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Sony LMD-1530W
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Sony LMD-1530W PC Monitor

15.4" 1280 X 768 LCD Jun 2016
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Display Built-In Speaker(s) 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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5 Reasons For

Only Released Seven Months Ago

As one of the newer PC screens, this LCD screen is likely to use more advanced technology.

Has a Built-In Speaker

The Sony LMD-1530W has a built-in speaker, unlike most of the other small monitors that were launched around the same time as the LMD-1530W which do not have a built-in speaker.

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Has One Cable Included

The Sony LMD-1530W has a greater number of cables included than most comparable spec LCD screens that are a similar age to it. The most frequently 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 PC screen.

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1280 X 768 Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution of the LMD-1530W is 1280 x 768. That's over three times the resolution of a 720 x 400 PC screen, which is the most frequently found resolution. Across all PC monitors that were released in the last year the resolution ranges from 480 x 272 to 4096 x 2160.

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Narrow

The LMD-1530W is one of the narrower new comparable spec flatpanel monitors (only 372 millimeters) amongst small monitors of this age. The average width of recently released similar spec PC screens is 420mm, and the widths range from 140mm to 480mm.

PC monitors with a wider width that might be worth considering include the DELL P1917S[plb_3437576_price] (406.4mm), or the Neovo X-15P[plb_3364889_price] (380mm).

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other small monitors that were released in the last year, the Sony LMD-1530W does not have a built-in camera.

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Not 3D Compatible

The LMD-1530W is not 3D compatible. Most of the other comparable spec PC displays that were launched in the last year are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The LMD-1530W does not have an integrated card reader, although keep in mind that most of the other comparable spec PC monitors that were released in the last 12 months also do not have an integrated card reader.

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Only 1280 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

The most display resolution of the Sony LMD-1530W is 1280 x 768 pixels. That's 49% less display resolution than a 1600 x 1200 pixels LCD screen, which is the most common display resolution. Across all flatpanel monitors that are a similar age to the LMD-1530W the display resolution ranges from 1024 x 768 pixels to 2560 x 1600 pixels.

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Very Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle

The LMD-1530W has a quite narrow horizontal viewing angle (only 89 degrees) compared to most of the other small monitors that have been available for a similar time to the LMD-1530W. The horizontal viewing angles of small monitors that have been around for a similar time to the LMD-1530W range from 65° to 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 130°.

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Very Low RMS Rated Audio Power

With an RMS rated audio power of only 0.5 Watts, the LMD-1530W has a fairly low RMS rated audio power compared to most of the other small monitors that have been around for a similar time to the LMD-1530W. The lowest RMS rated audio power of latest similar spec PC displays is 0.5W and the highest is 4W.

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Very Small Viewable Height

The average viewable height of new similar spec PC displays is 260mm, and the viewable heights range from 190mm to 410mm. The LMD-1530W has a quite small viewable height (only 200 millimeters) compared to most of the other small monitors that have been around for around the same time as the LMD-1530W.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

Small monitors that were released in the last 12 months have screen sizes of between 39cm and 50cm. The LMD-1530W has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 39 centimeters) amongst similar spec PC monitors of this age.

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Only One Loudspeaker

The LMD-1530W is a one loudspeaker PC monitor. Most of the other comparable spec PC screens that are a similar age to the LMD-1530W have one loudspeaker.

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Very Small Viewable Width

At only 334 millimeters, the LMD-1530W has a quite small viewable width compared to most of the other LCD screens that have been available for the last year. Recently released PC screens have viewable widths of between 330mm and 650mm, and the average viewable width is 420mm.

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1 Other reason to consider the Sony LMD-1530W

LCD Display Type

The Sony LMD-1530W has an LCD display type which is better than most PC screens that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. Most similar spec LCD screens that have been on the market for a comparable time to it have an LED display type.

If the display type of this PC screen is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the V7 L185V-2E[plb_3537115_price] (LED), or the Asus VS207DF[plb_3904122_price] (LED,LCD).

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Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Display
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Backlight Type
HD Type
HDCP
Viewable Size, Vertical
Viewable Size, Horizontal
Aspect Ratio
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Display Diagonal (metric)
Display Technology
Screen Shape
Display Number of Colours
Ports & Interfaces
BNC Input Ports
Audio Output
Audio Input
Composite Video Out
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Composite Video in
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) Out
AC (power) in
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Design
Colour of Product
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interfaces
VESA Mounting
Stand-By LED
Power LED
On/off Switch
LED Indicators
Power
Current Rating
Power Consumption (max)
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight With Stand
Height (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cables Included
Manual
User Guide On CD-ROM

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony lmd1530, sony lmd1530w, offers lmd1530, offers lmd1530w
Barcodes 00027242774179, 05013493164338

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50% Wider Vertical Viewing Angle
19% Bigger Screen Size
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