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Choose the Right Broadcast Signal and TVs for your Healthcare Space

Posted by Kenna Goodrich on Oct 1, 2021 8:31:29 AM

Satellite, Cable, IPTV, oh my!

Where does one start to understand how to provide excellent TV options to entertain and inform patients who are in the hospital bed or enduring long hours of treatment? The choices may seem overwhelming if you are just beginning the process of choosing a TV system to delight your patients.

PDi has spent 40 years satisfying patients with TV technology solutions. We have outlined a few helpful tips we use when helping people understand broadcast signal choices, other input sources, and TV technology options for healthcare.

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Topics: Patient Experience, Technology, TV Installation

There’s No Power Struggle Using PoE Patient Televisions

Posted by Cat Saettel on Jun 2, 2021 3:29:03 PM

You've probably heard about Power-over-Ethernet and some of the benefits of PoE.  Are you ready to learn more about this cost-effective and forward-thinking technology for use in hospital televisions? 

Here are the answers to some Frequently Asked Questions.

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Topics: Innovation, TV Installation, PoE

5 Things to Help Plan Your Patient Television Installation

Posted by Lynn Schutte on May 27, 2020 1:00:00 PM

Are you wondering what TV equipment to buy, how to safely install and control televisions for patient entertainment or patient education in your clinic, hospital, surgery center, senior living center or other healthcare space? With 40 years of audio/video expertise in healthcare, PDi can help!

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Topics: TV Installation

Planning for a Successful Bedside TV Installation

Posted by Lynn Schutte on Dec 17, 2018 2:56:36 PM

Patients really appreciate the quality experience a personal bedside entertainment system can provide during their stay. It’s very important to think about all aspects of the patient experience together with the project needs before ordering and installing patient TVs. Our checklist here will inform you of the most important considerations you should consider early in this decision process.


Planning the cabling you will need to have installed, the incoming signal source, the type of mount that best fits your application, and how you will power the bedside devices will ensure you protect yourself from costly fixes in the future. This preparation work ensures that all equipment is compatible and that any peripheral devices needed are addressed and ordered at once. A professional installation by experienced technicians will alleviate your concerns and help transform your patient experience.

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Topics: Patient Experience, Technology, TV Installation

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