Feb 20, 2022
Absolutely! Video walls are visually very appealing, and easier to set up than you might think. There are a couple different ways to set up video walls (our software is by far the easiest part):
Hardware Video Wall
In this scenario you have a single media player - like this video wall controller from our friends at Arrow - that has multiple HDMI or DisplayPort outputs. One HDMI or DisplayPort cable runs from the video wall controller to each one of your displays. The controller divides your content up and sends the appropriate portion of the image to each display. This method has been used for many years and works with pretty much any display hardware since the controller is doing the heavy lifting; however, the media player hardware for this is usually quite expensive. Hence the newer method...
Software Video Wall (“Tile Matrix”)
The newer method of doing video walls involves using commercial displays (such as those made by NEC, LG or Samsung) that are capable of doing what is called “tile matrix” mode. Essentially this means that you daisy-chain everything such that your (fairly average) media player plugs into screen #1, screen #1 plugs into screen #2, screen #2 plugs into screen #3, and so on. Then you use a remote control to tell each display which positions it’s in, and the displays divide up the signal from your media player themselves.This is generally a more fail-safe way of doing video walls, and it’s quicker to wire and set up. It does require commercial-grade displays however, versus buying cheaper consumer models with thicker bezels and no tile matrix feature.
A Note About Content
The content that you develop and load into XOGO for a video wall should be sized appropriately for the resolution of the combined displays, so it doesn't get pixellated. For example if you were to mount two 1080HD displays on top of one another, your content would need to be 1920 pixels wide (the width of one display) by 2160 pixels tall (1080 + 1080 pixels stacked on top of one another). That's all it takes! If this sounds intimidating, please feel free to email us with questions and we'll be happy to help.