LCD Video Walls: Commercial Displays vs Consumer TVs
The Userful video-wall product is one of the few cost-effective options that supports using any display (or a mix of displays) to create a video wall which makes Userful a neutral voice in the discussion of which screen best suits a particular video wall.
Professional-grade digital signage displays—with higher-resolution, low or zero bezel—definitely provide a greater impact on audiences, with greater brightness, longer life and a better warranty, but they cost 3x to 5x more than a consumer TV.
In some situations the extra cost is warranted, but it’s a worthwhile question: when can we safely take advantage of consumer TVs for video walls and when is it worth paying the extra, upfront cost for commercial-grade displays?
Commercial LCD Video Wall displays are the better option when:
TVs may be a cost-saving option when:
Consumer TVs will never replace a higher-quality commercial-grade display in providing the high impact that audiences nowadays demand, and for video walls a professional display with ultra-low or zero bezel will definitely provide a better end result. A consumer TV and lower-grade display will make sense for digital signage, with stand-alone displays, where screen integration is not necessary.