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Sony SDM-HS74P

Sony SDM-HS74P
alaScore 85

43 reviews

Jun, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 43 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 85/100 = 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 (

Vision Division


The most recent upgrade to my computing experience was the addition of the Sony SDM-HS74P/S 17” LCD Monitor to co-exist with my Sony computer, and I simply love staring at it. Lighting it up… Out of the box and typically ...

Small footprint - outstanding performance


Mar, 2005

Consumer review (

Sony SDM-HS74P/S (Black, Silver) 17 inch LCD Monitor


Small footprint - outstanding performance


Mar, 2005

Consumer review (

Sony SDM-HS74P (Black, Silver) 17 inch LCD Monitor


Yessir, I decided to take a break from computers. I mean, I have been a computer technician for, let me see, about 13 years now or so. It was time to take a break. I vowed that I would stay with my Windows 98SE system until it was antique or I was ...

sharp, amazing color, brilliant, presets for brightness, slimline, digital/analog options

standing off to side harder to see

Mar, 2005

Consumer review (

Sterling Quality but Pricey


A Flat Screen? Why? Now if you've read this review, you know that one of my other monitors is an Apple Studio display 17" CRT (Triniton). It didn't die. It didn't slowly start sucking. (And no, you ...

Vivid, natural display. Small form factor. Dual inputs. Less heat generated

Not a CRT in terms of quality. Docs. Color unevenness (slight). Made in China

Jan, 2005

Consumer review (

One of the best LCDs I've ever had


As a gamer, I tried to avoid LCDs for my desktop computer. But my CRT was starting to get to old and dark, and my room got very hot in the summer because of it. So I finally decided to get an LCD. Being very picky, I decided to buy a few different 17 ...

Good color accuraccy, very bright, fast response time, has both DVI-D and HD15, best image

Very expensive, dark colors dont look as good as a CRT

Oct, 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


Color of product:Black / Blue / Silver / White

Dimensions & Weight



Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):500:1
Display brightness:250 / 400
Display Diagonal:17
Display number of colors:16.2 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 1024
Display scan frequency (horizontal):28 - 80
Horizontal scan range:28 - 80
Pixel Pitch:0.0104 x 0.0104 / 0.264
Response Time:16
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 / 160

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

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):1
Power consumption (typical):45

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Plug and Play: Yes
Tilt angle:-5 - 20
Tilt angle range:-5 - 20
VESA mounting interfaces:75 x 75


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

Other Features

Display:a-Si TFT, TN
Monitor max. video input bandwidth:135

Ports & interfaces

I/O ports:HD-15 (analog), DVI-D (digital)


Power consumption (standby):1
Power consumption (typical):45

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty

Video Input

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

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:12.6 / 12.8