2 monitor setup?


#1

<font face=“Arial, Verdana” size=“2”><span style=“line-height: normal;”>So I was watching WGC this weekend and I was wondering, how do they doing the dual monitor set up? I am planning to make a 2 cabinet arcade set up. I looked online and saw some pretty jankey looking setups and was wondering if there was a better setup that is tournament standard. Does anyone know what the tournament standard dual monitor set up? Thanks guys</span></font>


#2

Dual setups highly depends on the type of video connection you are using,<br><br>Analog sources like Component or composite are easy to split, and can be done pretty cheaply.<br><br><img src=“http://www.hiviz.com/kits/images/components/RCA_splitter_450.jpg”><br>Here is your basic splitter for composite and component. These things are a few bucks each.<br><br><br>The tricky formats are VGA, DVI and HDMI. They need a dedicated device for splitting<br>Each format needs its own dedicated splitter box which does not come cheap. <br>Worst is that the DVI and HDMI splitters might cause lag.<br><br>For these formats avoid the cheap ONE-IN TWO-OUT cables, as they aren’t worth shit.<br><br><span style=“font-family: Arial, Verdana; font-size: small;”><span style=“line-height: normal;”>As for “the tournament standard dual monitor set up?</span></span>”<br>There is none. Each Tournament is different. Tournaments can’t even agree which console to go with.<br>For some tournaments, their set ups are a trade secret. <br><br><br>


#3

<font face=“Arial, Verdana” size=“2”><span style=“line-height: normal;”>Well i have a Kraylix slim head2head…All you would need is a powered HDMI splitter…I bought mine from monoprice…</span></font><div><font face=“Arial, Verdana” size=“2”><span style=“line-height: normal;”>http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=109&cp_id=10113&cs_id=1011310&p_id=8155&seq=1&format=2</span></font><br></div><div><font face=“Arial, Verdana” size=“2”><span style=“line-height: normal;”><br></span></font></div><div><img src=“http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r225/baklakiller/2012-07-03013000.jpg”><font face=“Arial, Verdana” size=“2”><span style=“line-height: normal;”><br></span></font></div><div><br></div><div>Now if you want to hook up an actual arcade jamma, you would need a Vs link.  I know a guy who makes custom Vs links let me know.  I got my Jamma head2head all done…</div><div><img src=“http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r225/baklakiller/2013-03-02125152_zpsb792098f.jpg”><br></div>


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<font face=“Arial, Verdana” size=“2” style=“font-size: 10pt;”><span style=“line-height: normal;”>A 1x2 <b>powered</b> HDMI splitter would be ideal (as long as your monitors have HDMI inputs).

</span></font><br><font face=“Arial, Verdana” size=“2” style=“font-size: 10pt; font-weight: normal;”><span style=“line-height: normal;”>http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=101&cp_id=10113&cs_id=1011306&p_id=8204<br></span></font><br><span style=“font-size: small; font-weight: normal; font-family: Arial, Verdana; line-height: normal;”>Maybe a 1x4 if you’re doing head-to-head + a large display for the crowd to watch.</span>

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<div class=“QuoteAuthor”><a href="/profile/4387/rcaido">rcaido</a> said:</div>
<div class=“QuoteText”><font face=“Arial, Verdana” size=“2”><span style=“line-height: normal;”>Well i have a Kraylix slim head2head…All you would need is a powered HDMI splitter…I bought mine from monoprice…</span></font><div><font face=“Arial, Verdana” size=“2”><span style=“line-height: normal;”>http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=109&cp_id=10113&cs_id=1011310&p_id=8155&seq=1&format=2</span></font><br></div><div><br></div></div>
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<font face=“Arial, Verdana” size=“2” style=“font-size: 10pt; font-weight: normal;”><span style=“line-height: normal;”>Is there a reason why you got a matrix splitter? For a head-to-head setup you’d only need an one in, two out wouldn’t you?</span></font><div style=“font-size: 10pt; font-weight: normal;”><font face=“Arial, Verdana” size=“2”><span style=“line-height: normal;”>(or am I missing something with that arcade cabinet setup like two more cabinets hooked in for cross play?)</span></font></div>


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<div class=“QuoteAuthor”><a href="/profile/19128/Exand">Exand</a> said:</div>
<div class=“QuoteText”><font face=“Arial, Verdana” size=“2” style=“font-size: 10pt;”><span style=“line-height: normal;”>A 1x2 <b>powered</b> HDMI splitter would be ideal (as long as your monitors have HDMI inputs).

</span></font><br><font face=“Arial, Verdana” size=“2” style=“font-size: 10pt; font-weight: normal;”><span style=“line-height: normal;”>http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=101&cp_id=10113&cs_id=1011306&p_id=8204<br></span></font><br><span style=“font-size: small; font-weight: normal; font-family: Arial, Verdana; line-height: normal;”>Maybe a 1x4 if you’re doing head-to-head + a large display for the crowd to watch.</span>

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<div class=“QuoteAuthor”><a href="/profile/4387/rcaido">rcaido</a> said:</div>
<div class=“QuoteText”><font face=“Arial, Verdana” size=“2”><span style=“line-height: normal;”>Well i have a Kraylix slim head2head…All you would need is a powered HDMI splitter…I bought mine from monoprice…</span></font><div><font face=“Arial, Verdana” size=“2”><span style=“line-height: normal;”>http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=109&cp_id=10113&cs_id=1011310&p_id=8155&seq=1&format=2</span></font><br></div><div><br></div></div>
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<font face=“Arial, Verdana” size=“2” style=“font-size: 10pt; font-weight: normal;”><span style=“line-height: normal;”>Is there a reason why you got a matrix splitter? For a head-to-head setup you’d only need an one in, two out wouldn’t you?</span></font><div style=“font-size: 10pt; font-weight: normal;”><font face=“Arial, Verdana” size=“2”><span style=“line-height: normal;”>(or am I missing something with that arcade cabinet setup like two more cabinets hooked in for cross play?)</span></font></div></div>
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It was only couple dollars more, that way i could have my 360 & PS3 hooked up to the two cabs & i can switch on the fly by switching without having to get to the back…