Television or Display?
22nd October 2019
Domestic Televisions and Commercial displays may look the same but come in two very different price brackets and have very different applications.
There are two main options to be looking at: the consumer television and the commercial display.
More functionality comes from a television than from a commerical display. Consider a TV as a complete system in one product and a commerical display as a ‘component’ of a larger system.
The most obvious difference is the presence (or lack of) a TV tuner. A Television features a built-in tuner, whereas a commercial display screen doesn’t.Built-in loudspeakers will also be an expected feature of a domestic TV, whereas in a commercial screen you shouldn’t expect loudspeakers as standard.
The expectation is that the commercial screen will be part of a ‘silent’ digital signage system which doesn’t need audio, or that your screen will form part of a larger system which features a public address, background music or separate loudspeaker system. Alternatively, your own choice of loudspeakers can easily be connected to the commercial screen’s audio outputs.
Also, it will be difficult to find a domestic functionality such as Smart TV in a commerical screen.