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The Technicolor MediaTune Com1000 for Bars & Restaurants

Technicolor MediaTune Com1000

There is a game changing shift for DIRECTV for Bars and Restaurants.

Up until now the only option Sports Bars and Restaurants had for control of multiple TVs with a single remote device was extremely expensive matrix switcher with a AMX or Crestron controller.

The folks at Technicolor and DIRECTV have delivered a game changer for bars and restaurants with a HD technology that has served the hospitality industry for years, the Com1000.

The Com1000 Pro:idiom based HD headend has been the standard in hotels, hospitals and similar installations where there is a need for a single cable solution to multiple rooms. The Com1000 Headend offers the convenience of up to 24 HD tuners per module in a compact 4u rack based system.

The new Technicolor MediaTune Com1000 system is a revolutionary video management system based on the COM1000 DIRECTV satellite headend solution that has been specifically designed to serve the Bar and Restaurant  market.

This HD Switched Matrix System for DIRECTV gives you an integrated web server accessible via PC, tablet, iPhone or iPad with an experience as simple as using an iPAd app. It completely solves the biggest problem in sports bars and restaurants with multiple TVs… changing the channel.


Before the MediaTune Com1000, sports bars and restaurants had two options

Option 1

Place a receiver behind each TV which requires a tremendous amount of wire run and multiple remotes (DIRECTV remotes will only control 4 TVs maximum per remote).  Even in a sports bar with great organization, finding the right remote can be a challenge on a busy night.

Option 2

The other option was the use of a Matrix Switcher and AMX or Crestron controller and programming. A matrix switch is a big and expensive box that allows you to connect any receiver to any TV and AMX and Crestron controller and programming gives you the ability to control everything from one central point. The downfalls of this type of system are expense and the sheer size of the rack required. The matrix switcher is expensive and a Crestron or AMX controller and programming is expensive as well.

This revolutionary new system solves Bars & Restaurants biggest video distribution problem.

Technicolor MediaTune Com1000

The MediaTune Com1000 gives you the convenience of a Matrix Switcher with AMX or Crestron controls in a compact form factor.  It offers up to 24 HD tuners with up to 24 digital QAM outputs in only 4 units of rack space (4U). This compact design also results in dramatic power savings from the typical stacked receiver and matrix switch solutions.




Original DIRECTV broadcast quality

Because the DIRECTV content is delivered over QAM distribution there is no signal transcoding, encoding or other signal manipulation which can degrade picture quality.

Pro:Idiom Copy Protection

Because the MediaTune Com1000 features Pro:Idiom digital rights management, the DIRECTV signal is copy protected from the source to the TV.

Integrated EdgeQAM

Digital QAM distribution means simple wiring to the televisions from the headend system. Rather than the homerun wiring (a single wire from switch to each individual TV) required for many matrix switchers; HDMI, CAT5 or RF coaxial cable can be installed in a loop-through manner by simply using taps and splitters to distribute the HD signal to each TV.

Easy Remote Management

Technicolor MediaTune Com1000 User Interface

The Technicolor MediaTune Com1000 headend gives you the flexibility to access it from any web enabled device. In other words a PC, a laptop or even an iPad. It’s so simple to use, drag and drop, that any of your staff can be trained in its use in just a few minutes.

A Revolutionary Shift in How Bars and Restaurants Control Video Distribution

The MediaTune Com1000 is a fundamental shift in how bars and restaurants have been forced to approach video distribution in the past.  The old RF distribution systems provided a fixed channel line-up allowing each TV to tune through the channels.

In the Mediatune configuration, each TV is set to a fixed QAM channel and the source is switched.

The controls are accessed via a web enabled device such as a PC, Tablet, iPhone or iPad and allows you to search through the entire DIRECTV channel package to select the desired programming. Then using simple drag and drop interface, place that programming on the desired TV to watch.

You can watch the same content on all the TVs, or depending on how many tuners are in the system, each TV can have its own tuner allowing each TV to watch a different source channel.

This is the perfect system for bars and restaurants. Even dedicated sports bars rarely exceed 24 tuners and with the MediaTune Com1000, those that do can easily show the same programming on multiple TVs.

The system is scalable. Adding more tuners is simple and doesn’t add space requirements to your rack.

Unlike matrix switch based system, with the MediaTune system you can also use more than one device to control the programming shown.

The Benefits for your Bar or Restaurant

The MediaTune Com1000 system is:

  • Simple to install – no more home run wiring or proprietary programming requirements
  • Easy to manage – Simple web server based interface controlled by a PC, Tablet, iPhone or iPad.
  • Less than half the size – Just 4U of rack space required for MediaTune Com1000
  • Less than half the cost  of a traditional switched matrix video system using stacked receivers.

It’s All About Satellites is your source for DIRECTV for Bars and Restaurants Equipment and Programming. With over 16 years of experience in the hospitality industry, our staff is ready to support the needs of your bar or restaurant.


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