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Sony LMD-1530W

Sony LMD-1530W PC Monitor

15.3" 1280 X 768 LCD Apr 2014
Screen Size Display Resolution Display Type Built-In Speaker Release Date
Since its introduction in 2003, Sony's LMD Series has offered professional monitors in a variety of types and sizes, suitable for applications in the studio and in the field. Building on a long... More
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7 Reasons For

Has a Built-In Speaker

The LMD-1530W has a built-in speaker, which is unusual. Most of the other PC monitors of a similar age and spec to the LMD-1530W do not have a built-in speaker.

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Quite Wide Vertical Viewing Angle

The average vertical viewing angle of PC monitors that have been around for more than two years is 140°, and the vertical viewing angles range from 40° to 180°. At 178 degrees, the LMD-1530W has a fairly wide vertical viewing angle compared to most of the other small monitors that have been available for a similar time to the LMD-1530W.

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Quite Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle

With a horizontal viewing angle of 178 degrees, the LMD-1530W has one of the wider horizontal viewing angles amongst PC screens of this age. The horizontal viewing angles of small monitors that have been available for more than two years range from 40° to 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 150°.

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Two BNC Input Ports

The LMD-1530W is a two BNC input port PC monitor.

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Has One Cable Included

The Sony LMD-1530W has a greater number of cables included than most PC monitors of a similar type and age to it. The most commonly found cable included is VGA, but this cable included is not found on this PC screen. The cables included AC are also found on this Sony flatpanel monitor.

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1280 X 768 Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution of the LMD-1530W is 1280 x 768. That's 4% less resolution than a 1280 x 800 PC screen, which is the most frequently found resolution. Across all PC displays that have been available for more than two years the best resolution is 4096 x 2160 and the worst is 320 x 240.

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Narrow

The narrowest flatpanel monitor that has been available for around the same time as the LMD-1530W is 100mm wide, the widest is 750mm, and the average width is 420mm. At only 372 millimeters, the LMD-1530W is quite narrow compared to most of the other PC monitors of a similar spec and age to the LMD-1530W.

If you would consider a PC monitor with a wider width then you might want to look at the DELL P170S (372.1mm).

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other PC screens of a similar age and spec to the LMD-1530W, the Sony LMD-1530W does not have a built-in camera.

We compared this PC display to all the other flatpanel monitors with a built-in camera and we think the Asus VK207 which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most small monitors that have been around for around the same time as the LMD-1530W are not 3D compatible. The LMD-1530W is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

If you want a flatpanel monitor that is 3D compatible then you might also want to look at the Neovo C-17, or the Samsung SMT-1934 ($383.99).

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

Like most of the other PC screens that are a comparable age to the LMD-1530W, the LMD-1530W does not have an integrated card reader.

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Only 1280 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

The LMD-1530W has a maximum display resolution of 1280 x 768 pixels. That's 25% less display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels.

A 1280 x 768 pixels display resolution is in fact the worst display resolution amongst all PC monitors of this age and type.

Amongst similar types of LCD screen the best display resolution is 1920 x 1200 pixels.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The Sony LMD-1530W has a fairly small display diagonal (only 39 centimeters) compared to most of the other PC monitors of this spec and age. Across all the small monitors that are a similar age to the LMD-1530W the screen sizes range from 8.9cm to 440cm, and the average display diagonal is 48cm.

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Quite Low RMS Rated Audio Power

The lowest RMS rated audio power of small monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the LMD-1530W is 0.5W and the highest is 10W. At only 0.5 Watts, the LMD-1530W has a very low RMS rated audio power compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors that are a comparable age to the LMD-1530W.

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Quite Small Viewable Height

The Sony LMD-1530W has one of the smaller viewable heights (only 200 millimeters) amongst small monitors of this age. The viewable heights of small monitors that have been available for around the same time as the LMD-1530W range from 110mm to 440mm.

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Quite Small Viewable Width

The Sony LMD-1530W has a quite small viewable width (only 334 millimeters) compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of this age and spec. The average viewable width of flatpanel monitors of this age and spec is 380mm.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Sony LMD-1530W

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Sony released the LMD-1530W.

LCD Display Type

The LMD-1530W has an LCD display type which is better than the LED display type found on most small monitors that are a comparable age to it.

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Display Type
Graphics Resolution
Backlight Type
Viewable Height
Viewable Width
Aspect Ratio
Display Colour Count
Vertical Viewing Angle
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Display Diagonal
Display Technology
Supported Number of Colours Display
Ports & Interfaces
BNC Input Port
Composite Video Out Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) Out Port
Multimedia
Built-In Camera
RMS Rated Audio Power
Integrated TV Tuner
Design
Case Colour
Thin Client
Thin Client Installed
Ergonomics
Adjustable Height
VESA Mount Interface
Power
Current Rating
Typical Power Consumption
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Storage Range
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight With Stand
Height With Stand
Depth With Stand
Width With Stand
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $62.00
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Total running cost over 5 years $62.00
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.4 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
11
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 11 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lmd1530, lmd1530w, sony lmd1530, sony lmd1530w
Barcodes 00027242774179

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