Video Wall vs Projection

Torn between a video wall vs projection system for your conference room or commercial office space? If you are in the process of researching your options, you have most likely encountered several options (LCD, LED and projection). They each have their advantages in terms of budget, flexibility and use. So, the question is which setup (and technology) is right for you? It really will depends on your space and application. To help ease the confusion, here we offer some insight on types of video walls, how they work and when to use them.

Thing to Consider:

  1. The physical location
  2. How you will use it
  3. Type of content you want to display
  4. Video wall design and installation
  5. Cost
  6. Display (size and aspect ratio)
  7. Security
  8. Flexibility
Types of Video Walls

Types of Video Walls

A video wall (also known as display wall) is a large surface consisting of multiple displays you join together to display a larger image. It also includes the hardware and software that enable the screens to work together seamlessly, acquire content and control where it appears on the wall. Video walls come in all shapes and sizes. LED tiles, LCD panels and projection cubes are all types of video walls. Whether you are going to use a video wall in your lobby, boardroom or need one for your sports bar, every display technology has unique strengths and weaknesses, and will be better-suited to some applications than to others. For this reason, it’s best to understand how they work, the benefits when to use them commercial settings.

LCD Video Walls

LCD video walls are built from a tiled array of LCD displays attached to a mounting system. They have a number of advantages over other display technologies, like rear-projection and direct LED video walls. These include: high brightness, affordability, low real estate needs.

Common Uses (Applications):

LED Video Walls

LED video walls are also built from a tiled array of LED screens. This type of display consists of hundreds of tiny LEDs (light emitting diodes) that are mounted directly on a panel. Each LED is essentially a miniature lightbulb that emits a colored light.

Common Uses (Applications):

  • Boardrooms 
  • Control rooms
  • Corporate lobbies
  • Experience centers
  • Large scale architectural
  • Signage displays
  • Arenas, stadiums and large venues

Rear Projection Video Walls

For use in control rooms that operate in a 24/7 mode. Using projection instead of LCD or direct-view LED technology, rear projection video walls target different applications. A rear-projection video wall consists of multiple cubes, which feature a projector and a screen.

The Benefits of this Type of Technology Include:

  1. No burn-in effects,
  2. Narrow gap between cubes
  3. High lifetime

Video Wall System Design & Installation

Shultz Audio Video provides expert video wall system design and installation. With years of experience, our team of video wall installation experts can help you design the best solution based on your needs and budget.

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