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  1. sajeel

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    I am starting to work on av equipment and have purchased the promax tv explorer. I would like advice on where to purchase commercial equipment, such as commercial freeview set top box which has many receivers built into 1 unit and also does not give update messages to end user ? and other links and info would be much appreciated.
     
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    I would say that all Freeview set-top boxes only have one tuner built in. PVRs, which record Freeview, as a general rule have two. It is a function of Freeview that a notification is given when new channels, or channel movements, occur in a particular transmission area. A quick re-tune is a simple procedure. Why would you not want this notification?
     
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    I know there is a commerical tuner in one unit that can output up to 16 channels, the channels stay on same frequency and reason for no notification is due to product being installed in a gym which is unmanned if the message comes up some one will have to attend and re scan to get tv working and without a tv or tester this is difficult as most times the av feed is located in another room away from gym.
     
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    I now have a clearer idea what you are looking for, and have read your previous post. Distribution systems for hotels are available and have rack mounted tuner cards which enables several channels to be re-transmitted on a single cable system. Such installations are supplied by specialist companies. The needs of gyms are usually somewhat simpler. You can use wall mounted conventional TVs fed by an ordinary 'off air' Freeview signal from a boosted distribution system. There may be an alternative Sky signal mixed in with this using a RF modulator so it can be tuned in on a Analogue channel. A 'public performance' fee has to be paid to Sky for doing this. If you are using monitors then there would be a totally different approach, but your enquiry indicates 'receivers'.

    There then needs to be a method of picking up the audio output, via an amplifier, from the TVs to be distributed to headphone sockets on various exercise machines along with alternatives from a set of rack mounted FM tuners for radio channels. This is how the installation in my local gym appears to work. It was installed by a specialist company in this field.

    Re-tuning alerts are pretty infrequent and can possibly be switched off on individual televisions. I do not see why you would need a 'tester' to retune. Some TVs, I believe, may auto-retune themselves. I cannot understand why you would want to distribute 16 different Freeview channels, 3 or 4 are sufficient for most gyms I have seen. There is a limit to how many screens you can put up on a wall. Gym users select the appropriate sound channel for their headphones.

    Winston & ibear are giving you good advice on the subject of a signal distribution system elsewhere on the Forum. I do not see why you are now considering a totally different, and expensive, alternative.
     
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    Firstly my other post is a current project and winston and ibear have been a great help, this post is for links or help in starting my new adventure.
    I am after distribution systems for freeview, the specialist company is going to be my new company. I understand your wall mount system using rf modulation to feed analogue tv and push the sound through by using wireless or wired system such as cardio theatre.
    However some gyms still have analogue tv on their equipment and no tvs on wall. I hope this makes it a bit clearer.
    Therefore i am looking for suppliers of websites where i can purchase these commercial units as i am going to approach a few gyms to improve their av system as currently their av is of very bad quality.
     
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    Macab/RSD Multiview or A2B Electronics Multibox.

    Not sure if I can post links but they are easily googled.
     
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    thank you pmcgsmurf exactly what i was looking for.
     

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