I really Hope you help me guys in this, In my company we want to place 3 TV's in each floor , a total of 6 Tv's to show announcements and important information for employees , mostly powerpoint presentations .
and I was looking for the best way to connect the TV's wireless and control the screen by a single server computer, we have existing Wireless network, if that doesn't work, we can have a new wireless network for this issue no problem.
I've searched for that this week and no luck to find out a solution , most of what in the market is limiting the streaming to apps and youtube and so on. I thought about NetGear push2tv but not sure of how it works.
the reason is we can't but any new cabling , but if the wireless solution is impossible, what is the best other way to play Powerpoint presentations on these screens ?
thank you in advance
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Usb flash drive in each TV port?
Or affix a wifi-enabled tablet with Office type app on each, each attached to respective TV via HDMI.
Or, convert PPT to video and then stream "like the rest of us".
You understand about the bottleneck with bandwidth here, right?
Introductory guide to ffmpeg streaming http://trac.ffmpeg.org/wiki/EncodingForStreamingSites
from hardware perspective - it can be something like this http://www.amazon.com/Android-Google-Player-Internet-TV-HDMI-Stick/dp/B008V7PB9O or perhaps slightly better http://www.amazon.com/Amazon-CL1130-Fire-TV/dp/B00CX5P8FC
Actually, I think you were already on the right track with the WIDI-type stuff (Netgear push2tv). Ppt running in a loop (easy to set up), onto "secondary" monitor (also easy in ppt) which happens to be the widi streaming source, widi receivers pipe it via hdmi into the tvs. Must make sure source pc is compatible with widi, and buy one widi receiver for each tv, but that should cover everything.
Oh, and you might also need stronger wifi (repeaters), if you are spread far and on multiple floors.
Understand, of course, that in order for this to work, the pc is doing both realtime ppt playback, realtime compression, and realtime streaming, so get a HIGH powered pc. And hopefully the compression used is up to your standards. In fact, I would suggest doing a live scenario test/demonstration to your satisfaction before buying.
Joethe5th.... your need a "mirroring" solution.......
Find out if AirParrot can handle 6 simultaneous endpoints at the same time.
If so, then you just need to get one Apple TV to connect to each of your Television sets..... and you're done.
@True Colors, AirParrot is basically just what I was already talking about, just a different brand (using the AirPlay protocol instead of WiDi). Had it worked, I would have agreed with your suggestion. However, as the AirParrot support site shows:
Can I mirror to multiple AppleTVs? No, AirParrot isn't designed to do this. We're looking into ways to do this in the future....
That is too bad about AirParrot being limited to one endpoint. I looked for that information on their website but did not see it.
Meanwhile..... Skype might be a good solution for this
The TV's will need to have Skype capability already built into them....... or else the TV's will need to have a skype capable device connected to them.