A 5 projector setup can be done with 1 PC. It depends how intensive your graphics requirements. it is possible to get 6 outputs from one half good nvidia graphics card using tripleHead2go. Connect 1 of these to each output on the card and then you can set in windows XP to span mode and you get one display @ 6144x768 (6x1024x768) or other common resolutions * 6 wide. They can also do some interesting dual outputs at HD resolutions.
You can even have another graphics card in the PC and use it as your vvvv control screen.
I’ve had this working with Geforce8800, Geforce285, Geforce470. There is a compatibility list on the matrox website but there is very little information on it working as a 6 screen span with two of them.
You can still do some quite intensive stuff with 6 outputs from 1 pc. Main advantage is not having to boygroup and syncing issues with video and real-time stuff.
If you’re going very intensive graphics requirements, you could do various combinations I’d recommend.
All combinations require a Server PC (generally low spec graphics card, decent processor)and then:
- Client A: 2 Outputs
- Client B: 2 Outputs
- Client C: 1 Output,
Client A: 3 Outputs using a tripleHead2Go
Client B: 3 Outputs using a tripleHead2Go,
Client A: 1 Output
Client B: 1 Output
Client C: 1 Output
Client D: 1 Output
Client E: 1 Output