COVID 19 has shown that playing video games is the most entertaining means to pass time. The video game consoles and screens have been getting bigger and sharper over the past decade with HDTVs and 4K TVs with incredible resolution. But what happens when players want to play video games on their own TV? That’s where a video wall comes into play!
Video walls have been around for some time now, but they’re not just for the typical advertising industry. They are now becoming a popular addition to the gaming industry as well.
Though professional help is more advisable when building a video wall, you can install one by yourself. For those preparing to build a video wall, here is a step-by-step guide you can follow:
A plan is essential for any successful project. Think about the size and price of the video wall screen. When considering the size of your video wall, you should take into account where you plan on putting it. A larger space and a bigger budget calls for a larger screen. Also, think about the location’s lighting. When installing a video wall behind glass or in front of a light source, there will be a reflection that affects the screen’s view.
Go for LED and LCD screens of equal sizes for uniform distribution of images on the wall. Check out LED and LCD screens available in the market. The purchase decision should be based on the budget and gaming preference. Yet, remember these key things.
First, hardware with a high resolution is optimal as it allows viewers to view images from a distance. It also allows for higher-quality images and video. Choose the ones that produce clear and even images on the wall. Second, a screen with a quick response time, preferably one to two milliseconds, is ideal for a smoother gaming experience.
3. Set up
After purchasing, it is time to assemble. Many screens are designed to be mounted for single use. To install the perfect video wall, the mounts need to be modified. This will allow you to use a single frame in your content and have it show up on all screens.
This method is used by people who want to create a video wall from multiple screens. The main goal when they set up the video wall is usually to be able to play videos on it or display an image on all screens at once.
4. Connect the setup
The first method is popular in professional gaming. While they are more expensive, graphic boards offer a lot of great features for better gaming experience. Nvidia, and AMD are some of the most common graphics card brands. This method uses many graphic cards connected to a single monitor. Some can also sustain 12 graphic cards at once.
The daisy chain method connects two or more video walls by using the tethers to make the video walls look like they are one. Daisy chains can be configured in a number of ways with different heights, numbers of sections and directions.
Video Walls can be set up in many different ways, but daisy-chaining is one of the most popular methods for creating an immersive experience for viewers.
Software configuration is the last step. It makes it easier to transfer images to the video wall screen. When using a windows machine, go to the Onsign TV or other windows application that can help. Follow the app’s guide for proper setup. Eyefinity, and Mosaic are also similar user-friendly third party applications.
This easy-to-follow 5-step guide explains how to set up a video wall. If done well, gamers can enjoy a more enjoyable gaming experience. You can always opt to get help from professional installers for a more reliable setup.