If your company is considering getting a video wall, you might wonder which type would be the best fit. The best way to decide is to look at several factors that would determine what you need, including the display type, screen size, and location. American Sound and Electronics explains how to know which kind of video wall is right for your company.
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LED vs. LCD
The two main types of video walls are LED and LCD. An LCD video wall is typically backlit. LED video walls are made of tiny lights that produce color, and they are considered the best possible video wall on the market today, although both types produce stunning images.
A professional can help you decide what type would best suit your company based on the location of the video wall and other factors like the lighting in that area and the overall tone of the room.
The size of your video wall is essential in choosing the right type of screen and display. LCD walls are best for indoor areas, and LCD screens can be grouped together to form one large wall. LCD has its size limitations, though.
If you are looking for a large outdoor screen, LED is probably the way to go. LED walls can typically be made as large as you need them to be and are very bright, making them perfect to be seen in an outdoor setting. The biggest video walls in America are usually found at huge sports stadiums.
If cost is a factor, consider that LED walls are significantly more expensive than LCD walls. A basic LED video wall setup will cost several times what a basic LCD video would cost. But you’ll get a video wall that adapts better to changing technology.
Where would the video wall be located? If it is a touch screen, it may be down low. If it is for advertising purposes, it may be up high. For video screens located inside a company building, it might be best to use an LCD wall.
If your video screen will be located outside the building, an LED wall will likely have an easier time being seen as LED screens can be brighter and clearer.
How secure does your wall need to be? Do you want customers to be able to touch it, or do you need it up and out of reach? Where your wall is located and how much access you want customers to have with it will make a difference in which kind works best.
Content on the Wall
What type of content will you be showing? Is your video wall displaying calming images to set the tone of your company building and delight your customers? Or is your video wall meant to be a large advertisement? The types of content you are showing helps determine the location of the wall and the kind of video screen needed.
How Customers Interact With the Video Wall
Will your video wall be located somewhere that makes it easy for customers to interact with it? If the video wall is meant to be a touch screen, it will most likely be indoors. To avoid overly bright displays and to match the ambiance of the building, it may be better to go with an LCD wall for this situation. If your wall will be located outside and is meant for something other than customer interaction, LED is likely better. LED screens can be unbelievably bright, making great advertisements that can be seen from far away.
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Video Walls With American Sound and Electronics
American Sound & Electronics, with offices in Cincinnati, Louisville, and Indianapolis, can install an LED or LCD video wall in your business.
Call (859) 261-9024 for more information on what our team can do for you.