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Video Walls vs. Projector Display,Which is Better

by | Mar 29, 2024 | Blogs | 0 comments

The use of multimedia projectors has been fairly common and taken as the preferred form of solution however with ever evolving and changing technology and because of that the indoor LED wall panels and LED video panels are now becoming the better choice due to a number of reasons and one of them being the better return on investment (ROI) they provide with time. With the number of participants decreasing in outdoor activities and preferring in home or online services it is important for various event organizers to provide them with additional value as in incentive for them to visit in store or outdoor activities by providing multimedia display solutions. LED wall panels are making that improvement greatly possible and the benefits they provide have been listed down below.

Benefits of Indoor LED Walls

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  • Economic Value

LED video panels require a much higher initial investment however, projectors aren’t that cheap either. Talking about the life, ROI, operational costs, LED displays tend to prove to be much more financially beneficial. The electrical consumption of LED wall panels isn’t necessarily low since it depends on the quality of its components similarly not all projectors consume high voltage. LED displays having a 5-year warranty should be preferred so that they can cover the initial cost and you can repair the damages if there are any within that time period, which have a fairly low rate, after which it will function smoothly.

  • Lifespan

The longevity of even the most good quality projectors is not comparable with that of LED displays, medium quality LED displays last up to 7-10 years whereas the industrial quality projectors have a life of around 3 years. The reason behind which is that projectors emit all of its light and heat from one concentrated place which makes the electrical components degrade at a faster rate.

  • Brightness

The brightness in the case of projectors needs an unobstructed path and low light in the overall surroundings otherwise the image becomes distorted however that is not the case for LED wall panels since the light is being emitted from the surface of the display which also works well in outdoor settings and doesn’t cause a hindrance for the one viewing the display. The brightness of an LED display is 3.426 times that of a projector and both are measured in different units which is NIT for an LED display and it needs to be 600 NITs or above to ensure a good quality image regardless of the ambient light.

  • Image Quality

Projectors have been famous for providing the best definition however now due to the Surface Mount Diode (SMD) technology in which all the three diodes that is red, green and blue are mounted together in a small diode which allows creating the highest definition display available in the market so far. Often times the picture of a projector appears fuzzy or hazy which is due to the fact that white surface do not rightly give off dark tones which is why the image looks out of focus, for that reason it is important to have a good level of contrast so the image produced can be of high definition. LED video panels have louvers and casings that dissipate light in a way in which the image comes across with high contrast. Dark tones and black backgrounds aid in making the image crisp and visible at a huge distance.

  • Maintenance

The maintenance and cleanup of projectors are a costly activity since they regular cleaning of its lens, bulbs, internal components on a regular basis and since they are a height it makes it a difficult, lengthy and costly process of cleaning them up. LED wall panels are designed in a way which requires the minimum amount of maintenance, even when there is a need to replace a part you can have a basic knowledge about the tools and you’ll be to fix the problem and a lot of LED wall manufactures provide you technical support as well.

  • Uniqueness

Everywhere the need to increase the attendees exist and the need to provide them with value, in order to keep the audience engaged you need to provide them with the quality of image that stands out and is not damaging to their eyes which means brightness and contrast should be well adjusted.

Benefits of Projector

Cost-effective: The price of a projector can range from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars, which is significantly less than LED displays, which typically cost tens of thousands of dollars, depending on the pixel pitch. This significant price difference plays a critical role in budget considerations.

Easy installation: Projectors consist of two main parts: the screen, which can usually be hung directly on the wall, and the projector itself, which can be mounted on the ceiling or placed on a tabletop. This makes installation much simpler and does not require skilled personnel, unlike LED displays, which require a higher level of expertise to install and are more complex, risking damage to the LEDs if not handled properly.

No after-sales costs: Once installed, projectors generally have almost no service costs and are unlikely to fail. In contrast, LED displays can experience problems such as dead pixels during installation and use, requiring professional repair and soldering of the LEDs, resulting in additional costs to maintain the overall quality of the display.

Which is better, projector or video wall?

FeatureProjectorLED Display
ClarityGenerally lower resolution, can appear grainy especially up close.Higher resolution with very small pixel pitches, nearly reaching LCD standards, offering clear images.
BrightnessLower brightness, can be affected by natural light and may require dimming the room for clearer visibility.Very high brightness, capable of displaying clear images even in well-lit conditions.
Color ContrastLower contrast compared to LED displays, resulting in less vibrant colors and detail.Higher contrast, capable of displaying richer and more vivid colors and details.
Display SizeLimited size due to non-modularity, cannot be pieced together to create larger displays.Modular and can be pieced together to form displays of virtually any size, offering flexibility for various applications.
FunctionalityPrimarily limited to displaying images from a single computer.Capable of synchronizing with multiple computers for display, supporting image switching and simultaneous display, offering more versatility.

From the above, we can quickly understand the difference between projectors and LED displays. As for which one is better? Totally depends on your needs:

  • If you have high requirements for achieving picture quality and have the budget. Just choose the video wall;
  • If you play occasionally and don’t have the budget, choose a projector;

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Conclusion:

To create an environment that is engaging the audience, unique and stimulates their interest holds utmost importance. LED video panels enables this along with advanced system which holds up to their production value and does not require a lot of learning in order to operate which makes them more effective and efficient The training of operating the device and its support is also being provided by most manufacturers which allows the whole set up and running procedure to be very smooth and trouble free with little to no additional cost.

About the Author

Kris Liang

Kris Liang

Founder/LED display expert

Kiris Liang is the founder of Doitvision. 12 + years in LED visual industry. Full passion of LED, product designer & chief salesman. Looking for teammate of technical/ marketing / sales.

Connecting people relative with LED displays.

Email: kris@doitvision.net