OLED monitors have finally arrived in 2015, as OLEDs promise better image quality, low power consumption and a thinner design.

Sony BVM-E251 / E171

Sony's BVM TRIMASTER EL OLED professional monitors are aimed towards high-end cinema and broadcast applications. The E171 (17") and E251 (25") are updates to Sony's E250A and E170A monitors introduced in 2013.

Sony BVM-E250 and BVM-E170 photo

The updated monitors add ITU-R BT.2020 color space emulation, include S-Gamut/S-Gamut3 and S-Gamut3.cine support, S-Log 3 and S-Log2 in SDR and a new a flicker-free mode. The BVM-E251 also adds a 24VDC input in addition to the traditional AC input. The monitors are also thinner and lighter than the previous generation.

Sony PVM-X550

Sony's TriMaster EL PVM-X550 is a 55" professional OLED monitor that features 12-bit signal processing. The PVM-X550 supports HDR through various Electro-Optical Transfer Functions (EOTF), such as S-Log3, SMPTE ST.2084 and Hybrid Log-Gamma. The monitor also supports industry standard color spaces including the wider ITU-R BT.2020 for Ultra High Definition.

Sony PVM-X550 photo

The PVM-X550 was unveiled at NAB-2016. It is not clear if the OLED panel is made by LG Display or by Sony itself (like all other, smaller, Sony OLED monitors).

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Sony BVM-X300

Sony's BVM-X300, a 30" 4K (4096x2160) reference monitor is Sony's flagship professional monitor. It features a high dynamic range, wide viewing angles, quick response and high contrast. The BMV-X300 can display 4K, 2K, UHD and HD formats and supports wide color gamut standards.

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The BVM-X300 will ship in February 2015, price is not yet determined.

Sony PVM-A170 / PVM-A250

Sony's PVM-A250 (25") and PVM-A170 (17") are professional OLED monitors. These are lightweight slim editions of the previous models with portable designs (they are about 40% lighter and thinner). Sony redesigned the OLED panels and also achieved 9% (A250) and 14% (A170) reduction in power consumption.

Both monitors will be available in January 2014. The PVM-A170 will cost $4,899 while the PVM-A250 will cost $6,899.

Sony PVM-1741A / PVM-2541A

Sony's PVM series are picture monitors for a wide range of monitoring applications. The new “A” Series are an update to their older PVM series, with a new OLED panel (the same one used in Sony's higher end BVM monitors) that offers a wider viewing angle and a reduced color shift (by half, compared to previous models). The PVM monitors offer Full-HD (1080p) support, 178-degrees viewing angle, 10-bit drivers and a 1W mono speaker. Inputs include two 3G-SDI, HDMI, composite and Ethernet.

Sony's PVM monitors are now shipping. The PVM-1741A costs $3,700 at Amazon.com (the US list price is $4,300).

Sony BVM-E250A / E170A

Sony's “A” Series TRIMASTER EL OLED professional monitors for high-end cinema and broadcast applications are an update to their older BVM-E series. The A Series use a new panel design that has a wider viewing angle and a reduced color shift (by half, compared to previous models). The monitors support HDMI, DisplayPort, 3G-SDI, SD-SDI and HD-SDI.

The 24.5" BVM-E250A and the 16.5" BVM-E170A will ship by May 2013.

Sony BVM-F250A / F170A

Sony's “A” Series TRIMASTER EL OLED professional monitors for TV productions and broadcasting are an update to their older BVM-F series. The A Series use a new panel design that has a wider viewing angle and a reduced color shift (by half, compared to previous models). The displays support HDMI, DisplayPort, 3G-SDI, SD-SDI and HD-SDI.

Sony BVM-F monitors

The 24.5" BVM-F250A and the 16.5" BVM-F170A will ship by May 2013.

Oxygen DCT FM-072SCO

Oxygen DCT's FM-072SCO is a "next-generation" premium quality OLED field production monitor for studio, outside broadcast, satellite news, engineering and field production. The display is a 7.7" AMOLED panel featuring 1280x800 resolution. We assume that the panel is the same one used in Samsung's Galaxy Tab 7.7 (so it's probably a Super AMOLED Plus panel). Inputs include two 3G/HD/SD-SDI and HDMI for up to 1080 50p and 60p signals and both composite, YUV analogue inputs.

The FM-072SCO will be sold in the UK for £1721 - and the company says it's "highly competitively".

Sony PVM-741

The PVM-741 is a professional monitor with a 7.4" 960x540 OLED display, a direct replacement of the PVM-740. The monitor features a 10-bit panel driver, multi-format signal interfaces with two 3G/HD/SD-SDI input capability, 3G-SDI interface, 8-channel audio level meter, HDMI and more.

The PVM-741 will be released in October 2012, you can find more info over at Sony's site.

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