[vcf-midatlantic] TVs installed!
ragooman at gmail.com
Mon Oct 24 08:38:03 EDT 2016
On Mon, Oct 24, 2016 at 8:06 AM, Christopher Gioconda via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
> Hi Dean,
> Wouldn't it just be easier to use the HDMI port on the RPi? Then, you can
> use any format for the content supported by Linux.
> On Oct 24, 2016 7:36 AM, "Dean Notarnicola via vcf-midatlantic" <
> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
> > Good thought. I've dabbled with Xibo (open spice digital signage) If I
> > get the pi's USB port to appear as a mass storage device to the tv, Xibo
> > could serve to it.
> > Dean
> > On Monday, October 24, 2016, Dan Roganti via vcf-midatlantic <
> > vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
> > > re: media content
> > > this is the perfect opportunity to enlist some IX members who dabble
> > > the RPi.
> > > I'm sure some member there or even here can
> > > create a media platform to hold and display your content
> > > This platform has many practical uses for media.
> > > There are some media players already available for the RPi, just load
> your content
> > > Adding GPIO control for sensory activation is only a matter of adding a
> > > python [or other] program to trigger on the signal
> > > And it's well with in budget
> > > Dan
> > >
that was my original point
Plus the RPi is small enough to attach to the back of the
using a case and double sided tape
Saving you an unnecessary long hdmi cable, or usb cable
I would think there's an extra outlet in the attic to power this.
And you can easily connect a wireless keybd/mouse
o you can change anything or manually operate the media player
You could add a WiFi connection too so then you can remotely add content
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