8 TV Setup To Run Multiple Powerpoint Presentations
Hi, I would like some advice on setting up 8 TV's from one PC to run different powerpoint presentations on each. I have never done this before and would like to know what the best way to set it up. This is for a local catering business that want to convert all the menus to digital enabling them unlimited possibilties for changing prices and adding new offers etc. The distance from the PC (when I build it) to the furthest TV is 30ft. Sound isnt really needed. My main questions are: What graphics cards do I need? Do I use HDMI or DVI or both? Is it better to use monitors instead of TV's or do it not matter? Is there any software I can use to administer all the displays from one interface? Will the quality be degraded running 8 displays all at once or will the graphics card handle it ok?
I will be happy to answer questions to fill the missing gaps regarding the setup.
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What graphics cards do I need?
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You should try your planned setup first with two monitors, because I don't think it will work this way. You can not run 8 instances of powerpoint with different ppt's on 8 screens from one PC. If you want to set it up yourself, try to get one cheap/used laptop per screen and attache them to your network. Now you can start a picture viewer in full screen mode and load the pictures from a server / your PC. You can create the pictures right from your powerpoint.
Yea I found that I can only run 4 displays from one PC so I will buy 2 graphics cards and crossfire them if thats possible. I can convert the presentation to wmv but I dont think most TV's will play them from USB. If I convert to AVI I still cant get it to play but I think its to do with the resolution they are converted to.