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ZB



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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 2:43 pm    Post subject: Another Screen Option Reply with quote

After months of testing we have not been totally happy with the MIMO screens described in earlier posts. Using more than one screen unit on a PC seems to use lots of resources and system crashes occurred more frequently. The MIMO instructions make reference to this in stating that it takes a pretty powerful PC to handle more than one screen. We require three for our act. So it was back to the drawing board. We really liked the VGA quality of the MIMO screens compared to the scan-converted NTSC screens we were using earlier. Our goal was to eliminate the scan converter along with the wall warts and extra cabling. So our new setup involves coming straight out of the VGA connector to a VGA splitter and then to the 7" VGA screens. The challenge was finding 7" VGA screens on the monitor market! Small VGA screens are not common. We finally found a screen by the Lilliput company that works for our need. They are not cheap at around $250 each but they include the power supply, some mounting hardware for car dashes and a short 6ft VGA cable with a proprietary connector on the end that fits the screen. The quality is outstanding and so far we are very satisfied with them. It means back to the power supply wall warts but at least they are smaller since these screens required less dc amperage than the older NTSC LCD screens we were using earlier. We also found VGA cables with a special thin wiring instead of the usual very bullky VGA cabling one normally uses. Bought these cable (and the vga splitter) through the L-COM company, a big supplier of computer cables, parts and accessories.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 7:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We have always preferred VGA. You are pretty much wasting your time with MIMO, in my opinion. Our organizers, no matter who they are, prefer that we use VGA always.

Our band, Gulfstream Isles, is based in the Windy City, and whether we were staying in cheap Chicago apartments, apartments for rent in Fort Myers Florida or luxury apartments in Chicago, we have always played using VGA. It works, but you need to shell out some dough for it, really.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jammed with 100 W Chestnut while in Schaumburg apartments for rent and enjoyed it a lot! Will have more gigs with them in apartments in Charlotte NC and apartments in Gold Coast.
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Harugoto



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 11:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No one said the problem was as good as you.
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