- Flat panel displays are appropriate image content presentation tools for smaller audiences. They are available in sizes from 40” to 100” (diagonal 1 to 2.5 m), therefore they are installed mostly in small and medium sized conference rooms with a capacity of up to 10 persons.
- LCDs are also frequently used for visualization of information or advertising content, for instance in retail centres or traffic facilities (railway stations, airports). LCD screens are divided not only by size, but also by their expected frequency of usage. Common professional monitors are designed for a daily operation of 12 to 16 hours, however, a number of models also support a 24/7 operation.
- LCD monitors have different brightness levels. Available are monitors with a low brightness of up to 500 cd/m2 appropriate for common areas, and those with a higher brightness of 500 to 1000 cd/m2 intended for light glassed areas such as retail stores, vehicle showrooms, etc. Special high brightness models are appropriate for installation into shop windows and stores or outdoor information stands or kiosks.
- An advantage of LCDs compared to projection is mainly in the fact that their images provide a high contrast and superior quality. The image is not much disturbed by the surrounding light, however, a restricted size is a drawback. This can be solved by combining several frameless monitors to form a single wall.
- Some users tend to using common TV monitors instead of professional LCDs, however, they are intended for roughly 4 hours of daily operation. Their warranty is short, TV license fees need to by paid from their operation, and they are not appropriate for professional use because of several other aspects.
AV MEDIA recommends displays from NEC, PANASONIC, LG, Samsung, Mitsubishi Electric:
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