I'm not sure how the multi-tv wall setups are done in bars, so this may be making things a bit more complicated than necessary.
Seeing as how everybody now has to have LCD monitors, there are tons of high quality Tritron CRTs around. I've bought a matching pair of Sony GDM-400PS's for my G4 and they're great. If I could find more local screens of this quality I'd horde more - shipping is the catch when paying for these beasts.
A relative square made up of 9 CRTs hooked to one mac would give tons of desktop space:
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I'm guessing that is possible using 5 dual-head cards or 4 dual heads and one single VGA out.
Am I correct in assuming you'd need 9 seperate Tv tuners to display a seperate channel full-screen on each monitor?
More inportantly, could you resize TV windows to cover two monitors at a time, or the entire setup?
Beyond just displaying TV, this could lead to some cool, strange art projects incorporating live video into backgrounds, furniture, ect.
Any ideas? I guess 4 screens could be done with 2 dual head Radeon 7000's and 4 tuners. Or do the tuners send out their own VGA signal?
That could possibly work in a 9500/9600.
I'm also thinking about converting a spare Powerbook G3 into a semi-portable LCD TV. The keyboard and trackpad could be removed and replaced by a wireless keyboard/trackball communicating to a Bluetooth-USB adapter. A USB tuner could provide television signal, but I really like to find out a way to do that wirelessly - so that the box could be carried around. An 802.11g card would give wireless net connectivity, and its possible wireless TV sorround sound could be done with an iTunes hack and an Airport Express.
So, for this PB G3 TV Project - is there anyway to rebroadcast the standard cable spectrum in the home to be picked up by other receivers?
Oh my TVC15, Its got more channels...