STB (Set Top Box) Setup

Set Top Box Variables

Determine which configuration you have.

Connection options Ethernet, HDMI, or Coax
Transmitter type MYE CableSAT, or Broadcast Vision Entertainment
Set Top Box location Near or Far
Table 1. Connection options
Ethernet HDMI Coax

NEAR: If using BV CAB or Connected TV, the infrared transmitter plugs in to this connection at the base of the unit and adheres to the front of the STB.

FAR: If using BV CAB or Connected TV, connect the facility ethernet from here to run to the A/V closet. In the A/V closet, use a coupler to attach the Infrared Transmitter cable and adhere it to the front of this unit’s STB.

If the STB is NEAR, one option is to run the output of the STB to the unit using HDMI cables. The signal is routed up to the embedded TV. Setting the console to STB+HDMI allows the TV to show the content from the HDMI source.

The output of the STB can be run to the unit using Coax for NEAR or FAR installations. This connects at the base of the unit and sends the signal to the embedded TV. Setting the console to STB+Tuner, and then scanning for channels to find the one channel the cable box is on, allows the TV to show the cable box output.

Infrared Cabling

Both MYE and BV use a stick-on IR transmitter. This transmitter is adhered to the front of the set top box, directly in line with the Remote Control IR Receiver. If this is not marked, some experimentation may be necessary to find out where this works best before adhering it. Link to X1 Boxes and IR Locations.



Typical Cable or Set Top Box Connections

Input to STB
The STB can use a distributed RF signal over coax (Cable), or distributed Internet Protocol over Ethernet (IPTV.) The source is up to the facility and the system installed.
COAX to equipment TV
This uses the tuner of the equipment’s TV, set to channel 3 or 4. For EPEM consoles, this setting is STB+Tuner. After installing, scan for channels using the equipment UI or the TV’s remote control. It will find the single channel of the Set Top Box.
HDMI to equipment TV
This uses the HDMI input of the equipment’s TV, so the TV will be set to HDMI automatically when configured for STB+HDMI. No scanning required.


1 Cable in
2 Coax to equipment TV (STB + Tuner)
3 HDMI to equipment TV (STB + HDMI)
4 Power, connect last.

Install STB components based on configuration

Configuration options are:

Note: Configure and setup one product, to test the system, before completing others.

MYE CableSAT

This system uses a wireless transmitter inside the console of the fitness equipment, which sends channel commands to a receiver mounted near the Set Top Box. The STB can be up to 1000’ away pending interferences. The transmitter module inside the console is powered by the console. The receiver module has a small wall-bug power supply and an infrared transmitter for adhering to the front of the STB.



Figure 1. MYE HDMI with STB NEAR to equipment

Figure 2. MYE Coax with STB NEAR to equipment

Figure 3. MYE Coax with STB FAR from equipment (up to 1000’ range if unobstructed)

BV CAB or Connected TV STB

This system uses a transmitter mounted inside the console and a 14” lead that plugs in the Gray MYE port of the MCC. It uses our internal Cat5 cable to connect out to an infrared transmitter which plugs in to the ethernet port at the base of our equipment. This allows for a NEAR STB, where the box is located near the equipment, or FAR, where the STB is stored in an A/V closet. If FAR, the facility must run ethernet from our equipment to the A/V closet and connect the Infrared transmitter from there to the STB.



Figure 4. BVE CAB or Connected TV Coax with STB NEAR Equipment

Figure 5. BVE CAB or Connected TV Coax with STB FAR from equipment

Figure 6. BVE CAB or Connected TV HDMI with STB NEAR equipment

BV C.A.B. for Broadcast Vision or C-tv (Connected TV), TV-on-a-stand

This system uses a Console Adapter Box attached to the Broadcast Vision TV-on-a-stand. Ethernet cable runs from the TV to the ethernet port at the base of the equipment. Console channel commands are sent through the ethernet connection to the adapter box and on to the TV itself. No STB is accommodated in this setup.