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commercial LED/LCD displays- reason NOT to use as TV?

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Does anyone have experience with Samsung UEC displays? They're super-thin bezel video wall display 'monitors', here's a link to a particular model Im eyeing
samsung.com/ca/business/business-products/smart-signage/video-wall/LH55UECPLGC/ZA

The specs look really good. I use external speakers, and I have no need for smartTV functionality as most of my watching is via an HTPC and digital downloads.

Can anyone think of a reason this wouldn't make for a good TV? Normally they're very expensive displays, but I have a line on a really good deal for this particular model- more than 50% off from MSRP, putting it into 'cheap LCD tv' territory.

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Contrast Ratio (Dynamic)
5000 : 1

Viewing Angle (Horizontal/Vertical)
178° : 178°

Response Time (G-to-G)
4 ms

Display Color
10 bit Dithering - 1.07Billion

Colour Gamut
73%
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Hey all

Does anyone have experience with Samsung UEC displays? They're super-thin bezel video wall display 'monitors', here's a link to a particular model Im eyeing
samsung.com/ca/business/business-products/smart-signage/video-wall/LH55UECPLGC/ZA

The specs look really good. I use external speakers, and I have no need for smartTV functionality as most of my watching is via an HTPC and digital downloads.

Can anyone think of a reason this wouldn't make for a good TV? Normally they're very expensive displays, but I have a line on a really good deal for this particular model- more than 50% off from MSRP, putting it into 'cheap LCD tv' territory.
Maybe stuff like power consumpution, heat problems, noise from cooling fans, specialized connectors? I used a broadcast studio Sony monitor way back in the day. No audio and need BNC connectors, but had great color and picture.
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I got to check out this particular display today at a job site where they were installing 12(!) of them as part of a huge video wall.. it has 2x HDMI inputs as well as a DVI and VGA connector, and a component input. This all works very well for my HTPC usage as I still use DVI for that- and 2 HDMIs can go to the cable box and gaming console. So, connectivity-wise, it definitely works.

You raise a valid concern in potential noise though- I didn't get to examine that as the site was noisy anyway.
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I'm surprised there isn't more talk on here about commercial displays. They have a longer warranty, more inputs, and are designed to be on 24/7. Plus the prices are inline with today's TVs. I'd consider one since I don't need a tuner, speakers, or smart TV functions. The downside is you don't get the wonderful community support here on AVS.
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