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  • Brand: Philips
  • Product: AV extender
  • Model/name: SBCVL1400
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: Dutch, English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish

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WirelessTV Link
SBC VL1400 Product illustration
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Safety precautions
Please read this guide carefully and keep it for future reference.
Do not use this product in moist places or close to water.
Do not expose this product to extreme heat.
Do not open this product; in case of technical difficulties bring it to your Philips
retailer.
Do not cover this product.
Only connect the AC power adapters to a power supply of 220-240 VAC / 50Hz.
Only use the AC power adapters included or a type that complies with safety
standard EN60950 and that has the following specification: 12 Volt DC / 500mA.
Inadequately protected or sensitive electronic equipment may be affected by the
use of this product.This interference can lead to damage to either equipment.
Please check whether or not surrounding equipment can be affected by this
product before you start using it.
The Philips Wireless TV Link allows you to distribute any kind of video signal (digital
or analogue set-top boxes, DVDs, satellite receivers,VCRs etc.) or cable
programmes throughout your house without the need for extra wiring, running
cables or drilling holes.This means that you can enjoy the freedom of watching Pay-
TV on your bedroom TV. You can also enjoy a film playing on your living-room
video recorder while others independently watch their favourite programmes on
the main TV.
Besides distributing video signals wirelessly , the Wireless TV Link also functions as a
switch box for your main TV. It is equipped with four SCART input connectors.
These allow you to connect up to four video devices at the same time, so cable
swapping or re-configuring your audio/video set-up is no longer necessary. In
addition, three of the SCART inputs can be linked to the fourth one, which makes
copying your video content very simple.
The universal remote control allows you to control the Wireless TV Link, your
second TV and up to four video sources, regardless of brand.You don’t have to
carry around the other remote control units!
The Wireless TV Link is based on wireless RF technology that offers you in-home
convenience. To enable you to enjoy the best possible performance, four
transmission channels are provided so you can select the channel that provides
optimum viewing with the minimum of interference.
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Transmitter Unit
Power button
switches the transmitter between stand-by and on.
Power light
red in stand-by mode, green when power is on, flashes when receiving remote
control commands
COPY SOURCE button
links SCART input 1,2,3 or SCART OUT to SCART in/output 4.
Copy source indication lights
indicate which SCART input (1,2 or 3) is linked to SCART in/output 4.When
there is no light indication the SCART OUT is linked to SCART in/output 4.
VIEW SOURCE button
selects which SCART input (1-4) is viewed on the transmitter SCART output
View source indication display
indicates the SCART input number that is viewed on the transmitter output.
AUTO light
indicates if automatic SCART switching is enabled (on) or disabled (off).
Infra-red remote control blaster lights
transmit infra-red remote control signals from the receiver to the video
source devices below.
Transmission channel switch
switches the frequency channel of the audio/video signal to minimize
interference.
SCART input (1-4) connectors
connect SCART-enabled video source devices to these connectors
SCART output connector
connect to the main TV
RCA sound output connector
connect to an audio amplifier
DC power input
Remote control blaster cord connector
Remote control blaster cord
four infra-red lights used instead of the infra-red remote control blaster lights
(A-8) for a more precise control of the video sources.
SCART cable
Power adapter
Remote control antenna
Keys and functions
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AUDIO
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Wireless TV
Link Transmitter
DVD
VCR
Set-top box
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DC 12V
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Product illustration
on inside flap:
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Receiver Unit
Power button
switches the receiver between stand-by and on.When the receiver unit is
turned on or off the transmitter unit is automatically turned on or off as well.
Power light
red in stand-by mode, green when power is on, flashes when receiving remote
control commands
Remote control signal receiver
receives remote control commands which are sent to the transmitter unit to
control the video sources.
Input source up (+) / down (-) buttons
selects one of the four video sources connected to the transmitter unit for
viewing on the second TV.
Transmission channel switch
switches the frequency channel of the audio/video signal to minimize
interference.
SCART output connector
connect to the second TV
DC power input
SCART cable
Power adapter
Remote control antenna
Keys and functions
Setting up the transmitter unit
Set channel selection switch to channel 1.
Always set transmitter and receiver units to the same channel.
Position transmitter unit on top of video sources with the front panels aligned
vertically.
Never put video sources or metal plates on top of the transmitter unit.
Connect SCART cables from video sources to transmitter unit SCART inputs.
Connect SCART cable from transmitter unit output to TV1.
Connect power adapter to transmitter unit.
Plug power adapter into mains socket.
Setting up the receiver unit
Set channel selection switch to channel 1.
Always set transmitter and receiver units to the same channel.
Position the receiver unit close to TV2.
Ensure that the front of the receiver unit is positioned to receive remote control
commands.
Connect SCART cable from receiver unit to TV2.
Connect second power adapter to receiver unit.
Plug second power adapter into mains socket.
Getting your Wireless TV Link ready
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Important information
Each video source, the main TV and the second TV must have SCART
connectors.
Two SCART cables are supplied; you will require additional SCART cables for
the video sources you connect.
A video source can be any satellite receiver, Pay-TV decoder box (digital or
analogue), video recorder (VCR), DVD player, camcorder, game-console etc.
Before using the Universal Remote Control it must be set up to operate with
your other equipment. Refer to its instructions for use to discover the full
potential of this versatile unit.
In this guide we call the main TV (connected to the transmitter unit) TV1; we call
the second TV (connected to the receiver unit) TV2.
It may be helpful to have the instructions for use for the TVs and the video
sources at hand for reference.
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Using the wireless link with TV2
Watching and controlling video sources on TV2
Switch on TV2.
It is not necessary to switch on TV1 to enjoy video programmes on TV2.
Press the power button (B-19) to switch on the receiver unit (or use the
universal remote control unit*).
When the receiver unit is turned on, the transmitter unit switches on automatically
and TV2 displays the signal on its SCART input.
Press the – or + buttons (B-22) on the receiver unit to select the video source
to be displayed (or use the universal remote control unit*).
The selection cycle is SCART input 1> 2 > 3 > 4
Aim the remote control at the receiver unit to control the video source.
Use either video source’s remote control or, even better, the universal remote
control after selecting the correct mode*.
Watching cable programmes on TV2
Switch on the VCR (or DVD+RW).
The VCR (or DVD+RW) must be connected to the cable TV network and to the
transmitter unit of the Wireless TV Link.
Some VCRs need to be switched to tuner mode to remain on (refer to their
instructions for use).
Simultaneously recording a cable programme on the VCR and wirelessly watching
cable programmes on TV2 is not possible.
Switch on TV2.
It is not necessary to switch on TV1 to enjoy cables programmes on TV2.
Press the power button (B-19) to switch on the receiver unit (or use the
universal remote control unit*).
When the receiver unit is turned on, the transmitter unit switches on automatically
and TV2 displays the signal on its SCART input.
Press the – or + buttons (B-22) on the receiver unit to select the VCR (or
DVD+RW) as the video source (or use the universal remote control unit*).
Aim the remote control at the receiver unit and press a numbered (or up/down)
button to select the cable programme on the VCR (or DVD+RW).
Use either video source’s remote control or, even better, the universal remote
control after selecting the correct mode*.
* Refer to the universal remote control’s instructions for use.
Checking the remote control operation
Switch on TV2 and the receiver unit.
Make sure your transmitter is also turned on.
Point the video source’s remote control unit at the receiver unit and switch
between play and stop.
The power light (B-19) on the receiver unit flashes to show that it has received the
remote control command.
Have a second person check that the power light (A-1) on the transmitter unit
flashes.
This indicates that it is receiving the remote control signal from the receiver unit.
If the power light (A-1) does not flash, reposition the remote control antenna at
the rear of either unit (A-18 or B-28).
The power light on the transmitter unit should now flash when a remote control
command is given at the receiver side.
If the video source does not respond to the remote command, try realigning the
front of the transmitter unit with the front of the video source until you get a
response.
If the video source still fails to respond install the remote control blaster cord
as described below.
Installing the remote control blaster cord
Switch off the transmitter unit.
Plug the blaster cord (A-15) into the IR socket (A-11) at the back of the
transmitter unit.
Switch on both transmitter and receiver units.
Ask another person to press and hold a key of the video source’s remote
control while pointing it at the receiver unit.
While the other person is doing this, slowly move an IR light (a black block)
along the front panel of the video source.
Do not let the distance between the IR light and the front panel exceed 1 cm.
When the video source reacts to the command from the remote control, the
correct position has been found. (Alternatively, locate the IR sensor by referring to
the video source’s instructions for use.)
Remove the adhesive tape from the back of the IR light and stick it onto the IR
sensor window of the video source.
If necessary, repeat this procedure for the other video sources.
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Using additional features
Linking video sources
Connect a VCR (or DVD+RW) to SCART in/output 4
Use a full-wired SCART cable only for this connection.
Connect at least one video source to SCART input 1, 2 or 3.
Press the COPY SOURCE button (A-3) to select the SCART input to be copied
to SCART output 4.
The selected SCART input 1, 2 or 3 lights up (A-4).
Select EXT or AV input of the VCR (or DVD+RW).
Check that the correct video source is selected.
Press the record button on the VCR (or DVD+RW).
Press the play button on the video source
The video source is now copied to the VCR (or DVD+RW).
When copying from a digital medium (DVD), only the audio/video is copied.
Additional DVD features (language selection, etc.) are not copied.
When the copy function is disabled, the programme on TV1, if on, is recorded.
Please note that some video sources are copy-protected.
Using the Universal Remote Control
The Universal Remote Control is capable of controlling the receiver or transmitter
unit and up to five additional devices.With this single unit you can control all your
devices remotely, regardless of their brand.
Select the LINK mode with the mode selector to operate the receiver or
transmitter unit remotely.
The red indicator under LINK lights up.The LINK mode does not require any form
of set-up and can be used straight away.
Point the universal remote control at the transmitter unit and press the channel
up/down or numerical keys 1 to 4 to select the SCART input for viewing on
TV1.
Pressing the power button turns the transmitter on or off.
Point the universal remote control at the receiver unit and press the channel up/
down or numerical keys 1 to 4 to select the video source for viewing on TV2.
Pressing the power button turns both the transmitter and the receiver on or off.
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Using the wireless link with TV1
Selecting the video source automatically
Press power button (A-1) to switch transmitter unit to stand-by.
Power light (A-2) is red; AUTO light (A-7) is on (automatic switching is enabled).
Switch on TV1.
Switch on the video source.
TV1 switches automatically to the corresponding external input and displays the
activated video source.
Operate the video source.
If another video source is activated,TV1 displays that video source.The last
activated video source is displayed.
Selecting the video source manually
Press power button (A-1) to switch transmitter unit on.
Power light (A-2) is green; AUTO light (A-7) is off (automatic switching is disabled).
Switching on the receiver unit automatically switches on the transmitter unit.
Switch on TV1.
Select the EXT or AV input of TV1 to which the transmitter unit is connected
(see TV instruction manual).
Press VIEW SOURCE button (A-5) to select one of the four SCART inputs.
The selection cycle is SCART input 1 > 2 > 3 > 4 > AUTO.The indication display
(A-6) displays the number of the selected video source.
Switch on and operate the video source.
When the transmitter is turned on, AUTO mode is automatically disabled and the
last viewed video source remains displayed. Automatic SCART switching (automatic
input selection) of TV1 is turned off when the transmitter unit is turned on.
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Ensure that both units are switched on (A-2 and B-20 are green).
Select the EXT or AV channel on TV2.
Activate the video source (set-top box: power on;VCR/DVD: playback).
Select the correct video source on the Receiver unit.
Select the same frequency channel on both the Receiver and Transmitter units.
If a VCR is the video source, ensure that the correct SCART connector of the VCR
is used (Ext1 or Ext2 - check VCRs user manual).
Move the receiver unit around gently until you get good picture and sound quality.
Move the transmitter unit around gently until you get good picture and sound
quality.
Change both units to another frequency channel.
Reduce the distance between the transmitter and receiver unit (<30m).
Disable the auto standby mode of the VCR. (Check VCR’s user manual).
Select the EXT or AV channel on TV2.
Select another video source on the receiver unit.
Activate the video source (set-top box: power on;VCR/DVD: playback).
Swap the SCART connectors on the transmitter unit.
Switch to another frequency channel on both units.
Select the correct EXT or AV channel on TV1 (see TV instruction manual).
Select the correct video source with the VIEW SOURCE button (A-5).
Select a regular programme number.
Aim the remote control directly at the receiver unit and ensure that there are no
obstacles in between (B-19 must flash).
Ensure that there is no other wireless device (wireless headphones, speakers, RF
control signals) interfering with the remote control.
The maximum operating distance between the remote control and the receiver
unit is 6 metres*; be sure you are within this range.
Ensure that the transmitter and receiver unit are more than 5 metres apart.
Ensure that the remote control belonging to the video source is used to contro itl.
Reposition the remote control blaster cord light on the video source, or place the
light 5-10 cm in front of the video source.
Move the receiver unit around gently until the buzzing sound stops.
Move the transmitter unit around gently until the buzzing sound stops.
With some types of TV you will not be able to solve this problem.
Check that both your TV and VCR support this feature (check TV and VCRs user
manuals).
Use Easylink compatible or fully wired SCART cables.
Select CVBS video output format for your S-VHS VCR when using SCART input 1
or 2 (check the VCRs user manual).
Connect the DVD player to SCART input 3 or 4 (both support RGB).
Select CVBS video output format for your DVD player (check the DVD player’s
user manual).
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Problem solving
Problem
No picture on TV2.
Bad picture/ sound
quality on TV2.
Cable programme on
VCR disappears.
Wrong picture on
TV2.
Wrong picture on
TV1.
Solution
Problem
No control of video
sources from TV2.
Buzzing sound when
using the remote
control .
Easylink feature
doesn’t work.
S-VHS video gives
black and white
pictures only.
DVD player gives no
pictures on either TV1
or TV2.
Problem solving
First, check all cables to ensure that they are connected correctly.
* depends on remote control’s signal strength and battery condition.
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SCART 3 connector:
SCART 4 connector:
SCART output
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SCART connector:
Video standards
supported:
Operating range:
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Carrier frequency:
Number of channels:
Type of modulation:
Transmission power:
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Antennas:
Carrier frequency:
Type of modulation:
Transmission power:
Range of IR reception:
Carrier frequency:
Remote control blaster
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Remote control
antenna:
Technical specifications
220 - 240V AC / 50Hz
6 W (both transmitter and receiver unit)
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270 (W) x 146 (D) x 61 (H) mm
Input: stereo audio / video: CVBS.
Input: stereo audio / video: RGB&CVBS
Input: stereo audio / video: RGB&CVBS
Output: stereo audio / video: CVBS, P50 compatible
Input: stereo audio / video: CVBS
Output: stereo audio / video: RGB&CVBS P50 compatible
61 (W) x 146 (D) x 150 (H) mm
Output: stereo audio / video: CVBS
PAL / NTSC / SECAM
Up to 100m in open air; up to 30m in house
2.4 GHz
4 (may be less, depending on local regulations)
FM
<10mW
Built-in
433.92 MHz
AM
<10mW
Up to 6 metres max.
32kHz – 57kHz
Yes, 4 Infrared lights
Antennas at rear of both units
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General notes
Picture and sound quality is influenced by the use of microwave ovens. Other
wireless systems (Bluetooth, wireless LANs, etc.) can also adversely influence
the quality of picture and sound, and vice versa.
The Wireless TV Link is a Radio Frequency (RF) based product.As such its
performance can suffer the same kinds of interference as GSMs, portable radios
and other RF-based products.
If the same video source is selected for both TVs, then you get the same
programme on each TV.
The Wireless TV link is not limited to just one room or house.You can use it
anywhere in or around the house. Consequently, anybody in the vicinity of your
house (up to the maximum operating range) who also owns a Wireless TV link
set to the same channel, can watch the same programmes that are playing on
your video source.
In order to prevent the mixing of remote control commands it is not advisable
to use a TV as a video source.
Some built-in VCRs (TV-VCR combination) cannot be used with the transmitter
unit (depends on brand and type).
Video sources cannot be controlled remotely if the carrier frequency of the IR
signal is outside the operation window of 32kHz to 57kHz.
The transmitter unit can support the channel downloading feature (also known
as ‘Follow-TV’, ‘Easylink’, ‘SmartLink’,‘AV-Link’, ‘MEGALogic’,‘TV-Link’ or ‘Q-Link’)
of high-end TVs and VCRs. Fully wired SCART cables that support this feature
must be used.
Radio wave safety: When switched on, the Philips Wireless TV Link transmits
and receives radio waves.The Philips Wireless TV Link complies with the
standards that are defined for it.
The Philips Wireless TV Link has an operating range of up to 100 metres in open
air.Walls, ceilings and other large objects may limit the useable operating range
to about 30 metres in the house.
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