Very Low Resolution

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I'm managing a digital sign for my volunteer fire department, and have suffered with the vendor's control software for a year.   I knew when they bought it that the software was buggy, but agreed to help - and I'm the only one with the technical know-how to keep it working.   I'm looking for other options to control this sign, and have investigated my hardware to the point that I believe I can make something like RV work with it (internally, there are DVI connections from the Atom based PC to the sign controller - I can connect my laptop to that DVI and mirror my screen to the sign, so I feel confident making the hardware work - here's my question:

Will RV support a very low resolution?   By very low, I mean 2 dpi (literally, our RGB LEDs are spaced 0.5" apart, with a total pixel count of 48 high by 80 wide).  It handles animation very well, but all lettering must be very large, very simple typefaces, and anything custom has to be well tested before display so I can guess how it will look.

Our sign remains under warranty, and I'm working with our leaders to encourage the vendor to improve their product's usability (read as "we're yelling at the vendor, but they aren't very helpful").  I can't change much under the hood, but I feel safe enough breaking that DVI connection and plugging in an alternate device to drive the playlist. 

If I make this leap, will RV be able to drive this sign?   

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You can definitely create a presentation that is 80x48, however you may run into some problems within our editor when it comes to adding and editing content on that presentation. I can tell you that I've personally not tested on a setup like this, and looking at it, there is going to be some trial and error involved in getting it running properly.

The upside is that since using Rise Vision and Rise Player is free, you shouldn't be out anything except for the time that it takes to test it out!