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Using a scaler to show cable TV on the big screen 01 May 2014 06:30 #40872

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Brand new here so any advice appreciated.
We are re-opening an old movie house with new digital equipment.
Someone wanted to know if we could show non-movie content.
I believe we need a scaler to separate the audio/video content.

Does anyone have experience/suggestions on using a scaler to show a cable TV feed in our movie house?

Would I also need a scaler to allow Xbox/PS4 to be shown/heard?

Thanks

Doug(IA)
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Using a scaler to show cable TV on the big screen 01 May 2014 08:28 #40873

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doug, welcome to bigscreenbiz.

yes, you'll need a scaler to do what you're asking. from video games and DVD content to cable boxes.

seems like getting the audio to work correctly is the trickiet part but it certainly works after some tinkering.


good luck
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Using a scaler to show cable TV on the big screen 01 May 2014 09:37 #40874

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We have an 11x2 digital scaler/switcher at the drive-in on one of our screens. It has 11 inputs and two mirrored outputs. One of the outputs goes directly to the IMB on the side of the projector, and the other goes to a 22 inch flat panel monitor on the wall of the booth. Whenever running alternative content, whatever is showing out the lens of the projector is also displayed on the wall mounted monitor. Pretty convenient actually. The scaler actually has it's own audio output. I used the TOSlink output on the scaler and ran 35 feet of fiber optic cable under the floor and back up into the sound rack and then into the rear of the USL JSD-60 sound processor.

I've never been quite satisfied with the color output of the projector using the HDMI input settings for alternative content. Probably need to adjust the color space selections within the LSC files on the projector. They are set to REC709, but they still don't look right.
Barry Floyd
Floyd Entertainment Group
Lebanon, Tennessee

Stardust Drive-In Theatre
Watertown, Tennessee
Last Edit: 01 May 2014 09:39 by Barry Floyd.
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