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Old 10-21-13, 12:15 PM
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Display Streaming Options

This is a little bit of an odd request, so I'm just searching for ideas and options. We have a bunch of spare 24" monitors lying around at work, and we're going to mount them and use them to display misc content for each department. The content we're going to put up there is probably just various dashboards, and right now they'll just be a custom website on them. So basically, i'm looking for options to get a webpage on multiple monitors.

Initially, I thought i'd go for the Chromecast. I picked one up, and I can cast a webpage pretty easily to the device, but we were hoping to have the monitors displayed vertically. I can't find a way to get the Chromecast to rotate at all, so i'm not sure if it's possible.

Other options... buy/build a small PC to hook up to the monitors. That's annoying just for power and network to where I want to mount the monitors, and obviously costs more money for each system.

Maybe a WiDi or Miracast option? Ideas?
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Old 10-23-13, 01:38 PM
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Re: Display Streaming Options

Giving the Raspberry Pi a shot!
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Old 10-23-13, 03:23 PM
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Re: Display Streaming Options

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Other options... buy/build a small PC to hook up to the monitors. That's annoying just for power and network to where I want to mount the monitors, and obviously costs more money for each system.
Why would it be annoying for power and network? I assume you have to provide power to the monitors anyway, so you already have power, and as for network, PCs can do wifi just as well as any TV or TV compatible device could.

Also, you could use one PC for multiple monitors.
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Re: Display Streaming Options

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Giving the Raspberry Pi a shot!
I've had my Pi since June and adore it! I'm running XBMC 12.2 (Frodo) via OpenELEC and have been watching/downloading/streaming TV shows, movies and sports from around the globe, including stuff that hasn't been released here in the US yet (like Downton Abbey S4).

Hands' down this is the best $35 I've ever spent! (Well... with codecs and case and heat sink and wireless keyboard/mouse and power supply, $90 is closer to the mark).
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