Display Settings

Display Settings

Tap the gear button next to the display to display a Settings dialog box for the display. The About tab is selected and displays the device information. The Settings dialog box has additional tabs for Control, Power, Media Services, Accessories, Commands, and Advanced.

Control

Tap the Control tab to change the display network configuration.

IR Control

  • Control Type: Displays the type of control for the display.
  • Control Point: Displays the hardware connection for the IR emitter probe. To change the control point, tap the gear icon next to Control Point and then select an IR port from the Control Point list.

Serial Control

  • Control Type: Displays the type of control for the display.

  • Control Point: Displays the hardware connection for the COM port. To change the control point, tap the gear icon next to Control Point and then select a COM port from the Control Point list.

  • Configuration: Displays the settings for COM port communications. To change the settings, tap the gear icon next to Configuration and then select the settings for the Baud Rate, Parity, Data Bits, Stop Bits, HW Shade, and SW Shake parameters.

Power

Tap the Power tab to configure the power up and power down time for the display.

  • Power Up Time (seconds): The amount of time that must pass between turning on the device and selecting an input. The value can be set between 1 and 600 seconds. Unexpected functionality may occur if the value is set too low.
  • Power Down Time (seconds): The amount of time that must pass between turning off the device and turning it back on. The value can be set between 1 and 600 seconds. Unexpected functionality may occur if the value is set too low.
  • Reset to Defaults: Sets the fields in the Setup tab to their default values.
  • Power off when these displays are powered on: Select the Main Display for the room. When the Main Display is powered on, this the current display is powered off. For example, if a room contains a projector with a screen that covers a Smart TV when the projector is in use, the Smart TV can be automatically powered down when the projector powers on and the screen is lowered. To do this, select the projector from the settings screen for the Smart TV to designate the projector as the Main Display and the Smart TV as the secondary display.

Media Services

Tap the Media Services tab to configure the media services that are available on the display. The list of media sources is defined by the display driver that is used and varies by make and model.

NOTE: The Live TV media service is the only service provided for generic displays. If the Live TV media service is not available on the display, a message is displayed saying that the device does not support any media services.

Each media service displays the Default Name, Friendly Name, and Visible properties.

  • Default Name: The name that is provided by the display for the media service.
  • Friendly Name: The name that is displayed in the Crestron Home user interface when the media service is visible.
  • Visible: Indicates that the media service is visible in the Crestron Home Setup app and the Crestron Home user interface. To view the media service in the Crestron Home Setup app and the Crestron Home user interface, tap the check box next to the name of the media service.

    NOTES: 

    • The default visibility setting for all media devices is hidden. This prevents the Crestron Home user interface from displaying long lists of media services.
    • The default visibility setting will not be changed for displays that are already added to the system.

Accessories

Tap the Accessories tab to display the Display Accessory list for the house and to assign Display Accessories to the display. Display Accessories are Screens and Lifts.

When a Display Accessory is assigned to the display, the display accessory's commands can be selected in the Commands tab with a User interface device (Crestron touch screens, TSR-310 handheld remotes, iOS® devices, and Android™ devices). For example, the lift or screen can be directly controlled from the User Interface device.

The Display Accessory list consists of the Available Accessories list and the Assigned Accessories list.

NOTE: If the Display Accessory is not configured, a warning icon is shown next to the Display Accessory Name.

  • Available Accessories: Displays the room name and number of Display Accessories in the room. To assign a Display Accessory to the display, tap the plus icon next to the Display Accessory to add it to the Assigned Accessories list.
  • Assigned Accessories: Displays the Display Accessories that are assigned to the display. To remove a Display Accessory from the Assigned Accessory list, select the Display Accessory and then tap the back arrow (<).

Commands

Tap the Commands tab to display the Commands list for the display. The Commands list is defined by the display driver that is used and varies by make and model. Quick Actions that contain the display and Display Accessories are visible to the room are also included in the Commands list.

The Commands list displays the Command, Friendly Name, and Visible properties for each command. A Test button is also provided for each command.

  • Command: The name of the command that is provided by the display, display accessory, or Quick Action. The name of the device, Quick Action, or Display Accessory is also shown.
  • Friendly Name: The name that is displayed in the Crestron Home user interface when the Display Settings menu is opened.
  • Visible: Indicates that the command is visible in the Crestron Home user interface when the Display Settings menu is opened. To view the command in the Display Settings menu for the display, tap the check box next to the name of the command.

    NOTE: The default visibility setting for all commands is hidden. This prevents the Crestron Home user interface from displaying long lists of commands.

  • Test: To verify that the command functions properly, tap the Test button The display, or its accessories, must be turned on and a source must be routed to the display before testing the command.

Advanced

Tap the Advanced tab to display the advanced functions for the display.

Select the Hide this display checkbox to hide the display on the Crestron Home User Interface when the display is mirrored with another display in the room. To configure mirrored displays, refer to Mirror Displays.

Smart TV Settings

Tap the gear button next to the Smart TV to display a Settings dialog box for the Smart TV. The About tab is selected and displays the device information. The Settings dialog box has additional tabs for Control, Power, Installer Settings, Media Services, Accessories, Commands, and Advanced.

Control

Tap the Control tab to change the Smart TV network configuration.

  • IP Address/Hostname: The IP address or hostname of the Smart TV.

    NOTE: Each Smart TV should use a static or reserved IP address.

  • IP Port: The port number of the Smart TV.
  • Requires Authentication: If the Smart TV requires authentication, select the check box next to Requires Authentication and then enter the username and password for the Smart TV.

Power

Tap the Power tab to configure the power up and power down time for the Smart TV.

  • Power Up Time (seconds): The amount of time that must pass between turning on the device and selecting an input. The value can be set between 1 and 600 seconds. Unexpected functionality may occur if the value is set too low.
  • Power Down Time (seconds): The amount of time that must pass between turning off the device and turning it back on. The value can be set between 1 and 600 seconds. Unexpected functionality may occur if the value is set too low.
  • Reset to Defaults: Sets the fields in the Setup tab to their default values.
  • Power off when these displays are powered on: Select the Main Display for the room. When the Main Display is powered on, this the current display is powered off. For example, if a room contains a projector with a screen that covers a Smart TV when the projector is in use, the Smart TV can be automatically powered down when the projector powers on and the screen is lowered. To do this, select the projector from the settings screen for the Smart TV to designate the projector as the Main Display and the Smart TV as the secondary display.

Installer Settings

Tap the Installer Settings tab to view and change the passcode and the MAC address of the Smart TV.

NOTE: The passcode and MAC address can be updated in the Installer Settings tab. Previous versions of Crestron Home required the Smart TV to be removed from the system and then re-added.

  • Passcode: The passcode allows the TV to be controlled by the Crestron Home system. Enter the passcode into the text box. Refer to the instructions provided in the Crestron Home setup app to generate the passcode.
  • MAC Address: The MAC address allows the TV to be turned on and off. Enter the MAC address of the Smart TV into the text box. Refer to the instructions provided in the Crestron Home setup app to generate the passcode.

Media Services

Tap the Media Services tab to configure the media services that are available on the Smart TV. The list of media sources is defined by the Smart TV driver that is used and varies by make and model.

Each media service displays the Default Name, Friendly Name, and Visible properties.

  • Default Name: The name that is provided by the Smart TV for the media service.
  • Friendly Name: The name that is displayed in the Crestron Home user interface when the media service is visible.
  • Visible: Indicates that the media service is visible in the Crestron Home Setup app and the Crestron Home user interface. To view the media service in the Crestron Home Setup app and the Crestron Home user interface, tap the check box next to the name of the media service.

    NOTES: 

    • The default visibility setting for all media devices is hidden. This prevents the Crestron Home user interface from displaying long lists of media services.
    • The default visibility setting will not be changed for Smart TVs that are already added to the system.
    • The Smart TV media service cannot be hidden. The Smart TV media service allows the Crestron Home user interface to control the Smart TV when:
      • Using unlisted sources such as the TV manufacturer's app store.
      • Viewing a media service that is hidden from the source list in the Crestron Home user interface. This can occur when the Crestron Home user interface is used to navigate the Smart TV's user interface and open a media service that is hidden.

Accessories

Tap the Accessories tab to display the Display Accessory list for the house and to assign Display Accessories to the Smart TV. Display Accessories are Screens and Lifts.

When a Display Accessory is assigned to the Smart TV, the display accessory's commands can be selected in the Commands tab with a User interface device (Crestron touch screens, TSR-310 handheld remotes, iOS® devices, and Android™ devices). For example, the lift or screen can be directly controlled from the User Interface device.

The Display Accessory list consists of the Available Accessories list and the Assigned Accessories list.

NOTE: If the Display Accessory is not configured, a warning icon is shown next to the Display Accessory Name.

  • Available Accessories: Displays the room name and number of Display Accessories in the room. To assign a Display Accessory to the Smart TV, tap the plus icon next to the Display Accessory to add it to the Assigned Accessories list.
  • Assigned Accessories: Displays the Display Accessories that are assigned to the Smart TV. To remove a Display Accessory from the Assigned Accessory list, select the Display Accessory and then tap the back arrow (<).

Commands

Tap the Commands tab to display the Commands list for the Smart TV. The Commands list is defined by the Smart TV driver that is used and varies by make and model. Quick Actions that contain the Smart TV and Display Accessories are visible to the room are also included in the Commands list.

The Commands list displays the Command, Friendly Name, and Visible properties for each command. A Test button is also provided for each command.

  • Command: The name of the command that is provided by the Smart TV, display accessory, or Quick Action. The name of the device, Quick Action, or Display Accessory is also shown.
  • Friendly Name: The name that is displayed in the Crestron Home user interface when the Display Settings menu is opened.
  • Visible: Indicates that the command is visible in the Crestron Home user interface when the Display Settings menu is opened. To view the command in the Display Settings menu for the display, tap the check box next to the name of the command.

    NOTE: The default visibility setting for all commands is hidden. This prevents the Crestron Home user interface from displaying long lists of commands.

  • Test: To verify that the command functions properly, tap the Test button The Smart TV, or its accessories, must be turned on and a source must be routed to the Smart TV before testing the command.

Advanced

Tap the Advanced tab to display the advanced functions for the Smart TV.

Select the Hide this display checkbox to hide the display on the Crestron Home User Interface when the display is mirrored with another display in the room. To configure mirrored displays, refer to Mirror Displays.