The CVX-HD is our current 6 by 6 video matrix switcher. Inputs may be component or HDMI plus composite video and the outputs are all component video plus composite video.
It replaces the older CVX, which was component only, and the CVX-S, which had two Scart inputs.
The video inputs can be analogue component video (Y,Pb,Pr) or HDMI. The HDMI inputs are converted to component video by integral HD Fury II modules. As shipped, the first two inputs have HD Fury modules and the remaining four are component only. Additional modules may be purchased from Living Control.
To use a component video on an input an HD Fury module must not be fitted to that input.
In addition to the component/HDMI inputs each input has a composite video channel. No conversion between composite and component video is carried out by the CVX
All outputs are component video, either from three phono connectors for distribution down three coaxial cables of via an RJ45 socket for distribution down a CAT 5 cable. When CAT 5 distribution is used a CVX wall plate must be fitted at the TV end to convert the signal back to component video.
Both outputs cannot be used simultaneously without a significant reduction in signal quality.
Inputs (which are on the right when looking at the back of the unit) are phono or standard HDMI connector.
Outputs are phono or RJ45.
The CVX must be connected to a RoomBox such as the RoomBox NT by means of an appropriate cable. The unit is currently shipped with a cable for connection to a RoomBox NT only. Contact Living Control for information on connecting to a RoomBox 6.
Fitting or removing HD Fury modules
HD Fury modules may be fitted or removed without removing the lid if the unit. To do so, first Completely disconnect the unit from mains power.
Remove the two black screws securing the cover plate. The modules are plugged into a back plane with D-type connectors.
To remove a module, pull it forwards to unplug it. It may be necessary to gently grip the module PCB with pliers. Take care not to drop the module inside the box.
To fit a module, insert it D-Type end first into the slot, making sure it has the correct orientation as the others. Engage the D-type connector with the socket on the back plane and push it full home.
Refit the module cover plate supplied with the module (or a blanking plate if a module has been removed). Make sure that the cover plate is in the correct orientation by offering it up to an existing module cover plate. It should match exactly.