Display setup

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There are lots of different screen configurations that you can use, using several different graphic cards, screens and other screen connecting hardware.

Here we describe a couple of the most common screen configurations and their pros and cons.

Lightbulb.png Note: Licensing of DISE in a DISE Pro system is per PC - not per screen.

Single Screen

The standard setup is to have one screen connected to one computer. This gives the best performance and you are free to select any output resolution.


Most Dual head graphic cards support Clone mode, where you have one desktop on the PC and that desktop will be output on both heads of the graphic card.

This is usually a setting in the Display drivers, and DISE will handle this as just one screen.

There are no limitations in DISE for using Clone, however some (low end) graphic cards may do clone slower than output to a single screen.


Dual head

Using graphic cards with dual head you may have two different desktops from one graphic card.

If you use a dual head card with two individual desktops they will be listed as two output devices in DISE, and you will need to run one Replay application for each of the screens. You will also have to run them in Windowed mode, as the full screen mode does not work over different output devices.

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Horizontal/Vertical span

Also called stretched mode or vertical/horizontal stretch

Some graphic cards support to span one desktop over several displays, this will enable DISE to use several displays as one large screen. You may have one DISE Replay and get proper full screen output acceleration whilst playing on several screens.

This mode is not available with all graphic card models and/or Windows versions. If you cannot use vertical or horizontal span with your graphic card or Windows version, another option is to use the Matrox TripleHead2Go adapter.

To get individual content playing on each screen with one Replay output stretched over several displays, you can use one channel for each screen. In that case you will power both screens from the same destination in DISE Bridge, but you can put different content onto each screen and the content will playback independently.


Quad head

The Matrox M-Series graphic cards support four outputs from one graphic card.

The Matrox graphic cards support running with horizontal and vertical span (as described above), this enables DISE to use all four outputs as one large screen. Thus, you can then have one DISE Replay and get proper full screen output acceleration.

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Combining several graphic cards for more screens

If you have two dual head graphic cards, or one dual head card and one quad head for example it is possible to use them from one PC. You will however not be able to use the full screen video acceleration, and you will have to run one DISE Replay instance for each graphic card at least.

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DISE NoBorders

DISE NoBorders enables combining several players, running in synchronization. This gives you an unlimited amount of screens, as well as an unlimited positioning of the screens.


Output splitting

With a VGA/DVI/HDMI splitter or extended it is possible to have the same output on an unlimited amount of screens (depending on third party hardware).

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Vertical / Portrait mode

In DISE Composer you can create DISE Movies with any resolution, so if you use 9:16 (or 3:4) proportions (ie. 1080x1920) for the DISE Movie, then it is very easy to manage a portrait mode screen.

To playback content in portrait mode, either rotate the screen directly in Windows, or use the rotation feature in the Output Settings to rotate the screen to the angle you want.

Lightbulb.png Note: Some graphic cards will not be able to use hardware acceleration when running in a rotated mode. Also please consider that there are some LCD or Plasma screens are not designed to be used in portrait mode and doing this may cause the screen to overheat.

Send boxes / signal processors

In order to connect DISE to a LED perimeter system or similar, generally you will need to output the signal to a signal processor/send box in order to get the signal over to the LED panels, over CAT5 for example. You can set Replay to output only to a specific size in a window - this setting is done in the Output Settings.


Resolution diagram

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