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The Sports business has grown in leaps & bounds over the past few years.  Now more the ever it is important that on"Game Day" that bars & restaurants need to be able to offer their patrons the ability to see their favorite teams.

The quality of the video and expectations of the patrons have risen immensely over the last few years.  First, we had what we now call Standard Definition TVs, then High Def and now 4K TV’s with resolution rates from 480, 720, 1080 and 4k.  Displays are now bigger, thinner, lighter and have a better picture quality.   That is, provided the bar owner buys a good quality product and stays away from the price oriented brands.

The big question now is how do you want to get your content to the displays?  Assuming you are a Sports Bar with a lot of displays, you are going to need the NFL Sunday Ticket from Direct TV, as well as other sports programming packages. If you are a small bar or restaurant you can probably get away with having the TV receiver boxes mounted around or behind the displays. However, if you are a large establishment, that can get costly as you are invoiced on a per box basis.

So, for those larger establishments you are going to need some-kind-of HD video distribution system. There are several varieties of this type of switch. Let's take a quick look at one we offer:

HDMI Matrix switchers with CAT5/6 outputs where the HDMI signal is converted back to HDMI from the CAT5/6 cable at the display with an IP to HDMI receiver. SportsBar TV Systems makes a system where they route video over CAT5/6 wiring. The System uses a managed Ethernet switch to route the video over IP after it has been changed from HDMI to a signal that travels on the network. The advantage is that you can create any size switch you like. This is a great value because you likely will never need more than 8-12 inputs but you will need more TVs. As you grow or add on you can "stack" switches to give you more output capability. With a larger establishment, you will save money on cable or Direct TV box fees. You also can have a cleaner install because you do not need to account for the DTV box at the display. Especially with flat panels you can now get them very close to the wall.

Now, you are going to need some type of system to control all this. Now that you have a clean installation you can add a Touch Panel, Tablet, or PC control so the selection of sporting events is easily handled without a lot of training of your staff.

Another advantage of SportsBar TV Systems products is that you could build a video wall of multiple flat screens that you can change the display to either be one large screen for a game or several different games in each of the screens that make up the video wall. We also offer a video processor unit. The advantage of the video processor is that you can make any of the screens display anything you want. You could have two games side by side, or put one game on top of another and then fade it away. With the processor, the number of screens you have is no longer important. It is the processor that creates the image and sends it to the display.

No longer are you limited to one game, one box per TV. You could even take advantage of the distribution system to put ads for your "specials" up using the processors.

For more information go to Sportsbar-tv.com

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