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LED Window Displays To Replace LCDs?

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LED window displays could soon replace all LCD displays thanks to their lifetime and brightness.

This is according to audio visual expert Bob Raikes from the Meko consultancy speaking to AV Interactive, who said that as well as the quality and consistency of their output, LEDs are superior to LCDs because of their lack of bezels.

Nevertheless, LEDs are still more expensive and their price is becoming more competitive very slowly, and so they are still not the go-to technology for video walls.

"One of the challenges is that the cost of LED scales with resolution, rather than area. As the pitch gets smaller, the number of LEDs per unit of area goes up, so costs rise with smaller displays, at the same resolution," he was quoted as saying. "That’s the opposite of LCD, where cost scales with area. Despite the cost barrier, some prestige locations have already switched to LED rather than LCD for video walls."

There is also more excitement building around micro-LEDs which can plug into an HDMI connector and deliver high-definition video.

In addition, Raikes predicts there will be more integration of traditional AV technology including videoconferencing with smart systems.

Another LED prediction for the future is the growing popularity of bendable LED displays.

The Asahi Shimbun reported that screens such as the bendy LED display developed by University of Tokyo spin-out company PI-Crystal could transform the way information is presented, as it allows bright and engaging imagery to be displayed on lots of different surfaces and in different spaces.

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