We know that a ton of churches, productions, and event centers love multiscreen and environmental projection. With that, comes the use of a multiscreen video processor. Today, we’re going to walk you through the full setup of a TripleHead2Go and show you just how simple it is to use.
Video Recap – Triple Head To Go:
Topic: Triple Head To Go
Host: Luke McElroy – Founder, TripleWide Media
Hey everybody! Luke McElroy from TripleWideMedia.com. We get a lot of questions about this little guy right here. The TripleHead2Go. So we thought it’d be nice to do a little quick video on how you set a TripleHead2Go up.
So I’ve got here the TripleHead2Go which is what you get if you purchased it from us or anybody else. (Please note, we no longer sell the TripleHead2Go. Here’s a great option for purchase from Amazon.) We prefer the DP addition and it’s gonna come with three adapters, again if you buy it from us. If you buy it elsewhere you may have to go and find those. For this example, we’re going to use the DVI versions. We then have these two diapers right here which are the display port adapters. So, we’ll actually go ahead and connect these two right now. This is going to go mini display port into display port so that we can actually hook that directly up to the computer. Then this other cable that I have right here is just your standard USB. Just like the USB coming out of your printer. Alright, and then I got my computer my laptop right here and then I’ve got three screens. There all just the same. Obviously it doesn’t have to be the same depending on what your end use setup is.
So the first thing we’re going to do is actually hook the TripleHead2Go into each of the screens. So I’m going to take these three adapters right here; they just snap into place…1-2-3. A neat thing about the Display Port edition is that you can do two VGA, one DVI, or all three DVI, vice versa, doesn’t really matter. I’m going to take my DVI cables now and hook those in to that TripleHead2Go, get my middle screen here setup… By the way, while we’re waiting and talking about this, just so you guys know, there is a difference between Dual Link and Single Link DVI. For those of you who are experts out there. For this example, we won’t need Dual Link, so you can get Single Link DVI. Single Link is a little bit cheaper, it’s typically what they sell at Best Buy or Radio Shack.
We’re going to then set up our USB. So we just hook the USB into the USB port here on the front of the TripleHead2Go and we’ll go ahead and plug that into the computer.And then we’re going to set up our actual signal cable. One of the things you’ll notices is that is that this little red dot, is red. That means that it is not getting any sort of signal but it likes. So, I’m going to plug this guy in over here (USB). And so now I’m plugged in.
For most of you do this at home your computer may automatically recognize a triple wide image. And so you’ll see here when you get all three screens on…well, actually in this case it’s only showing two screens, so this is good problem to have on video so that we can actually show you how to set up all the different sizes.
If you come over here to your scree, you’re going to be able to see three options. Inside these three options there going to give us the ability to change all the settings within the TripleHead2Go. The first setting is the change display setting. This will pop up a window that will allow you to change all the different elements of your TripleHead2Go once you set the EDID table on the TripleHead2Go. EDID is just a fancy phrase for the different resolutions.
You then have desktop manager preferences, not something we need to worry about for the sake of this. And then they open Matrox GXM Control Panel. You’ll see on our right side here in our active resolutions and refresh rates there’s nothing there. On the left side, you’ll see supported resolutions and refresh rates. So here, it’ll be as simple as selecting the number displays, three, aspect ratio, wide and then we will drop down this drop-down menu and we will select 1280 x 720 at 60hz. That’s important to know because that’s what these displays need. I select that I hit the right arrow and that will put that over on the right side of my window here under the active resolutions.
Let’s hit apply changes.
Okay, and so now the triple wide actually should be showing across all three of your displays. The reason that we’re seeing it is that we got the right active resolutions we should be able to be sending a resolution that these TVs would like to see.
We’ll close out of that and of course, you can change the active resolutions by going back into that Matrox change display settings and you’re available settings and changing your different displays.
Something to note, you want to make sure the resolutions that are coming out of the TripleHead2Go are something that is compatible with the displays you’re using. For example these are 1920 x 1080 displays but will also support a 1280 x 720 HD resolution. They will not support a 640×480 so we could not send it a lower resolution or it would have just shown up black on here. So sometimes we have those issues, make sure that the display or the projector that you’re using will support the resolution that the TripleHead2Go is using.
And that’s it, that’s how you setup a TripleHead2Go in just a few short minutes.
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