Why the LCD Videowall Market Keeps Growing Despite Videotron LED Sales?
LCD videowall have been the main choice in the digital signage industry for many years but a relatively new technology has recently emerged and is taking the market very quickly. We are talking about Videotron LEDs; display technology that has shown exponential growth over the past few years, and doesn’t seem to be slowing down. We’ve explored why LEDs are becoming increasingly popular, so what does this mean for the LCD market? Are LCD displays still worth investing in? Let’s find out…
Videotron LCD vs LED – Main Differences
From our point of view, LCD Videowall is still in great demand, to understand why we first need to explore the main differences between the two technologies. One of the main differences between LCD and LED screens is the way the pixels are lit. While LCD screens are made of LCD panels with an LED backlight to illuminate the pixels, LED screens use diodes that light independently for each pixel. This means that LEDs can offer ultra-high contrast ratios with true blacks. Additionally, the LEDs offer an absolutely seamless image, with no space between each module, while the LCD Videowall has ultra-thin bezels that are typically as thin as 3.5mm.
On the other hand, LCD Videowalls have the potential to display 4K content relatively cost-effectively, while LEDs require different pixel pitches for different resolutions. Not only that, because LCD Video Wall displays have been around for a long time, they are much more budget-friendly than newer LED technologies. This means that projects on a smaller budget can use an LCD Videowall to create very large displays at a lower cost.
Why LCD Videowalls Keep Growing?
So, if Videotron LEDs offer a brighter display with a higher contrast ratio without bezels, why are Videowall LCD displays still in high demand? Well, recent research shows that “a lot of the growth of videowalls is in control rooms, not public displays” and this project required an LCD Videowall that offers users 4K and even 8K resolutions. Using videotron LEDs will also be much more expensive to achieve the same resolution.
There has also been an increase in how thin the bezels of LCD Video Wall displays are, with the market entering the term “razor narrow” and offering bezels as thin as 0.88mm. The data shows there is increasing demand for narrower bezels, suggesting that users prefer the seamless look that LEDs offer but at a more cost-effective price. These two factors prove that in fact, LCD Video Walls are still very much worth investing in and the room for growth in this technology is growing.
At LIMA, we manufacture, distribute and support Videotron LCD and LED Videowall solutions and understanding the difference between the two display types is critical. If your project requires a Videowall solution and you have questions about what technology to choose, contact our specialists and we will help you make the right choice.