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Sony CPD-E200 17 in

The Sony Multiscan CPD-E100 and Multiscan CPD-E200 are ideal for the home and small office requiring exceptional image performance without sacrificing...

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Review of "Sony CPD-E200 17 in"

published 10/01/2003 | bungler
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Excellent
Pro Flicker free flatscreen, robust build, crisp images
Cons SVGA cable built in, Two thin black lines
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"Another quality sony"

I have owned the monitor approx 18 months and have the following opinions.
I got this monitor as a package with my Mesh PC when I purchased it and I beleve the price was approx £225 at the time.
Display quality has remained excellent throughout my ownership with no deteriation in the excellent sharpness, colour and contrast. However as other reviewers have pointed out there are 2 thin black horizontal lines which are sometimes visible when you have a white window open (only if you look quite hard). You seem to notice this a lot at first but over time you don't really notice it. Apparently the lines are actually which are part of the digital display helping to reduce flicker. This effect isn't to bad as it is only really visible in word, excell etc. where you have large white spaces (in my case).
Overall build quality is excellent with the plastic casing being made using quite thick plastic with a convieniently placed on/off switch. However one niggle is the video cable which is part of the monitor and can't be unplugged. This is of concern as if it breaks it would have to be re-soldered inside the monitor.
All in all I would say that the monitor is very well designed and the looks of the monitor are still as good as when it was new, unlike some displays which are a little to trendy and date badly. I would not hessitate to reccomend this monitor as a general use monitor due to the robust design and excellent picture.
However the visible lines may make it a poor choice for people who wish to use it specifically for 'office work' where word processing and spreadsheets are used as this is when the effect is most visible.

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  • bungler published 11/01/2003
    Hi, Thanks everyone for the comments. I am still a bit new to this and have edited the review to include price and what type of user should consider the product. Andy
  • sylviesinc published 10/01/2003
    Very technical! If I can gently suggest a bit more info would probably get you higher ratings. For instance, you don't say whether its horribly expensive or not(I have a flat monitor but it came with my PC)sylvie
  • trickster published 10/01/2003
    hi ya - sorry about rating but does need to be much more detailed.
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Product Information : Sony CPD-E200 17 in

Manufacturer's product description

The Sony Multiscan CPD-E100 and Multiscan CPD-E200 are ideal for the home and small office requiring exceptional image performance without sacrificing value or reliability. It's perfect for everything from spreadsheets and finely detailed graphic presentations to browsing the Internet and gaming. The virtually flat, high-resolution FD Trinitron CRT combined with a variable 0.24-0.25mm aperture grille pitch, and precise, convenient on-screen digital controls, allow the CPD-E100 and CPD-E200 to perform at a level that will set a new benchmark for your expectations of clarity and color. To provide superior contrast and grayscale performance, both displays feature a high-contrast black coating. This coating, coupled with the displays' vertically flat screens, also help cut glare and washout caused by ambient light. And that reduces eyestrain. Sony's DisplayMouse menu control makes this premier SOHO display one of the easiest to set up, adjust and - in the unlikely event that there's a problem - troubleshoot. Users can quickly take advantage of everything the CPD-E100 and CPD-E200 have to offer.

Product Details

Product Description: Sony CPD-E200 - CRT monitor - 17"

Device Type: CRT monitor - 17"

Aspect Ratio: 4:3

Native Resolution: 1600 x 1200 at 60 Hz

Pixel Pitch: 0.24 mm

Input Connectors: VGA , RGB

Colour: White

Dimensions (WxDxH): 40.4 cm x 41.9 cm x 41.4 cm, 40 cm x 42 cm x 41 cm

Weight: 20 kg

Environmental Standards: ENERGY STAR Qualified

Compliant Standards: Plug and Play, FCC Class B certified, MPR II, CSA, UL, TUV, DHHS, EN 60950, EN55022, ISO 9241, TCO '99

Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year warranty

General

MPN: CPD-E200, CPD-E200E

Display Type: CRT monitor / CRT

Diagonal Size: 17"

Viewable Size: 16"

CRT Type: FD Trinitron - aperture grille

Aspect Ratio: 4:3

Native Resolution: 1600 x 1200 at 60 Hz

Pixel Pitch: 0.24 mm

Vertical Refresh Rate: 120 Hz

Horizontal Refresh Rate: 85 kHz

Factory Preset Resolution Modes: 640 x 480 / 60 Hz ¦ 640 x 480 / 85 Hz ¦ 720 x 400 / 70 Hz ¦ 800 x 600 / 85 Hz ¦ 832 x 624 / 75 Hz ¦ 1024 x 768 / 75 Hz ¦ 1024 x 768 / 85 Hz ¦ 1280 x 1024 / 75 Hz ¦ 1600 x 1200 / 60 Hz

Colour Temperature: 9300K, 5000K

Controls & Adjustments: Colour temperature , power on/off, contrast, brightness, reset settings

On-Screen Controls: Contrast, brightness, H/V-position, H/V-size, pincushion distortion, pin-balance, H/V-moire, degauss, language select, OSD-position, colour temperature selection, zoom, convergence, rotation, help display

Colour: White

Dimensions (WxDxH): 40.4 cm x 41.9 cm x 41.4 cm, 40 cm x 42 cm x 41 cm

Weight: 20 kg

Connectivity

Connections: 1 x display / video - VGA - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15) - 1

Miscellaneous

Cables Included: 1 x display cable

Compliant Standards: Plug and Play, FCC Class B certified, MPR II, CSA, UL, TUV, DHHS, EN 60950, EN55022, ISO 9241, TCO '99

Rack Mounting Kit: Not available

Power

Power Supply: Internal

Voltage Required: AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )

Power Consumption Operational: 120 Watt

Power Consumption Stand by / Sleep: 15 Watt

Software / System Requirements

Included Software: Drivers & Utilities

OS Required: Microsoft Windows 95 / 98

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support: 1 year warranty

Service & Support Details: Limited warranty - parts and labour - 1 year - carry-in

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature: 10 °C

Max Operating Temperature: 40 °C

Humidity Range Operating: 10 - 80%

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