I'm hoping you guys can help me out with a project. I need to setup a tv as a digital sign that gets updated on a regular basis. The people updating this are not the most techie so it needs to be simple. My fist thought was just to hook it up to a computer and run power point on it but I'm not thrilled about adding the cost of a computer to this setup plus having it run 24/7. My second idea was to get a smart tv and convert the power point to a video file. Then send it to the tv via DLNA but this is an involved process that takes time whenever the information needs updating.
Do you guys know of a better solution?
Thanks for you time in advance.
Thanks for the tips. That software is really awesome but it would still require me to have a computer hooked up to the tv.
Unless someone else has another solution i will probably end up giving this a shot. thanks again.
Many smart TV's play media off a usb flash drive. You can do a slideshow or loop a video file. Most have repeat settings to keep it going. My office complex has one set up just that way (I think its an LG) with a looping video. Just swap out the USB drive when you want to update. Sometimes simplest is smartest.
that's a very good idea but unfortunately the tv is about 8ft high on a wall.
OR one of the many HDMI Sticks that are now on the market.
If you're gonna do Digital Signage, might as well do it right!
Popcorn Hour/Cloud Media makes a streamer just for this purpose:
LG also has a line of TV's that you create the message etc using their software, store on a USB stick, plug that into the TV and it runs: