ASK THE BOARD: Traditional Video Wall Panels vs. Tight-Pitch LEDs

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What is your opinion on using traditional video wall panels vs. tight-pitch LEDs?
This week’s question is answered by members of the DSE Advisory Board
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Read the Answer by Doug Anderson

“In the past, this used to be a more difficult decision. Today, many of the deciding factors such as screen resolution, brightness, size, resolution and bezel width have changed dramatically.”
DOUG ANDERSON
Senior Director – Information Technology
LA Metro Transit
 

Read the Answer by Penny Carter

“My opinion of video walls has changed within the last couple of months. Previously, I have installed many standard video walls, some having up to an inch bezel.”
PENNY CARTER
Digital Signage Lead – Lockheed Martin
 

Read the Answer by Lawrence Chang

“Both traditional video walls and tight-pitch LEDs have their role in the current landscape of digital signage/video walls.”
LAWRENCE CHANG
Director, IT – Calgary TELUS Convention Centre
 

Read the Answer by Frank Coccaro

“Higher-resolution LED is quickly catching up to LCD in attractiveness due to a reduction in the cost of manufacturing.”
FRANK COCCARO
Executive Director of Multimedia
MGM Resorts International
 

Read the Answer by William Coffey

“The use of video wall panels is something that has helped fulfill a need over the past 10 to 15 years. LEDs panels during this time had a high pixel pitch, and their relative size and density did not allow for a TV-like display.”
WILLIAM “WILL” COFFEY
Department Systems Administrator, Information Systems
McCarran International Airport
 

Read the Answer by Angel Cordero

“A collection of traditional LCD screens can help you create a video wall that will … “
ANGEL CORDERO
Signage & Kiosk Solutions – Walt Disney Parks & Resorts
 

Read the Answer by Dominic DeSieno

“The decision to deploy LCD vs. LED depends entirely on the use case. Any installation that requires up-close viewing should be LCD.”
DOMINIC DeSIENO
Digital Signage Technology Lead, Corporate Video Services Team
Wells Fargo
 

Read the Answer by Len Dudis

“Both traditional panels and tight-pitch LEDs are very valid options based on the requirements of the project, and I would always consider both. Some key factors to consider include:”
LEN DUDIS
CIO – Grupo Vidanta
 

Read the Answer by Joshua Eftekhari-Asl

“It depends on the use case. For interior retail/restaurant use cases with short viewing distances, a traditional LCD video wall with narrow bezels makes the most sense from a cost and flexibility perspective.”
JOSHUA EFTEKHARI-ASL
Senior Manager, Kiosk – Taco Bell
 

Read the Answer by Paul Fleuranges

“I’m actually agnostic on the question of whether it’s best to use traditional video wall panels vs. tight-pitched LEDs.”
PAUL FLEURANGES
SVP, Marketing
Pearl Media
 

Read the Answer by Cheryl Flohr

“The world of digital displays is evolving rapidly. Technology continues to advance, and product quality improvements are continuously available.”
CHERYL FLOHR
Director of Communications – Parker Aerospace
 

Read the Answer by Joshua Goodwin

“When outfitting retail spaces with video walls, there a few things to consider, including the cost of installation, operation and maintenance and content befitting the installation’s objectives and scale.”
JOSHUA GOODWIN
Digital Signage Administrator – Eileen Fisher, Inc.
 

Read the Answer by Jerry Harris

“It really depends on the application. Will the display be exposed to direct sunlight? What’s the average viewing distance?”
JERRY HARRIS
Senior Director, Creative Services – Georgia Aquarium
 

Read the Answer by Jonathan Jackson

“It very much depends on the budget and the environment in which you’re installing.”
JONATHAN JACKSON
Business Analyst, Digital Transformation & Technology
Chick-fil-A, Inc.
 

Read the Answer by Chris King

“I believe the use case and type of content would dictate which type of panel to use. For example, in a location where your viewers are near the panels or when using very high-definition content …”
CHRIS KING
Kroger Television Operations Manager – The Kroger Co.
 

Read the Answer by Joseph McQueen

“We’ve had a lot of experience with both video walls and LED walls over the past couple of years, leveraging them both in different situations.”
JOSEPH McQUEEN
Senior Manager of Network Services
American Eagle Outfitters
 

Read the Answer by Nate Morris

“We do see tight-pitch LED solutions as our future path for large display walls. While the initial cost for LEDs is still high at the moment, this will drop in the coming years.”
NATE MORRIS
Manager, Enterprise Desktop Services
University of Nebraska
 

Read the Answer by Daniel Orme-Doutre

“Opinions aside, the decision to use either traditional panels or tight-pitch LEDs should come down to your resources, budget and objectives.”
DANIEL ORME-DOUTRE
Media Solution Architect – Microsoft
 

Read the Answer by Alisa Pinciotti

“This is a very timely question. We just priced out these options for our new Conference Center where we are planning a large video wall that will be 16 feet and 9inches wide by 9 feet high.”
ALISA PINCIOTTI
Senior Project Manager
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
 

Read the Answer by Ralph Schorbach

“There has always been a discussion revolving around the when, where and how-to on video walls and LED solutions, and this month’s topic is exactly about that…traditional thin-bezel video wall vs. tight-dot- pitch LEDs.”
RALPH SCHORBACH
IT Manager – Fairplex
 

Read the Answer by Klaus Smit

“It depends on the application. Factors to have in mind when deciding … “
KLAUS SMIT
Associate Manager, Innovation Team
PepsiCo
 

Read the Answer by Eliot Smith

“Tight-pitch LEDs are definitely the preferred option.”
ELIOT SMITH
Senior Technical Product Manager, Retail Technology
Starbucks
 

Read the Answer by Steve Chewie Stavar

“When thinking about a project that uses traditional (ultra-thin bezel) video wall panels vs. tight-pitched LED panels, the first thing that comes to mind is the scope and life of the project.”
STEVE “CHEWIE” STAVAR
Digital Signage Specialist – West Virginia University
 

Read the Answer by Traci Quillen Stewart

“LED technology has come a long way with tight-pitched displays. I was impressed at Digital Signage Expo (DSE) in 2019 with the many LED solutions available.”
TRACI QUILLEN STEWART
Digital Signage Solutions
Eastman Chemical
 

Read the Answer by Jason Stuehmer

“Technology evolution is great. The advancements in direct-view LED have come a long way recently and are very impressive.s”
JASON STUEHMER
Digital Signage/Screens
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
 

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