How is this done?

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  1. hdnewone macrumors newbie

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    I was in a bar and saw that on the 42" LCD TV, the live TV feed was reduced in size to about 37" and was positioned in the bottom left had corner. The rest of screen area around the feed was then displaying advertisements. These were done in flash and would cycle continuously.

    I know that the main driver hardware was a mac mini, but there must have been some hardware that intercepted the signal, and some software that was doing the TV resize and overlay.

    Any suggestions on how it was done?

    Thanks
     
  2. icoffee macrumors regular

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    Could have just been a program like EyeTV running with a Flash desktop background. Interesting idea though. :)
     
  3. John T macrumors 68020

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    Some TV's have the facility to enable two programmes to be watched at the same time.
     
  4. RumMunkey macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, the easiest way to do this would be run p-i-p and have the "big" screen be pointed to a loop of ads off the Mac mini being fed in a secondary input (a secondary RCA Composite, for example).
     

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