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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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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Display Express 7 users wowed by new “Sports Bar” control panels

Some of our first users of the new DX 7 TV control software at NFL stadiums and major universities gave us rave reviews for our new sports-bar style TV control pages. What exactly is “sports bar’ style? As shown above, a user can select a number of TVs, select a TV channel, then click GO to flip the TVs to the new channel – it’s a great way to manually control many…

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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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Adding TV power current sensing to ICC1-IRX controllers

In a perfect Display Express world, your customer will always provide TVs with discrete IR power control, typical for LG, Panasonic, Sharp Sony, Samsung, and Visio TVs. But sometimes you’re faced with controlling less-than-perfect Insignia, Dynex, Phillips, Magnavox or other sets that don’t have discrete power commands. The good news is there is a fix for that, using…

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Emergency Alerts with Display Express

At Contemporary Research, we believe that the ability to trigger emergency alerts should be an integral component of a facility-wide video content and control system. This type of system has a key advantage over other methods of emergency alert video broadcasting- in about a second the system can turn on every TV, change the tuners to the emergency channel, and raise…

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