help me MAC out my store?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Mindtheater, Sep 5, 2011.

  1. Mindtheater macrumors newbie

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    Hi all. I'm opening a frozen yogurt store with a rockin style. I have this dream in my head where all my monitors in the store are controlled my my Mac. If i wanted to display HD television on a few monitors and have maybe the itunes visualizer on a few and maybe a few monitors can have a jpeg image displayed or jpegs on all at once. Is this possible to control all of this from my mac with some software and hardware?

    I am in the process of building and I guess I'm just going to run 50' HDMI cables from all my monitors to an office that would have a computer. I'm just hoping that there is some sort of interface that i can plug 10-20 HDMI's in at once and control them all.. Am I thinking crazy?

    Thank you in advance for any help or ideas.
    :confused::confused:
     
  2. bmcgonag macrumors 65816

    bmcgonag

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    I'm by no means an expert on this, but I have a feeling that running 10 different monitors is pushing it.

    You could potentially set up your mac as a media server on a wired network (just for bandwidth) then use a few systems to pull data from it. For that matter you could probably use a Drobo as a NAS media server, or Free NAS, then use a few mac minis to run info to different monitors. Not sure how that will work in Full screen mode with multiple monitors though.
     
  3. bagelche macrumors 6502

    bagelche

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    Having no experience with them, is this something an :apple:TV per TV could handle from a centralized media server? Wouldn't work for the visualizers I imagine, but pushing other video/image content, perhaps.
     

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