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LCD video wall? OR LED Screen? Which one is better ?

November 2, 2020

Finding the right video wall is no easy feat.

With so many options available, your mind could go into analysis paralysis.

You need to ask yourself the right questions before making a purchase so you won’t regret your decision.

To make it easier for you, here are 6 easy tips you can follow so you won’t feel like giving up or choose a video wall through your emotions:

1. Definition?

LCD has been around for years and came before LED displays.

They’re not that different at all as LED is actually a type of LCD TV.

LCD had been around longer than LED.

An LCD is made by sandwiching a layer of liquid crystal display between two polarized glasses.

What makes LCD different from LED is that the liquid crystals are not able to produce light, requiring the need for a backlight.

With regard to image quality, LED is superior to LCDs only in the case of full-array LEDs.

The other type of LED, edge-lit LED may be inferior to LCD monitors.

Edge-lit LEDs do have an advantage when it comes to smaller available spaces to fit your monitor as it is thinner.

Whichever you may choose, check the product specifications and see if it fits your needs.

2. Resolution

Video walls meant for indoor use as office meetings are built with higher resolution.

The distance between the viewer and the display is less so the greater resolution makes for a better reading or image quality.

Another consideration for outdoor advertising is the pixel pitch of the display.

This is the number of pixels on the display.

Outdoor displays are designed to have a lower resolution as well as a larger pixel pitch as the distance to the viewer is farther compared to the audience indoors.

3. Energy-Saving

LCD and LED screens both use a thin film transistor liquid crystal display technology.

Generally, LED displays are more energy-efficient compared to LCD.

This is one of the reasons why LED is mostly used in offices.

It is worth mentioning though that budget-wise, LCD is cheaper than LED.

4. Indoor VS Outdoor

Bright sunlight may make it difficult to see images on LED or LCD displays.

To make up for the ambient brightness, outdoor displays have more bright LEDs for every pixel.

A video wall’s performance can also be affected the environmental factors such as ambient temperature, humidity, and air quality.

In the case of video walls that will be used for ads at or near coastal cities, there is increased risk for erosion due to the presence of salt and higher moisture content in the air as compared to cities that are far inland.

These factors will require you to select a video wall that can withstand the effects of environmental and weather factors better.

5. Ease of Transfer

LED displays weigh less than LCD walls and are therefore easier to assemble, dismantle, and transport from one location to another.

On the other and LCD video walls don’t have much of the ease of moving capability that LED can offer.

LCD screens need huge containers to be transferred.

An elevator and more space may be required when transporting an LCD video wall.

LED also needs lesser maintenance and replacement as compared to LCD video walls making it a far more economical choice for long-term use.

6. The Nearest Viewing Distance

Consider the distance of the viewer.

If your ad display is meant to be seen from far then it is more economical to choose an LCD video wall.

Choosing an LED display for this purpose of displaying ads to passing shoppers from 30 feet away would be an unnecessary cost as LED usually costs more.

An LCD video will do the job just fine.

Options for LCD OR LED screens are diverse and their features are different.

Which is better?

Deciding may be complicated.

There is no one-size-fits-all solution to a buyer’s needs for a video wall so start by asking the right questions.

Having the intended purpose in mind, viewing distance, content, and budget are factors that should be considered heavily in choosing the right video wall.