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Features of Commercial Hospital Television

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Features of commercial hospital television

It is never much fun to spend any time in a hospital.  While you are there, you may not be feeling perfect, and you will have all sorts of people poking and prodding you while you are there.  The food is not always great, and it is tough to get a full night’s sleep without someone coming into your room and waking you up for one reason or another.

It can also be very lonely when you are in the hospital.  For many, the saving grace is the television set that is in every room. You can spend many hours watching the television, and it may make your hospital stay a little more bearable.  Most people think that the televisions in hospitals are just like the ones that they have in their home.  They are similar, but some things set commercial televisions in hospitals apart from the ones in your home.

Similarities

The televisions in your home and the commercial versions both come in a variety of screen sizes.  The hospitals will usually have televisions that range from 10” to 55”.  They will use the larger televisions in the public areas, and waiting rooms, and the smaller televisions will be the ones that are found in the places.

Just like the old CRT televisions have disappeared from the home, they are going in the hospitals as well.  Flat Panel LED televisions have become the ones that are being used because of the quality of the picture, the overall size of the television, the ease of mounting the television, and the price.  Most of the televisions that are being put into hospitals are high definition, which is what people have become accustomed to in the home.

Unique Features of Commercial Televisions for Hospitals

While these televisions do have similarities to the televisions in the home, several things set them apart.  These include:

  • The televisions are clone programmable – This means that the programming can be copied so that it is the same for all of the televisions in the hospital.  Most people realize that the channel lineup that a hospital has is not the same as the one they have at home.
  • Pillow Speaker Integration – This allows the television to work with speaker pillows that can be placed in the patient’s bed.  It is one of the best ways to control the volume in a room where more than one person is staying.
  • Commercial grade mounting brackets – these brackets are much more durable than the ones found in use in homes.  The televisions can be mounted securely on the wall with these brackets.
  • Bed A/B Functionality – Allows a television that is in a room with two beds to be used by either bed.

While these features may not seem like they make that much of a difference, they are a vital part of adapting the televisions for use in large hospitals.  Hospitals must provide entertainment for people who have to stay there.  It can help keep a person happier, and that will help their body heal that much faster.