Topic: Would NeTV work for this (2x web ticker overlay) & is stock available?

Hello!

Would NeTV be an easy solution for the following use case?:

http://i.imgur.com/vYN66NZ.png

If so:

1. How would it be implemented?
2. What does hardware availability look like for the NeTV (10k pieces available?)
3. What about the NeTV2?
4. Any other considerations or relevant information

Really appreciate your feedback! Thanks!

Re: Would NeTV work for this (2x web ticker overlay) & is stock available?

Hi DanCBooper,

I'm a very satisfied NeTV1 hobbyist/enthusiast so my feedback is based on my personal experience. I've not used my NeTV1 for a large deployment like what you're considering.

Realistically, you should probably wait until the NeTV2 units are available (I don't know when that will be) because the NeTV1 firmware is no longer maintained. Out of the box, your network connectivity on the NeTV1 is limited to wifi, which has some reliability problems, or via ethernet-over-USB where the current firmware is limited to one NeTV1 per computer (think 10,000 Raspberry Pi's, for example, each with an NeTV1 unit attached). If you have experience with embedded Linux you could customize the NeTV1 firmware however you need to; it is 100% open.

1. If you wanted to get an NeTV1 for a proof-of-concept, you would either create custom javascript on the NeTV1 itself, or use its feature where you can point the NeTV1 to a local server's URL that would also contain your custom code. There is a limit to the supported HDMI resolutions (see here and here) which is important to keep in mind. You would likely want to use the NeTV1 chroma key compositing for the live content.

2. Adafruit is the official (and only, as far as I know) distributor and at the time I'm writing this there are 19 units left for purchase.

3 (edited by hokascha 2017-09-12 21:03:25)

Re: Would NeTV work for this (2x web ticker overlay) & is stock available?

Don't do it. There's almost no support here. NeTV1 has lots of bugs, NeTV2 is not available and there are no updates on availability so far. Both are really bad when you need professional support.

Re: Would NeTV work for this (2x web ticker overlay) & is stock available?

Hi DanCBooper,
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