Fine Pitch LED Display

Practical Guide For Fine Pitch LED Display

Thanks to the great development of encapsulation technology on small-size LED, it enables fine pitch LED display showing seamless 2K, 4K even 8K resolution for high end direct view installation markets.

Fine pitch LED display is now occupying an important position in the whole display industry and widely recognized as the current best media solution to deliver the ultimate visual performance for the traditional market segments like monitor room, control room, board room and TV studio where once dominated by LCD displays.

The market share of fine pitch LED display in these segments is increasing fast, which benefits from its unparalleled features: truly seamless connection, high refresh rate, excellent contrast ratio and superb image presentations.

In the following parts, we will share what fine pitch LED display is and some related information you might be interested to know.

Chapter 1: What is fine pitch LED display?

Fine pitch LED display also called narrow pixel pitch LED display or small pixel pitch LED display, normally refers to the LED display which with pixel pitch lower than 3mm. But considering the quick changing of consuming market and LED display industry, fine pitch now refers to the pixel pitch lower than 2mm. At present, the trend is 1.56mm and 1.2mm, but 0.9mm is ready and it goes to lower pixel pitch in the very near future for sure.

The current fine pitch LED display is mainly using 3 in 1 SMD, but more and more leading encapsulation companies are investing big capital on the research of Mini LED and Micro LED to realize even lower pixel pitch. No one can predict where the technology will bring us to.

Chapter 2: What is 480P, 720P, 1080P, 2K and 4K

As the current most preferable visual displaying system, fine pitch LED display is adopted to display high definition or ultra-high definition content. Referring to the resolution, you should need to figure out what is 480P, 720P, 1080P, 2K and 4K. 480P is the shorthand name for a family of video display resolutions. The 480 means a vertical resolution of 480 pixels. It is usually used for DVD and many early plasma televisions. The Standard definition has always been a 4:3 aspect ratio with a resolution of 640 × 480 pixels.

720P is the standard high-definition (HD) display resolution of 1280x720 pixels, at a 16:9 aspect ratio. It is the most common resolution for any major HDTV broadcasting standards.

1080P also known as Full HD or FHD. It is with the display resolution of 1920x1080 pixels and could show more details than 720P. This format resolution is usually adopted on a widescreen with aspect ratio of 16:9. 2K is a quite common resolution that fine pitch LED display frequently required to display. It stands for the resolution of 2048x1080. Even if it has same pixels at vertical and very close pixels at horizontal as 1080P, they are normally defined as two different resolution formats

4k also known as ultra-high definition(UHD). In television and consumer media, 4K refers to display resolution of 3840x2160 which is the dominant 4K standard. But it refers to display resolution of 4096x2160 to the movie projection industry. At present, 4K television occupied a big market share, so as to the fine pitch LED display. Nobody refuses a display which capable of showing more detailed and clearer video content.

When you are looking for a fine pitch LED display, it is important to figure out what resolution it should be. Taking 4K resolution for example, the lower pixel pitch, the smaller screen dimension required. And the cost of different pixel pitch varies a lot, after comparison, you will find out what pixel pitch and dimension close to your budget. Besides, the viewing distance and visual experience (image quality on the screen) should be also taken into consideration.

Chapter 3: Applications of fine pitch LED display

Fine pitch LED display is a perfect solution for the applications where you want to show more detailed image/video content on a very limited display dimension. Here are some main market segments for fine pitch LED display.

  • Control room and monitor room

    Control room and monitor room, which dominated by LCD video wall, are now very important markets for fine pitch LED display. Decided by its function attribute, the display at these locations is required to display as much content as possible.

    Comparing to LCD video wall, fine pitch LED display achieves higher brightness, better color uniformity, seamless connection (no gaps), lower failure rate, easier maintenance and better visual experience. That is why fine pitch LED display is now occupying more and more market share once belonged to LCD video wall.

  • Conference room, meeting room and board room

    As the current most popular visual display device for presentation, projector is widely involved into the daily work of companies and has the biggest market share in conference room, meeting room and board room. But the appearance of fine pitch LED display brings more options and possibilities for the market.

    Comparing to fine pitch LED display, projector is with low brightness, poor image production and bad visual experience. But things are quite different on fine pitch LED display, it needs no dark environment, the clear direct view display makes sure a better participation for the attendees. Besides, the fine pitch LED display supports different installations and very convenient plug-and-play.

    The market is huge to fine pitch LED display with the rapid technology innovation and sustained drop on the production cost.

  • TV studio

    TV studio is a crucial market segment to fine pitch LED display, because it requires high standard on the video equipment, and it is what fine pitch LED display can beat other equipment like LCD video wall.

    When used for broadcasting, the high refresh rate (up to 3840Hz) of fine pitch LED display ensures no flicking when it facing to a camera. Its high contrast (6000:1), high gray scale(16bits) and wide color gamut can present the vivid, clear and detailed image reproduction. Its seamless connection, excellent color uniformity and superb visual enjoyment are what LCD video wall can’t compete to.

    What is more, fine pitch LED display is still widely used for product launch, corporate show room, home cinema and high end advertising activities.

Chapter 4: The advantages and installations of Cinstar fine pitch LED display

Fine pitch LED display represents the current most advanced LED display technology, but do you know its key features and what advantages it can bring to your business? It is what we are going to talk about now.

  • Advanced 4K HDR technology

    HDR stands for High Dynamic Range, which is the current “must-have” TV features, but is also available to fine pitch LED display. To display the same video content, the display equipped with HDR technology can show more detailed and much vivid image quality. That is because HDR is with wider color gamut and accuracy, higher contrast ratio, therefore it could offer brighter highlights and a wider range of color detail. To achieve this extraordinary visual experience, the fine pitch LED display only needs special controller and receiver cards.

  • Jumper cable free connection

    Cinstar HD series fine pitch LED display adopting jumper cable-free connection to simplify the cabling work and lower the failure rate. Each column needs only one power cable and data cable. It enables fast installation and makes appearance of whole screen looks tidy and clean.

  • Fully front installation and maintenance

    Wall mounting is the most common installation of fine pitch LED display, which makes the screen looks sleek and concise. Cinstar fine pitch LED display supports the fully front installation, the display can be installed against the wall to save space. When it comes to maintenance, all the module, receiver card and power supply of Cinstar fine pitch LED display could be maintained from front. A quick and easy maintenance could be done when any failure happens.

  • Dual back-up optional

    Stability is vital to any display products, which comes first than any function, capability or visual performance. There is no perfect product in any industry, so as to LED display, but how to enhance its stability and lower failure rate is another topic.

    Fine pitch LED display is with top stability than most other visual devices. But is there any other practical and helpful solution to deal with the extreme situation like signal/power failure? The answer is affirmative.

    Cinstar fine pitch LED display supports both signal and power dual back-up, which means if any failure of receiver card and power supply occurs, the back-up one starts working immediately. You can’t even see any stop or flashing on the display. It is a very necessary option when the display is used at some very important occasions or events.

  • Installations of Cinstar fine pitch LED display

    The most common installations of fine pitch LED display are ground stacking and wall mounting. But it varies with specific projects. For the wall-mounting, it is what most fine pitch LED display will be installed, here is the procedures for it.

    • Frame pre-installed: Cinstar fine pitch LED display is with ultra-light weight and sleek panel, which requires only simple frames to hold the whole screen.
    • Panel frame installation: First, you need to take off the modules at corners of panel. Then install the panel frame to the structure frame and do the cabling work.
    • Module installation: After cabling, just put back the modules. Then you can configure the screen and make it ready to use.

    Another main installation of fine pitch LED display is ground support or floor stacking. In addition, it could also be integrated with a special support frame to working as a LED TV for home cinema use or something. Here is what we need to pay attention to when installed as floor stacking.

  • Evenness of ground and stacking frame.

    The fine pitch LED display can’t be directly installed on the ground. It will sit on a frame which needs to be perfectly even. Otherwise, gaps will show up. So, great attention and patience is needed for the installation. You might need to do a lot of alignment to avoid gap and ensuring the ultimate visual performance.

  • Handle with great care.

    We use magnetic module for our fine pitch LED display and apply special tool for the maintenance. But must be careful when handling with module. Any carelessness might damage the LEDs and PCB board. For maintenance job, it requires high professional device and skill to maintain the broken LEDs. Any improper operation might lead to worse problem. Therefore, we suggest to express the defect modules back to our factory for maintenance.


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