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Sony GDM F500R

Sony GDM F500R
alaScore 80

19 reviews

May, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 reviews of Sony GDM F500R. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Monitors for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Monitors the Sony GDM F500R is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Sony GDM-F500R 19296


A good scanner for offices that need to produce high-resolution images on a regular basis.

For graphics pros who need BNC connectors and are willing to shell out a considerable amount of cash, the GDM-F500R might fit the bill. Better image quality can be found at a much cheaper price, however.

Apr, 2000

Product Specifications

The Multiscan F500, Sony's flagship model, introduces the very latest in advanced CRT display technology from Sony: the FD Trinitron CRT. This virtually flat CRT minimizes geometric distortion and reduces reflective glare that may cause eyestrain. Designed with the demanding CAD and graphic professionals in mind, the Multiscan F500 sets a new level of image performance, ease of use and reliability. The stunning images produced by this display are a result of Sony's new HiDensity Electron Gun with Enhanced Elliptical Correction System technology. The tight 0.22mm pitch delivers sharp, detailed color images consistently across the entire screen - especially in the corners. Digital Multiscan and Active Signal Correction(ASC) technologies allow for easy set up, regardless of the input signal or resolution. And with a horizontal scan rate up to 121kHz, resolutions as high as 1800 x 1440 @ 80Hz are possible. Our unique DisplayMouse control is easy-to-use and allows for precise manual adjustment of the image to fit individual user preference. Sony left nothing to the imagination with this display, including GeoLock Plus circuitry. This feature will automatically sense and neutralize electromagnetic fields that can cause image or color distortion, which is commonly noticeable on large screen displays. The GDM-F500 is designed for Windows NT and Windows 98, is Macintosh compatible and meets or exceeds all of the industry safety standards, including TCO 95 compliance.

Audio Output

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:21in
Diagonal Size (metric):53.3cm
Dot Pitch / Pixel Pitch:0.22mm
Form Factor:Desktop
Interface:VGA (HD-15)
Max Resolution:1800 x 1440/2048 x 1536


Compatibility:Mac / PC
Country Kits:Europe
Localization:English / French / German / Italian / Japanese / Spanish
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony

Input Device

Type: None


Compliant Standards:CSA / DEMKO / DHHS / EN 60950 / EPA Energy Star / FCC Class B certified / ISO 9241 / MPR II / NEMKO / NUTEK / PTB / SEMKO / TCO '95 / TUV GS / UL / VESA DPMS / TCO 95/CSA / DHHS / EN 60950 / EN55022 / EPA Energy Star / FCC Class B certified / ISO 9241 / MPR III / NEMKO / NUTEK / Plug and Play / PTB / TCO '99 / TUV / TUV GS / UL / VESA DPMS / TCO 99

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Microsoft Windows 95/98 / Microsoft Windows NT 4.0/None

Video Input

TV Tuner Presence: No