Forum: Video Discussion

Talk about video mixing and karaoke here.
Topic: question about displaying on multiple TVs (and another question)
for those of you DJing in bars with multiple TVs , how do i go about this?

should i purchase a HDMI splitter ? and which one would you recommend?

second question
im concerned about the fact that connnecting to a TV can cause instability in my computer , for example, when i connect the HDMI cable to my computer, the video card changs its settings to accomodate for an external display, and if the TV turns off or there is an interruption to the power for whatever reason, or if someone pulls the HDMI cable, the settings will revert to single display, this causes a momentary glitch in the playback of the music, and can also crash the video card occasionally.
is there a way to disable the automatic video card change, and make it manual only, that way i might be able to avoid this vulnerability

im using a windows 10 computer

Posted Thu 22 Jun 17 @ 11:49 am
When I pull the HDMI cable the interface freezes for a second while it adjusts back to single display but there is no interruption of the music.

Posted Thu 22 Jun 17 @ 3:37 pm
maybe it depends on which controller you are using, I use the numark ns7, so maybe its because the playback is controlled by the timecode from the turntable,

still though, i think it would be nice to be able to set the computer to external HDMI output, manually, so that it doesnt mess with the graphics card settings mid-gig

Posted Thu 22 Jun 17 @ 6:11 pm
Yes, an HDMI splitter is the only way to do this.

The extra benefit of the HDMI splitter is that if someone unplugs one of the TVs, your computer won't even know. It only cares about its connection to the splitter. So keep that in a safe place and then run the cables out to the TVs.

Posted Fri 23 Jun 17 @ 7:33 pm
I am fortunate that I have a matrix that I plug into, and it will change any TV to any input I want. If you are running multiple TV's, and you are supplying the splitter, you will need to take into account the length of the run. Anything over 50 feet, I would consider HDMI to CAT 5 or 6 here. You will need receivers and a short HDMI cable for each TV, so this will not be cheap. Start of with a couple of TV's close to you first with a splitter and HDMI cables, to see how long you will have this gig. Or, make the owners pay for it. I would not lay out that kind of money, unless I was sure I was going to be there for awhile.

I also carry these to connect from their cable or satellite boxes, in case you have to use a HDMI to RCA splitter.

Posted Sat 24 Jun 17 @ 12:27 am