Author Topic: Player for Video Wall - 5760W x 2160H  (Read 1063 times)

Offline pbastien

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Player for Video Wall - 5760W x 2160H
« on: August 28, 2014, 09:49:23 AM »
Planar provides their own quad controller that spreads a single image across the 6 screens we will be using. The total resolution is 5760W x 2160. Has anyone used this configuration before with Scala and if so..what player specs would you recommend?. What graphics card would perform best in this scenario?

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Re: Player for Video Wall - 5760W x 2160H
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2016, 02:48:44 PM »
I would go i5 or i7 cpu and high end graphics card with DisplayPort output (daisy chained). 

Offline Matt.Hogan

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Re: Player for Video Wall - 5760W x 2160H
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2016, 08:02:50 PM »

Check out the AMD FirePro or NVIDIA quadro cards. One of those should be fine if you want to do full resolution.

I never used Planar displays in a video wall but I have used Samsung displays in a daisy chained configuration.

If Planar's solution support daisy chaining then DAMelahn comment could definitely work.  You might not actually need to output the total pixel dimension supported by the displays. Depending on cost and the use-case, it might not matter.  I tested daisy chained Samsung UD55s in a 3x3  with a single 1080p input from an appleTV and it looked pretty good.  The monitors upscaled the signal nicely.

I recently deployed two 3x3 video walls each using Samsung UD55Es in portrait in a single eyefinty group that came to 5760x3240. Using a SENECA VWC with 3x AMD W8100 cards to drive each display each directly connected via DP.  In hindsight a NVidia card would have been a better for this setup or a W9000 (maximum resolution of 4096x2160 supported on W9000). The supplied AMD drivers have limitations building a 3x3 in a single Eyefinity group. NVidia's drivers would have worked out of the box for my use case.