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Sony SDM-S204

Sony SDM-S204
alaScore 84

32 reviews

Aug, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 reviews from magazines and websites.

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(Based on 32 reviews)

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony SDM-S204

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of Sony SDM-S204 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Monitors on Amazon.com.

60% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sony SDM-S204/B 20.1" LCD Monitor

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Sony SDM-S204

 

And an investment it is. At 20 inches or bigger, LCD prices can cost up to several thousand dollars. Our roundup tries to ease the pinch in your wallet by bringing you 20-inch or bigger monitors that all cost under $1,000. The LG Flatron L2013P...

Excellent image quality with digital signal. Digital and analog connectors

Some flaws with analog-signal images. Front-panel controls are limited

The SDM-S204 is an attractive monitor at an attractive price. It is not perfect, and has some minor flaws in analog images that may be of concern in some applications, but average users will appreciate its wide viewing-angle performance and clean design.

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Sony SDM-S204

 
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Sony SDM-S204 review

 

Sony's SDM-S204 suffers from a lack of features and middling performance. There making other, less expensive, displays better value

Thin bezel ; Nice design

Mediocre image quality ; Limited adjustability ; Expensive

The Sony SDM-S204 comes with a three-year limited warranty that covers all materials and workmanship against defects. Drivers, manuals, a knowledge base and access to tech-support email are all available on Sony's Web site

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beautiful

 

What a great display. Games look beautiful in 1600 x 1200. No ghosting that i can see in Bf2. Came with no dead pixels. Couldn't be happier. Thanks newegg

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Inconsistent Brightness

 

I am not happy with this monitor. The brightness is inconsistent across the screen. If a dark background is displayed, the color is "patchy". That is, I can see light colored sections on the screen. Granted this is not an issue with a lighter colored...

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Super Image, No Dead Pixils

 

awesome picture, lots of displaying tweaking options, and no dead pixils. Cable management is also elegant. I got my mac hooked up to the vga and my pc to the dvi, the switch works great! My third LCD I have owned, and this is the best!

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SONY SDM-S204/B Black 20.1" 25ms LCD Monitor 250 cd/m2 500:1

 

Great monitor GREAT monitor! Crisp and bright image looks beautiful running all my games and DVDs. My next investment will be a TV tuner so I can take advantage of this wonderful screen and use it for video games and television. It arrived only 2 days...

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ILikeIt

 

Hey, remember a couple of years ago and you couldn't touch one at twice this price? I don't need portrait mode- can get two portrait pages (open book style) on this screen just fine. I also don't do video gaming all the time- but this screen seems to...

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Double your pleasure

 

As a multimedia artist and developer, with palette heavy applications like Photoshop or Illustrator, or timeline based programs like Flash or FinalCut, screen space is always at a premium. I've used a 17" dual monitor configuration for years and can't...

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SONY SDM-S204/B Black 20.1" 25ms LCD Monitor 250 cd/m2 500:1

 

Incredible. That is best word to describe it. The monitor is exceptional, but what do you expect from Sony. They are the electronic's guru. Then there is the newegg experience and they live up to that again. As usual it came in a day ealier than stated...

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Product Specifications

With a high resolution panel and a super-thin black bezel design, Sony has created the SDM-S204 display to facilitate high-demand engineering and desktop publishing applications. The new 20-inch (20.0-inch viewable image size) LCD (liquid crystal display) model features a 1600 x 1200 resolution that makes images vivid and text clear on a screen that has ample space for working on more than one program at the same time. With capacity for multiple digital and analog connections, users can easily switch from one computer to another enhancing productivity while taking up less desktop space. Even if the only desktop space available is the size of a phone, the new SDM-S204 model will fit in that area with its small footprint. (The display also has the option to be wall mounted.) Once in place, the ErgoStand design makes it easy to adjust in ergonomically friendly ways for comfortable and safe viewing angles. To maximize brightness, the display comes with Sony's ErgoBright technology, which can be easily adjusted with no loss of contrast or color fidelity. This is especially important for color critical applications, such as those required by architects, designers and engineers. The display's one-touch luminance adjustment makes it easy to set personal settings and also saves energy.

Audio Output

Type:None/Speaker(s)

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:8.6in/9.2in
Height:17.1in/17.4in/17.6in
Weight:16.8lbs/17lbs
Width:17.3in/17.6in

Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:18.1in/20.1in
Diagonal Size (metric):46cm/51.1cm
Dot Pitch / Pixel Pitch:0.255mm/0.28mm
Form Factor:Desktop
Image Brightness:200cd/m2/250cd/m2
Image Contrast Ratio:300:1/500:1
Image Max H-View Angle:+80 / -80/170/176
Image Max V-View Angle:+80 / -80/170/176
Interface:DVI / VGA (HD-15)
Max Resolution:1280 x 1024/1600 x 1200
Response Time:16ms/25ms
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC/PC
Manufacturer:Sony
Model:SDM-M81/SDM-S204/SDM-S204B/SDM-S204EB
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony/Sony STYLEPRO

Input Device

Type: None

Miscellaneous

Color:Black/Gray
Compliant Standards:C-Tick / CSA / DDC-1 / DDC-2B / DEMKO / EN 60950 / EN 61000-3-2 / EN55022 / EPA Energy Star / FCC Class B certified / FEMKO / IEC950 / ISO 13406-2 / ISO 9241 / MPR II / NEMKO / Plug and Play / SEMKO / TCO '99 / UL 1950 / VCCI Class B ITE / TCO 99/CE / CSA C22.2 / cUL / DDC-2B / GOST / ISO 13406-2 / ISO 9241-3 / ISO 9241-8 / MEEI / PCBC / SIQ / TCO '03 / TUV Ergo / TUV GS / UL / VESA DPMS / TCO 03/TCO '03 / TCO 03/TCO '99 / TCO 99

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty

Video Input

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