Sony F Series Model 500 CRT Monitor
(4 Epinions reviews)
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Oct 1, 2002 by sqchram
Rated a Very Helpful Review
Pros: .22mm pitch in a 21" with excellent display controls.
Cons: Expensive and heavy - not to be carried to LAN parties often.
Summary: I have experience with the Sony GDM-F500 and F520 21" monitors. As an amateur photographer I am quite critical about image quality. I scan my slides in for editing in PhotoShop with a Nikon Coolscan LS-2000.
One statement I'd like to make first: ... read more
May 29, 2002 by gregoryls
Rated a Helpful Review
Pros: .22mm dot pitch and focus to match
Cons: Very Heavy 75Lbs.
Sony warranty(Sony will only send you a refurbished monitor)you pay shipping
Summary: I agree with everything Kweckstorm wrote; except the "soft" description. "Soft" is a tactile, not a visual descriptor.
Sony warranty is useless!
Reading the newsgroups, I have never read one post, from a satisfied Sony F500 ... read more
Sep 18, 2000 by kweckstrom
Rated a Very Helpful Review
Pros: VERY tight dot pitch, great convergence, great focus, wide array of resolution and refresh rate support.
Cons: Expensive, some slight geometry flaws, slightly softer picture over the original F500.
Summary: I was an owner of the original GDM-F500. I ordered the original monitor mail-order, which was a big mistake. One thing i've learned about monitors is that they don't ship well. The apes at UPS have an UNCANNY way of whacking a monitor out of alignment. I ... read more
Express Customer Reviews
Oct 7, 2006 by walterkay
Pros: Great picture
Summary: Reference monitor for color accuracy and resolution. First one had geometry problem out of the box and was exhanged. 2nd lasted 3 years before developing famous SONY excess brightness, visible retrace lines, that plague virtually all SONY monitors. ... read more
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