LCD Video Monitors
Angeles Area, San Francisco Area, San Diego Area, Las Vegas
Sony Professional 23 inch LCD Monitor
Features of LMD-230
- High brightness and high contrast.
- Lightweight and thin.
- Complying with the VESA standard,
LMD-230W can easily be mounted on a wall or from a ceiling. With the
optional monitor stand, LMD-230 can be neatly laid out on the desk.
And with the stand, the monitor can be tilted and the height can be
adjusted to another conventional CRT monitor.
- Multi-format Engine Unit for LCD
monitors LMD-230W for broadcasters.
- Two-piece LCD monitor consisting of
LCD monitor unit and signal-processing unit enables easy
- SDI signals, HDSDI, PC and analog
component signals can be accepted when an optional input adaptor is
Flat Panel Design with Separate
LUMA Series monitors have been designed to make installation as easy
and as flexible as possible. They consist of
extremely thin and lightweight LCD displays, and a highly advanced
signal-processing unit (Multiformat Engine Unit
(MEU-WX1)) that can accept almost any type of HD or SD input format.
This ‘separate unit’ approach not only allows
the LCD display to be made as thin and as lightweight as possible, but
it also allows flexible placement of monitor
controls and interface connectors. The LCD display and Multiformat
Engine Unit are connected via a single multi-pin
cable*, up to 10 meters long (optional), which avoids having multiple
cables hanging from the LCD displays themselves.
The optional SU-558 monitor stand has a biaxial joint in its neck
assembly, allowing the LCD displays to be positioned at
various heights and tilt angles – meeting a wide range of application
Superb Picture Performance
Sophisticated I/P Conversion using X-Algorithm Handling interlace
signals with LCD monitors can be a difficult
task, but with the LUMA Series, this concern is a thing of the past.
This is because they combine sophisticated I/P
conversion with Sony’s original X-Algorithm technology to obtain the
best results for both static and moving areas of the
picture. With conventional LCD monitors, interlace signals are
displayed on the progressive LCD pixel array by combining
two adjacent picture fields into one picture frame. Since each frame
is formed by two fields, this method is effective for
static areas of the image, but it can often result in jagged shape
noise along the oblique direction of fast-moving
objects. To avoid this, the LUMA Series uses a picture adaptive Still
Mode and Motion Mode in the I/P conversion process. By
comparison of the pixels in the proceeding and following fields, the
I/P conversion will operate in either Still or Motion
Mode. For pixels where motion is not detected, the I/P conversion will
simply copy pixels from the proceeding field to
create the absent scanning line. In contrast, when motion is detected,
picture frames are created from interlace signals on a field basis by
interpolating every other line. Sony’s innovative X-Algorithm
technology intelligently compares the pixels above, below, and in the
diagonal direction of the moving picture part, and then inserts a
natural scanning line. The direct result of this adaptive I/P
conversion is much smoother image reproduction for pictures both in
the still and moving areas.
AR-Coated Protection Panel
The LCD panels of the LUMA Series use a robust AR-coated protection
layer, which minimizes the chance of scratching
the panel during transportation. The AR coating has two unique
characteristics: it provides a high transmission rate of
the internal light source to keep the picture as bright as possible,
while keeping reflection from ambient light to a
minimum. As a result, when used in bright lighting conditions, high
contrast is still maintained even in dark areas
of the picture – a clear benefit over CRT monitors. Excellent
Brightness and Contrast While conventional LCD monitors can tend to be
dark, the LUMA Series provides high-brightness and high-contrast
images by use of super-wide aperture LCD panels. In
addition, the use of precisely manufactured RGB color filters allows
these monitors to reproduce colors with stunning
depth and saturation – creating highly natural images. Wide Viewing
Angle The LCD panels used in the LUMA Series have a wide viewing angle
of 170 degrees, horizontally and vertically, with minimal reduction in
picture contrast. This allows images to be
viewed from various positions and angles.
Multi-Format Signal Support
LUMA Series monitors are designed for operations today, and for DTV
operations tomorrow. The MEU-WX1 can accept
almost any SD or HD video format, both analog and digital. These
include composite NTSC and PAL, component 480/60I
and 575/50I, progressive 480/60P and 576/50P, and high-definition
1080/50I, 1080/60I, and 720/60P. The MEU-WX1
can also accept 1080/24PsF and 1080/25PsF. The MEU-WX1 comes equipped
with typical analog interfaces
as standard, including composite (NTSC/PAL), component (525/625), RGB,
and Y/C* 1. Digital interfaces are offered as
optional boards to meet budgetary and user needs. To keep the unit
compact in size (1RU high), the analog
inputs share the same four BNC connectors, which all provide
loop-through capability. The MEU-WX1 additionally accepts input from
various types of analog computer signals. With its high-performance
scan converter, it can accept input signals from VGA to SXGA* 2.
Advanced Marker Settings
The LUMA Series can display various area markers, including a center
marker, aspect markers, and a safety zone marker. The
brightness of these markers can be selected from three different
levels, white, gray, and dark gray. What’s more, users can select
either a black or gray matte to fill the outer area of the aspect
markers. These flexible marker controls, together with the choice of
many different aspect markers, make the LUMA Series an extremely
convenient display device for a variety of shooting scenarios – from
standard video acquisition to digital cinematography.
MultiSync LCD2335WXM 23" LCD
Monitor w/ TV Tuner
||Audio - Line Out,
Audio - RCA,
Video - 15 pin High-Density D-shell (VGA),
Video - 24 pin DVI-D,
Video - 4 pin mini-DIN (S-Video),
Video - RCA Composite Video
||1280 x 768
||1280 x 768
|Refresh Rate at Max
||Audio - Line Out,
Audio - RCA,
Video - 15 pin High-Density
Video - 24 pin DVI-D,
Video - 4 pin mini-DIN (S-Video),
Video - RCA Composite Video
||Built-in TV Tuner,
Picture in Picture,
20 inch data/video by Dell
The 2001FP's Dell design combines style and functionality. Sitting on a
stable, silver, semicircular base, its slim, black bezel adds only
three-quarters of an inch to the top and the sides of the display
and one inch along the bottom. The 2001FP is highly adjustable,
too: it swivels smoothly 45 degrees to each side, tilts 20 degrees
backward and 5 degrees forward, and the telescoping neck adds
about five inches of height. The push of a button releases the
panel from the neck, which makes the 2001FP easy to store,
transport, or connect to a VESA wall- or arm-mount. And as we've
come to expect from larger LCDs, the 2001FP pivots from Landscape
to Portrait mode, making legal-size documents and Web pages easier
to view. Unfortunately, you'll have to download pivot software
from Dell's Web site; we wish it had come bundled with the
display. The onscreen menus are fairly easy to control using three
small adjustment buttons on the lower right of the bezel; a fourth
button selects the signal input.
A true multimedia display, the 2001FP has loads of connections.
It's compatible with PCs and Macs and accepts both analog and
digital video signals (unfortunately, you can't adjust the
contrast and some other image settings when connected via the
digital video interface). Tube watchers can take advantage of the
2001FP's picture-in-picture capabilities by connecting additional
video sources, say, a camcorder, via its composite and S-Video
inputs. The display also sports four downstream USB 2.0 ports--two
on one side and two in back--useful for connecting a joystick, a
keyboard, or any other USB-driven peripheral. A pliable silver
loop on the back is big enough to corral a handful of cables.
The 2001FP generally scored well in CNET's image-quality tests.
Text looked sharp in documents and spreadsheets and on Web pages.
However, we found some bumps and spots in blocks of colors, and
there were minor flaws in some of our grayscale tests. In our
informal video-motion tests, the 2001FP didn't perform noticeably
better than the other LCDs we've tested, despite its 16ms
pixel-response time; although the streaking and ghosting was not
egregious, there was detectable noise and some degradation of fine
detail. Still, such flaws are present on all LCDs to some degree,
and the 2001FP's image quality should satisfy most users.
Display type Flat panel display: TFT active matrix
Display (projector) diagonal size 20.1 in
Viewable screen size 20.1 in
Width 17.6 in
Depth 9.7 in
Height 18 in
Weight 18.7 lbs
Max resolution 1600 x 1200
Dot pitch 0.255 mm
Image brightness 250
Display (projector) image contrast ratio 400:1
Max vertical view angle +88 / -88
Max horizontal view angle +88 / -88
Max sync rate (V x H) 76 Hz x 80 KHz
Input device type None
Digital video standard Digital Visual Interface (DVI)
Analog video signal RGB, S-Video, Composite video
Power consumption operational 90 Watt
Operational power consumption (standby) 3 Watt
Built-in devices USB hub
standard means a hole pattern on the back of the monitor: 3"x3"
or 4"x4" (75mm x 75mm or 100mm x 100mm). The diameter of the
screws are 4 mm. Many LCD monitor manufacturers worldwide agreed
on the VESA standard - a major accomplishment. The four holes
may be centered or are located on the lower edge of the monitor.
With some models you might have to remove the original stand (if
the electronic is not located in the foot) before you will see
the 4 holes. VESA standard for monitor mounting mentioned above
refers to LCD monitors, also called flat panel monitors or flat
screen monitors. For plasma screens there is a new hole pattern
- 200mm x 200 mm.
monitors come with the VESA standard hole pattern, but there are
some exceptions. We have compiled
monitor mount reference charts where you can find all common
LCD monitors manufacturers, a listing by flat panel model
numbers, including information if the particular LCD monitor is
compliant with VESA standard as described above.
the term, VESA standard, mean?
stands for Video
This is an international non-profit corporation, which
represents more than 100 corporate members worldwide. VESA
supports and sets industry-wide interface standards for the PC,
workstation, and computing environments. VESA promotes and
develops timely, relevant, open standards for the display and
display interface industry, ensuring interoperability and
encouraging innovation and market growth. For more detailed
Guide to renting Monitors
often, audio visual needs end up at the bottom of a meeting
planners' list. You have a speaker to line up, an audience to
gather, materials to create, and a host of details from meals to
sleeping rooms to worry about. But if the wrong equipment comes
in, you find out in a hurry how important it is.
Still, planning for the av does not have to be a complex
task. Your rental supplier should be able to do most of the work
for you. We need only a few basic pieces of information to
make sure your meeting comes off without a hitch.
A checklist for meetings that include computer projection.
Most meetings today involve a computer at some point. This is
what you need to know in advance if you will be renting
equipment to display computer graphics.
- What kind of computer will you be using? IBM compatible,
Macintosh, or something else? If it's an iMac, be sure to
mention that to your rental supplier, because their
requirements are different than other computers.
- What is the computer's resolution? SVGA is 800 x 600, XGA
is 1024 x 768, SXGA 1280 x 1024, and UXGA 1600 x 1200.
- If you need to show a workstation–or any other computer
that's not VGA, SVGA, XGA, SXGA or Macintosh–what is its
horizontal scan rate?
- If you're using a laptop, make sure you know how to
activate its monitor output. (Newer laptops can be programmed
in the windows setup to have the monitor output activated at
all times. Others might have a command such as Function-F5 to
activate the monitor output. Be sure to try this before your
- Will you be showing a video? Then you will need a monitor
that has a video feature like the Dell above
- Will you be using transparencies? You will
need a visual presenter. Elmo
- Will you be using slides?
- How big is the room you'll be using?
- How many people will be attending the meeting?
- Is darkening the room possible? If possible, would it be a
problem for your meeting to do so?
Types of equipment
Once you've gathered the above information, there are still a
few choices you'll end up making that will affect the quality of
the image you get and the cost of your rental. The most
important is the type of computer display device you'll use.
Large screen monitors
Generally, if only a handful of people will be present, 30" to
42" monitor is your best bet. If the impression you make is
especially important, you may want to consider a plasma monitor,
which is a flat-screen display, usually 42" or 50" diagonal.
Either way, a monitor has excellent resolution and you will not
have to darken your meeting room.
If you need to accommodate 10 people or more and especially if
color graphics, brightness and contrast are important to you,
you'll want an LCD projector. We have projectors for different
screen sizes, brightness and resolutions available for rental to
accommodate any specific application. If you need to travel, you
can rent a projector that weighs from 5 to 10 pounds. If you
need to keep room lights on or expect a large audience, we can
provide projectors up to 5,000 ANSI lumens in brightness.
Screen and sound
Your last decisions involve the size and type of screen and the
sound system you'll use. For a large meeting, selection of
either can be complex. Room size and conditions, seating
arrangements and factors such as lighting, acoustics, and the
types of other equipment you are using all affect what you need.
Your best bet is to get an expert involved, and such
advice is available at no charge.
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