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Multiple Tv and computer setup

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  1. Siemata

    Siemata Thread Starter

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    I need 3 TVs to run of 3 separate computers, and I need to be able to switch which computer run which tv, very quickly. So “computer a” needs to be able to runs 1,2 and3 (but only one at a time.) then needs to be able to switch and run a different tv in less than 1 min.

    2 computer stations are located in one room and the 3rd is 20 feet away in the next. The farthest tv is 50ft away, but are all located in different areas so the building. Chrome casts and similar devices aren’t good enough to run video. We would prefer a hard wired situation.

    The computers do not have hdmi ports, but do have vga. We have to have sound and video playing. Each computer station must also have 2 monitors.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. cwwozniak

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    Hi Siemata, and welcome to TSG.

    If you are using VGA for all of the video signals, a 4x4 switching matrix such as this one would work with spae connections for a fourth computer and monitor.

    https://www.amazon.com/VeLLBox-Splitter-Support-Resolution-Universal/dp/B01D14QVPY

    When you say, "Each computer station must also have 2 monitors" are you saying that each computer will have two dedicated monitors with the option to also display on a third selected monitor? That would have more to do with the video controller capabilities of each computer and not any kind of video switcher.
     
  3. Siemata

    Siemata Thread Starter

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    Each station has 2 monitors and the second monitor is what is being displayed on the TVs. The issue we are having the biggest problem with is switching between the different TVs. Right now each computer can only control one tv.

     
  4. cwwozniak

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    Do all of the TVs have VGA inputs or some other type(s) of input(s). If they are all VGA, then a matrix switch box like the one I mention in my previous post should work for you.
     
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