Display Express TV Guide

This blog is dedicated to all those who use Display Express systems to control TVs. Here, we’ll summarize the “controllability” status of popular makes of TVs, and we will update new facts and gotchas as we discover them. For example, a few sets need to be set in in a special mode, or an energy-saving mode needs to be turned off for RS-232 commands to operate. You’ll…

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Are You Ready for 4K and ATSC 3.0?

If you’re not, don’t sweat it. 4K isn’t ready for 4K, and ATSC 3.0 isn’t either. Spoiler Alert: 4K TV RF/IP rests on a number of emerging technologies, so this blog is a longer than normal. Your Eyes Aren’t 4K The problem is, your eyes can’t discern 4K from normal viewing distances. You’d have to be less than 10’ from your 75” 4K TV to begin to see…

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QMOD-QIP Encoders now accept 1080psf24 video

Just when you think you know a thing or two about video formats, you find there’s always one more thing you didn’t know about. 1080psf24 stands for Progressive Segmented Frames. When the 1080p standard appeared, there were many cameras and video storage systems based on 1080i and couldn’t handle 1920 x 1080 progressive frames. So studios created a hybrid format called…

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Display Express PC Installation – Windows 7-10 Pro

Installing Display Express software into a Windows 7-10 Pro computer is a fairly simple process. The software can also be installed in Windows 10 Home. We don’t recommend WIndows XP, as that software is no longer supported by Microsoft. Click here if you need instructions for XP Pro. Enabling Internet Information Services This group of services makes it possible to…

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Contemporary Research Utilizes Coax Optimal Performance Cost Effectiveness

Coax cable is still widely used in a variety of RF applications.  From mini sizes in two-way radios to rigid hardline and waveguides for high-power microwave transmitters, coax remains relevant. In fact, coax technology is evolving and still useful for more than just single-channel applications. Recent digital innovations have improved coax cables, increasing the…

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RF COAX CABLE: Classic. Simple. Better.

In the Digital Age, new is synonymous with better. Bloggers and consumers alike can’t wait for the latest game-changing phone to drop. Interest in cutting-edge electric vehicles with autonomous driving features grows with each year. Innovative smart technology is transforming kitchens, factories, and even cities. Consumers are obsessed with newness, not only for the…

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New QMOD/QIP Update Reduces Latency to 500 Milliseconds and adds RTP Streaming

Contemporary Research announces that the latest QMOD Encoder-Modulator firmware update reduces end-to-end latency averaging 500 ms. End-to-end latency includes both the encoding and decoding delay for typical TVs; and unlike IPTV, there is no latency delivering the streams over RF. Sports venues with QMOD technology will now enjoy the lowest standard latency for…

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Working with Latency in Digital RF Applications

Latency is the delay between the video source and the time it takes to appear on the TV or screen. For live presentations from an on-site video switcher, the delay is usually due to scaling and rescaling the video, as well as processing delays in switching and effects. This can typically range from nearly instant to a few seconds. In digital RF and IPTV, an HD program…

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