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Sony SDM-HS74P

Sony SDM-HS74P
alaScore 84

49 reviews

Nov, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 49 reviews of Sony SDM-HS74P. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, 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-HS74P is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Laura Blackwell (

Sony SDM-HS74P


Superb graphics and enticing design make this monitor a winner.

Bright ; Supports both Digital and Analog connections

Limited range of motion

The elegant SDM-HS74P's graphics quality is head and shoulders above the competition, but positioning yourself a proper distance from the screen is key.

Aug, 2004

Expert review by: Laura Blackwell (

SDM-HS74P 17


The Sony SDM-HS74P has the same elegant curves, glassy screen, and cord-concealing back cover as its predecessor, the SDM-HS73, but it also offers a digital input and improved graphics performance. When we tested the SDM-HS74P using its digital video...

If you sit a comfortable distance from the SDM-HS74P its image quality improves. When very close to the screen (12 inches or closer), a few testers noticed a faint grid pattern in solidly colored areas. Most testers quickly adapted to reflections on...

Aug, 2004

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Expert review by: HardwareCentral (

Sony SDM-HS74P Review


Dual inputs; great brightness, contrast, color, and image quality

No pivot or height adjustment; somewhat more vulnerable to reflection or glare than dimmer LCDs

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...

Aug, 2004

Expert review by: Eric Grevstad (

HardwareCentral - Sony SDM-HS74P Review.


In a marketplace packed with 1,280 by 1,024-pixel, 17-inch LCD monitors, the HS74P seems somewhat plain compared to wide-aspect-ratio or pivot-enabled or TV-tuner-equipped models. But if you want one of the brightest, most easy-on-the-eyes displays...

Apr, 2004

Consumer review by: TerryBogardx (

Sony SDM-HS74P


Best monitor I've had to date, LCD or CRT. Super bright picture and great looking colors. Games look really good with it's fast response time (been playing CS & BF2 on it for a while). Wonderful for movies as well, great picture quality. This is just...

Super bright picture, awesome colors, no ghosting, great price

You can barely see a grid when really up close, no problem if you sit at least a foot away from it

Aug, 2005

Consumer review by: macaddict420 (

Sony SDM-HS74P


Another great product from sony. I can even watch HDTV from my DVI out on my satellite receiver. I aslo like having my PC hooked into the hd15 while having my mac utilizing the dvi port and instantly switch back and forth between inputs.

Sits almost anywhere , light as a feather. Great bightness enhancer , as well


Jul, 2005

Consumer review by: Roselvr (

Sony SDM-HS74P


Using a DVI connection and have also used it hooked up to 2 machines at once using both connections. It's very handy to have that analog connection when working on other computers. We looked at many monitors when buying, IMO there weren't any that...

Awesome output from this monitor. Photos look great as do websites I view. I am experiencing no problems what so ever with Word or any text


Apr, 2005

Consumer review by: VALLEYANKEE (

Sony SDM-HS74P


This is one great monitor! I highly recommend this monitor. I am using it on a Mac and the quality is even better than Apple's own monitirs, for a lot less. The style is also really cool and much better than all those drab uncreative monsters you see...

The screen is crisp and so bright i feel like I am getting a tan. The text is clear and I really don't see any blurring or distortion. The outside design is much nicer than most drab designs

A bit low and i wish it could be adjusted higher.. Higher priced than most, but well worth it

Dec, 2004

Consumer review by: pasquale444 (

Sony SDM-HS74P


I did extensive research on available LCDs prior to purchase. I chose this over Planar's PX171M because I could purchase it on the Internet from a reputable company. I was immediately impressed with the brightness and clarity of the display even at the...

Brightness, clarity

Does not pivot

Sep, 2004

Product Specifications

The large viewing area of Sony's HS74P and XBRITE LCD Technology provide you with brilliantly crisp images and unmatched picture quality. The images are sharp whether you are working, playing games or browsing the Web. And with the unique style of Sony, the innovative floating frame design complements any office or room. It's so simple to set up, you can just plug in and get going.

Audio Output

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Color Support:Up to 16.2 million colors
Color Support:Up to 16.2 million colors
Diagonal Size:17in
Diagonal Size (metric):43.2cm
Dot Pitch / Pixel Pitch:0.264mm
Form Factor:Desktop
Image Brightness:400cd/m2
Image Contrast Ratio:500:1
Image Max H-View Angle:160
Image Max V-View Angle:160
Interface:DVI / VGA (HD-15)
Max Resolution:1280 x 1024
Response Time:16ms
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/Sony HS-Series

Input Device

Type: None


Compliant Standards:CE / CSA C22.2 / cUL / DDC-2B / FCC Class B certified / GOST / IC Class B / ISO 13406-2 / Plug and Play / UL / VESA DPMS/DDC-2B / Plug and Play / VCCI Class B ITE

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty

Video Input

Digital Video Standard:Digital Visual Interface (DVI)
TV Tuner Presence: No