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    Need help with electronic notice board

    Hello,

    I am going to use an LCD TV as an electronic noticeboard and connect it to a Windows XP PC which is standalone.

    I want to operate and update this noticeboard from a single pc only.

    How can i go forward with this idea ?
    How can i connect the pc to the lcd tv?
    How can i create messages to be displayed (i mean which will be the best software for this. I want to display multiple messages in a single screen and not a slideshow. Their should also be a channel to display a scrolling message in the bottom.)?

    pls help me..

    Thanks,

    Ankit

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    What connections do the pc and tv have, vga, dvi, hdmi???

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    Search for Xibo on here that should do the job

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    What connections do the pc and tv have, vga, dvi, hdmi???
    u can suggest me anything.. i wanna know how to connect pc and lcd also


    Quote Originally Posted by rush_tech View Post
    Search for Xibo on here that should do the job
    i just have a pc and a lcd tv.. XIBO documentation says their is a server and client.. how to use it?? pls let me know

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    Our good are you at making websites?

    For our plasma we made website pages that displays on the screen

    Works pretty good, only ever have to refresh the browser when we completely change it the page

    All text is change with an external text document


    Depends how expericed you are with website creation to do a good looking job and get the setup correct

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    Quote Originally Posted by p-dave View Post
    Our good are you at making websites?

    For our plasma we made website pages that displays on the screen

    Works pretty good, only ever have to refresh the browser when we completely change it the page

    All text is change with an external text document


    Depends how expericed you are with website creation to do a good looking job and get the setup correct


    i know to create a website . i downloaded a very nice wisiwyg editor yesterday. it creates html pages.
    but how can i display it on the lcd.. i just want a window's output to appear on the lcd and not the whole pc's output. i want to do some tasks on it also while the output is displaying( ie. the pc wont be totally dedicated to only notice board)

    suggest me a software to do so.. ie. to display the webpage in the screen

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    There are 2 parts to xibo - the server and the client display part. If you only have 1 screen these can both be installed on the same pc, pretty much any old computer will do. Then connect this to the LCD, most likely via a vga cable if the TV has that input.

    Have you already purchased the TV and computer?

    Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by steveg View Post
    There are 2 parts to xibo - the server and the client display part. If you only have 1 screen these can both be installed on the same pc, pretty much any old computer will do. Then connect this to the LCD, most likely via a vga cable if the TV has that input.

    Have you already purchased the TV and computer?

    Steve

    ok.. i will try using xibo.. thanks for that.. can u give me some notes on how to configure it?


    yes.. i have the pc with me.. but i will buy the tv within few days.. any suggestions for that?

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    Don't buy a consumer grade tv buy a commercial display for the warranty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    Don't buy a consumer grade tv buy a commercial display for the warranty.

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    okk..thanks

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    so basically you want to be able to display 2 screens connected to the computer?

    So one screen for your tasks
    Second screen (LCD TV Your gonna buy)

    ??

    If you you can connect two screens to your pc fairly easy

    If you dont have an addon graphics card, you can buy one very cheap, so you have two dvi ports. This way you can use the option to extend to the second screen. Your be able to drag whatever software you want to use on the screen over to the second screen


    Is this more like what you want to do?

    Surly you dont want to use the same screen to do you tasks

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    see if you can get a large lcd monitor, otherwise you are going to spend loads more money on a tv, as they have the tuner so are alot more money, xibo is good, they have really good wiki forums aswell, the people that write it do our job aswell, they are always improving it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by p-dave View Post
    so basically you want to be able to display 2 screens connected to the computer?

    So one screen for your tasks
    Second screen (LCD TV Your gonna buy)

    ??

    If you you can connect two screens to your pc fairly easy

    If you dont have an addon graphics card, you can buy one very cheap, so you have two dvi ports. This way you can use the option to extend to the second screen. Your be able to drag whatever software you want to use on the screen over to the second screen


    Is this more like what you want to do?

    Surly you dont want to use the same screen to do you tasks

    yeah.. i wanna have two displays.. suggest me a nice software pls.. and also how to create notices in a beautiful way(i mean which software)??


    Quote Originally Posted by tobyglenn View Post
    see if you can get a large lcd monitor, otherwise you are going to spend loads more money on a tv, as they have the tuner so are alot more money, xibo is good, they have really good wiki forums aswell, the people that write it do our job aswell, they are always improving it.

    max size of monitor available here in only 25inch but i need around 31 inches..
    also pls suggest me a nice software pls.. and also how to create notices in a beautiful way(i mean which software)??

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    you can get 28 inch lcd monitors at misco for 230, little machine set up another machine as the server (using xibo) or if no rush then wait a month or two as they are currently writing a linux client, but i am unsure at how far they have got (will get my boss to talk to one of the writers as he used to work with him) but it is really easy to use. defo give it a go, or if you want to buy a didicated box navahro do one, but not a clue how much they are

    http://xibo.org.uk/

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    Quote Originally Posted by tobyglenn View Post
    you can get 28 inch lcd monitors at misco for 230, little machine set up another machine as the server (using xibo) or if no rush then wait a month or two as they are currently writing a linux client, but i am unsure at how far they have got (will get my boss to talk to one of the writers as he used to work with him) but it is really easy to use. defo give it a go, or if you want to buy a didicated box navahro do one, but not a clue how much they are

    http://xibo.org.uk/
    i wanna use it on a windows os

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