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BV7-32 to BV6-23 Masterlink Help

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Beocat47
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Beocat47 posted on Thu, Aug 9 2018 8:27 AM

Hi All,

I am currently building a house, and I intend to connect a Masterlink system on the upper-floor.  Currently I have allowed for:

NL/MLConverter --> BV7-32(Lounge) -->BL3500(Stairwell)--> BL2000(Bathroom) --> BV6-23(Master Bed)

The BV7-32 is a MKIII model, and has a Humax box attached via HDMI to the DV-I socket, and sound via SCART.  I would like the BV6-23 to display pictures as well as sound from this TV, as well as music from a Moment I have on the lower floor (hence the NL/ML Converter...).  My Electrician has provided power and a Masterlink socket to all the appropriate points in the chain, but despite reading widely on the forum I am uncertain if I need anything else to get the picture from the Humax box/DVD on the BV7-32, to the BV6-23.

I think I may need to run a coax cable from the BV7-32 to the BV6-23, but I'm not sure what else I should install - an RF-amplifier? a Beolink Video box? Something else altogether?!

The builders are moving very quickly now, so I only have a narrow window of time to put in any extra cabling before ceilings and walls go in, so any help would be very much appreciated.

Thanks

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vikinger
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My BV5 to BV6-23 needed Masterlink plus coaxial. 

Graham

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Thank you for the reply Graham,

I'm glad to hear that it looks like I don't need anything more complex - I'll fit a coax cable over the weekend, but sadly I won't be able to test it until December when the house is complete...

 

 

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Guy replied on Fri, Aug 10 2018 8:37 PM

As far as I know, the 7-32 (or any early Beovision) is unable to distribute a digital video input over an RF link, hence co-ax will not do the function that you require.

If your Humax box also has a SCART output you could connect that to the 7-32 as well - this would then be distributed over co-ax.  Alternatively, you may wish to look at additional hdmi cables between the rooms.

To be honest it's probably simpler to add another Humax box to the BV6-23.

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Thanks for the input Guy.

Yes, I wondered if I might have to move away from the HDMI/DVI connection between the Humax and BV7-32 to the SCART output; whilst I expect this will give a poorer picture quality, I can at least then use a PUC to control the Humax box.

The Masterlink gear upstairs is really just for a bit of fun, since I brought a lot of older B&O stuff from Scotland to Australia last year  - I couldn't bring myself to leave such design classics behind! - so picture quality isn't really an issue.  I hoped to be able to use just the one Humax box which I bought in Australia to drive both TV's, as the boxes I brought from the UK don't work in Queensland (unsurprisingly perhaps, but I was hoping for a miracle...).

I'll try the SCART/Co-ax route, and if the picture quality is too bad I'll just source another Humax box for the BV6-23 as you suggest.

 

 

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Guy replied on Sat, Aug 11 2018 10:07 AM

I think SCART/co-ax will be fine for the feed to the 6-23.  On such a small screen picture quality should be OK.

On the 7-32, you could probably connect the Humax with both DVI and SCART and then view better picture quality locally as you chose, simply by selecting the appropriate input on the 7-32.

I have recently started using Apple TV4 with my BV6-26 - with a hdmi to DVI converter and an hdmi audio extractor to get the sound.  The picture quality with this is excellent - depending on what you watch you may wish to consider something like this rather than a second Humax.

 

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Beocat47 replied on Sat, Aug 11 2018 11:06 AM

I actually bought the BV6-23 just prior to emigrating, so it's been in storage, in a container to Australia, then back into storage again for the past 18 months - I've never actually seen a picture on this TV! I'm sure it'll be fine for my purposes though...

You've reminded me I could repurpose an old Apple TV 3 I have for the 6-23.  I did try using this with the BV7-32 and a (very) cheap HDMI audio extractor, but his failed to work - and reminded me not to buy the cheapest converter available.  I may try again with a better brand once I'm up and running.

 

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Guy replied on Sat, Aug 11 2018 12:32 PM

I use a cheap converter - this one: https://www.amazon.de/dp/B00P44HADW/ref=pe_386171_38075861_TE_item

It has the advantage of also removing the hdcp, very useful!

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Thanks for the recommendation Guy - I'll order one of these and see how it goes...

 

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