Sony today announced the SDM-V72W, a new 17-inch multi-function flat panel display that it says is ideal for gaming, computer use or use as a home entertainment monitor for a DVD player. The company is billing it as the first of what will be a series of “Personal Entertainment Displays,” or PEDs.
The new display is billed as Mac and PC compatible, along with the ability to handle up to four external devices (specific details about input jacks were not available). It includes a remote control that enables you to switch between input sources. The display can swivel 150 degrees horizontally and 120 degrees vertically.
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The SDM-V72W sports a 16:9 aspect ratio and can display 16.2 million colors. When working with a computer it features a native aspect ration of 1280 x 768 pixels. The new PED has a 22 ms response time, fast enough for gamers and movie viewers who want a display that’s free of trailing and ghosting, according to Sony. It also features a 500:1 contrast ration and 450cd/m(2) luminance. Integrated stereo speakers are included, and if you’re using the display in a shared environment where privacy or silence is important, it also includes a headphone jack.
Weighing in at about 13 pounds, the SDM-V72W can be mounted on a wall, if you prefer. User-adjustable wide-screen and picture settings enable you to scale and position images depending on the input signal and your own personal preferences; as well as adjusting hue, sharpness and contrast.
Sony said the SDM-V72W would ship to retail outlets beginning today with an estimated price of about $1,000. Consumers should be able to get more info or order the system from
Sonystyle.com, although specific details about the monitor were not available as MacCentral posted this article.