Apart from being the most profitable and popular form of entertainment, gaming is considered as one of the most advanced industries worldwide. In 2018 alone, it made over $116 billion in terms of revenue beating other popular entertainment industries such as Movie and Television. In the same year, it recorded a considerable growth of 10.7% as opposed to services such as Television which seen a deficit of 8% in their revenue.
As the gaming industry grows at a faster rate, more sophisticated devices have also been developed to play both console and PC video games. This is done specifically to provide a more wonderful experience to gamers when working with these games. One of the booming trends across the gaming industry is the utilization of systems known as video walls. They are huge monitors which are formed by the assortment of little screens. There are many benefits of using these monitors over the conventional ones such as showing images in greater detail, giving consistent brightness, and providing pictures in high pixel density. Moreover, it takes gaming to the next level by boosting the entertainment industry.
When you want to switch from traditional gaming to working with video walls, it’s always advisable to look for professional services during installation. However, there are procedures you can follow to create a gaming video wall without requiring assistance. Below are the common procedures.
You Need to Plan Carefully
This is step number one to building a video wall for your gaming experience. The procedure involves measuring the actual space needed for your installation. This should be done wisely with respect to the size and number of screens you wish to install. For instance, screens that are large in size are considered great since only a few of them are needed, and there is reduced bezel disturbance to the wall. In addition to planning, ensure that you have enough budget, some mathematical skills, and a suitable location in your home to place your gaming hardware.
Obtain the Required Hardware
After you have planned carefully about your installation, it will be time to purchase the required hardware. “Required” means the actual hardware which will serve your purpose ideally. And since the hardware is very different these days, you need to choose the one that will make your gaming experience realistic. This is by ensuring that your hardware offers a refresh rate that is not lower than 120Hz. Gaming providers recommend about 145 Hz refresh rate and response time of over 1 milliseconds but below 2 milliseconds. Resolution and frame rates are also necessary to consider before buying your hardware. Respective sizes of 1080p and 60fps are regarded the best. In some situations, you may need a controller. This can make your work easier when building an ideal video wall.
Install the Hardware
It’s now time to fit your hardware to the wall. Since you can hardly find the mounts specifically designed for video walls, you need to create your own during this step. This process is straightforward but you need to see to it that the screws are aligned perfectly at the point where they are supposed to be done. Once this is done, do all the connections including the wiring process. Fit the cables (DVI, HDMI, and etc.) carefully for all the screens. You can also use the controller and/or many video cards in this step in order to link the gaming ring.
Configure the Gaming Software
If correctly installed, ensure to use the necessary software (third-party) such as Eyefinity or Mosaic to enable you to control your video wall as required. Finally, test your wall, and also the battery.