Evaluation of the Sony GDM-FW900 16:10 Aspect Ratio, 24-Inch Diagonal Flat Face CRT Color Monitor
NATIONAL INFORMATION DISPLAY LAB PRINCETON NJ
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The Sony GDM-FW900 24 inch, flat face monitor 22.5 viewable area selling price 1999.99 is new both in its flat face CRT and in its improved electronics. It is a color monitor with excellent image quality and features that make it an excellent display device for NIMA Imagery Exploitation Capability workstations. The Sony GDM-FW900 is a distinct improvement, except for halation and linearity, over the previous model Sony GDM-W900Sun Microsystems 365- 1352-01 color monitor that NIDL had certified for WC workstation monoscopic-mode color operation. NIDL rates this color monitor A in monoscopic mode and thereby certifies the 24 inch Sony GDM-FW900 color monitor as being suitable for WC workstations in the monoscopic-mode. NIDL tested the monitor at an addressability of 1920 x 1200 pixels, as would be used in an T IEC W2K PC-based workstation. Our tests show that the monoscopic contrast modulation is excellent and exceeds 48 in Zone A and 38 over the face of the whole CkT, well above the tEC minimum performance values. The reliability of the Sony GDM-FW900 monitor is expected to be excellent it has a limited warranty of 3 years for parts, labor and the CRT. NIOL has used the previous Sony GDM-W900 version of this monitor for several years now without any failures and with continued excellent performance. The 1610 wide aspect ratio and the 24 inch diagonal give the analyst a larger working area than a 21 inch monitor does. The 24 Flat Trinitron CkT wide screen monitor will display up to 2304 x 1440 pixels at 80 Hz. The CRT has a 0.23mm aperture grille pitch at the center increasing to 0.27mm at the edges of the screen. The manufacturer recommended addressability setting is 1920 x 1200 at 85Hz.
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