[vcf-midatlantic] TVs installed!
ragooman at gmail.com
Mon Oct 24 07:23:43 EDT 2016
On Mon, Oct 24, 2016 at 2:04 AM, Evan Koblentz via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
> >> Thinking aloud: I found out that very long USB cables are quite cheap,
> for example 50 feet for $17. It would be easy to have such a cable go from
> the TVs through the attic and drop down near our office PC. Then we could
> easily change the content, or attach them to R.Pi boxes, or whatever.
> Had another idea! We know the TVs can read directly from USB sticks, but
> can they read from a PC connected by USB? If so, and if the TV's software
> lets you navigate folders, then we can attach them via long cables to a
> server, choose files through the TV remotes, and it's done! Dean is our
> docent next Saturday. Dean: I sent you a private message with some
> experiment instructions.
the maximum reliable length of usb cable [passive] is 5m(~15ft)
I suppose you mean you're getting a roll of cable with the active repeater
built-in on the one end
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