Testing 232-ATSC 4/232-ATSC+1 UDP Control

In addition to IP Telnet control, the 232-ATSC 4, 232-ATSC+1, ATSC_SDI and ATSC-SDI 4 HDTV tuners offer bi-directional UDP control. Two-way UDP operation was added to both tuners with S37 firmware 2.08 (but should be updated to V 2.16 or higher). If your firmware is older, go our online Support page and download the 232- ATSC 4 or ATSC-SDI 4 Firmware Support Pack or…

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IPTV Receiver Overview – BrightSign Media Players

We are constantly evaluating IPTV receivers, evaluating streaming capability, options for creating and updating playlists, and how well they perform in an integrated system control environment. In general, there are two classes of players: Basic IPTV players that present a list of titles, selected by an IR remote. Simple setup for playlist, select from list with IR…

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IPTV Receiver Overview – Exterity R9300

We are constantly evaluating IPTV receivers, evaluating streaming capability, options for creating and updating playlists, and how well they perform in an integrated system control environment. In general, there are two classes of players: Basic IPTV players that present a list of titles, selected by an IR remote. Simple setup for playlist, select from list with IR…

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IPTV Receiver Overview – Amino A140/H140

We are constantly evaluating IPTV receivers, evaluating streaming capability, options for creating and updating playlists, and how well they perform in an integrated system control environment. In general, there are two classes of players: Basic IPTV players that present a list of titles, selected by an IR remote. Simple setup for playlist, select from list with…

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Why is my ATSC Tuner not picking up the names and virtual channel numbers?

When an HD tuner scans the channels, it looks at each channel it finds, extracting the data file that provides the channel name an its virtual channel ID, and other information. A digital channel carries an MPEG2 stream that may contain 2 or more programs. The data tells the tuner how to find the video and audio associated with a given channel ID for each program. As a…

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Make Your Own Display Express PC

Display Express software requires a Windows 7 or 10 Pro PC to run the application. Sometimes this is implemented on a client’s PC, other times the integrator needs to provide a computer. As a service, we offer a rack-mount PC, pre-installed with Display Express, and supplied with a fan speed controller, USB to RS-232 interface, mouse and keyboard. However, Windows 7…

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Basic Instructions for Integrating Display Express RF Control

Display Express is a very easy system to install and integrate, compared to other video distribution and control systems. Though it’s really simple, it’s often a new way of doing things for integrators. in this blog, we’ll lay out the basic steps, covering topics we see arising from those new to the technology. If you get the basic steps right, you’ll save a lot of…

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Doug’s Q-Tips – Can’t Update with QMOD Update? Here’s What to Check

From time to time, our CR Support staff hears that our QMOD Update app will not update their QMOD or QIP encoder over USB and/or Ethernet. In most cases, the solution rests in Firewall settings and which Network Adapter is selected in the installer app. In a few cases, Windows may not have the RNDIS driver for the USB port installed. Firewall Settings The most common…

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