Professional vs Consumer Brand Displays
|Industrial, Rugged, Built to Last 24/7
|Consumer Residential TV Cheap-Quality
|Operating Hours / Display Failure Burn-in & Image Retention
|Designed to withstand long operating hours, Fans are built into the panels to manage heat from equipment and allow for long-term use. Some are built for use in environments up to 24/7/365
Designed for use in landscape mode for a limited number of hours per day at room temperature.
With standard features, extended use will cause burn-in and image retention and overall failure.
|Generally multi-year and on-site
|Tend to revert to 90 days when used in a commercial application, or worse, become null & void
Landscape & Portrait mode
Locking Mount controls, as well as panel protection in many cases
Landscape only - if use in portrait mode the heat generated cannot be supported and the panel will quickly lose functionality
Not all consumer panels are VESA compliant.
|Appearance Longevity Cosmetic Design
|Box & bezel consistent over series, even with updates to maintain a standard image appearance
|Updated every 6-9 months. Bezel and size will change and will not match older models. This poses challenges for maintaining continuity in video wall solutions when a single display needs to be replaced
|Multiple Feeds Support
|Will accept/recognize all PC resolutions as well as TV/video resolutions
|Designed for TV/video formats with limited PC resolutions
|Inputs & Connectors
|RS-232 with PC & Video loop through connectors for multiple display configuration from single PC or video source, and includes industrial BNC locking connectors, necessary for video walls.
|Some models (depending on size) can offer tilting abilities greater than 20°
|Cannot tilt more than ½° or risk heavy glass compromising the housing of the panel and causing severe damage
|Many professional panels offer built-in media players and all-in-one simple solutions
Very little flexibility with messaging capabilities
Built in media players are not an option