At a Glance
In contrast to the rich set of available image adjustment controls, the monitor has limited physical adjustment options. With a little effort, you can tilt it far back and slightly forward, but you cannot change the height or swivel it from side to side.
We noticed one defective pixel on our model--a rare find on LCDs these days--in the upper-right portion of the screen. When we asked Sony about it, a representative could not confirm that the company would automatically replace such a panel, saying only that the decision is on a case-by-case basis.
In addition to a basic setup guide and spec sheet, the HS73 includes a CD-ROM containing a detailed Acrobat PDF manual. The disc also carries a small application that runs an on-screen wizard to help users correct possible glitches in the analog-to-digital signal conversion. (Models with a digital input, when hooked up to a graphics card with a DVI port, do not have such problems.) In our case, however, the wizard was superfluous because the screen geometry looked fine right out of the box. Sony does not include a color calibration utility with the HS73.