+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 9 of 9
Hardware Thread, Showing output from 4 computers on 1 screen in Technical; I want to be able to show what's on the screen of 2 or 4 computers on a single projector ...
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    London
    Posts
    3,157
    Thank Post
    116
    Thanked 529 Times in 452 Posts
    Blog Entries
    2
    Rep Power
    124

    Showing output from 4 computers on 1 screen

    I want to be able to show what's on the screen of 2 or 4 computers on a single projector screen (or large plasma)

    How do I do it?

    Going the other way is easy - any number of splitter devices are available - but I want to do combine rather than split.

    Something like LanView might work but I'm not sure if it's fast enough to keep up with movement on all the screens so some kind of hardware mixer might be better.

  2. #2

    plexer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Norfolk
    Posts
    13,258
    Thank Post
    671
    Thanked 1,644 Times in 1,466 Posts
    Rep Power
    424

    Re: Showing output from 4 computers on 1 screen

    You need a vga quad processor:

    http://www.nti1.co.uk/quad-splitter.html

    Ben

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    London
    Posts
    3,157
    Thank Post
    116
    Thanked 529 Times in 452 Posts
    Blog Entries
    2
    Rep Power
    124

    Re: Showing output from 4 computers on 1 screen

    Thanks for the info but I think that's a bit too expensive.

    Can't find prices on that site but I found a US site with a price of $3,795 - I suspect that would translate to nearly £4,000 which is a bit steep :-)

  4. #4

    webman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    North East England
    Posts
    8,408
    Thank Post
    640
    Thanked 961 Times in 661 Posts
    Blog Entries
    2
    Rep Power
    326

    Re: Showing output from 4 computers on 1 screen

    One computer running 4x tiled VNC connections to the other computers?

  5. #5

    Geoff's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Fylde, Lancs, UK.
    Posts
    11,803
    Thank Post
    110
    Thanked 583 Times in 504 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1
    Rep Power
    224

    Re: Showing output from 4 computers on 1 screen

    Can't find prices on that site but I found a US site with a price of $3,795 - I suspect that would translate to nearly £4,000 which is a bit steep
    What? No...

    1 GBP = 1.95814 USD therefore
    3795 USD = 1938.07 GBP

  6. #6

    localzuk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Minehead
    Posts
    17,892
    Thank Post
    518
    Thanked 2,494 Times in 1,935 Posts
    Blog Entries
    24
    Rep Power
    839

    Re: Showing output from 4 computers on 1 screen

    Ah, but Geoff, are you taking into account the added cost in the UK? Something for £10 for sale in the UK is usually about $10 in the US...


    What sort of inputs are you going to be feeding the screen? If you can get composite out you could get a 4 channel CCTV processor/multiplexer to do the job - bearing in mind the resolution will suck but the price would be closer to £150

  7. #7

    Geoff's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Fylde, Lancs, UK.
    Posts
    11,803
    Thank Post
    110
    Thanked 583 Times in 504 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1
    Rep Power
    224

    Re: Showing output from 4 computers on 1 screen

    Ah, but Geoff, are you taking into account the added cost in the UK? Something for £10 for sale in the UK is usually about $10 in the US...
    You'll find if you import things as 'electronic components' you can avoid these silly import taxes and thus prices. It's helpful to have someone in the States to disassemble said electronic device into said components before shipping too. In case customs get nosey.

  8. #8

    localzuk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Minehead
    Posts
    17,892
    Thank Post
    518
    Thanked 2,494 Times in 1,935 Posts
    Blog Entries
    24
    Rep Power
    839

    Re: Showing output from 4 computers on 1 screen

    That doesn't work from what I've found. I've had laptop parts shipped from the USA only to be charged duty when they came into the country. They were labelled correctly but I was still charged (it added 40% to the price!).

  9. #9

    Geoff's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Fylde, Lancs, UK.
    Posts
    11,803
    Thank Post
    110
    Thanked 583 Times in 504 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1
    Rep Power
    224

    Re: Showing output from 4 computers on 1 screen

    Air mail or shipped? Try getting it shipped. Port customs is laughable.

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 7
    Last Post: 30th December 2007, 12:43 PM
  2. ICT output specification document
    By Jimbo in forum BSF
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: 30th November 2007, 10:32 AM
  3. Blank screen after Windows screen
    By Andie in forum Windows
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 13th July 2007, 10:48 AM
  4. Replies: 10
    Last Post: 26th June 2007, 07:50 AM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •