Originally Posted by Mullsey1
If my video sources for my lounge are lounge_foxtel, lounge_htpc1 and lounge_htpc2 where would I put these in the PVID device?
You don't put them in the PVID, you program the PVID to switch, that's it.
Look at the back of the PVID.
There are 3 different planes, labeled 1, 2, and 3 respectively.
Assuming that you are using component video sources and have component video output, that means that plane 1, 2, and 3 will all switch together, to the same source, at the same time.
So, you will drop in a analog initialize symbol. One for each of your displays. They will correspond the source connected to a specific input, to that display.
lounge_foxtel = input 1
lounge_htpc1 = input 2
lounge_htpc1 = input 3
lounge_television = output 1
Analog initialize Symbol
Digital Inputs and corresponding analog values:
lounge_foxtel_to_lounge_television (value= 1)
lounge_htpc1_to_lounge_television (value= 2)
lounge_htpc3_to_lounge_television (value= 3)
blank_to_loung_television (value= 0)
The analog output:
lounge_television_source_# would be connected to:
Yes, all three, because you want to switch all three to the same thing at the same time.
The reason you can pick and choose with the PVID is that it was designed when composite and even S-Video were still fairly popular connection types, and it let you mix and match everything. Since you are likely using component video for everything, then you switch everything at once.
I imagine, you could even use RGBHV and switch 5 different connections at once.
As far as I can tell, the PVID is more like a 48x24 switcher. The 3 planes of 16 inputs can be independently switched to the 8 outputs however you would like.