Sony PVMA250 25" Professional OLED Production Monitor with v2.0 Firmware

Sony PVMA250 25" Professional OLED Production Monitor with v2.0 Firmware

Sony PVMA250 25" Professional OLED Production Monitor with v2.0 Firmware

B&H # SOPVMA250 MFR # PVM-A250
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Product Highlights

  • 24.5" 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
  • Black Pixels Switch Off Completely
  • OSD Waveform and Vectorscope
  • Recessed Rear Connectors
  • Serial and Parallel Remote Ports
  • Portable Design with Built-In Handle
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Screen Size: 25"

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Sony PVM-A250 Overview

  • 1Description

The Sony PVMA250 25" Professional OLED Production Monitor with Version 2.0 Firmware is suitable for both field and studio use. It features a 24.5" 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 analog standard-definition sources through composite.

The PVMA250 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 analog 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.

Display Features

Accurate Black Reproduction
Unlike many alternative display technologies, the OLED panel used in the PVMA250 features the ability to turn each pixel completely off, so no luminance signal is added to parts of the image recorded as black
Super Top Emission Technology
Designed to provide a wide color gamut with accurate color reproduction throughout the luminance range of the picture
Faster Response Time than LCD Panels
The gray-to-gray switching of the PVMA250 is faster than comparable LCD-based displays. This helps eliminate ghosting, motion blur (that is not naturally part of the scene), and other artifacts that reduce image quality
Wide Angle of View
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.
Low-Latency Image Processing
The PVMA250's I/P conversion system delivers automatically optimized 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)

Waveform Monitor and Vectorscope
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 meters for two channels of embedded audio may also be displayed alongside the waveform or vectorscope
Focus Assist with Color Peaking
To aid camera focus operation, an aperture level adjustment displays images with sharpened edges (peaking) displayed in user-selectable colors (white, red, green, blue, or yellow), for increased visibility
Audio Level Indicator
Embedded audio levels can be displayed as stereo pairs or individual mono channels. Up to 16 channels can be selected at once
Closed Captions
OSD can display EIA 608 and EIA 708 captions
Additional Displays
Additional OSD features include a tally overlay, video format overlay, and an on-screen menu system

General Features

Emphasis on Portability
The PVMA250 is 40% slimmer than the previous generation and weighs in at 13.4 lb. In addition, a handle is built into the back to simplify transport
Recessed Connector Panel
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
UPC: 027242873667
In the Box
Sony PVMA250 25" Professional OLED Production Monitor with v2.0 Firmware
  • AC Power Cord
  • AC Plug Holder
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    Sony PVM-A250 Specs

    Panel Type OLED
    Display Size 24.5" / 62.2 cm
    Active Area 21.5 x 12.1" / 543 x 306 mm
    Screen Resolution 1920 x 1080
    Aspect Ratio 16:9
    Viewing Angle Horizontal: 178° (89/89)
    Vertical: 178° (89/89)
    Bit Depth / Color Support 10-Bit (1.07 Billion Colors)
    Image Controls Focus Peaking, Image Flip, Screen Markers, Waveform
    Video 2 x BNC (SDI) Output
    1 x BNC (Composite) Output
    2 x BNC (SDI) Input
    1 x HDMI Type A Input
    1 x BNC (Composite) Input
    HDCP Support Yes
    Audio 1 x 3.5 mm Input
    1 x 3.5 mm Monitor Output
    1 x 3.5 mm Headphone Output
    Built-In Speaker 1 x 1 W
    Other I/O 1 x Parallel (RJ45)
    1 x Serial (RJ45)
    Card Slot None
    Format Supportztzevbba
    Video Format SDI
    1080p: 23.98/24/60 
    1080PsF: 23.98/24 
    1080i: 60 
    720p: 50/60 
    1080p: 23.98/24/60 
    1080i: 60 
    720p: 50/60 
    PC Resolutions 1360 x 768
    1280 x 768
    640 x 480
    AC Input Power 100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz at 1.3 to 0.6 A
    Battery Type None
    Power Consumption 115 W (Maximum)
    80 W (Typical)
    Mounting-Hole Pattern 100 x 100 mm
    Operating Humidity 0 to 90%
    Operating Temperature 32 to 95°F / 0 to 35°C
    Storage Temperature -4 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 23.82 x 15.24 x 2.6" / 60.5 x 38.7 x 6.6 cm
    23.82 x 16.1 x 6.5" / 60.5 x 40.9 x 16.5 cm, Including Stand
    Weight 13.4 lb / 6.1 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 18.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 26.0 x 20.5 x 9.5"

    Sony PVM-A250 Reviews

    PVMA250 25" Professional OLED Production Monitor with v2.0 Firmware is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 6.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great monitor for grading with a tweak We bought this monitor after much speculation and research. It came down to this monitor vs. the Flanders CM250. The Sony was more cost effective than the Flanders, but had slightly less features, such as the ability to load in custom LUT's. Since I'm not using this monitor on set as a DIT would, that wasn't very important to me.The Sony was also much, much lighter than the Flanders, which again wasn't important to me as I'm not lugging it around, but still a nice feature. It's really light weight!After talking to the Flanders rep on lead time, I couldn't get the Flanders for at least 3 weeks. We have graded over 300 hollywood feature films and this was a big deal as we can't afford any downtime.After much scrutiny the Flanders rep told me that they actually buy their panels from Sony, so the actual OLED panel was the exact same one that they used. The main difference being the feature set that they offered that the Sony didn't. Mostly stuff that wasn't crucial to my work as a colorist.So we went with the Sony. When the Sony arrived, and we turned it on I was shocked to see that it was very yellow / green. Oh no! Is this one wacked out? Did I make the wrong decision? As it turns out, Sony know about this and has a white paper about it. If they know about it, I wonder why they don't calibrate it differently (but whatever). After calibration the Sony looks great and I'm sure this was a great purchase (whew!)The only thing that's kinda weird about it, is there's no way to tilt or rotate the screen. It sits firmly on two feet and is in a fixed position. No biggie, but I feel that's kind of a design flaw.Overall I would recommend this purchase to anyone who is serious about grading and wants a consistent, reliable result.
    Date published: 2014-09-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great monitor!! This monitor is a great update to the PVM2541A. Much lighter with the same great picture. I'd highly recommend it to anyone.
    Date published: 2014-03-11
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing monitor, but glossy screen It's got the truest blacks of any monitor I've seen, but I'm afraid the semi-glossy screen was a deal breaker.
    Date published: 2016-07-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from one of the best we use it extensively at work for professional use, it is one of the best.
    Date published: 2018-01-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rock solid Best color reference monitors we have in our facility. The PVMA's fixed a wide angle issue with the original PVM series (colors got washed out when you looked from more than 15* or so off center) so once that issue was fixed, these are now our go-to. We run 4 of them as artist reference and every 6 months or so when we have our engineer calibrate, these drift the least out of all displays.
    Date published: 2017-08-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favorite Monitor Ever. If you can afford to buy this monitor, do it immediately. Im a freelance colorist in NYC and facilities everywhere love this monitor. Theres no cheaper OLED 25 option. The Flanders equivalent costs $25,000.
    Date published: 2018-12-17
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    Is there a rack mount kit available for the PVM=A250?
    Asked by: Dean S.
    Yes,there is a rack mount kit available for the PVM A250. B&H sold us the Sony MB-L22 and it worked very well.
    Answered by: LEAO M.
    Date published: 2018-08-25

    Does this have a dual link DVI-D input with ...

    Does this have a dual link DVI-D input with native 1080 120hz or higher refresh?
    Asked by: Benjamin
    Hi Benjamin, No, this is designed for broadcast and only has these video inputs: 2 x SDI (BNC) Input 1 x HDMI Type A Input 1 x Composite (BNC) Input Regards, Erin
    Answered by: SonyListens
    Date published: 2019-02-04


    i wounder if you have this monitor in stock B, or a demo, at low cost?, thank you.
    Asked by: Daniel I.
    The prices that we have listed are the best that we can offer.
    Answered by: Heather S.
    Date published: 2018-08-25

    How can you get this on battery power?

    How can you get this on battery power?
    Asked by: andrew
    Hi andrew, The PVM-A250 does not have a DC input. If you need a portable field solution you need some type of generator with an AC power output like the: GOAL ZERO Yeti 1250 Solar Generator Power Pack Kit B&H # GOGZ31901 MFR # 31901 Regards, ~Ralph
    Answered by: SonyListens
    Date published: 2019-01-18

    I see firmware v2.0 supports AdobeRGB. This could ...

    I see firmware v2.0 supports AdobeRGB. This could also serve me as a photo editing monitor along with my video needs. Is HDMI still limited not to be able to use 1920x1080 for PC usage or it supports 1080p plus other mentioned resolutions in the specs?
    Asked by: Milan

    Does the monitor have any anti-burn-in measures ...

    Does the monitor have any anti-burn-in measures built-in?
    Asked by: Benjamin
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