Support Center

Commercial vs. Consumer LCD Display's

Last Updated: Jul 23, 2013 03:54PM EDT

Consumer Grade Displays

These displays are intended for moderate use (6-8 hours per day) and are designed to occupy as small an area as possible. If there isn’t enough space and ventilation, this often increases the thermal stress on all electronic components, which shortens the operational life of the product. Consumer products normally use what is known as “TV grade” LCD modules.

The specifications and quality are lowered for this type of product in the following areas:
  • Brightness and color uniformity
  • Higher brightness / shorter life
  • Higher color gamut / shorter life
  • All plastic cabinet with limited ventilation
  • Lower initial cost, but sacrificed performance, quality, and reliability
  • Not designed for long hours of operation or a wide range of temperature environments
  • Susceptible to image retention
  • Dead pixels (both on and off)
  • Not designed for portrait mode
  • 90 day commercial warranty (1 year consumer)

Commercial / Enterprise Grade LCD Displays

These displays are specially designed for commercial applications that require long, continuous hours of operation and include unique features to minimize the total cost of ownership. Commercial grade products are designed to work for long, extended periods of time. To accomplish this, we have additional ventilation, cooling fans, and heat sensors that reduce the chassis temperature.
Uses “A” grade LCD module glass with tighter specifications
  • Built for 24/7/365 operation and a wider range of temperatures
  • Designed for horizontal or vertical orientation and tiling
  • Wider variety of inputs such as HDMI, YPbPr and VGA
  • Longer standard warranty period
  • Combination plastic / metal housing for reinforced stability
  • Cabinet color and surface feature an unobtrusive, minimalist design
  • Designed for functionality in mind

Problems, Questions, Corrections: If you have any further questions, problems, or corrections you would like to see made, please open a support ticket at
seconds ago
a minute ago
minutes ago
an hour ago
hours ago
a day ago
days ago
Invalid characters found