Sony PVMA170 17" Professional OLED Production Monitor

Product #17001
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Sony PVMA170 17" Professional OLED Production Monitor

Product #17001 | SKU PVMA170
Usually ships in 2 - 3 weeks

Product Features
  • 16.5" / 42 cm Diagonal Screen Size
  • 10-Bit OLED with 1920 x 1080 Resolution
  • 3G-SDI, HDMI, and Composite Inputs
  • Loop-Through Output for Both SDI Inputs
  • 89° Angle of View at >10:1 Contrast
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The Sony PVMA170 17" Professional OLED Production Monitor is suitable for both field and studio use. It features a 16.5" / 42 cm diagonal OLED panel with a native resolution of 1920 x 1080. Because of the OLED technology employed, each pixel can be switched completely off--unlike typical LCD displays--for a much closer approximation of true black. It can be connected to standard and high-definition video sources via SDI or HDMI, as well as analogue standard-definition sources through composite.

The PVMA170 features two SDI inputs with a loop-through out that support 3G-SDI, HD-SDI, and SD-SDI signals at resolutions up to 1080p60. In addition, 24 fps is supported, including 23.98p, 23.98PsF, 24p native, and 24PsF. It features an HDMI input that supports 1080p60, 24p, 23.98p, standard definition, and several computer resolutions. A composite input with loop-through output provides connectivity for standard-definition analogue devices, and is paired with a 3.5mm stereo mini jack audio input. A front panel 3.5mm headphone jack allows users to monitor embedded audio locally, and there is also a 1W built-in speaker.

Two Ethernet ports provide connectivity for serial and parallel remotes. Many third-party options can be used, as well as the separately-sold Sony BKM-15R and BKM-16R. The monitor includes a removable desktop stand, and is compatible with standard VESA 100 x 100mm mounting hardware.

In addition to taking 100 to 240 VAC power, the PVMA170 features a 4-pin XLR DC input. This allows it to be field-powered using a 12 VDC source, such as a professional video battery system.

Key Features

Display Features

  • Unlike many alternative display technologies, the OLED panel used in the PVMA170 features the ability to turn each pixel completely off, so no luminance signal is added to parts of the image recorded as black
  • Designed to provide a wide colour gamut with accurate colour reproduction throughout the luminance range of the picture
  • The gray-to-gray switching of the PVMA170 is faster than comparable LCD-based displays. This helps eliminate ghosting, motion blur (that is not naturally part of the scene), and other artefacts that reduce image quality
  • Provides better off-axis viewing than many LCD-based alternatives, allowing users to accurately evaluate the image even if positioned off to the side. It features an 89° viewing angle in all directions, while the contrast ratio remains above 10:1.
  • The PVMA170's I/P conversion system delivers automatically optimised signal processing per the input signal format, with a latency of less than 0.5 fields. This helps ensure fast-moving images stay in sync with the audio

On-Screen Display (OSD)

  • Provides a built-in waveform and vectorscope display so users do not have to rely on dedicated equipment. Both displays can be magnified from 0 to 20% for detailed analysis, and within the waveform display the Line Select feature allows for a specific portion of the image to be isolated. Level metres for two channels of embedded audio may also be displayed alongside the waveform or vectorscope
  • To aid camera focus operation, an aperture level adjustment displays images with sharpened edges (peaking) displayed in user-selectable colours (white, red, green, blue, or yellow), for increased visibility
  • Embedded audio levels can be displayed as stereo pairs or individual mono channels. Up to 16 channels can be selected at once
  • OSD can display EIA 608 and EIA 708 captions
  • Additional OSD features include a tally overlay, video format overlay, and an on-screen menu system

General Features

  • The PVMA170 is 40% slimmer than the previous generation and weighs in at 4.2 kg. In addition, a handle is built into the back to simplify transport
  • The connectors do not protrude from the back of the monitor, helping ensure they will not be damaged during transport or if the monitor is laid flat


Monitor Type 10-bit OLED
Screen Size 16.5" / 42 cm
Viewable Area 366 x 206 mm
Resolution 1920 x 1080
Aspect Ratio 16:9 native (4:3 supported)
Viewing Angles (Typical) Up/Down/Left/Right: 89°/89°/89°/89°
Contrast: >10:1
Inputs 2 x SDI on BNC female
1 x HDMI, with HDCP support
1 x Composite on BNC female
1 x Analogue audio on stereo 3.5 mm mini jack
Outputs 2 x SDI loop-through out on BNC female
1 x Composite loop-through out on BNC female
1 x Analogue audio on 3.5 mm mini jack
1 x Headphone on 3.5 mm mini jack
1 x 1.0 W speaker
Remote Control 1 x Parallel remote port on RJ45 connector
1 x Serial remote port on RJ45 connector

Supports optional BKM 15R and/or BKM 16R remotes (sold separately)
SDI Standards 3G-SDI (SMPTE 425M), HD-SDI (SMPTE 292M), SD-SDI (SMPTE 259M)
Supported Resolutions SDI:
1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 60i / 24p / 23.98p
24PsF, 23.98PsF
1280 x 720 @ 60 or 50 Hz
720 x 576 @ 50i
720 x 480 @ 60i

1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 60i / 24p / 23.98p
1360 x 768
1280 x 720 @ 60 or 50 Hz
1280 x 1024 / 768
720 x 576 @ 50i
720 x 480 @ 60i
640 x 480 - for computer sources

720 x 576 @ 50i
720 x 480 @ 60i
Format Support Composite: NTSC or PAL
Digital RGB: 720p, 1080i, 1080p
Digital Y Pb Pr: 720p, 1080i, 1080p
Digital Y R-Y B-Y: 525 or 625 line
Closed Caption Support Displays EIA 608, and EIA 708 captions
Operating Temperature 0 to 35°:C
Storage Temperature -20 to 60°C
Humidity 0 to 90%
Pressure Tolerance 700 hPa to 1060 hPa
Power Requirements AC Power Adapter: 100 to 240 VAC (0.9 to 0.5 A) / 50 or 60 Hz
DC Source: 12 to 16 VDC -- via 4-pin XLR
Power Consumption Maximum: 75 W
Typical: 60 W
VESA Compatibility 100 x 100 mm
Dimensions (WxHxD) With Stand: 43.8 x 30.2 x 16.5 cm
Without Stand: 43.8 x 27.3 x 6.6 cm
Weight 4.2 kg

In The Box

  • Sony PVMA170 17" Professional OLED Production Monitor
  • AC Power Cord
  • AC Plug Holder
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty


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  • Product: Sony PVMA170 17" Professional OLED Production Monitor
  • Manufacturer: Sony
  • Model: PVMA170
  • SKU: PVMA170
  • RM Product #: 17001