I'm attempting to develop a solution for an electronic tenant directory in an office building. Rather than simply displaying a static list on the screen, I'd like to create a listing with a ticker tape feature along the bottom displaying various messages.
I'd like to know if anyone has any experience with the Samsung LED tv's using their "Content Library" feature. I believe this feature displays Flash format multimedia files. If so, I'm curious to know if anyone has ever loading their own Flash files and displayed them on the tv?
Also, besides a computer, I'm curious to know if there are any small external devices that can plug into any tv and display Flash multimedia files? I checked into Apple TV, but it appears to display picture, movie, and audio files only.
I'll try this on my new Samsung and let you know how it works out. There are apparently several ways to get content into it - via USB memory stick or HD, via ethernet or wirelessly using a Samsung adapter. I could not tell what media formats were supported.
I would not rule out Apple TV, since QuickTime is very powerful. I made presentations in older versions Keynote and exported them to QuickTime, and also made movies using iMovie that had overlaid scrolling text. I believe the text can be positioned on the bottom with a free iMovie plugin set called Slick Sampler. There is a plug-in called "Breaking News..." that appears to do what you want. I've (hopefully) attached a file showing this