Professional Large Format Display vs. Consumer Television

What are the advantages of a professional large format display over a consumer television - and when are the differences of vital importance?

Without the technical background, many people would not distinguish any difference between a large format display (LFD) and a consumer television (TV) on first sight. Outward appearances may seem identical leading them to question how a LFD justifies its significantly higher initial price tag compared to televisions. Nevertheless, it is important not to confuse these two technologies, since their functions and corresponding application areas vary on a huge scale.

Consumer televisions are designed for domestic use whilst large format displays are typically optimized for a special application such as in meeting rooms or for digital signage. The goal of companies like NEC is to present a broad portfolio of displays offering different functionality, thus enabling individual customers to select the best-fit solution according to their requirements. This whitepaper is aimed at communicating the different aspects and situations in which televisions are not fit for purpose. Issues such as flexibility for creative installations, addressing sufficient operating hours in retail stores or having the right inputs for corporate meeting rooms; professional large format displays will fulfill these requirements while televisions will finally most likely lead to a significantly higher overall cost.

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Published by Corinna Denbow on 17 January 2020