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Setting up an LCD Display at Reception Desk

I am wondering if anyone has some advice about setting up an LCD display screen at our reception desk. Are there self contained units that can just be mounted on the wall that have a run only version of powerpoint or something like that in it or do you have to wire it to a computer that has powerpoint running in the background? What kind of software do you need to run if you want to run the LCD screen at the same time as the computer runs our usual reception programs (i.e. scheduling, word processing etc).

And lastly, is there some hardware gizmo that is available to split the monitor plug in the back of the computer so you can attach two monitors to the same desktop tower?

thanks!
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BrentArmstrong
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grakemCommented:
1. Most of the units need to run off a computer.
2. you can turn your powerpoint into  flash presentation and just run it from your browser in full screen
3. Its unwise to use the computer for general work as there is a chance that they can put an application or the mouse pointer into the lcd. and it will terminate the powerpoint presentation
4. Most new graphics cards and some usb graphics card will let your split the display so you can have two monitors. However its REALLY not recommended for lcd in reception
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MarkCommented:
Why not convert the powerpoint presentation to DVD
http://pptfaq.com/FAQ00156.htm
and use an LCD tv with a built in DVD player and run the presentation from  there.
Self contained and easy.
http://www.thesourcecc.com/estore/product.aspx?language=en-CA&catalog=Online&category=ComboTVs&product=1619024
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