The second misconception is one that we come across a lot and that is the use of consumer grade displays and media players for digital signage. We’ve covered this topic in detail in another post
, so we’ll just mention some of the main points here. When it comes to displays, many consumer grade screens cannot be used in portrait mode, are susceptible to burn-in (ghosting on the screen that won’t go away), are difficult to view because they are not bright enough and warranties may be reduced or made invalid if the device is used for commercial purposes. For media players (the computers that play the content on the display), they are often built with less reliable components, they are not “hardened” for digital signage (for security and reliability purposes, everything not related to playback is removed) and they often come with the Windows “Home” version which cannot be used in a corporate environment under the terms of the license agreement with Microsoft.