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Sony SDM-HS74

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24 October 2004
  • Excerpt: (2 items) These two Sony LCD displays may differ in price and sizes, but they still have many things in common. Both offer dual-mode (digital and analog) connectivity, both share a native resolution of 1,280 by 1,024 pixels, and both buck the trend towards narrow bezel designs. They each sport a wide (2 inches on the sides, 1.5 on top and bottom), shiny, black picture frame design; the 17-inch SDM-HS74P is actually wider than most of 19-inch displays we’ve reviewed.
  • Pros: Bright, Supports both Digital and Analog connections, Bright, Supports both Digital and Analog connections
  • Cons: Limited range of motion, Limited range of motion, Requires manual adjustment to make text more legible
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Sony SDM-HS74P Review

4 August 2004
  • Conclusion: The 17.5 by 16 by 8.5-inch monitor weighs just under 13 pounds and, according to Sony, draws a thrifty 45 watts of power -- using an internal power supply instead of a notebook-PC-style external adapter. Connectors for the AC, VGA, and DVI-D cables are hidden behind a snap-off rear panel. The display offers a good range of tilt adjustment -- from 5 degrees forward to 20 degrees aft of vertical -- but, as mentioned, no height adjustment or swivel base.
  • Pros: Dual inputs; great brightness, contrast, color, and image quality
  • Cons: No pivot or height adjustment; somewhat more vulnerable to reflection or glare than dimmer LCDs
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