Graphics HDMI Splitting

AudioPhilly

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Looking for some advice to display a PC controlled juke box on multiple tv's in a bar setting. (Probably 4 tvs of different make and size) My plan is run the juke box as a split monitor off a dedicated graphics card on a pc. I have already purchased some cheap hdmi - cat6 extenders as a proof of concept, and to ensure the picture is acceptable on a tv. And it does work

My next step will be to buy a splitter so I can connect multiple tvs to one hdmi output and an additional graphics card as it appears that my pc does not have on board video. (Currently have NVIDIA GeForce GT 720)

So I am looking for some advice on what graphics card to buy and hdmi splitters. Will a better graphics be more likely to adequately send the signal to 4 tvs? As well if anyone had some experience with this type of setup or ideas I'd love to hear them. Right now I have a dell xps with a i7 processor and 8gb of ram at home that I am testing with, but I would more than likely buy another rig if I decide to go ahead with this.
 
Since you are not looking to make a video wall or show different video from the pc to each monitor like this can
http://www.cappuccinopc.com/digitalengine-de6140-Digital_Signage_Mini_PC_4x_hdmi.asp
The distribution amp will work fine. There are quad output cards with displayport of DVI or a combination of outputs but not with 4 HDMI.
I would get all 720p or 1080p displays. If you have one that is 720p the output to all of the sets will be 720p even if they others are full HD..
 
Unless you find a video card with multiple HDMI outputs the HDMI distribution amp will determine how well it works. If the TVs have different resolutions the lowest one will probably be what you get on all of them. There are many of them to choose from. If your budget allows I would go for something professional but even a cheap one might work.
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=&sku=896157&gclid=CLmV6NWOhc8CFQkkhgodRWIBcA&is=REG&ap=y&m=Y&c3api=1876%2C92051677442%2C&A=details&Q=
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=&sku=1103703&gclid=CPXpw-aOhc8CFYFkhgodLZ0DPw&is=REG&ap=y&m=Y&c3api=1876%2C92051677442%2C&Q=&A=details
https://www.amazon.com/HD-104-Powered-Splitter-Support-Outputs/dp/B007NKOC2W/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1473521404&sr=8-1&keywords=hdmi+distribution+amp
 

AudioPhilly

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Thanks for the reply! The "A-Neuvideo ANI-0104HBC 1x4 HDMI Splitter and Extender over Cat 5e/6 System" looks promising. Do you know anything about graphics cards? I don't think I will be able to find one with 4 HDMI outs. (Honestly have not looked though) I'll need one for the "control computer" to run the monitor and the other one to send the feed to the tvs. If I do go ahead with this and purchase a pc specifically for it, I'll make sure to buy one with onboard graphics and a slot for a dedicated graphics card. In the mean time, for testing, I'll by the appropriate graphics card and hopefully reuse it in the dedicated pc.
 
Since you are not looking to make a video wall or show different video from the pc to each monitor like this can
http://www.cappuccinopc.com/digitalengine-de6140-Digital_Signage_Mini_PC_4x_hdmi.asp
The distribution amp will work fine. There are quad output cards with displayport of DVI or a combination of outputs but not with 4 HDMI.
I would get all 720p or 1080p displays. If you have one that is 720p the output to all of the sets will be 720p even if they others are full HD..
 
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