Operation Manual - Key Digital

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Operation Manual - Key Digital

Rev 2 – June 2013

Key Digital ® , led by digital video pioneer Mike Tsinberg,

develops and manufactures high quality, cutting-edge

technology solutions for virtually all applications where

high quality video imaging is important. Key Digital ®

is at the forefront of the video industry for Home Theater

Retailers, Custom Installers, System Integrators,

Broadcasters, Manufacturers, and Consumers.

Champion Series

HDMI ® Distribution Amplifiers

Operating Instructions

KD-1X2CS

KD-1X3CS

KD-1X4CS

Key Digital ® Systems :: 521 East 3rd Street :: Mount Vernon, NY 10553

Phone : 914.667.9700 Fax : 914.668.8666 Web : www.keydigital.com

The Experts in Digital Video Technology and Solutions


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Table of Contents

Introduction ................................................................ 1

Quick Setup Guide .......................................................... 2

DVI Applications for KD-1X2CS, KD-1X3CS, KD-1X4CS .............................. 3

Installation and Operation ..................................................... 3

EDID Control Settings ........................................................ 4

Mechanical / Technical Specifications ............................................ 5

Terminology ................................................................ 6

Important Product Warnings & Safety Instructions ................................... 7

How to Contact Key Digital ® ................................................... 8

Warranty Information ......................................................... 9

Introduction

Key Digital ® Champion Series HDMI Distribution Amplifiers are designed and engineered to

offer the best in quality, performance, and reliability while providing a cost effective HDMI/DVI

distribution solution. The KD-1X2CS, KD-1X3CS, KD-1X4CS HDMI Distribution Amplifiers

provide single input to multiple output distribution and maintain crystal-clear, pristine picture

and sound quality. Champion Series Distribution Amplifiers are a transparent solution for

all digital video/audio distribution applications and support all HD and SD video standards,

including 1080p/60. KD-1X2CS, KD-1X3CS, KD-1X4CS Distribution Amplifiers feature

status-monitoring LEDs and support for advanced HDMI 3D feature.

About the KD-1X2CS, KD-1X3CS, KD-1X4CS

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Distribution of one HDMI input to 2/3/4 HDMI outputs

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Supports all SD, HD, and VESA (VGA, SVGA, XGA, WXGA, SXGA, UXGA) resolutions up to

1080p (60Hz & 50Hz)

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SD & HD: 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p

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VESA / DVI: From 640x480p up to 1920x1080p

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EDID Control featuring internal library settings or auto EDID selection of display

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Supports signal rates up to 10.2 Gb per second

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Supports HDMI and DVI

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Compliant with HDCP copyright protection

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Compliant with all HDMI ® versions

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Auto Sensing and Formatting for HDMI and DVI Output Devices connected

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1 Key Technology authenticates topology of connected source and displays

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Input and Output status indicated by LED lights

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Default EDID for 1080i or 1080p systems (EDID Control )

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Supports lossless compressed digital audio:

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Dolby ® TrueHD, Dolby ® Digital Plus and DTS -HD Master Audio

Advanced HDMI ® Features

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3D – Capability to pass 3D stereoscopic signal formats

Accessories

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External power supply: 5V 1A

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HDMI Lacing Clip

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Operating Instructions

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Warranty Card

Always follow the instructions provided in this Operating Manual.

© 2012 Key Digital, Inc. All rights reserved.


EDID Control

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KD-1X4CS

HDMI

HDMI

HDMI

Display 3

Display 2

Audio

Quick Setup Guide

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Step 1: Find a safe and convenient location to mount or place your KD-1X2CS, KD-1X3CS,

KD-1X4CS unit

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Step 2: Begin with the KD-1X2CS, KD-1X3CS, KD-1X4CS unit and all input/output Audio devices

Audio Rcvr.

HDMI

turned off with power cables removed

Audio

HDMI

Audio

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Step 3: Connect your HDMI or DVI source to the input port of your KD-1X2CS, KD-1X3CS,

KD-1X4CS unit

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Step 4: Connect your HDMI or DVI displays to the output port of your KD-1X2CS, KD-1X3CS,

KD-1X4CS unit

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Step 6: Connect power to the KD-1X2CS, KD-1X3CS, KD-1X4CS unit

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Step 7: Power on input/output devices

HDMI

HDMI

Speakers

Sub-Woofer

Audio

Display 3

Display 4

Cable Box

HDMI

HDMI

Audio

Display 4

DVI Applications for KD-1X2CS, Audio Rcvr. KD-1X3CS, Speakers KD-1X4CS

HDMI

Sub-Woofer

KD-1X2CS, KD-1X3CS, KD-1X4CS Distribution Amplifiers can also be used with DVI sources

Audio Speakers

and displays. For these applications, use dual-link DVI to HDMI adapters. Note that while HDMI

supports both video and audio over an HDMI cable, DVI supports only video.

Speakers

Desktop PC

DVI Video

KD-1X4CS

Audio

DVI Video

Display 1

DVI Video

Display 2

DVI Video

Display 3

DVI Video

Display 4

HDMI

Display 1

*To connect DVI, use appropriate HDMI to DVI adapters

EDID Control

Note: No signal conversion is done on the KD-1X2CS, KD-1X3CS, KD-1X4CS.

If input signal is HDMI output signal will be HDMI. If input signal is DVI output signal will be DVI.

KD-1X4CS

HDMI

Audio

HDMI

HDMI

Display 2

Display 3

Installation and Operation

Before permanently securing the unit for final installation of cabling behind walls or ceilings, test for

proper operation of the unit and the cables in your system.

It is recommended that you leave enough ventilation space to

provide sufficient airflow and cooling, especially if you are

going to leave the unit powered at all times.

An optional HDMI cable clip (included) enables a method for

securing HDMI cables the KD-1X2CS, KD-1X3CS, KD-1X4CS

units and helps defeat intermittent or complete signal loss due

to poor connection.

Active Input / Output LED Indicators

Optional HDMI Cable

clip (included)

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The front LED indicators indicate that a valid HDMI / DVI connection is made between

the KD-1X2CS, KD-1X3CS, KD-1X4CS unit and each Input / Output.

Cable Box

HDMI

HDMI

Audio Rcvr.

Audio

Speakers

Display 4

HDMI

Audio

Sub-Woofer

Audio

Speakers

DVI Video

Display 1


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EDID Control Settings

At times, your HDMI sources and display may not synchronize properly.

This is when EDID* control should be utilized. KD-1X2CS, KD-1X3CS,

KD-1X4CS Distribution Amps feature an internal library of default settings

that ensure that your HDMI source’s output is compatible with the display

devices.

Please reset the unit by either unplugging and plugging the HDMI

connections, or via a power cycle for the new settings to take effect.

Rotary EDID Settings:

Rotary EDID Control Switch

Mechanical / Technical Specifications

Inputs

Outputs

Bandwidth

Compliance with

HDMI Standard

1 HDMI Connection

2/3/4 HDMI Connectors

TMDS bandwidth 10.2 Gb/s

Fully licensed and compatible with all HDMI and HDCP techologies

KD-1X2CS

EDID Settings

KD-1X3CS

EDID Settings

KD-1X4CS

EDID Settings

Link

Single Link: 1080p/60, 12 bit color depth, 1920x1200 max

0 Copy EDID from

HDMI Output 1

1 1080i, 2Ch Audio

2 1080i, Dolby/DTS 5.1

3 1080i, 2ch Audio

4 1080p, Dolby/DTS 5.1

0 Copy EDID from

HDMI Output 1

1 1080i, 2Ch Audio

2 1080i, Dolby/DTS 5.1

3 1080i, 2ch Audio

4 1080p, Dolby/DTS 5.1

0 Copy EDID from

HDMI Output 1

1 1080i, 2Ch Audio

2 1080i, Dolby/DTS 5.1

3 1080i, 2ch Audio

4 1080p, Dolby/DTS 5.1

Deep Color Support

Lossless

Compressed Digital

Audio

Supports digital video formats in Deep Color Mode at

up to 12 bits/color

Supports lossless compressed digital audio:

Dolby ® TrueHD, Dolby ® Digital Plus and DTS -HD Master Audio

5 1080p, HD Audio

5 1080p, HD Audio

5 1080p, HD Audio

DDC Signal (Data)

Input DDC Signal: 5 Volts p-p (TTL)

6 1080p, 2ch Audio

7 3D, 2ch Audio

8 3D, Dolby/DTS 5.1

6 1080p, 2ch Audio

7 3D, 2ch Audio

8 3D, Dolby/DTS 5.1

6 1080p, 2ch Audio

7 3D, 2ch Audio

8 3D, Dolby/DTS 5.1

HDMI Video/Audio

Signal

Input Video Signal: 1.2 Volts p-p

9 3D, HD Audio

A 1280x1024 DVI

B 1920x1080 DVI

9 3D, HD Audio

A 1280x1024 DVI

B 1920x1080 DVI

9 3D, HD Audio

A 1280x1024 DVI

B 1920x1080 DVI

HDMI Connector

I2C Communication

HDMI Connector: Type A, 19 Pin Female

EDID and HDCP Bi-Directional Transparency from Display to Source

C

D

E

F

1920x1200 DVI

1080p, 2Ch Audio

1080p, 2Ch Audio

Copy EDID from

HDMI Output 2

C

D

E

F

1920x1200 DVI

1080p, 2Ch Audio

Copy EDID from

HDMI Output 3

Copy EDID from

HDMI Output 2

C

D

E

F

1920x1200 DVI

Copy EDID from

HDMI Output 4

Copy EDID from

HDMI Output 3

Copy EDID from

HDMI Output 2

EDID Control

Power Source

Active outputs connected via HDMI, or from internal library of default

EDID settings

5 Volt DC @ 1 Amp, 100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz

Dimensions KD-1x2CS: W = 3.75”, H = 1”, D = 2.5”

KD-1x3CS: W = 5.5”, H = 1”, D = 2.75”

KD-1x4CS: W = 5.5”, H = 1”, D = 2.75”

Weight

KD-1X2CS - 0.5 lb

KD-1X3CS - 0.9 lb

KD-1X4CS - 0.9 lb

*EDID (Extended display identification data) is a data structure provided by a display

to describe its capabilities to a source device.


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Terminology

Below is a list of terms and acronyms that reoccur in this Owner’s Manual and are commonly

referred to in the A/V Industry:

CEC

Consumer

Electronics

Control

An optional protocol used in HDMI systems that allows HDMI

devices to pass control functions along to all devices within the

system.

Important Product Warnings:

1. Connect all cables before providing power to the unit.

2. Test for proper operation before securing unit behind walls or in hard to access spaces.

3. If installing the unit into wall or mounting bracket into sheet-rock, provide proper screw support

with bolts or sheet-rock anchors.

DVI

Digital Video

Interface

A digital interface standard created by the Digital Display Working

Group (DDWG) to convert analog video signals into digital video

signals to accommodate digital monitors. Typically used for PC

monitors, the video portion of HDMI is compatible with DVI using

simple adapters.

Safety Instructions:

Please be sure to follow these instructions for safe operation of your unit.

1. Read and follow all instructions.

2. Heed all warnings.

3. Do not use this device near water.

4. Clean only with dry cloth.

5. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.

6. Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other

apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.

7. Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.

8. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when the device has

been damaged in any way including:

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Damage to the power supply or power plug

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Exposure to rain or moisture

EDID

Extended Display

Identification

Data

A VESA standard data format that contains basic information

about a monitor and its capabilities. Information includes vendor

information, maximum image size, color characteristics, factory

pre-set timings, frequency range limits, and character strings for

the monitor name and serial number.

VESA

Video Electronics

Standards

Association

An international standards body for computer graphics founded

in the late 1980s by NEC Home Electronics and eight other video

display adapter manufacturers.

HDCP

HDMI

High-Bandwidth

Digital Content

Protection

High-Definition

Multimedia

Interface

The copy protection scheme adopted for use with HDMI/DVI.

An uncompressed, all-digital audio/video interface that supports

over one cable standard, enhanced, and high-definition video,

and multi-channel audio.

Power Supply Use:

You MUST use the Power Supply provided with your unit or you VOID the

Key Digital ® Warranty and risk damage to your unit and associated equipment.

IR Infrared IR, like the infrared remote control. Simply point the front of an IR

remote control unit towards the IR sensor on the product to be

controlled.

LED

Light Emitting

Diode

Small light bulbs that illuminate to indicate a selection, and are

used as status indicators


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How to Contact Key Digital ®

System Design Group (SDG)

For system design questions please contact us at:

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Phone: 914-667-9700

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E-mail: sdg@keydigital.com

Warranty Information

All Key Digital ® products are built to high manufacturing standards and should

provide years of trouble-free operation. They are backed by a limited three-year

parts and labor warranty.

Key Digital Trainings

For questions about Key Digital ® Trainings please contact us at:

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Phone: 914-667-9700

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E-mail: training@keydigital.com

Customer Support

For customer support questions please contact us at:

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Phone: 914-667-9700

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E-mail: customersupport@keydigital.com

Technical Support

For technical questions about using Key Digital ® products, please contact us at:

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Phone: 914-667-9700

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E-mail: tech@keydigital.com

Marketing and Public Relations:

For marketing and public relations information, please contact us at:

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Phone: 914-667-9700

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E-mail: marketing@keydigital.com

Repairs and Warranty Service

Should your product require warranty service or repair, please obtain a Key Digital ® Return Material

Authorization (RMA) number by contacting us at:

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Phone: 914-667-9700

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E-mail: rma@keydigital.com

Feedback

Please email any comments/questions about the manual to:

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E-mail: customersupport@keydigital.com

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