Are there any appropriate applications for consumer displays in your experience? Why or why not?
In my experience on campus, there are NO appropriate applications for consumer displays as digital signs. The commercial displays are manufactured for 24/7 use, and the OS menu contains the ability to automatically turn the display on/off at certain times of day. Also, they often have the ability to automatically select an input as default when the display is turned on.
That being said, we do have some consumer displays being used, because the department already had a sign, and did not want to spend the money to replace it until it broke. We do allow that, but we would not consider it appropriate for a new install.