cpu + 1monitor + 4 50" plus TVs

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I have a job for a house of worship.  They want to show content throughout the service.  The set up is 2 50 flat panel TVs, 2 80'' flat panel TVs and a computer (which I must build) and monitor in the back of the room controling video content.  

A.   What is the best build for the computer to control content on 5 screens?

B.  How to push the video content to the 4 big screen tvs which are the lenth of 30 yards away from the computer?


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Assuming the 4 TVs are all going to show the SAME content ...

I would use any good dual-output video card with an HDMI output for the large screens;  then split the HDMI signal with a 1x4 splitter [e.g. http://www.amazon.com/J-Tech-Digital-Advanced-4K-Resolution/dp/B00CUMJRBO/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1379015387&sr=8-4&keywords=hdmi+duplicator ];  and then buy the appropriate HDMI cables for the runs you need to make.    You can get HDMI cables up to 100', which should be sufficient for what you've described:  http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10240&cs_id=1024002&p_id=2894&seq=1&format=2
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If the TVs need to show DIFFERENT content, then get a motherboard that supports 2 PCIe x16 slots; and use two Eyefinity cards (which support 3 displays each).

Then you can connect the 4 TVs independently, and also independently control what is displayed on each.

For the application you've described, I'd assume this is not the case (what I outlined above is more likely) ... but if you need independent control, this is the way to go.
Hi Jeremy
Ideally if you want a setup similar as on TV where you see different views of the speaker and
the speaker needs to use a screen to illustrate what he is sharing, like a weather man for instance, he is standing in front of what is known as a green screen
to you and I it looks as if he standing in front of the world map, but the idea is that he can talk to us and point out things on the screen.
( They want to show content throughout the service.)<< to inlude the speaker you woudl need a camera recording the live speaker

you are considering using
B.  How to push the video content to the 4 big screen tvs which are the length of 30 yards away from the computer?
So you will be playing something on the computer maybe a power point, or a video clip?
To extend your desktop and what is playing there are video extenders
over ip, or cat 5
Did you want audio with this?
Audio/Video Extender
Video Splitters
there is the matrox graphics expansion which would simplify things a lot as well
There is the TripleHead2Go for three monitors
Expand your desktop further by connecting a second TripleHead2Go to your graphics hardware to support up to six monitors at a time, using the power desktop software included to control the monitors/Tv's
You would need extra long cables to attach the TV's from 10 meter  away
depending on your TV standards DVI or hdmi or just digital.


Thanks that worked as advertised.  I wouldn't know  where to begin but you helped me finish a big job on time.

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