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Making It Crystal Clear - 5 Key Differences Between TVs and Professional Displays

As consumer TVs and professional display products are becoming increasingly similar in design, each product has special features for specific usage. Here are the basic differences between the two.

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5 Key Differences Between TVs and Professional Displays

As consumer TVs and professional display products are becoming increasingly similar in design, each product has special features for specific usage. Here are the basic differences between the two.

Deployment

Consumer TVs - Purchased by consumers for home use.

Professional Displays - Purchased by businesses; have a more rugged structure for high-traffic areas.

 

Brightness

Consumer TVs - Typically have a brightness rating of up to 350 cd/m2

Professional Displays - Usually range from 350 to 700 cd/m2 to outshine ambient lighting

 

Connection

Consumer TVs - Reduced input choices due to a need for a simple, HDMI or USB connection

Professional Displays - Has an RS232C input for control, plus a variety of inputs for commercial needs including VGA, DVI and DisplayPort™.

 

Cooling System

Consumer TVs - Limited onboard cooling is designed for 6 to 8-hour usage, landscape mounting only

Professional Displays - Has adequate cooling system to handle 16/7 to 24/7 usage, plus portrait and landscape mounting

 

Image Retention

Consumer TVs - Images can “burn” on the screen if left alone for a long period of time

Professional Displays - Has technology to protect against image retention

 

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