[vcf-midatlantic] TV update -- possibly fixes

Dean Notarnicola dnotarnicola at gmail.com
Tue Nov 1 15:33:13 EDT 2016

The microcontrollers would be fully autonomous and would have their
content updated from a single computer on a periodic basis.

On Tuesday, November 1, 2016, Evan Koblentz via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:

> As I see it, we have a few options for controlling content to our TVs.
> Current: USB sticks directly to TVs. Works fine. Problem is changing the
> content is a hassle. Need to get a ladder each time, etc.
> We could use very long USB cords and have the sticks somewhere more
> convenient. Problem: It's hokey :) and long cords lose signal quality.
> We could attach microcontrollers to each TV to provide the content and
> connect the TVs wirelessly from to a computer, but that doesn't solve the
> issue of how to put different content on each system. I'm not going to
> devote a whole computer for each TV.
> We could use the media players that Martin would donate. We'd still need
> one for each TV, but we can control many of them from the player company's
> CMS software.
> Am I missing other ideas?

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