SONY LMD-2050 1.1

SONY LMD-2050 Dual



The LMD-2050W is an elegant 20-inch widescreen LCD monitor designed for demanding broadcast and professional applications. LCD displays are increasingly replacing CRT monitors in the professional arena due to their increased operational flexibility and lower overall ownership cost.

Redefining high performance in the mid-market sector, the new model incorporates an enhanced resolution 1680×1050 WSXGA+ LCD panel, displaying high brightness and contrast images together with a superior viewing angle of 178 degrees. The LMD-2050W offers highly accurate and consistent colour reproduction through its unique Sony ChromaTRU technology. This allows assured picture quality decisions as well as facilitating close colour matching for tiling applications.

Responding to user preferences, the previously separate signal processing unit has been integrated into the monitor body whilst retaining the previous generation’s convenience of light weight, minimal depth and outstanding installation flexibility. A stand is now supplied as part of the package.

New full digital 10-bit processing adds to the already impressive array of specifications, delivering smooth greyscale and colour transitions.

Further enhancements include a DVI-D input, enabling a third-party manufacturer’s multi-image processor to be connected, an LCD backlight control and an Ethernet remote control function ideal for monitor walls. It also sports a new on-screen audio level meter and video waveform display plus a picture-in-picture mode for greater user flexibility.

Entirely at home in broadcast, OB, production, post-production and corporate environments, the LMD-2050W accepts a wide variety of PC and analogue video formats and optional decoder boards are available for standard and high definition digital video display.


New High Resolution 1680×1050 WSXGA+ LCD Panel

Delivers outstandingly crisp, high brightness and high contrast images

Accurate and Repeatable Colour Reproduction

ChromaTRU technology ensures close CRT gamma matching throughout the product’s life and delivers consistent colour temperature across the entire greyscale range. Both control characteristics also assure extremely tight colour matching between different model samples.

Three settings are available to simulate EBU, SMPTE and ITU-709 colour reproduction.

New 178 Degree Viewing Angle

Class-leading horizontal and vertical viewing angle – ideal for group viewing.

New 10-bit Picture Processing

Delivers smooth colour and greyscale transitions for high quality video production.

Colour Temperature/Gamma Selection

High/low colour temperature or user presets can be selected.

Multi-Format Signal Support

Includes NTSC, PAL, component, RGB, Y/C, 480/60i, 575/50i, 480/60p, 576/50p, 1080/50i, 1080/60i, 720/50p, 720/60p, 1080/24psf, 1080/25psf, 1080/24p, 1080/25p, 1080/30p and PC signals from VGA to WSXGA+.

Signal Interface Options

The monitor can accept up to two optional video boards for additional video analogue or digital inputs (HD/SD SDI). Note that the new LMD-2050W is compatible with current decoder boards.

New Picture-In-Picture mode

Side by side or Picture-in-Picture (PiP) mode allows users to check two images on the same screen.

New Audio Level Meter and Video Waveform Monitor

On-screen displays enhance operational functionality.

Selectable Scan Size and Aspect Ratio

Over-scan and Normal-scan as well as full scan is available, and aspect ratio can be switched between 16:9 and 4:3.

Multiple-Language On-Screen Display

English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese and Chinese.

Video Markers

Wide range available for TV and movie makers.

Three Colour Tally

The tally lamp can be lit via a parallel or serial remote connector and status identified by three colours: red, green or amber.

Remote Control Options

Three connection methods are available – serial RS232C, parallel 8-pin and a new serial RJ45 Ethernet link. The parallel connection allows up to 30 functions to be remotely controlled.

Centralised Monitor-Wall Control

Via the new serial RJ45 Ethernet connector

Stereo Audio Monitoring

The LMD-2050W is equipped with stereo speakers. Up to 16 embedded digital audio channels can be decoded and routed to the speakers. Analogue audio inputs are also catered for.

Smart Function Key Lighting

The key lighting contributes to the elegant design and enhances user functionality. And to increase flexibility, the lighting can be switched off to eliminate any visual disturbance when multiple displays are employed for tiling purposes.

Protected Controls

A key-inhibit switch prevents inadvertent operation from the control panel.

VESA Mounting Standard

Simple table, wall or ceiling mounting


Picture PerformanceTypeA-Si TFT Active Matrix LCD Resolution1680 x1050 pixels (WSXGA+) Picture Size (H x W) (Viewable area) (Diagonal)Approx. 433.5 x 272.9 mm
(Approx. 17 1/8 x 10 3/4 inches)
Approx. 511.1 mm (20 1/8 inches) Aspect16:10 coloursApprox 16,777,216 colours (8bits) Viewing Angle89°/89°/89°/89° (typical) (up/down/left/right contrast>10:1) InputCompositeBNC x 1, 1.0 VP-p ±3dB sync negative Y/C4pin Mini DIN x 1
Y: 1.0 Vp-p ± 3dB sync negative
C: 0.286 Vp-p ± 3dB (NTSC burst signal level), 0.3 Vp-p ± 3dB (PAL burst signal level) RGB, ComponentBNC x 3
RGB : 0.7 Vp-p ± 3dB (Sync On Green, 0.3 Vp-p sync negative)
Component : 0.7 Vp-p ± 3dB (75% chrominance standard colour bar signal) External SyncBNC x 1
0.3 to 4.0 Vp-p ± bipolarity ternary or negative polarity binary AudioRCA pin x 2 (L, R) -5 dBu 47 k ohms or higher HD15D-sub 15 pin x 1
R/G/B: 0.7 Vp-p sync positive (Sync On Green, 0.3 Vp-p sync negative)
Sync : Total level (polarity free, H/V separate and composite sync)
Plug & Play function : corresponds to DDC-2B DVITMDS signal link Parallel remoteModular connector 8 pin x 1 (pin assignment at users’ allocation) Serial remote (LAN)D-sub 9-pin (RS232C) x 1
RJ-45 modular connector (ETHERNET) x 1 (10BASE-T/100BASE-TX) DC inXLR type 4pin x 1 DC24V (output impedance 0.005 ohms or less) OptionalOption input slot, 2 slots (for HD-SDI, SDI capability and extra analogue I/O’s) OutputCompositeBNC x 1, 1.0 VP-p ±3dB sync negative Y/C4pin Mini DIN x 1
Y: 1.0 Vp-p ± 3dB sync negative
C: 0.286 Vp-p ± 3dB (NTSC burst signal level), 0.3 Vp-p ± 3dB (PAL burst signal level) RGB, ComponentBNC x 3
RGB : 0.7 Vp-p ± 3dB (Sync On Green, 0.3 Vp-p sync negative)
Component : 0.7 Vp-p ± 3dB (75% chrominance standard colour bar signal) GeneralStorage & Transport Humidity0 to 90 % Operating/Storage/Trans. Pressure700 to 1060 hPa Dimensions (W x H x D)Dimension 518.5 x 468.4 x 269.9 mm (20 1/2 x 18 1/2 x 10 3/4 inch) Dimension without stand 518.5 x 328.7 x 104.7 mm (20 1/2 x 13 x 4 1/8 inch) Display Stand (W x H x D)320.0 x 361.5 x 269.9 mm (12 5/8 x 14 1/4 x 10 3/4 inches) MassWith two option boards Approx. 10.5 kg ( 23 lb 2 oz) with BKM-229X x 2 Without option boards Approx. 10.1 kg ( 22 lb 4 oz) Power RequirementAC100V to 240V 50/60Hz 0.4A to 0.8A, DC24V 3.3A Power ConsumptionMaximum Approx. 95 W (with 2 x BKM-229X) Operating Temperature0 to 35 °C (recommended operation temperature 20 to 30 °C) Operating Humidity30 to 85% (No condensation) Storage & Transport Temperature-20 to 60 °C Supplied AccessoriesAC power cord  Table stand