My question seems to be pretty simply presented but I'm in need of some help. I've got a Win 2008 R2 server and 5 monitors stationed throughout an office. These are just NEC Monitors with VGA/DVI (they may have hdmi but I'm not sure) inputs; definitely nothing fancy so DLNA is not an option (although I wish it was!)
I do NOT have a ton of AV knowledge and am trying to learn quickly.
I have attempted to use Ethernet to DVI Baluns to achieve the desired result. I can get 2 remote monitors to use a 'combined desktop' and display video in fullscreen with a surprisingly good result. I don't think windows will 'combine desktop' on more than 2 monitors however, and I need to have all 5 monitors displaying the same video.
The video playing will range from simple powerpoint presentations to active video of triathlons.
I have tried UltraMon with little success - the mirroring of displays just doesn't work fluidly enough to provide a good picture on high action videos. Client/Server solutions such as MaxiVista are out as well because the monitors I want to stream the video to are just dumb monitors - no PC attached.
Any ideas, suggestions are greatly appreciated!