Question for the techies


#1141

I’ve been hearing about this new Samsung chromebook a good bit recently. Very hard to buy in Europe apparently?


#1142

https://www.tobydeals.eu/en_EU/product/samsung-chromebook-plus-np521qab-k01-4-32gb-stealth-silver-2.html?gclid=Cj0KCQiAoo7gBRDuARIsANeJKUYpZ688mZ-eWZl_bVoT8oXILUSVDtIwiaM1AbZohjgYkSYRNd9rYl0aAvn2EALw_wcB

What’s peaked your interest in that? I see nothing worth having in it.

I’d spend the few bob more and get a decent laptop


#1143

If I get a laptop I’ll end up playing football again and that isn’t a place I want to be.


#1144

I sunk an awful lot of time into that cunt of a thing when I was at college.

Fair dues.


#1145

What would you recommend anyway?


#1146

Laptop,

A few posts up there a grand acer. Noble machine


#1147

This yoke?


#1148

Ya.


#1149

I’d say if you are set on getting a chromebook you wont need to spend that much on something decent. You’re limited in what you can do anyway so no real need for the extra power.


#1150

Didn’t think I’d be asking for advice on here (no offence) but google hasn’t helped me with this one.

I need a TV that can display advertising, like in a shop, Credit Union, Bank or wherever. But I don’t know exactly how to go about this. I suppose you could load an add /video onto a USB stick and play it on an endless loop on the TV, but what TVs are capable of doing this? Is there a technical term to search?


#1151

Don’t know if a TV can do that. I’m sure somebody else might know but if you can’t get a TV to do it, you could use an old computer to run your looped video and connect the TV to it as the display.


#1152

Smart TV should be ok providing you dont have the video in a obscure format


#1153

Samsung seem to allow it


#1154

Have you looked at Chromebit?


#1155

even if they don’t allow you play from a USB you could copy them from the stick to the storage on the TV, provided they aren’t too big.

What format are they in @habanerocat - you’d need a media player with the right codec etc.


#1156

fucking deadly things.


#1157

Thanks but there must be an easier way.


#1158

Yeah Copper_pipe seems to know how to do it without going round the houses :slight_smile:


#1159

Thanks, but I was wondering about the loop play. I’ve never seen that option on a TV. I was wondering about the in-store (Demo) option I’ve seen on TVs, but I don’t have one with that option myself at the moment.


#1160

No video at the moment. Trying to source the right Tv and work around it.