MagicInfo screens... worth the extra money?
We've currently got a single plasma screen in our front lobby for news updates etc that's controlled by Xibo running on a PC in a back office. In terms of look and scheduling it's really good but the screen is having a few wobbly moments now (I think power supply related).
We're looking to upgrade to two new screens on the wall, been looking at the Samsung screens and basically comes down to one of two solutions...
- 2 x MagicInfo 40" screens
- 2 x standard Samsung 40" screens with Xibo external PCs
I was thinking of using Acer Revos or similar to run Xibo on (has to be small form factor to hide neatly behind the screens :) )
So what it comes down to is whether the Samsung software is worth the £300-400 difference between the MagicInfo screens and the standard ones. Once you factor in the Revo for each screen it's probably £200 extra per screen in real terms.
Searching the forums people's experiences with MagicInfo don't exactly seem to be glowing with praise so I'm leaning back towards Xibo again. Am I right in thinking we'd need one Xibo PC per screen if we want separate content on both?
Also looked at Navaho but think it came out a bit pricey as again it was one box per screen (although this was a while back so correct me if I'm wrong)