Commercial vs Consumer LCD Monitor (TV) Differences
If you are looking for a monitor for use in a commercial application, you may be wondering if there is a difference between a monitor that is rated for ‘commercial’ use and one that you can find at your favorite consumer retailer (ie. Amazon, Best Buy, Costco, Walmart, etc.).
The answer is YES, there are differences between an LCD monitor* that is commercial (also called ‘professional’) grade and a monitor that is made for residential consumers for use in their home – although the display quality is getting more difficult to distinguish the difference.
(* While ‘LCD monitor’ is referenced above, these same differences apply to LCD TVs, too. Click on understanding the difference between an LCD monitor and a TV post which provides a free and clear definition).
There are many differences and in fact, we came up with 12 of them. The biggest ones include Environment in which commercial LCD monitors can last longer in harsher industrial environments, Duty Cycle which is the amount of time the LCD monitor is expected to be on each day, and closely related is Warranty where a consumer LCD monitor is often one year and the warranty could be voided if it is used in a commercial application. Other differences include: panel quality, housing (aka the case), power, viewing angle, screen ratio, and service (if you need it).
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