17″ Widescreen HD/SD LCD Video Monitor

PVM-A170 front

PVM-A170 side

PVM-A170 rear




The PVM-A170 17-inch, Full HD monitor achieves the industry-leading lightweight and shallow body*, with a approximately 40 per cent reduction compared to the previous PVM-1741A model. It is easy to carry, even by one person. The PVM-A170 incorporates the TRIMASTER EL™ OLED panel and offers the industry’s widest viewing angles of any professional flat-panel monitor on the market, making group monitoring easy. The stylish new design also includes a, robust, optional protection panel and corner bumpers**. The latest camera-linkage functions, such as camera and lens metadata display and a Picture and Picture function, provide the convenience of working efficiency both in the field and in the post process. Version 2.0 of the PVM-A170 expands and enhances the monitor’s ability to support 4K production, shopping channels, field and graphics applications.

* Comparing professional broadcast monitors incorporating SDI interface(s) and built-in AC power.


Viewing angle innovation

The PVM-A170 incorporates the TRIMASTER EL™ OLED panel and offers the industry’s widest viewing angles for any professional flat-panel monitor on the market

Accurate black reproduction

A key advantage of TRIMASTER EL is the fact that each pixel can be turned completely off. No other display technology is able to offer this. In comparison, TRIMASTER EL is capable of reproducing accurate black with each individual pixel, enabling users to evaluate each picture image faithfully to the signal.

Accurate color reproduction

Sony’s OLED Super Top Emission technology not only offers a wide color gamut with its high purity of the three primary colors, but also maintains this wide color gamut throughout the entire luminance range. TRIMASTER EL system is truly an ideal display device for accurate picture reproduction. With OLED, users can see the details in the blacks, and see the colors as well.

Wide color gamut*

Thanks to Sony’s unique OLED technology, Version 2.0 of the monitor supports ITU-R BT.2020, DCI-P3, S-GAMUT/S-GAMUT3/S-GAMUT3.cine, sRGB and Adobe RGB.

* Supported with V2.0

Quick response with virtually no motion blur

The TRIMASTER EL gray-to-gray switching speed (measured in microseconds, μs) is much faster than that of the LCD (measured in milliseconds, ms).* This fast response benefits a variety of applications and uses, for example, in sports broadcasting.

* Sony’s test results.

Video input versatility

The PVM-A170 monitor is equipped with built-in standard input interfaces: 3G/HD/SD-SDI (x2), HDMI (HDCP) input (x1) and composite (x1).

Computer input versatility

Multiple computer signals can be received via an HDMI/DVI interface; the resolution range is from 640 x 480 to 1680 x 1050 pixels.

Optional protection kit

The BKM-PP17 optional accessory kit provides an AR-coated protection panel for the 17-inch monitor, along with corner bumpers to safeguard the monitor from scratches and impact.

* Optional protection kit cannot be mounted together with the rack mount kit.

Yoke-mount and Wall-mount capability

The PVM-A170 has screw holes on its side bezels for yoke-mounting. This type of mounting is convenient when installing a monitor to a camera crane or monitor stand in the field. There are also Wall-mount 100-mm pitch holes on each monitor’s rear panel.

Room clearance connector panel design

The connector panel on the rear of each monitor is designed to allow sufficient cord clearance, despite of the unit’s slim dimension. This design allows space saving and cabling flexibility.

Waveform monitor, vector scope, and audio level meter display

An input signal’s waveform and vector scope with an SDI‑embedded 2-channel audio level meter can be displayed on screen. Both the waveform monitor and vector scope have various modes, including a zoom function (in an area of 0 to 20 IRE) with the waveform monitor, and a zoom function (in the central black area) with the vector scope, for adjusting white balance. The waveform of a specified line can also be displayed. In conjunction with the Picture & Picture function*, the waveform monitor and vector scope display can monitor two camera signals. In addition, an audio level meter can display the embedded audio signal from the SDI or HDMI input. It can display on screen the ch1 to ch8 or ch9 to ch16.

* Supported with V1.1

False color function*

The monitor can display false color according to the signal level from a camera. As the whole picture is changed, it is easy to see levels for over-exposure, under-exposure or appropriate exposure. You can adjust these levels and turn the scale** of false color on and off, as required.

* Supported with V2.0
** False color scale itself only supports a 0.45 OETF signal.

Camera focus function

The PVM-A170 monitor can control the aperture level of a video signal, and display images on the screen with sharpened edges to help camera focus operation. Further to this, the sharpened edges can be displayed in user-selectable colors (white, red, green, blue, and yellow) for more precise focusing.

Line-doubler* mode for field dominance check and time code function

The PVM-A170 offers a line-doubler mode, which is helpful when checking for field order and line flicker. In addition, LTC and VITC time code can be displayed at the top or bottom of the picture.

* Supported with V1.1

Auto white adjustment*

The PVM-A170 monitor employs a software-based color temperature (white balance) calibration function, which is called Monitor_AutoWhiteAdjustment. Combined with a PC and commercially available calibration tools**, this function enables simple adjustment of the monitor’s white balance.

* The Konica Minolta CA-210/CA-310/CS-200, DK-Technologies PM5639/06, X-Rite i1 Pro/i1 Pro2, Photo Research PR‑655/670, Klein K-10, and JETI specbos 1211.

** Supported with V1.1

Enhanced Picture & Picture function*

The unique Picture & Picture function of the PVM-A170 allows simultaneous display of two input signals on the monitor’s screen. This function helps with color adjustment and setting of camera frames. Various modes are available: side by side, wipe, blending, difference and auto input switching. This function works when synchronous SDI signals are input.
Sync-free side by side with low latency allows you to monitor two signals without synchronization. You can configure each picture as HD or SD with different frame rates, taking them from both SDI and HDMI. This function works with the false color function, camera focus function and metadata on the main picture of the two pictures

* Supported with V2.0

2K (2048 x 1080) input and image-slide*

The PVM-A170 monitor can display 2K (2048 x 1080 resolution) input. The 2K signal is displayed in two ways – as a full 2K image scaled into a full-HD (1920 x 1080) screen, or as a 2K native display with an image-slide function.

* Supported with V1.1

Camera/lens metadata display function and on-screen tally*

The PVM-A170 monitor can display the camera and lens metadata** set of a camera system, according to the SMPTE RDD18*** document for Acquisition Metadata Sets for Video Camera Parameters. Further to this, these monitors also support a subset of Sony’s private metadata.*** The monitor is also equipped with a three-colours red, green and yellow on-screen tally function. The position of the tally display can be changed to either the upper or lower section of the screen.

* Supported with V1.1

**Lens metadata is supported by F65, PMW-F55, PMW-F5, PXW-FS7M2 and PXW-FS7 as well as equipment capable of SMPTE RDD18.

*** Not all metadata is supported.

Anamorphic image conversion and Active Format Description (AFD) functions*

The monitor’s anamorphic image conversion function** correctly displays horizontally squeezed 3G/HD-SDI signals from an onset camera system. The signals include two major systems: 16:9 1920 x 1080 (1280 x 720) signals and 17:9 2048 x 1080 signals. These signals can be appropriately displayed on the monitor’s screen. The Active Format Description (AFD) function*** also reads the ancillary data flag on an SDI, and can upconvert the SD image to display automatically on the full HD resolution screen. This is achieved by adjusting the resolution and aspect ratio.

* Supported with V1.1

** Only 3G/HD-SDI and dual-link HD-SDI are supported.

*** Only SD-SDI signals are supported

Flexible area marker*, Grid Display, two Center Markers and Flip functions

You can set two flexible area markers freely on the screen. As their line colors and thickness can be changed, these two markers are easily identified.
Grid Display function displays arbitrary multiple vertical and horizontal lines to help when users check the composition of a picture. In addition to a standard Center Marker 1, Center Marker 2 is also available. This second marker enables easier checking of the center portion’s focus. The Flip function turns the reversed image to a normal view, horizontally or vertically.

* Supported with V2.0

Power-on setting, DC Low Power indicator

Power-on setting allows users to make choice when the monitor starts up; this includes last memory, user preset, and factory preset settings. So, users can set the monitor accurately and quickly. This function is very useful for rental equipment. DC power supply is available in the range of 12V to 16V. The power indicator blinks when the DC power supply is low.

* Supported with V1.1

User Presets with password lock and short-cut to function key configuration*

When multiple users share the same monitor, each user can memorize his/her setting data and retrieve this data whenever required. This frees the user from time‑consuming and repetitive setting tasks. When multiple users share the same monitor, each user can register his/her own password for color temperature and user preset data. This ensures the user correctly recalls previous user preset data, and keeps preset information safe from unauthorized use. For improving speed of the F-Key configuration, the user can take a short-cut to the settings menu screen by simply pressing the function key repeatedly.

* Supported with V1.1

Optimized low-latency I/P conversion

An I/P conversion system delivers automatically optimized signal processing according to input signals, with low latency (less than 0.5 field). This helps with editing and monitoring fast-moving images, and with synchronizing audio with lip sync.

Multiple monitors upgrade utility*

Multiple PVM-A and LMD-A Series monitors on the same Ethernet network can be upgraded by simple operation providing an efficient solution for large infrastructure.

* Supported with V1.1



Picture PerformancePanelOLED panel Picture Size (Diagonal)419.7 mm (16 1/2 inches) Effective Picture Size (H x V)365.8 x 205.7 mm (14 1/2 x 8 1/8 inches) Resolution (H x V)1920 x 1080 pixels (Full HD) Aspect16:9 Panel DriveRGB 10-bit Viewing Angle (Panel Specification)89°/89°/89°/89° (typical) (up/down/left/right contrast > 10:1) InputComposite InputBNC (x1), 1.0 Vp-p ±3dB sync negative SDIInput BNC (x2) HDMI InputHDMI (x1) (HDCP correspondence) Audio InputStereo mini jack (x1), -5 dBu 47 kΩ or higher Parallel RemoteRJ-45 modular connector 8-pin (x1) (Pin-assignable) Serial Remote (LAN)RJ-45 modular connector (x1) (Ethernet, 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX) DC InputXLR-type 4-pin (male) (x1) DC 12 V to 16 V (output impedance 0.05 Ω or less) OutputComposite OutputBNC (x1), Loop-through, with 75 Ω automatic termination SDI OutputBNC (x2)
Output signal amplitude: 800 mVp-p ±10%
Output impedance: 75 Ω unbalanced Audio Monitor OutputStereo mini jack (x1) Speaker (Built-in) Output1.0 W (mono) Headphone OutputStereo mini jack (x1) GeneralPower RequirementsAC 100 V to 240 V, 0.9 A to 0.5 A, 50/60 Hz DC 12 V to 16 V, 6.4 A to 4.8 A Power ConsumptionApprox. 75 W (AC power supply) (max.)
Approx. 60 W (AC power supply) (average power consumption in the default status) Operating Temperature0°C to 35°C (32°F to 95°F)
Recommended: 20°C to 30°C (68°F to 86°F) Operating Humidity30% to 85% (no condensation) Storage / Transport Temperature-20°C to +60°C (-4°F to +140°F) Storage / Transport Humidity0% to 90% Operating / Storage / Transport Pressure700 hPa to 1060 hPa Dimensions (W x H x D)435.0 x 274.0 x 65.5 mm* (17 1/4 x 10 7/8 x 2 5/8 inches) (without monitor feet)
435.0 x 296.5 x 165.0 mm (17 1/4 x 11 3/4 x 6 1/2 inches) (with monitor feet) MassApprox. 4.2 kg (9 lb 4.2 oz) Supplied AccessoriesAC power cord (1),
AC plug holder (1),
Handle (1) (including 4 screws),
Before Using This Unit (1),
CD-ROM (1) Optional AccessoriesSU-561 Monitor Stand,
MB-P17 Mounting bracket,
BKM-PP17 Protection kit  *Without projection parts.