Audio Visual Equipment for Tutors

Equipment available by room:

Office

Some equipment is available from the U3AM Office, and can be booked for use:

  • Two laptop computers for use in any room with a TV.
  • Portable CD/DVD players.

Portable

  • 82″ Smart TV, wall mounted, with internet connection and soundbar.
  • Laptop computer: Preferred device for all media formats
  • Apple TV box: To mirror an iPad to the TV
  • Blu-ray player: Blu-Ray discs for Region B; DVD discs for Region 4
  • DVD/VHS combo:  DVDS for other all regions

Annex

  • 65″ standard TV wall mounted, with soundbar, able to display from the Tutor computer; a tutor’s laptop; or an iPad.
  • Apple TV box to mirror Apple devices eg iPad, to the TV.

Music Room

  • 42″ Smart TV wall mounted with internet connection.
  • HDMI cable fitted to TV and connected to DVD player.

Meeting Room 1 & 2

  • 49″ Smart TV, wall mounted with internet connection and TV aerial.
  • HDMI cable fitted to TV ready for connection to laptop or DVD player.
  • DVD player and TV remote in Storage #1 cupboard.

Meeting room 3

  • 49″ Smart TV, wall mounted with TV aerial.
  • HDMI cable fitted to TV ready for connection to laptop or DVD player.
  • DVD player and TV remote in Storage #3 cupboard.

Art Room

  • 65″ standard TV, wall mounted.
  • HDMI cable fitted to TV ready for connection to laptop or DVD player.
  • TV remote in U3AM Art Room storage cupboard.

Attic

  • 32″ standard TV, on movable cabinet.
  • HDMI cable fitted to TV and ready for connection to laptop or DVD player.
  • DVD player, TV remote and extension power cord in cabinet .

Hall

  • Data projector on the ceiling with a laptop kept in the storage room
  • Portable PA System with hand-held microphone, or headset if preferred

General information:

Instructions

Instructions on how to operate the audio-visual equipment are in folders in each room.

Media

Many forms of original media can take advantage of the AV equipment – documents, photos, music, videos/movies. The common electronic media used for these are CD/DVD/Blu-Ray discs, USB sticks, or laptops with MS Powerpoint (PPTX), which are all to be supplied by the tutor. Powerpoint presentations are the easiest way to display and play mixed media.

  • Music: Preferred file formats are MP3, WM4, AAC
  • Video: Preferred file formats are AVI, MKV, WMV, MP4, MOV (Quicktime)

The preferred connection from a laptop to a TV is an HDMI cable (supplied with each TV). Although most TVs also have VGA connections it is difficult to access these if they are mounted on a wall.