What's the difference between HD and 4K Digital Signage Screens?

digital signage screen resolutions

Kieran Sloyan |

Screen resolution is simply a measurement of how many pixels your screen can display horizontally and vertically. Eg. The majority of our digital signage screens are 1920x1080 which means they can display 1,920 pixels horizontally and 1,080 pixels vertically. 

A pixel is ('picture element') is a very small square of colour in your display. Lots of these pixels together form a picture. Each pixel has a specific number and this number tells the screen what colour the pixel should be. The more pixels a screen has the sharper an image will look.

Our Network Digital Menu Boards can vary from 32" - 55" however they all have a 1920x1080 resolution so they can all display the same Full HD content however the bigger the Menu Board the bigger the content.

There are many different terms used to describe the resolution of a screen:

Resolution Name
Horizontal x Vertical Pixels
High Definition (HD) 1366 x 768
Full High Definition (FHD, Full HD) 1920 x 1080
Wide Ultra-extended Graphics Array
1920 x 1200
Ultra High Definition (UHD, Ultra HD or 4K)
3840 x 2160
7680 x 4320


The general rule of thumb is higher the resolution = higher the price. The majority of our digital signage installations use commercial Full HD 1920 x 1080 displays which are ideal for HD video content. Our hardware includes a 3 year manufacturers warranty and our panels have a lifespan of over 70,000 hours of continuous use. We do have a range of 4K Commercial Displays and Video Walls for high-end installations.