This Is How Sports Bars Sync TVs Together

Written by Dan Star

This Is How Sports Bars Sync TVs Together

Sports bars are well known for showing many different games and sporting events. Most people agree that the best way to see a game is on a big TV with an excellent picture and sound quality. Sports bars utilize multiple TVs because that is the best way to show multiple sports games at once. 

Here is how sport bars sync TVs together:

  • Sports bars connect HDMI Splitters. 
  • Sports bars connect their TVs to a Chromecast TV device. 
  • Sports bars use RCA Cables. 

In this article, I’ll explain how sports bars sync TVs together. I will look at how they do this and the equipment used to make it happen. 

How Sports Bars Sync Multiple TVs Together

Sports bars can sync TVs together using HDMI splitters, TV broad links, Chromecast televisions, and RCA cables. It is important to understand how to use these different equipment types due to the fact that each of them has its own pros and cons. All four options are great choices for syncing TVs together; it depends on what works best for a particular bar. 

1. Sports Bars Connect HDMI Splitters

HDMI splitters are an easy way to sync more than one TV together. All you have to do is connect the HDMI splitter to the source of the video, and then use a cable with a male end on each end and on both TVs that need syncing. There isn’t any complicated synchronization process involved, making it even better for beginners. 

To use an HDMI splitter, the TV that is receiving the signal should be turned on first. Then, plug in the HDMI cable into both TVs and turn them on. After that, push the button on the splitter to sync it up with the other TV. 

HDMI Splitters are great because they can split one high-definition signal over two different TVs without losing any quality of the picture. The video remains crisp and clear while syncing up multiple screens simultaneously. 

The biggest drawback with HDMI splitters is that they can easily cause lagging – this means one TV will run slightly faster than another, so there will be a very small delay at all times between them. It is possible for there to be some lag time between transitioning from one display to another when using an HDMI splitter; however, this amount of lag time isn’t very noticeable at all if you aren’t focusing directly on it (which most people won’t). 

For many sports bars, lagging during games or events isn’t really an issue because it won’t be distracting whatsoever. But, if you’re syncing TVs for a sports match or concert, then this might not be the best solution. 

2. Sports Bars Connect Their TVs to a Chromecast TV Device

Chromecast is a device that is connected to the television through an HDMI port, and it allows you to play content by streaming from smartphones, tablets, and laptops. The best part about Chromecast is its ability to show a multi-display, thus making the TV synchronize with other screens simultaneously. 

Chromecast Television is capable of playing the following from smartphones, tablets, and laptops: 

  • Videos 
  • Images 
  • Music 

To install the Chromecast extension, you require an up-to-date version of Google Chrome and then follow the onscreen instructions. Connect Chromecast to TV through the HDMI port, plug it into an electrical outlet, and connect with your Wi-Fi network.

Once the device is powered on, go to the “Wrench” icon in the top right corner of the Google Chrome browser and click on it. Then select the Cast option from the Drop-Down menu, followed by selecting your Chromecast television from the list of available devices. You are now ready to enjoy multi-screen viewing on your television using Chromecast Television. 

Chromecast television can be used to display information on another screen. It is similar to Apple TV that allows users to share iPhone screens with their TV. 

3. Sports Bars Use RCA Cables

RCA cables are also known as composite video cables since it’s composed of cords with three colors: 

  • Red for Video 
  • White for Left Audio 
  • Yellow for Right Audio 

Of course, there are more types of cables out there, like coaxial cables or fiber optic ones, but RCA stands out because they’re mostly used for both audio and video signals transfer. And that’s why they’re most commonly available in any electronic store near you. 

There isn’t too much to do when using this type of cable to link TVs together. Basically, you run the RCA cable from your TV to the receiving one. Connect it to any free port, usually on the backside of the receiver/monitor/projector. And that is all! 

RCA cables are great not only in sports bars or pubs where they connect different screens, so people don’t have to turn their necks every time they wish to see what’s going on with other screens. Although it is more common for living rooms, sports bars are known for having big television sets installed side by side on walls with high viewing angles. 

Key Takeaways

Televisions that aren’t synced up with one another will create a very annoying viewing experience. A sports bar that shows two different games on two screens without properly syncing them is almost as bad as watching the game on TV and having someone whisper in your ear about what’s going on. 

This is because it creates a feeling of detachment between you and the event, which means you’ll be less likely to enjoy yourself and give your attention to everything taking place on the screen. Luckily, there are several solutions for getting TVs to sync with each other. 

Wanting to sync the TV’s in your sports bar, but you just don’t have the time to dedicate to it? Let Groove Technology Solutions take care of it! Located in Midvale, Utah, we provide a variety of services, including everything from TV set up to internet installation and video surveillance. Contact us today to get more information!