What’s better? Video Walls or Screen Projectors?
When searching for large format content distribution in commercial applications, you really only have two choices: video walls or projection screens. The video wall vs. projector screen rivalry has been long standing. The projector route may seem like the easiest solution, however you’ll find that you won’t be getting the biggest bang for your buck when comparing it to a video wall. Video walls are the solution to efficiency, necessary components for communication, data management, and increased productivity. They also create high-res images and videos in LED or LCD forms, displaying multiple sources of media in one area. But why is a video wall a better investment when I could just use a large display or a projector? We’re glad you asked!
Arrange a couple of displays in a tiled formation and you got yourself a video wall. Each of these displays project media (an image, a video, or a presentation) with a certain pixel density that increases when that media is enlarged. Projectors display content in standard definition that’s adequate, yet they are unable to display HD images at full resolution like a video wall. When you spread your media throughout multiple displays in a video wall, your media can be expanded significantly without turning the resolution into a Minecraft field. The amount of pixels across the video wall are increased, resulting in media with pristine resolution, brilliant colors, and exceptional detail that a single display and a projector cannot match.
A projector doesn’t allow you to manipulate your content on the fly. The individual displays in a videowall create a single canvas of fluid media that can be oriented horizontally or vertically depending on the content that needs to be displayed. Each display can be assigned whatever source the user desires. With a videowall, you can quickly tailor your content and present it in any way that you want, whether that be a series of videos, a set display, or an interactive display.
While video walls cost around 15% more than a projector upfront, you’re going to be saving yourself loads of money in the long run and balancing out the investment with less maintenance. Video walls are engineered to run for long periods of time without fail, meaning they require low maintenance as opposed to a projector or stand-alone displays. When one display has an issue, it won’t mess up the entire video wall since it is a flexible system.
LED vs. LCD
While LCD (Liquid Crystal Displays) displays have fluorescent lamps at the back of the screen, LED displays have small, Light Emitting Diodes. There isn’t much of a difference between the two, but compared to LCD displays, LED displays usually have better picture quality. LED displays also have lower energy consumption levels than LCD’s. Since light emitting diodes are smaller compared to fluorescent lamps used in LCD’s, LED’S come out on top in terms of slim and efficient design.
Honestly, they just look cool
An eye-catching wall of LED tiles that project a massive image/video is superior to just one huge screen. Engage your audience/customers with content that flows seamlessly across a wall of displays. While a project must remain stationary, a video wall doesn’t have to be reduced to just a bunch of squares and rectangles; it gives you the freedom to set up your content as creative and complex as you want.
Create a videowall with SAVI
Power your video wall with our SAVI STREAM.one. Requiring only a single network cable to each display, the STREAM.one combines Canvas Video Wall with Canvas Sync to unify one source of media over multiple displays. This creates a synchronized viewing experience with minimal cost and complexity when installing. With the highest bitrate compression, the STREAM.one delivers next generation video distribution, providing H.265 encoding and up to 4K60 4:4:4 HDR. You also have the option to upgrade your STREAM.one from 1080 p to 4k.
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