Doug’s Q-Tips – IPTV Streaming

The new QMODs have the ability to output the video stream as an RF channel, an IPTV stream, or both at the same time. First, it may surprise you that a digital QAM channel has always been an MPEG2 video stream. The only difference from Video over Ethernet is that the stream is carried by over RF instead of IP. So when we create the MPEG2 stream, it;s automatically…

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Doug’s Q-Tips – Next-Gen QMOD Scaling

Broadcast-quality modulators deliver great digital channels – but only if the video feed meets broadcast standards. Consumer modulator can accept less-than-perfect video, but the channel quality is far below broadcast standards. The new QMODs use totally new processing to deliver an integration-quality solution. Each modualtor/encoder feature a hardware HD scaler for…

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Doug’s Q-Tips – QMOD/QIP Web Pages and Menus

While the new QMOD and QIP encoders add a lot of new features and abilities, we’ve engineered the process to be a similar to previous QMOD setup as possible. It’s even easier as we’ve added a Quick Setup Menu to simplify the basics – channel number, RF level and assigning AV inputs. Bang – your system is up and running! Then you can move on the fine points as you need…

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Doug’s Q-Tips – Integrating Next-Gen QMODs

As we begin shipping the first of the next-gen QMODs, there will be a number of new features, plus a few more to be added with firmware updates later on. This article covers the basics, with links to more explanation on specific features and setup options. What’s New All next-gen QMODs now support 2-channel operation. There’s plenty of bandwidth in a QAM channel…

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