Room 1, we recommend that at most, a 4-way splitter/combiner be used in any room. And since video devices on the Avcast network are shared, their location is often irrelevant. The 4-way splitter/combiner in Room 1 enables infrared signals to travel to each video source through each MediaCaster. The TV in Room 1 can be attached to the "TV" port of any MediaCaster; alternately, you can use a five-way splitter/combiner and attach the TV to the fifth leg, but signal losses mount as you choose splitters with more and more legs. Room 4 has an IRCaster/IRDetector installed. This enables users to control the video sources with their infrared remote controls from Room 4. Additional MediaCasters and IRCasters can be added to the network (~8 video sources maximum).

Kits and Components Required:

Qty

Model

Description

5

MK-1000N

Avcast® Media Kit (includes 1 CableCaster, 1 MediaCaster, 
1 IRCaster/IRDetector) & 1 Notch Filter

 

 

 

1

splitter

2-way or 3-way splitter/combiner, DC passing (Not Included)