I am setting up a computer that needs to control 9 screens/TVs that are about 150m away from each other. The screens are all controlled via VB.NET and need to have a full screen application on each. Each screen will have different information on it.
At the moment I am looking at using USB -> VGA -> Ethernet -> VGA -> Screen adaptors to control everything but I am running into problems with getting .NET to open multiple full screen windows.
In order to overcome the problems I am looking at seeing could much it would cost to have a small PC sitting behind each screen and just running the .NET app and getting all the information from the main PC via Ethernet. The screen are not showing much information and it will only update about once a minute so there is not speed requirements.
Does anyone know of any small PCs that can sit behind or rather be mounted to the back of a 42" TV that would work? It only really needs to have a VGA port, Ethernet port and a USB for initial set-up. The cheaper the better :)
Thanks For any help you can give me