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Sony PVM-A170 Operating Instructions Manual

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Video Monitor

Operating Instructions

Before operating the unit, please read this manual thoroughly
and retain it for future reference.
Software Version 1.1
© 2013 Sony Corporation


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  • Page 1: Video Monitor

    4-488-667-13(1) Professional Video Monitor Operating Instructions Before operating the unit, please read this manual thoroughly and retain it for future reference. PVM-A250 PVM-A170 Software Version 1.1 © 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 2 Record these numbers in the spaces provided below. Refer to these numbers whenever you call upon your WARNING Sony dealer regarding this product. When installing the unit, incorporate a readily accessible disconnect device in the fixed wiring, or connect the Model No.
  • Page 3 3. Internal air ambient temperature of the rack WARNING: THIS WARNING IS APPLICABLE FOR When this product is installed in a rack, please make OTHER COUNTRIES. sure that the internal air ambient temperature of the rack 1. Use the approved Power Cord (3-core mains lead) / is within the specified limit of this product.
  • Page 4 Sony’s limited warranty applicable to this product. guarantee documents. For the customers in Europe Consult with Sony qualified personnel for wall mount Sony Professional Solutions Europe - Standard and rack mount installation. Warranty and Exceptions on Standard Warranty.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Input Signals and Adjustable/Setting Items ..10 Rear Panel ............... 11 Removing the Monitor Stand (Pre-Attached) ..........13 Attaching the handle (PVM-A170 only) ..14 Connecting the AC Power Cord ....14 Initial settings ..........15 Using the Menu ..........15 Protection of the Setting Values ....
  • Page 6: Precaution

     The screen and the cabinet become warm during Precaution operation. This is not a malfunction. On Burn-in On Safety Due to the characteristics of the material used in the  Operate the unit only with a power source as specified OLED panel, permanent burn-in or reduction in in the “Specifications”...
  • Page 7: Handling And Maintenance Of The Screen

    The surface of the screen is specially coated to reduce PVM-A250  image reflection. Make sure to observe the following PVM-A170  points as improper maintenance procedures may impair The illustration of PVM-A250 is used for the the screen’s performance. In addition, the screen is explanations.
  • Page 8: Location And Function Of Parts And Controls

    Location and Function of Parts and Controls Front Panel  (USB) connector F3 button: [Chroma] Used for future expansion. F4 button: [Scan] F5 button: [Marker]   (headphones) jack F6 button: [Volume] The audio signal which is selected by the input select F7 button: [WFM/ALM/Vector] button is output in stereo sound.
  • Page 9 While the unit is in use, error or warning signals may appear on the  (Power) switch indicator of the front panel. If an error displays appear when using the PVM-A170 with the DC input, check that the DC voltage range is appropriate.
  • Page 10: Input Signals And Adjustable/setting Items

    Input Signals and Adjustable/Setting Items Input signal HDMI/ Composite HDMI Item Dual Color B & W Link          Color Temp          Color Space  ...
  • Page 11: Rear Panel

    7) Available only when the interlace signal is input. 8) Available only when the resolution of the input signal is 1920 × 1080 or 2048 × 1080. Rear Panel PVM-A250 PVM-A170  SDI (3G/HD/SD) input and output connectors  COMPOSITE input and output connectors (BNC) (BNC) IN ...
  • Page 12 10BASE-T/ 100BASE-TX. Note  (DC) input connector (PVM-A170 only) Use an HDMI cable bearing the High-Speed logo (Sony Plug the DC power supply to this connector to provide product recommended). power to the monitor.  PARALLEL REMOTE connector (RJ-45, 8-pin) It runs on DC 12 V to 16 V.
  • Page 13: Removing The Monitor Stand (pre-attached)

    Pin number Functions Removing the Monitor – (GND) Stand (Pre-Attached) – (GND) + (DC 12 V to 16 V) + (DC 12 V to 16 V) To install the monitor on a rack, remove the bottom stand as follows. Note If only the 1st and 4th pins are connected the unit may Put the monitor on a soft cloth with the surface of function, but this is not guaranteed.
  • Page 14: Attaching The Handle (pvm-a170 Only)

    (supplied) Slide the AC plug holder over the cord until it locks. To remove the AC power cord Pull out the AC plug holder while pressing the lock levers. Attaching the handle (PVM-A170 only) / Connecting the AC Power Cord...
  • Page 15: Initial Settings

    Initial settings Using the Menu When you turn on the unit for the first time after The unit is equipped with an on-screen menu for purchasing it, select the language you wish to use. You making various adjustments and settings such as picture can select the language from among English, French, control, input setting, set setting change, etc.
  • Page 16: Protection Of The Setting Values

    Turn the menu selection control to select the item, Protection of the Setting then press the menu selection control. The item to be changed is displayed in yellow. Values If the menu consists of multiple pages, turn the menu selection control to go to the desired menu page.
  • Page 17: Adjustment Using The Menus

    [Marker Intensity] Adjustment Using the [Aspect Mat] [Grid] Menus [Grid Type] [Grid Pitch] [Time Code Setting] [Time Code] Items [Format] [Position] The screen menu of this monitor consists of the [P&P Setting] following items. [Wipe Setting] [Auto SDI Switch] [Focus Assist Setting] [Status] (the items indicate the current [Focus Assist] settings.)
  • Page 18: Adjusting And Changing The Settings

     Bit depth Adjusting and Changing the Settings Sampling structure  Picture rate  Scanning method  [Status] menu The status menu displays the current status of the unit. Page 3 (for the HDMI signal input) The following items are displayed: Page 1 ...
  • Page 19: [color Temp/color Space/gamma] Menu

    [Color Temp/Color Space/Gamma] menu Submenu Setting This menu is used for adjusting the color temperature, [Manual Adjustment] If you set the [Color Temp] to the color space and gamma. [User1] or [User2] setting, the item displayed is changed from black to You need to use the measurement instrument to adjust white, which means you can adjust the the white balance.
  • Page 20: [user Configuration] Menu

    Submenu Setting [Volume] Adjusts the volume. [Aperture] Sharpens the picture outline. The higher the setting, the sharper the picture. The lower the setting, the softer the picture. The aperture does not work when [Focus Assist] is [On]. [Composite Video [V Sharpness]: A crisp image can be ...
  • Page 21 Submenu Setting Submenu Setting [Screen Saver] Sets the screen saver function [On] or [User Preset Status] You can confirm the setting status of the [Off]. User Presets. The status of the selected [On]: If a still image is displayed for ...
  • Page 22 Submenu Setting Submenu Setting [Dual Link] Sets the dual link. Select from [422 Note YCbCr], [444 RGB], [444 YCbCr] or [Off]. When [Anamorphic] is set to a setting Enter the link A signal of the SDI dual other than [Off], the following link signal to the SDI IN ...
  • Page 23 [Function Button Setting] Camera metadata display Submenu Setting [F1] to [F7] Assigns the function to the function buttons of the front panel and turns the function on or off. The [Function Button Setting] menu can also be displayed by pressing and Notes holding the function button, and the setting can be changed.
  • Page 24 [Blending] The image is displayed Press the button to overlay the two inputs of the SDI with the left and right parts signal. connected at boundary position. The overlaid images of the SDI1 and SDI2 signals are displayed. SDI1 SDI2 Note When [Wipe] is set to on, the following functions turn SDI1 and SDI2...
  • Page 25 [Mono] [Flip H] Press the button to display a monochrome picture. [Flip V] When the buttons is pressed again, the monitor switches [Flip H/V] automatically to color mode. Press the button to display the reversed image. [Flip H], [Flip V] and [Flip H/V] can be assigned to each function [Blue Only] button.
  • Page 26 [Phase] Scan mode image Press the button to display the adjustment screen and adjust the color tones. Press again to hide the adjustment screen. However, the color tones remain adjustable. Turn the menu selection control right to increase the green tone, or left to increase the purple tone.
  • Page 27 Submenu Setting [Time Code] Selects [On] to display the time code and [Off] not to display. [Format] Sets the time code format. [VITC]: To display the time code in  VITC format. [LTC]: To display the time code in  LTC format.
  • Page 28 Submenu Setting Submenu Setting [Focus Mode] Switches the camera focus mode. [Metadata1] to Assigns the camera metadata to be [Color]: Displays the intensified areas [Metadata12] displayed on the screen. You can assign  of images with color selected in from the following: the color setting below.
  • Page 29 Submenu Setting Submenu Setting [WFM/ALM/Vector] [WFM]: Displays the waveform  When [ALM] is selected monitor. [ALM]: Displays the audio level  Audio level meter. [Vector]: Displays the vectorscope.  When [WFM] is selected, the waveform and audio level are displayed. When YCbCr format signal is input, the Y signal waveform is displayed.
  • Page 30: Audio Setting

    [Closed Caption Setting] Submenu Setting [Line Select] Select [On] to display the waveform of the line assigned in [Position] below, when [WFM] is selected. [Color]: Selects the displayed line  color from among [Red], [Green], [Blue], [Yellow], [White]. [Position]: Sets the line position. ...
  • Page 31: [remote] Menu

    [On Screen Tally Setting] Submenu Setting [Parallel Remote] Selects the PARALLEL REMOTE connector pins for which you want to change the function. You can assign various functions to pins 1 to 4 and pins 6 to 8. The following lists the functions you can assign to the pins.
  • Page 32: [security] Menu

    16R is connected with the Peer to Peer connection or Submenu Setting Single connection.) [Forced Tally] The tally lamp function is forcibly assigned to 7 pin and 8 pin of the PARALLEL REMOTE connector. [Security] menu Selecting [On] assigns tally lamp green to 7 pin and tally lamp red to 8 pin.
  • Page 33: Troubleshooting

    D65, D93 the screen may become dark and the unit may turn off. Warm-up time Approx. 30 minutes In this case, refer to Sony qualified service personnel. To provide stable picture quality, turn on the power of the monitor and leave it in this state for more than 30 minutes.
  • Page 34 PVM-A250: AC 100 V to 240 V, 1.3 A MB-P17 (For PVM-A170) to 0.6 A, 50/60 Hz Protection kit PVM-A170: AC 100 V to 240 V, 0.9 A BKM-PP25 (For PVM-A250) to 0.5 A, 50/60 Hz BKM-PP17 (For PVM-A170) DC 12 V to 16 V, 6.4 A to 4.8 A...
  • Page 35 Com- Dual System HDMI/DVI System HDMI posite Link Resolution Dot clock fH (kHz) fV (Hz)    575/50i (PAL) – – (MHz)    480/60i (NTSC) – – 640 × 480 25.175 31.5  576/50p – – – –...
  • Page 36: Dimensions

    Side Dimensions PVM-A250 5-M4 hole Front Unit: mm (inches) Mass: Approx. 6.1 kg (13 lb 7.2 oz) Rear PVM-A170 4-M4 hole Front Rear 4-M4 hole Dimensions...
  • Page 37 Side 5-M4 hole Unit: mm (inches) Mass: Approx. 4.2 kg (9 lb 4.2 oz) PVM-A250/A170 * Length of M4 screws (side) Monitor cabinet Attached object M4 screw ) to 12 ( Torque: 1.2 ± 0.1 N·m * Length of M4 screws (rear) Monitor cabinet Attached object M4 screw...
  • Page 38 Sony Corporation...

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