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Wannabe Geek

#89499 3-Sep-2011 14:25
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I am looking for a cabinet or encluosure that would protect plasma TV's installed in a university hostel. The plasmas are for digital signage and will be indoors so doesnt need to be waterproof. I am just worried that students will (as they do after a few drinks) try to damage the screens(or steal them) if they are left unprotected. Anybody have any ideas on where I could source a sutible cabinet from?

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  #516230 3-Sep-2011 20:43
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Could you mount the screens high up out of reach and angled down.

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  #516262 3-Sep-2011 22:16
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Watch ventilation requirements if you do this.

Plasma TV's can get quite hot and perhaps an LCD screen would be better for this purpose.

Do either panel type suffer burn in from digital signage repeat graphics these days?    


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  #516297 3-Sep-2011 23:43
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Plasma televisions are unsuitable for most "digital signage" applications because of their susceptibility to image retention, burn-in and glare. LCDs are more appropriate for that purpose.

At least with plasmas the tenants will still be able to see yesterday's notice ;)

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  #516928 5-Sep-2011 15:53
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I haven't seen a plasma suffer from image retention for a while now... well, except for a couple of last years Samsung plasmas... but everything else looks fine.
Re: reflection, I would have thought that would be the biggest drawback?
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Wannabe Geek

  #516977 5-Sep-2011 16:51
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screens were recieved though a supplier we get other items at work for and they don't have LCD's that big (strange I know) but they are doing the job ok at the moment. Seem to be ok with glare as it is in an ok place with anit glare glass in the one that has been installed (in an office so no need for an enclosure). I cant place them up high as they foyer I am looking to mount it in is a small and has a low ceiling, other positions I have looked at mounting are also too easy to reach even if ceiling mounted. The system I am using has dynamic screens which will limit the risk of image retention, unless the programme freezes. Thanks for the link, I'll send them an email. All else fails I will get one made.

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