What is the best for Digital Signage? Commercial Displays (LFD) or Normal TVs?
Some of the most frequently asked questions are; Professional display (LFD) when installing a Digital Signage system? Or is it a question of whether to choose a more affordable consumer-class home TV? How reasonable is the cost for professional-grade industrial displays? What an excellent decision to cost less and buy twice!
In this article, you can find some information about screen selection, which is the most important equipment at the point of decision-making while buying digital signage.
Consumer-grade TVs like Samsung, Philips, and LG have in common that they’re designed for home use. However, the same brands also have professional-type commercial displays of 1st-grade industrial products.
Commercial-grade professional displays have some advantages over home TV’s.
- High brightness option
- Longer run time (it can run for years even if it never shuts down 24/7)
- More comprehensive and long-term warranty options
- Ability to operate horizontally and vertically (Home type screens are not compatible to work vertically)
- Option to create a videowall
- Built-in media player
- Being more resistant to dust, moisture, and external factors
- Ability to work more durable in environments with high temperatures compared to the domestic environment
- The panel and the electronic components inside are designed to be more durable
- Longer life and higher working hours
Why are these items so important?
The main reason for installing a digital signage system is to convey information. For this reason, the investment made in this technology must always be functioning and continuous. Commercial grade professional digital signage displays are more likely to be easier to read, last longer, perform better due to higher brightness, provide different options for content types, and be quickly replaced in case of any technical issues. So what seems like a good business decision to buy a cheaper consumer-grade TV may end up costing more in the long run.
Why are commercial displays professional displays more expensive?
When you compare the cost of a commercial-grade industrial-grade display to a consumer TV of the same size, you’ll see a significant price difference. So what is the reason for this price difference?
The main reason commercial-grade displays are priced higher is due to the electronic components used in them. This may sound like general information, so it is necessary to elaborate a little more on this subject.
Panel: Commercial grade industrial displays use a much higher quality LCD panel that provides some of the benefits listed above, more prolonged usage, better brightness, and the ability to rotate the screen to portrait mode. Panel production conditions and content are different from home televisions. This creates some cost difference in between. But this does not only increase the cost but also let’s continue…
Internal Components (Electronics): Electronic components found in commercial-grade displays are designed for long-term use and provide essential features such as videowalling, built-in media player, and better cooling.
Case (Cabinet): Home TVs come with a low-grade plastic casing. These flimsy plastic wands are easily damaged during installation or the lifetime of the display. Commercial displays are protected by a case system, which is much more robust and suitable for public areas. In addition, the rear part of some models is covered with metal or aluminum-based material for the cooling system. This increases the product’s price while offering working at higher temperatures, durability, and durability.
Warranty and Support: Another cost driver is warranty. As mentioned earlier, the warranty that usually comes with a consumer TV is 1.2 years, while it’s three years on commercial-grade displays. Commercial displays often come with a comprehensive 3-year warranty and short repair times to ensure continuity. In addition, commercial class TVs are faster to respond in case of malfunction than household TVs.
What are the considerations when choosing a commercial-grade industrial display?
If you have carefully read the above details, you should now have seen the benefits of a commercial-grade professional display. When you’re nearing the point of providing a commercial-grade display, the second step is to decide which option is right for you.
Some of the things to consider when choosing a commercial-grade display are:
- Do you have any plans to use it vertically in the future besides using it horizontally?
- Do you need cable TV or satellite broadcasting?
- Will you produce 1080P (Full HD) or 4K content in resolution?
- If your screens will be located in points such as the front of the store, will they be exposed to direct sunlight?
How many inches (what size) screen do you need?
How long will the screen stay on per day? Commercial-grade displays are available in separate classes 7×16 (7/16) and 24×7 (7/24)
There may be many more details that can influence your decision when choosing the proper display for your needs, but these are the most important points. As ScreenMoove, we would like to state that we will be happy to support you during the screen selection phase for this and more. If you need a new commercial-grade industrial display, you can contact us to determine your needs and get information from our expert representatives.