Setting Up Your Screens
All of our v2 Scoreboards have the capability to display an operator control screen on a separate display. In addition, a few of our scoreboards such as Basketball Scoreboard Pro v2 have the capability to display a Shot Clock on a separate display.
We recommend that you use one of the below configurations:
- Laptop (most laptops) with 1 of the following: HDMI, DVI, VGA, DisplayPort, or other video output
- Desktop with 2 of the following: HDMI, DVI, VGA, DisplayPort, or other video output
STEP 1: Connect Displays
Connect laptop's video output to large screen display.
Connect primary video output to operator's monitor, and secondary video output to large screen display.
STEP 2: Configure Windows
Configure Windows to extend the desktop to all two (2) or three (3) displays, do not clone the display
If you need additional help to configure Windows to extend the desktop, use Google and type "how to extend the windows desktop", followed by the version of Windows you are running, into the search. Example: "how to extend the windows desktop in windows 7". If you need additional assistance please contact us.
STEP 3: Enable Scoreboard Screens
Enable the additional screens in the scoreboard:
- Start the scoreboard
- Press F2 to open the Options screen
- Click on the Other Settings tab
- Click the checkbox to enable the Control Screen
- For Basketball Pro v2 or other scoreboards with a third window, click the checkbox to enable the Shot Clock display or similar display
STEP 4: Position Scoreboard Screens
- Drag the display screen to output 2 and press the F11 key to make it fill the screen
- For Basketball Pro v2 and similar scoreboards, drag the Shot Clock to output 3, then resize or press the F11 key to make it fill the screen
- Position the control screen on the operator screen, output 1, and resize or press the F11 key to fill the screen
In order to display an output on multiple screens, the simplest method is to use a hardware video splitter to provide multiple identical outputs. This is commonly needed for Basketball Pro v2 to display the Shot Clock above each backboard.