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Sony SDM-HS73P

Sony SDM-HS73P
alaScore 84

140 reviews

May, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 140 reviews of Sony SDM-HS73P. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, 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 SDM-HS73P is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 70 user reviews of Sony SDM-HS73P from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Monitors on

81% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony SDM-HS73/H 17" Flat Panel LCD Monitor (Grey)Sony SDM-HS73/H 17" Flat Panel LCD Monitor (Grey)

May, 2018

Expert review by : Simon Spagnoletti (

Sony SDM-HS73P X-Black monitor review


The Sony SDM-HS73P 17 inch monitor seems to be an example of good technology crapped up by some bad design decisions. The good technology is the XBright screen tech (called XBlack by Sony) which provides much richer and more...

Aug, 2004

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Sony SDM-HS73P


The Sony SDM-HS73P makes graphics and text look great--and it looks great doing it.

The elegant Sony SDM-HS73 displays text and graphics superbly, but the attractive stand isn't very adjustable.

Jun, 2004

Expert review by : Alfred Poor (

Sony SDM-HS73P


The SDM-HS73P shows off Sony's flair for making stylish products, but it does not deliver the top-notch image quality that most buyers expect from the brand.

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Apr, 2004

Expert review by : Sean Captain (

Sony SDM-HS73/H 17'' LCD Monitor


WHAT'S HOT: True of most Sony displays, the SDM-HS73 has a snazzy, chic appearance. The screen rests in a thick, semigloss black frame that lends the monitor an aura of sophistication. A bow-shaped bracket catches the bottom two corners of the screen...

In addition to a basic setup guide and spec sheet, the HS73 includes a CD-ROM containing a detailed Acrobat PDF manual. The disc also carries a small application that runs an on-screen wizard to help users correct possible glitches in the...

Aug, 2003

Expert review by : Sean Captain (

Sony SDM-HS73/H 17'' LCD Monitor (Sony-SDMHS73H)


The HS73 would be a flashy complement to an office, or even a living room, and its image quality is sufficient for basic computing or entertainment.

Aug, 2003

Expert review by : Jeremy Laird (

PC Plus review: Sony SDMHS73P


It's certainly a good choice for gaming and movies, although at 17in, it's perhaps a little compact for the latter. For desktop work, it's something of an acquired taste.

Oct, 2004

Expert review by : Riyad Emeran (

Sony SDM-HS73P - TFT Monitor


I've been a fan of Sony's X-Black screen technology ever since it was introduced on VAIO notebooks, and I've always asked myself why Sony didn't produced desktop monitors using the same process. Well now I can stop asking myself that question, because...

Aug, 2004

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Good purchase


Don't let the pictures fool you, It appeared to be just a basic LCD but when I got it I realized it's a very stylish monitor. It really has a very nice black color that doesn't show in the pictures and is high quality, of course because it's from Sony....

Oct, 2003

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Monitor gone bad


Bought approx 8 of these monitors. Have seen one bad pixel and one unit burnt out after 2 weeks of use.......screen went all white. Tried returning to Sony directly and got a huge run-around from them. After 5 promised ship dates, I final got the...

Oct, 2003

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Dead Pixel


I got a dead pixel right in the middle of the LCD, so when I'm gaming it drives me up the wall. Guess it's time to check with Sony to see if they will repair it. But other than that, has been pretty good

Jul, 2003

Product Specifications

Sony's SDM-HS73P/H Flat Panel LCD with XBRITE display technology creates a new standard of picture quality. The innovative, floating frame design complements any room in your home. Images are crisp and fast-moving whether you're working, playing games or browsing the web. It's simple to set up so you're up and running in no time.

Audio Output

Type: None


Certification:ISO-13406-2, NUTEK, International Energy Star / TCO'03, TCO'99 / TCO99
Compliance industry standards:ISO-13406-2

Dimensions & Weight



Contrast ratio (typical):400:1 / 500:1
Display brightness:250 / 400
Display Diagonal:17
Display number of colors:16.2 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 1024 / 1280 x 960
Display scan frequency (horizontal):28 - 80
Horizontal scan range:28 - 80
Pixel Pitch:0.0104 x 0.0104 / 0.264
Response Time:16 / 20
Surface treatment:Anti Glare / Anti-glare, protective screen coating
Vertical scan range:48 - 75
Viewable size, horizontal:13.3
Viewable size, vertical:10.6
Viewing angle, horizontal:140 / 160
Viewing angle, vertical:120 / 140 / 150 / 160

Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)/Up to 16.2 million colors
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)/Up to 16.2 million colors
Diagonal Size:17in
Diagonal Size (metric):43.2cm
Dot Pitch / Pixel Pitch:0.264mm/0.26mm
Form Factor:Desktop
Image Brightness:250cd/m2/400cd/m2
Image Contrast Ratio:500:1
Image Max H-View Angle:160
Image Max V-View Angle:150/160
Interface:VGA (HD-15)
Max Resolution:1280 x 1024
Response Time:16ms/20ms
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Energy Management

Power consumption (typical):45
Power Management:Energy Star

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Display moving angle:-5° to +30° / 160° / 150°9 (Horz./Vert.) / Tilt/Swivel - -5° ~+20°/–
Display tilt and swivel range:-5° to +30° / 160° / 150°9 (Horz./Vert.) / Tilt/Swivel - -5° ~+20°/–
Plug and Play: Yes
VESA mounting interfaces:75 x 75


Compatibility:Mac / PC/PC
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony HS-Series/Sony SDM

Input Device

Type: None


Color:Black/Black / Silver/Dark blue/Gray/White
Compliant Standards:C-Tick / DDC-2B / EN 60950 / EN55022 / FCC Class B certified / ISO 13406-2 / UL/DDC-2B/DDC-2B / ISO 13406-2 / NUTEK/DDC-2B / Plug and Play


Audio system:N / N/A

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):-5 - 20 / -5 - 30
Operating temperature range (T-T):-5 - 20 / -5 - 30

Other Features

Bundled hardware:AC power cord, HD15 video cable / AC Power Cord, IEC removable type, 1.8m long; HD15 Input Signal Cable, 1.8m long.
Display viewable area (HxV):13.3 x 10.6
Display viewable area HxV:13.3 x 10.6
Power Requirements:100-240 VAC, 50/60Hz
Recommended resolution:1280 x 1024
Speakers and microphone:N
Video in:RGB analog
Viewing Angle:160

Packaging Content

Bundled software:CD-ROM, with files including the User Manual in 10 languages, Utility Files for DOS, MAC and Windows, and a Display Adjustment File / Windows Inf file / Mac Color Sync\nfile and manual on CD-ROM,\nQuick-Start Guide

Ports & interfaces

I/O ports:15-pin D-Sub / HD15-connector / Video input RGB analog HD15


Power consumption (typical):45
Power Management:Energy Star

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty

Video Input

TV Tuner Presence: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:15.9 / 2.36 / 8.46 / 8.5
Height:12.4 / 15.9 / 16.2 / 17.4 / 8.5
Weight:13 / 9.04
Width:14.4 / 17.4 / 8.5