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    Digital Signage Suitable TV

    Are there any televisions which are better suited to Digital Signage (ie xibo) than others? I have heard some people say those with "hotel" mode are better but dont understand why? As xibo is free I dont want to pay over the odds for a display screen to go with it. Anything around £400 out there?

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    We're using some 50something inch LG plasmas which were about 300. Work just fine.

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    We have xibo running on PCs connected to:

    19 inch monitor via VGA - Works well
    24 inch LCD TV via VGA - works well
    42 inch Plasma TV via VGA - works well
    37 inch LCD via HDMI - works well

    All worked out of the box by just connecting the PC to the TV / Monitor.

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    We just got LG 42LM660T-ZA with Raspberry Pi`s velcroed to the back of them.

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    Depends on if you're bothered about invalidating the warranty.

    Otherwise:

    NEC V321 32" LCD Public Display (60002699) - www.misco.co.uk

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    Quote Originally Posted by fiza View Post
    Are there any televisions which are better suited to Digital Signage (ie xibo) than others? I have heard some people say those with "hotel" mode are better but dont understand why? As xibo is free I dont want to pay over the odds for a display screen to go with it. Anything around £400 out there?
    Hotel mode means that the outside buttons are disabled doesn't it? I know that some TVs offer a demo like mode where only the remote changes the channel etc, used to use it in PC world (back in the day) where possible cus otherwise people used to change it to odd channels and you might turn around and get Tekeshi's castle or something similar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bladedanny View Post
    We have xibo running on PCs connected to:

    19 inch monitor via VGA - Works well
    24 inch LCD TV via VGA - works well
    42 inch Plasma TV via VGA - works well
    37 inch LCD via HDMI - works well

    All worked out of the box by just connecting the PC to the TV / Monitor.
    Dont plasma screens still suffer from screen burn these days with static images?

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    Depends on if you're bothered about invalidating the warranty.

    Ben
    Sorry what warranty?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd View Post
    We just got LG 42LM660T-ZA with Raspberry Pi`s velcroed to the back of them.
    Is there a client that works with Pi's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd View Post
    We just got LG 42LM660T-ZA with Raspberry Pi`s velcroed to the back of them.
    Those TVs look to be around £700 - bit expensive for us as a display screen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd View Post
    We just got LG 42LM660T-ZA with Raspberry Pi`s velcroed to the back of them.
    what are you running on the pi's?

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    We just point to a webserver with a bit of JavaScript to rotate pages (and avoid burn in). Nothing too fancy.

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    We use loads of 47" samsungs, with a PowerPoint on loop on a acer revo sending the signal over HDMI cat5 sender to multiple receivers attached to each TV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fiza View Post
    Dont plasma screens still suffer from screen burn these days with static images?
    Yes the plasma does suffer screen burn. I do a screen flash thingy app for a day that seems to work, but connecting to the PC and xibo works fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fiza View Post
    Sorry what warranty?
    Depending on the manfacturer your warranty may be invalidated when using them for extended periods of time as a display, I just rang toshiba and aasked them and even if used 24 hours a day you would be covered under their standard warranty.

    But commerical panels like the one I linked to tend to have a 3 year warranty covering the backlight as well which again may not be covered under a standard consumer warranty.

    Ben

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