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Does anyone know the connection (how we connect) the screens to achieve 4x4 WALLBOARD application in above sony model? Do we use a splitter here?

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You have to be more specific really abut what, exactly, you are trying to achieve.

I certainly have no idea why you would want a 4x4 matrix of things on a 42" TV unless it is security cameras or something.

This is NEVER a feature built into a TV. Many TVs do offer a single Picutre-in-Picture (PiP) capability, but not multiplexing of cameras.

Google: camera multiplexer

You can find 16 up multiplexers from several manufacturers.

This is for VIDEO, not computers.
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Hi AV_Integrated,
Thanks for reply.

What I am trying to do *APPLICATION*
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I have a cable TV coming up from Settop box and it has HDMI output. I want to take this HDMI output from set-top box and put it in a HDMI splitter (16 ports) and display it as a "ONE" image on 16 screens.
This is for drive-in cenema. I know there are many other but I don't want PC based solution.

Download the following manual and check page#35.

http://support.sony-asia.com.edgesuite.net/consumer/IM/2581145131.pdf?p=1

There is a option in the screen called "Multi Display". With
multi-display you can actually setup a perticular screen to display first part of the whole image and other screen remaining.


Source
|in
|----------|--out1----hdmi--display1
| SPlitter |--out2---hdmi---display2
|----------|--out3---hdmi---display3


How it works:
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Lets say I have 2 screens and I want to stratch single source to two screens. Buy 2 port-out and 1 port-in HDMI splitter. Plug-in source HDMI port input-hdmi port and output to two different screens (sony ones). At this stage both screens will be showing 2 complete sets of video.
Now, setup screens "Multi display" to 1x1. That means screen1 will only display left half of the source image on first screen and then another half of image will be displayed by screen#2. Overall one source will be stratching to 2 screens for big wall board video display.

Above is what I am trying to achieve.

Back to my original question -
I am sure that it will work but have anyone used this before with HDMI splitter? Also want your openion on this solution.

Peter

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Window wall capabilities are very nifty feature of some TVs, and I'm not sure if you have this display already, but Samsung has a new LCD out which isn't crazy expensive which only has a 7mm COMBINED mullion when two displays are sandwiched together. Worth looking at.

I'm not at ALL sure about the HDMI capabilities to flow to all those displays, but if you have a unit and have seen it work on one, then you can do it.

First, I would suggest you get one of these...
http://www.amazon.com/HDmi-Audio-Converter-Convert-Video/dp/B0015DTUJ8/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1251593695&sr=8-8

These will help to remove any HDCP issues you may have.

Then get a few items from this page...
http://www.monoprice.com/products/subdepartment.asp?c_id=101&cp_id=10113

A 1x2 splitter (or maybe 1x4?) and then run it to TWO 1x8 splitters.

In theory, it should work just fine and run about $500 for the splitters and $150 for the HDMI/DVI converter (use a DVI->HDMI adapter to take it back to HDMI).
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Av_integrated,
Thanks for the excellent suggestion for making a budgeted video wall.
I have already bought the product and it has these built-in feature.
will give it a go and let you know as I have 3 screens with me in the office.

peter
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