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July 07, 2009, 05:54:14 AM
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clinthicum

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Anyone successfully using the Western Digital TV box for simple digital signage in retail location, etc?
I've got a client that wants to be able to have an admin create a powerpoint slide show and then put it on a thumb drive, plug it into the TV and display the slideshow. Sounds easy...but few (if any) devices will display the proprietary PPT or PPS file(s).  So that means I may need to instruct end user (who isn't tech savvy) how to convert a PPT file to an AVI or other video file, eh?

Any thougths?

Most important thing here is very low cost and simplicity for non-tech end users in an office environment.
Chris Linthicum
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July 07, 2009, 06:24:12 AM
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Anyone using Wondershare's PPT 2 DVD or PPT 2 AVI or PPT 2 Video software program for conversion of PPT to video formats?
Chris Linthicum
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July 07, 2009, 09:38:23 AM
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Netbooks are cheap and you can use them to display everything. Depending on the book you'd be between 150 and 200 EUR.
If you calculate that a WDTV costs 100 EUR and 50 EUR to 100 EUR for the conversion software there isn't much difference.

And its also easy to use because its your normal Windows / MS Office stuff.

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July 07, 2009, 02:58:58 PM
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How about converting each slide into a JPEG or other photo format and play them in a slide show.