What desktop resolution should be used for a billboard display?


  • What desktop resolution should be used for the second monitor on a billboard display?
  • Why does desktop resolution affect display content?


  • Product Family: Billboards
  • Product: DB-1000, DB-2000, DB-3000, DB-4000, DB-4100, DB-4200, DB-5000, DB-6000, DB-6400
  • Component: VLink-1500, VIP-4060, VIP-5060, VIP-5160
  • Control System:

Answer / Steps

    • Current supported resolutions for the controller types listed can be seen below. 
      ​Controller​Display Series​Supported Resolutions
      ​VLink 1500 VMax 4 (Has DD) DB-1000​​800x600 @ 60Hz
      ​VLink 1500 ProLink 4 (No DD)DB-2000, DB-3000​​800x600 @ 60Hz
      1024x768 @ 60Hz​
      ​1280x720 @ 60Hz
      ​1280x768 @ 60Hz
      ​VIP-4060DB-4000, DB-4100​​1280x720 @ 60Hz
      ​VIP-5060DB-4200​1280x720 @ 60Hz
      ​VIP-5160DB-5000, DB-6000, DB-6400​​1440x900 @ 60Hz
  • Resolution Recommendations

    • Recommendations for monitor resolution can be seen in the table below based on sign width. 
      ​Display Width​Monitor Resolution
      ​More than 800 Pixels Wide or using VIP 4060/5060​1280x720 @ 60Hz
      ​All Other Displays or any display using a DD​800x600 @ 60Hz
  • Exceptions

    • The V-Link 1500 VMAX4 (DD) only supports a display size of 800x600.

KB ID: DD1760826

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