Cheap Option? Using a PC Monitor for "Tune To Sign"

LawrenceDriveLights

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Hi all,


I thought I would share this possible cheap easy option for a Tune To Sign

Basically using a old PC monitor (or TV etc) and a media player and xLights effects.

Now this is not a substitute for P10 / P5 panels etc, but maybe a option for some.


Here is a quick video and description

View: https://youtu.be/ZuDviwya53g






The xLights sequence I used is here


A quick how to guide here (I may have missed a step or two, but I am sure you will work it out)

 
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bretheron

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It is a very good option. Tune to / virtual matrix / video etc. Plus there are quite a few cheap 12v tv's out there.
 

LawrenceDriveLights

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Nice one @OzAz was it nice and easy to set up, any steps / tips you can suggest. No butterfly effect I see Oz :)
 
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OzAz

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Using your sequence and how to, it took me only a few minutes to produce that. Swapped the butterfly effect to bubbles as I thought that was more appropriate :)
Of course it was super easy for me as these two monitors and media players are what I use during Halloween for the "Living Portraits". They are on a desk monitor arm, with the media player Velcro'd to the back of the monitor.
back of monitor.jpg
 
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