1, 4, or 8 HDMI Digital RF Encoder Modulator - Full HD up to 1080P

H-THUNDER-4
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4 HDMI model description
Thor 4 HDMI Digital RF Modulator is an all-in-one device integrating MPEG2 encoding and modulating to convert audio video signals into DVB-C T ATSC ISDB-T RF out.
Description

H- THUNDER-4 Supports 4 HDMI inputs and its modular design (maximum 4 HDMI inputs) and flexible configuration makes it scalable and very reliable while providing high performance.

The signal source could be from any STB, satellite receiver, closed-circuit television cameras, and antenna, etc. Its output signal is designed to work with any TV or STB. Because it comes standard with every RF modulation standard builtin, this device can work anywhere in the world in a plug and play format. 

This unit is similar to our popular line H-1,2,4 HDMI-QAM-IPLL product line, but it has some differences. It is a less expensive unit, each program is modulated on its own frequency, CATV RF output only, no IPTV output 

 

  H- THUNDER -XX

H-HDMI-QAM-IPLL  OR

H-4ADHD-QAM-IPLL

Number of Inputs 1,2,4,8    1,2,4
Number of CATV frequencies (carriers) 1,2,4,8 - Each video has its own channel 4
Modulation QAM, ATSC, DVB-T, ISDB-T in the same unit -pre-loaded & switchable                        QAM, ATSC, DVB-T, ISDB-T Firmware dependent
Can modulate multiple programs on the same frequency - carrier           

No,

each program needs to be modulated on a separate frequency 

Yes,

multiple programs can be modulated on the same frequency, for example, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4 

Encoding method MPEG2 only MPEG2 or H.264 - selectable
Dolby Audio Encoding Yes Yes
NMS YES YES
Front Panel Control YES YES
IPTV Output NO YES

 

 

Features
  • 4 HDMI channels Inputs (model dependent)
  • HDCP compliant works with any HDMI source like DVD Player or Cable, Satellite STB up to 1080p/60 resolution
  • MPEG2 Video Encoding
  • 1080p/60, 1080i, 720p, 576i, 480i Video Resolution
  • Low Latency (50~100ms)
  • MPEG layer 2, AAC, and DD AC3 Audio Encoding
  • LCN
  • DVB-C DIGITAL QAM, ATSC, DVB-T, ISDB-T RF in one device, Modulation dynamic switching
  • Control Via Web-Based NMS, and easy updates Via Web
  • LCD Display and front panel control
Drawings
Video

Model Selection

Unboxing New 4 Channel modulator H-THUNDER-4

 

Specification

HDMI Encoding Section

Input

Interface

  • H-THUNDER-1 - 1HDMI + 1CVBS for CC
  • H-THUNDER-4 - 4HDMI
  • H-THUNDER-8 - 8HDMI + 8CVBS for CC

 

Video

Encoding

MPEG2

Input

Output

[email protected]/60i

[email protected]

[email protected]

[email protected]

[email protected]/59.94/60p

[email protected]/30p

[email protected]

[email protected]

[email protected]/60i

[email protected]

[email protected]

[email protected]

[email protected]/60p

[email protected]

Bit-rate

2.000~20.000 Mbps

Rate Control

VBR

Aspect Ratio

16 :9

Audio

Encoding

MPEGI layer2, AAC, AC3

Sample rate

48KHz

 

Bit rate

MPEG1 layer2 (192kbps)

 

AAC (VBR)

 

AC3 (128kbps)

DVB-C Modulator Section

Standard

J.83A (DVB-C), J.83B

MER

≥35dB

RF frequency

100-1000MHz, 1KHz step

RF output level

-63~ -16dBm (44~91 dBµV), 1dB step

Symbol rate

3.000~7.000Msps adjustable

 

J.83A

J.83B

Constellation

16/32/64/128/256QAM

64/ 256QAM

Bandwidth

8M

6M

DVB-T Modulator Section

Standard

DVB-T COFDM

Bandwidth

2M, 3M, 4M, 5M, 6M, 7M, 8M

Constellation

QPSK, 16QAM, 64QAM

Code rate

1/2, 2/3, 3/4, 5/6, 7/8

Guard Interval

1/32, 1/16, 1/8, 1/4

Transmission Mode:

2K, 8K

MER

≥35dB

RF frequency

100-1000MHz, 1KHz step

RF output level

-63~ -16dBm(44~91 dBµV), 1dB step

ISDB Modulator Section

Standard

ARIB STD-B31

Constellation  

QPSK, 16QAM, 64QAM

Guard Interval

1/32, 1/16, 1/8, 1/4

Transmission Mode

2K, 4K, 8K

Code rate

1/2, 2/3, 3/4, 5/6, 7/8

RF frequency

100~1000MHz, 1KHz step

RF output level

-63~ -16dBm(44~91 dBµV), 1dB step

ATSC Modulator Section

Standard

ATSC A/53

Constellation

8VSB

RF output level

-63~-16dBm (44~91dBµV),1dB step

MER

≥35dB

RF frequency

100~1000MHz, 1KHz step

RF output level

-63~ -16dBm(44~91 dBµV), 1dB step

System

Management

Web

Language

English

Upgrade

Web update

General

Power supply

AC 100V±10%, 50/60Hz or AC 220V±10%, 50/60Hz

Dimensions

482x328x44.5mm = (19"x12.9"x1.7" )

Temperature

0~45°C(operation),-20~80°C(storage)

Question and Answers
Answer:
No, the 4channel HDMI modulator H-THUNDER-4 has separate Channels for each input but it can be any channel, for example, 2,20,50 99, there is control of each individual channel. Do you need to Multiplex (MUX) all 4 TS programs on one physical frequency (One RF 6Mhz channel)? QAM 236 contains 38Mps data, so you can multiplex 4 programs encoded at 9Mbps each or 8 programs encoded at 4.5Mbps We have different 4 or 12channel unit available https://thorbroadcast.com/product/4-hdmi-component-hd-to-coax-and-iptv-hd-8230.html/21 https://thorbroadcast.com/product/catv-rf-modulator-hdmi-multiplexer.html/37
Answer:
Yes, I just checked online, the Tivo has ATSC tuner, The modulator sends QAM or ATSC, it is selectable, it will be compatible with a Tivo
Answer:
The best way to convert 28 HDMI / SDI to QAM would be using H-HYBRID-RF-8 Modulator, it has 8 independent switchable SDI / HDMI inputs : https://thorbroadcast.com/product/8-channel-hdmi-and-sdi-clear-catv-rf-modulator-qam-8230.html For optical RF coax over a fiber we recommend to use the following devices : Fiber OTx https://thorbroadcast.com/product/32-mw-catv-rf-over-fiber-tx-45-870-mhz.html Fiber Rx Rack https://thorbroadcast.com/product/catv-rf-fiber-receiver-high-rf-power-rack-8230.html F-PLC-1x8 https://thorbroadcast.com/product/1-x-2-to-1-x-128-fiber-optic-couplers.html/226 The main thing I want to point out is that these are all 1310nm; will only work in the CATV band 45-870Mhz for QAM 256 If you are sending L-band (which is satellite TV) in the band 1400-2800Mhz I'm somewhat familiar with the Foxcom stuff, but I just checked the specs on their unit, it uses 1510-1610nm wavelength; so this would not be compatible. If you have different information then what I just read online then please let me know. We have similar, more sophisticated L-band gear https://thorbroadcast.com/product/6-ch-l-band-over-single-fiber-extender-54-3000mhz-cwdm.html And ours is not compatible with the lower band RF CATV gear because they operate in different bands, furthermore, you can not connect a CWDM receiver, like ours or Foxcoms, to a fiber link that is using a single laser, in the different wavelengths. Please give me a call if you'd like to discuss, if you'd like a BOM for the equipment above for a distribution system for point to multipoint let me know.
Answer:
 
 
Is the system QAM?
its Cox cable in Omaha, NE. I just know its HRC
Ok, and are there available channels you can use to insert into?
We need to verify, may need to delete a channel
I see
for now, just need 1 channel
Okay, well any of our Modulators will work, we have 1 Channel units that are compact, some are rack mount; they vary by chipset and various abilities
Will this be some sort of application like digital signage or will you play movies? Live Events etc?
digital signage type
Okay, then you can really go with any model and you'll be fine.
i see. does Thor have a channel delete item?
That's a bit more complex because you need an RF filter
so you'd have to specify which channel, and we make a frequency filter that would block the preceding program on that channel
ok. I know in the old days you needed to stay 2 channels away, but that was analog. is digital different?
I haven't seen a project come through that required such a device in a long while, but yes they still tell you to block out an extra channel on each side.
However I can have our engineers look into that for you to see what they can do
ahh, ok. can you send me some model numbers, non rack mount for now that i can look at?
sure
just the modulator for now
looks good. is HRC and QAM same thing?
That unit is similar but also includes closed captions
ok, nice
so HRC and QAM vary by one thing, and that's starting on channel one or channel two
however, both use 6mhz stepping in frequency modulation
i see
so reasonably speaking, so long as you don't use channel one; then any QAM product should work for you
Because when we discuss modulation, the biggest thing is the Standard, which is cable to ATSC
you have cable

Documents
downloadh-thunder-4-user-manual.pdf
User's Manual is avalible only for logged users.
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