Healthcare Grade vs. Consumer Grade Televisions FAQ

Healthcare Grade vs. Consumer Grade Televisions

They may look the same but there is a big difference.


1. What are healthcare grade TVs?

Healthcare grade TVs are designed specifically for operational efficiency and provide long-term value for hospitals and healthcare facilities. They keep patients entertained and relaxed throughout the in-patient stay. Healthcare grade TVs are designed to take into consideration the hospital patient environment:

  • Multi-coated glass
  • Dust and waterproof
  • Scratch-resistant
  • Power-saving management
  • Extended factory warranties


2. What safety guidelines do healthcare grade TVs follow?

They meet safety regulations set by Underwriters Laboratories (UL), The Joint Commission, and the National Fire Protection Association’s National Electrical Code. These TVs meet the more rigorous electrical standards to operate in oxygen-enriched patient environments and are sturdier than consumer models.

3. Can healthcare grade TVs enhance the patient experience?

Yes. Healthcare grade TVs provide stunning HD picture quality and an at “home-like” experience with smart applications, auto-sensing side inputs, and casting capabilities to stream content from other devices.

4. Are healthcare grade TVs compatible with pillow-speakers?

Yes. Healthcare grade TVs have a seamless integration with all brands of wired nurse-call system pillow-speakers. This eliminates the hassle of lost remotes and changing batteries.

5. Are healthcare grade TVs easy to program?

Yes. The QuickSet programming feature makes healthcare grade TVs easy to use and program. This feature reduces installation time by allowing rapid “cloning” of all TV menu settings.

6. Are healthcare grade TVs safer than consumer grade TVs?

Yes. Healthcare grade TVs are developed specifically with hospital and patient safety in mind. The TVs feature rounded corners, touch-panel membrane buttons, and the removal of enclosures on non-vertical surfaces. They decrease the likelihood of shock with grounded plugs, lower allowed levels of electrical current leakage, and an all-pole power switch. Consumer grade products have no such requirements.

7. Can healthcare grade TVs reduce costs for hospitals?

Yes. There is a power management setting which allows hospitals to turn off the television after a predetermined time of inactivity, usually between 1 to 7 hours, thus reducing overall costs and efficiency.

8. Do healthcare grade TVs have a warranty?

Yes. Healthcare grade TVs provide 2 – 3-year factory warranties that cover hospital use.

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