If you’re just getting started in the hunt for the best digital signage displays, you’re likely overwhelmed by all the options on the market. There are countless brands (not to mention different types of displays, like TVs, kiosks and projectors) to choose from, and it can be difficult to navigate the market to determine what the best deals are.
Think of this as a jumping off point for your own research. Whether you’re looking to buy one display for your small business or hundreds for your enterprise company, you’ll find something appropriate for your budget.
The great thing about the Enplug device is that it works on any TV or display that has an HDMI input. Commercial digital signage displays are great for those who need a reliable display that can run for many hours of the day and be able to take advantage of additional features like controlling operating hours through a serial RS232 port. You can of course use any TV with Enplug. Commercial displays are not a requirement, but we like them for their durability and color consistency, which is especially important for video walls.
Now, in order from smallest to largest, here’s a roundup of our top 5 digital signage displays! (Prices are subject to change.)
1.) 50” TCL 4K LED TV (50S425): $270 from Amazon.com
This screen from TCL is one of the most popular selling TVs on Amazon due being one of the least expensive smart TVs you can buy with decent specs. The 50 inch size is a versatile size. We recommend displays no smaller than 48 inches for digital signage purposes. The slim 3.2 inch screen comes equipped with Ultra HD 4k HDR picture quality and LED backlighting for vibrant color. The 50” will look great on any wall mount or on its pedestal, and includes a 6-month warranty. The display is an affordable option for corporate, retail, and hospitality venues looking to install a network of screens across many locations.
Pros: Great price; USB & HDMI ports included
Cons: Shorter warranty; not as bright as other screens at 224 nits
2.) 50” ViewSonic CDE5010 4K UHD Commercial LED Display: $999 from ViewSonic
This 50-inch from ViewSonic is ideal for hotel, restaurant, and other corporate clients looking for a high performing, quality HD LED screen. The display comes equipped with wide viewing angles and advanced technologies to display 350-nit high brightness. Designed to give your visual communications a high impact and for a superior viewing experience. Best of all, Enplug’s technology is integrated into ViewSonic screens, providing for the best digital signage and visual communications experience on the market.
Pros: RS232 port for device control; 3-year warranty; wide angle, anti-glare viewing.
Cons: Not the brightest
3.) 55” Philips P-Line Display 55BDL3010Q/00: $699 from Staples
The 55-inch Philips display is a great bargain for a commercial-grade screen that offers Ultra HD 4k resolutions, a three-year warranty, and RS-232 and multiple HDMI ports. Better yet, you can leave this display on 18/7 (18 hours a day, 7 days a week) without overheating. If you are looking for 24/7 operation look into the P-Line display which is constructed with tough components and a great addition to warehouses or production lines. While the Q-Line provides a respectable 350 nits of brightness, other Philips displays like P-Line gives an impressive 700 nits (though you give up the 4K capability). The H-Line is what you want for bright locations. It outputs 2500 nits.
Pros: Economical, Designed for continuous 18/7 operation
Cons: Not as bright as the P-Line or H-Line.
4.) 65” LG UH7F-B Price: $1670 on Office Depot
The 65-inch LED commercial-grade screen from LG packs a vibrant punch with high brightness functionality and 4K picture resolution. Thin bezel design, HDMI ports, and Creston Connected compatibility makes this model ideal for commercial use. Choose this screen if you’re looking to provide a vibrant digital signage experience on select screens in high-foot traffic areas of your business. The remote monitoring can be helpful for those that are using a digital signage player without that capability (Enplug includes a monitoring dashboard).
Pros: Remote monitoring, Cisco System and Creston certifications
5.) 70” Sharp 4T-B70CJ1U: $1525 on CDW
The grand finale a larger 70 inch Sharp model. For those looking to make a big impact with just one screen, this affordable option is your best bet. Complete with an RS232 input which lets you automatically turn your screens on and off, wide viewing angles, and crisp Ultra HD 4K resolution, you’ll experience an easy multi-screen installation and vivid picture experience ideal for digital signage settings.
Pros: Large commercial grade screen for good price
Cons: Brightness is low at 300 nits
While there are countless brands and models to choose from, this is a good representation of the features and specs you can expect to find in your own additional research at this price range. Of course, shopping on a budget means you’ll need to compromise on certain features. The more money you’re willing to spend, the more likely you’ll find TVs suited for bright environments, encased in thinner frames and able to be powered on 24 hours a day. But these are solid bets for their respective price points, and if you’re looking for a bargain, you can’t go wrong with these five.
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Enplug digital signage software was co-founded by CEO Nanxi Liu and CTO Tina Denuit-Wojcik in 2012 to enable organizations to use customized real-time streaming content to create engaging external and internal communications.