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Link Electronics PDC-888 CC Decoder, CV, CAV & Y/C

B&H # LIPDC888 Mfr # PDC-888
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This item is usually Drop Shipped from the MFR/Distributor within 7-10 business days (subject to availability). Your order will be charged at the time of placing the order with the vendor. Item is non-cancelable and non-returnable.

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You Pay: $1,034.95
Product Highlights
  • Field 1 & Field 2
  • Captions
  • Text
  • XDS
  • EIA-608 Extended Character Set
  • All Video Channels Power Line Bypass
  • PAL/NTSC Auto Detect
  • S-Video, Composite & Component I/O
  • Rackmountable
  • 120/240VAC Line Voltage Detect

The PDC-888 CC Decoder, CV, CAV & Y/C from Link Electronics is a closed-caption decoder for use with both NTSC and PAL systems. It is capable of displaying captions for CV, CAV, and Y/C as required by EIA-608. It includes the codes specified by the FCC Report and Order on General Docket No. 91-1 and EIA-608 recommended practices for captions, text, and XDS.

Nine standard data channels are supported by the PDC-888: caption channels 1 through 4 (CC1-CC4), text modes 1 through 4 (T1 through T4), and extended data services (XDS). The various operational modes are selectable from four front panel switches.

The component inputs accept RGB or YUV. All connectors use BNC except the S-video connector. The caption data is keyed into all component channels. The unit automatically detects PAL or NTSC. The AC line voltage selects from 96 to 245V.

All video inputs including CV, CAV, and Y/C have AC power by-pass in the event of power line failure. Component video is internally terminated. S-video offers standard levels using a 4-pin mini-din connector for ease of operation. A complementary differential input amplifier assures high common mode rejection while its phase-linear keyer cleanly inserts decoded characters into the video image. Differential gain and phase are within 0.1% and 0.1 degree respectively. The unit is contained in a standard 1U 800 Series chassis.

Field 1 & field 2
EIA-608 extended character set
All video channels power line bypass
S-video, component & compsite input & output
120/240VAC line voltage detect
PAL/NTSC auto detect
Number: One
Connector: BNC
Level: 1.0Vpp +/-6dB
Character Video: 90 IRE Units
Character Background: 10 IRE Units
Impedance: 75 Ohms +/-1%
Frequency Response:
±0.1dB at 15MHz
-0.5dB at 17MHz
-1.0dB at 18.5MHz
-3.0dB at 26MHz
Differential Gain: 0.1%
Differential Phase: 0.1 degrees
Propagation Delay: 19nS +/-3
Hum and Noise:
>60dB to 5Hz
>40dB above 5MHz
DC Offset: <2mV, Clamped
Line Rate Tilt:<0.1%
Field Rate Tilt: <0.1%

Y Level: 1Vpp +/-6dB
C Level: 0.6Vpp Nominal
Impedance: 75 Ohms +/-1%
Connector: 4-pin mini din

Red & U: 0.7Vpp +/-5%
Blue & V: 0.7Vpp +/-5%
Green & Y: 1.0Vpp +/-5%
Y Channel Frequency Response: +/-1dB, 30Hz to 3.5MHz

Power Power: 9.5VAR
AC Voltage: 120/240VAC +/-10%, 50/60Hz
Dimensions (HxWxD) 1.72 x 17.25 x 7" (43.69 x 438.15 x 177.8mm)
Weight 4.25 lbs (1.93kg)
Link Electronics PDC-888 CC Decoder, CV, CAV & Y/C
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