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Sony GDM-FW900 Flat Widescreen 24" FD Trinitron CRT Monitor

by Sony

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  • 22.5-inch viewable screen
  • 2,304 x 1,440 maximum resolution
  • 0.27-millimeter dot pitch
  • PC and Macintosh compatible
  • Virtually flat viewing surface
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Product Manual [2.98mb PDF]
  • Shipping Weight: 107.8 pounds
  • Shipping: This item can only be shipped to the 48 contiguous states. We regret it cannot be shipped to APO/FPO, Hawaii, Alaska, or Puerto Rico.
  • ASIN: B00004YNSR
  • Item model number: GDMFW900
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #63,513 in Computers & Accessories (See Top 100 in Computers & Accessories)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: June 4, 2002

Product Description

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If you are a professional in CAD or other graphics, you need to get the most out of your monitor: the best image quality, reliability, and all the extras you can ask for. With the GDM-FW900 24-inch CRT (cathode-ray tube) monitor for Mac and PC, Sony has gone all out to bring you everything that you need. A 160 Hz refresh rate and 2,304 x 1,440 maximum resolution will satisfy any professional, while the 24-inch screen (20.5-inch viewable) provides 21 percent more display area than 21-inch monitors.

Digital Multiscan and Active Signal Correction (ASC) technologies help ease setup, while onscreen controls make adjustments a snap. The flatness of the screen, Sony's Enhanced Elliptical Correction System, and 0.25-0.28mm aperture grille pitch combine to bring you superior image quality. A USB hub for easy hookup to peripherals, an Accurate Image Restoration feature that resets your screen to its original brightness and contrast settings, and a three-year parts and labor warranty provide further enticement. If you demand high-end performance, the GDM-FW900 more than provides it.


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If you want the best and don't mind dropping the dough, this is your best bet.
Robert ONeal
The display is perfectly flat and the extra width means it is perfect for viewing double pages side-by-side.
Wonderwallz
The picture quality is superior to anything I have seen, including the Apple 22" and NEC 21".
P. Scott Pope

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41 of 41 people found the following review helpful By --don on November 2, 2001
This monitor has to be seen to be believed. An awesome screen measuring 13" by 19" comes to life as you fire up this beast. The screen resolution, clarity, brightness and staggering scale absolutely blows away my former 21" monitors, which simply don't hold a candle to this monstrosity. The superlatives are inadequate to describe what a pleasure this monitor is, as I type out these words.
I am an avid computer gamer and beta-tester, as well as a writer, a pre-law student and a paralegal. I went through a large volume of research before settling on this monitor to replace my aging NEC 21" MultiSync P1150 monitor, which had served me well for several years. Possessing nearly the image size of the 27" television in my bedroom, this monitor is well suited for work or play. I can work on two 8x11 word documents side by side at the same time, and movies, games, trailers, all come to crisp, mind-blowing life. You can actually watch DVDs in their original 16x9 movie theatre format, and if you've seen Sony's WEGA flat-screen televisions, this monitor is cut from the same mold. Featuring a fine dot pitch of .23 in the center, the entire image is very clear and without distortion, even at the edges. Viewing regular web pages and my desktop in the unusual 16x10 format is not as distracting as it sounds at first, and having the extra screen real estate is much appreciated (nearly twice the area of a 21" monitor and almost three times that of a 17"). In short, while heavy (92 pounds) and expensive, I think it is worth every penny. This monitor will allow you to play games such as Quake III and Klingon Academy at 2048 x 1536, a mind-boggling, staggering resolution if there ever was one.
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100 of 113 people found the following review helpful By Justin Fletcher on August 12, 2004
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At the risk of being that guy who comes in and pulls down the rating of a product that everyone else loves and gives "This suxors!" as a reason, I must relate my tale of woe. I will go into more detail than the normal dimwitted party pooper.

Witness the death of a dream. Three years ago, I took the plunge and bought the truly awe-inspiring Sony GDM-FW900 monitor: 24 inches of viewing goodness, 16:10 widescreen ratio, flat screen, and a Trinitron tube. Bliss! The admission price was a hefty $2300, but I couldn't imagine needing or wanting another monitor for at least five years, maybe more!

The honeymoon was out of a dimestore romance. I had the brains, she had the looks, and together we made a lovely couple. Widescreen movies and gaming (in those titles that supported it) was intoxicating. Carrying her mammoth-like girth over my third-floor threshold nearly killed me (literally), but otherwise we had the makings of a solid, long-lasting relationship.

Then came the blues. Sadness and heartache, yes, but, more importantly, a blue cast that crept into the image about eight months from purchase. No amount of tweaking the color calibration controls could remove it. Changing cards, cables, and computers proved futile. Over the next year, the problem worsened, with blacks growing lighter and lighter.

Finally, after playing Fade to Blue, Blue and White, and Bluehawk Down, I called Sony for a replacement. Still under warranty, I said. Refurbished units only, Sony said. You've got to be kidding, I said. Read the fine print, Sony said. Within a week, the refurbished model arrived at my door.
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Wonderwallz on October 24, 2000
This is one of the very best monitors availibe in the market today. It has Sony's "Wide Aspect Display" technology riding on a 22.5" (viewable area) FD Trinitron CRT.
The display is perfectly flat and the extra width means it is perfect for viewing double pages side-by-side. I myself work a lot on CAD/CAM drawings (and watch the occasional movie!). The monitor has some of the highest refresh rates (80Hz at 2304 x 1440)and possibly the sharpest images I have ever seen.
It also has a USB hub in the back and that means that I can plug in my printer, mouse and keyboard directly to it. No more shuffling around the back of my CPU!
All in all a great buy. The only downside is the price. But if you can afford it, dont think twice!
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By P. Scott Pope TOP 1000 REVIEWER on March 18, 2003
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I purchased the Sony GDM FW900 as part of the ultimate personal computer, which would double as a business and entertainment machine. The picture is INCREDIBLE. The picture quality is superior to anything I have seen, including the Apple 22" and NEC 21".
There is one problem, however, size. It weighs 95lbs dry and is very deep. Moreover, I have not had any luck finding a graphics board or drivers that go up to 2304 x 1440. Yet, the 1920 x 1200 is still pretty incredible.
There are two items besides size and quality, that really make this a profession piece of equipment. First, there is a nice cylindrical control panel (must see to understand) and the use of a profession five BNC video cable. The latter seems to improve image quality (not exactly sure why besides the shielding).
While the monitor is targeted to engineers and researchers, it makes an excellent piece of entertainment hardware that can be used to watch DVDs and HDTV signals.
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