Professional Displays vs. Consumer Displays: What's The Difference?

You may be wondering whether you really need to invest money in a professional display – after all wouldn’t a consumer television work instead? Well the answer is yes – but the truth is it just wouldn’t do that job as well as a professional display that has been engineered with the corporate user in mind.

The difference is in the details

The difference is not in the screens themselves: both consumer and professional models benefit from our cutting-edge display technology.

But while a consumer display is designed to be used in a home environment and to allow the user to watch television and movies, our professional displays offer so much more versatility – from incorporating graphics to linking to live websites, video conferencing and more.

What’s more, they’re typically built with the corporate setting in mind meaning they’re more robust, resistant to dust and dirt particles and have a sleek, compact design.

Flexible integration and excellent support

Every one of our professional displays offers a flexible platform with a range of useful features for professional use. These include USB, Import/Export setting values and installation settings for web-based applications. These flexible integration options allow system integrators to satisfy the needs of each professional user by flawlessly incorporating various products and services.

Our BRAVIA Professional Displays also feature touchscreen compatibility, ideal for corporate and educational applications where a standard consumer TV simply wouldn’t do.

We operate 24/7 support, offering in-depth technical information for any of your integration or general BRAVIA needs. We pride ourselves on our ability to work in tandem with regional teams worldwide to supply unsurpassed support to our customers globally.

Peace of mind

Consumer displays are, unsurprisingly, warrantied for consumer use – and you’ll usually find your warranty is void or restricted if used in a commercial or corporate space. BRAVIA Professional Displays offer a three-year minimum warranty with a dedicated contact. And when it comes to keeping a business running this extended warranty goes a long way to offer peace of mind.

We hope you’ll never need to use the warranty – and it’s why we invest so much into our robust designs, but it’s there if you need it.

The installation

Opting for a professional display over a consumer set also means you can take advantage of flexibility on the installation. Thanks to the VESA mount compatibility, our BZ35F series can be installed in a variety of ways – including portrait position, tilted position on the ceiling or wall mounted. This flexibility makes it ideal for the corporate environment as you can ensure its installation is best suited to your needs.

BRAVIA for Business

Our slim, energy-efficient BRAVIA Professional Displays combine bright, beautiful 4K HDR images with easy operation, extensive integration options and low ownership costs.

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