How does Yodeck support powering on and off monitors and TVs? Are all monitors and TVs compatible with this feature?
The Yodeck Player (or Raspberry Pi in general) includes a CEC adapter on its HDMI monitor port. CEC is a standard communication protocol supported by most major TV manufacturers. It allows for a playback device (the Yodeck Playbox) to power on, power off, and switch video inputs on a CEC-enabled TV. Check out the CEC compatibility chart. If your monitor does not support CEC (e.g. you have a computer monitor), the Yodeck Player turns off the HDMI port to allow for the monitor to power-down by itself. This function is supported by all current computer monitors, even some TVs. Kindly take a look here for further details and how to create the script to do that.
If you use a HDMI-to-VGA adapter on the Yodeck Player, the software will attempt to turn off the HDMI/VGA port, but this might not be supported by this hardware.
In the future, we will provide support for using infrared LEDs to switch the monitor on or off through IR, just like normal TV remotes do. For large installations, we can support custom solutions, like the above, or custom serial connections to monitors. Also, we will be providing programming hooks that will allow you to create custom scripts to power the monitor on/off.
What TVs or monitors does Yodeck support?
Yodeck supports any type of monitor, of any resolution (Full-HD, HD-Ready, or any other). The service was designed based on the primary resolution of 1920x1080 (dubbed “Full HD” or “1080p” in the TV industry). The content is automatically adapted ...
Does Yodeck support monitors mounted vertically?
Yodeck supports both horizontal and vertical monitors! In each layout , you can specify multiple layouts for different monitor aspect ratios and orientations. Each Player will pick the layout version that better fits the specific monitor connected to ...
Does Yodeck support monitors of all sizes?
Yodeck software supports any resolution, thus any monitor size. From 640x480, VGA monitors, up to the latest 4K TVs, all monitors will work fine. It is best to choose a widescreen monitor with an aspect ratio of 16:9 (like “HD Ready”, “Full HD” or ...
How many monitors does Yodeck support per account?
You can have as many monitors as you need! Yodeck uses scalable technologies that can support tens of thousands of monitors under a single Yodeck account. Really!
Why use Yodeck and not the USB media player feature of my TV or my Smart TV?
Here are 5 reasons why: Yodeck automates the playback process . It can turn the TV on (and off), change the channel to the proper HDMI input and make sure everything goes smoothly without glitches. You can continuously update content over the ...