What is a hospitality television?
Hospitality television is a type of commercial grade television with features that support a hotel's TV system. Depending on the type of television system the hotel may have and how the is the in-suite television content is presented in guest rooms, there are 4 different categories of hotel televisions that can function in a hotel TV system: Basic (Non-Pro:idiom), Pro:idiom, b-LAN and Smart TVs.
What is Pro:Idiom?
Pro:Idiom is a technology hotels and hospitality TVs implement in order to encrypt and protect the transmission of premium channels (such as, ESPN and Disney) to guests.
What is the price of a hospitality TV?
The price of a hospitality TV depends entirely on the model of the television. A single television at consumer prices can range anywhere from $150 to over $1,000. Commericial / Hospitality TVs sets are generally priced higher than consumer sets as they have more robust components that allow for longer wear and tear. This is why hospitality TVs have a minimum 2 year warranty which is a year longer than typical consumer sets. The price per unit depends on the amount of hospitality televisions ordered in bulk. More specifically, when you purchase your hospitality TVs from TWS Transworld, we leverage our volume pricing to get the most competitive price.
What is the difference between hospitality TV and normal TV?
The biggest difference is with the warranty. A warranty for a household TV will not cover its use in a commercial setting (hotel, retail store, etc), therefore, the cost of any issues and repairs under warranty must be paid for by the hotel. Additionally, hospitality TVs are designed specifically for prolonged use in a commercial setting.