OS for display TV



  • @DustinB3403 said in OS for display TV:

    @scottalanmiller said in OS for display TV:

    @JaredBusch said in OS for display TV:

    @scottalanmiller said in OS for display TV:

    Neat, that is very cheap for a full Windows PC. Plug that into my television and I have a cheap Windows 10 box.

    No idea how permformant it is. but it should work well for the intended need here.

    I realize I'll have to play with it and see what it can do. But we currently carry a few Windows laptops with us for super trivial use cases. Like the kids use one or two Windows-only websites, for example. Things are are VERY light.

    What website is Windows-Only? Seems kind of insane that any content your kids may access is so dated (poorly designed) that they only work on Windows.

    Lots of little kid educational stuff, sadly.



  • Ah yeah... ok now it makes some sense.



  • @hobbit666

    Windows 7 Embedded

    Its hard to find, cause its targeted at specific usage, but this is what I use in my house.

    It plays with everything nice, and I have AMD Mini ITX AM1 APU platform, and its great for drivers and running any other kind of software I need, and good drivers for GPU.

    I have used the thin client option, which gives me like Windows 7 32-bit without 3.5 frame work and the installation size is 2GB instead of 13 GB of normal windows 7. And much lighter on RAM as well.

    Using Linux OS watching Youtube videos are choppy not Linux fault, but AMD windows drivers are better.



  • @hobbit666 said in OS for display TV:

    Just wondering before I order a Intel Compute Stick.
    What do people think will be the best OS for a display TV and will only be displaying graphs and stats from a web site or 3 🙂

    e.g. Zabbix status page, MPLS link status, maybe help desk stats.

    My thoughts where simple desktop OS like CentOS or Ubuntu loading Firefox and a few tabs with a rotator plugin.

    We have quite a few display TVs around (break rooms, lobbys, etc) that constantly run a slideshow that is updated daily. They also run on one of those Sticks. They come with Win10 Home, so we just used a custom setup with that. The powerpoint presentation is on a network share, and is edited from there. The Sticks are set to logon automatically, and run the slideshow at logon. It's all pretty set it and forget it, except the person that updates the slideshow. It just requires a simple reboot (which takes less than a minute) to get the TVs running the latest slideshow. The sticks are scheduled to reboot nightly so it's always running the current slideshow.

    That's the basics of it, of course there's more details if you're interested.



  • Has anyone ever use the Intel Compute stick on a projector?



  • @black3dynamite said in OS for display TV:

    Has anyone ever use the Intel Compute stick on a projector?

    That doesn't seem like it would be any different from using it with a TV, at least from the Compute Stick's point of view.



  • @black3dynamite said in OS for display TV:

    Has anyone ever use the Intel Compute stick on a projector?

    We were just talking about doing that today!



  • @scottalanmiller said in OS for display TV:

    @black3dynamite said in OS for display TV:

    Has anyone ever use the Intel Compute stick on a projector?

    We were just talking about doing that today!

    You're going to want a powered USB hub and a separate Wi-Fi dongle in my opinion.


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