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Sony SDM-HS73P

Sony SDM-HS73P
alaScore 85

138 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 138 reviews from magazines and websites.

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 85/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 138 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

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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...

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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.

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Sony SDM-HS73P


Exciting case design, front and back ; preset backlight settings ; display setup utility on CD

Flawed image quality ; no quick access to features from front panel ; printed documentation is limited


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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...

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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.

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


Got this after viewing at Best Buy to replace 19" CRT. Wow! good colors and response. Plays DVDs as good as CRT did. Running this on 1.4 Duron, 512MB SDram, and Gainward GeForce 2 video card. Plays Empire Earth excellent as I am not a hard core...

Great specs, good looking, space saving, and no-brainer plug and play. Works with older systems well

size of bezel but gives a safe way of moving and positioning. Analog out only

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


We are in the business of buying , refurbishing, & reselling used construction equipment. The details produced by this monitor on CATERPILLAREQUIPMENT as well as the color rendition are far superior to 3 others we bought & returned almost immediately....

Color rendition for the used construction equipment we sell is superior to 3 others we bought and returned.The detail showing wear points on this equipment is superior to any others we bought

None for our particular application & utilization

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


When i compare all the 15" 17" LCD in FutureShop.Sony LCD is almost the best.Amazing Color, High Quality, Best look just like Mac's monitor. I recommend this 17" , you must have one.


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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....

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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...

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

Dimensions & Weight


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

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


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

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty

Video Input

TV Tuner Presence: No