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6RU 17" Full Resolution Rack Mount / Standalone Monitor with Modular Inputs.Status Display,False Color Filter,Freeze Function, Hard Tally,Color Temperature Presets, RGB Gain / Bias Adjust,Pixel-to-Pixel,Blue Gun, User-definable function buttons,Network Control, Composite and Component loop-through,User-changeable input modules


6RU 17" Full Resolution Rack Mount / Standalone Monitor with Modular Inputs

Owner's Manual Spec Sheet Monitor Power Supply Chart


Status Display • False Color Filter • Freeze Function • Color Temperature Presets • RGB Gain / Bias Adjust • Pixel-to-Pixel • Blue Gun • User-definable function buttons • Composite and Component loop-through • User-changeable input modules

Optical Desktop Stand


Optional Desktop Stand

The V-MD173 is part of Marshall Electronics' extensive MD series of rack mount monitors. MD Series monitors offer a flexible modular solution to system integration. These rack-mountable monitors can be configured with a variety of video inputs that can be "swapped" or interchanged in the field based on your evolving needs and requirements. This eliminates the need to upgrade or replace equipment when a different input or application is required. This "future proof" solution provides flexibility and reassurance when necessary, especially in multi-monitor rack mount units.

The V-MD173 can be mounted in any standard EIA 19" equipment rack. The attached rack ears can be angled to provide the user control over the viewing angle. A VESA standard 75mm hole pattern also allows custom mounting installations. Alternately, the V-MD173 can be used in a desktop configuration with optional stand (Marshall part number V-ST15).


V-MD173 specifications
Panel Number of Panels 1
Panel Size 17” Diagonal
Resolution 1920 x RGB x 1080
Aspect Ratio 16:09
Active Area 381.888 x 214.812 mm
Type LCD Panel
Brightness 400 cd/m²
Contrast 600:1
Color Gamut YUV, RGB
Viewing Angles (CR>=10) 160° x 160°
Backlight type LED
Adjustable Backlight Yes
Features Video Formats 1080p/1080i/720p/625i/525i
Loss of Input Curtain Yes
Color Temperature D65, D55 and D93
H/V Delay Yes
Under scan Yes
IMD Functions Yes
False Color Yes
Peaking Filter No
HDMI Ratio Auto Yes
Pixel to Pixel Yes
Pre-set Gamma points Yes
Self-Sensing Yes
Number 1
Modular Input Slot 2
Re-clocked/Re-Shaped YES
Video Input Connectors CVBS Yes
YPbPr Yes
SD-SDI Optional Module
HD-SDI Optional Module
3G-SDI Optional Module
HDMI Optional Module
DVI-I Optional Module
Optical Optional Module
Video Output Connectors CVBS Yes
YpbPr Yes
SD-SDI Optional Module
HD-SDI Optional Module
3G-SDI Optional Module
Mechanical Controls on front Panel Yes
User-Defined Function Buttons Yes
RotoMenu™ Control No
Pivot Angle Yes
Handles/Rack Ears Yes
Power Voltage 12 VDC
Consumption 3.5 AMP@ 12VDC (32W Max)
Power Switch Yes
Connector 4-Pin XLR
Compliance Compliance CE approved


Operating Temperature (C°) 32°F to 104°F
Storage Temperature (C°) -4°F to120°F
Rack Unit dimensions 17.15”W x 10.45”H x 2.00” D
Weight (Main Body) 8.75 lbs
Vesa Mount Pattern 75mm

False Color Filter

Color filter scale

The False Color filter is used to aid in the setting of camera exposure. As the camera Iris is adjusted, elements of the image will change color based on the luminance or brightness values. This enables proper exposure to be achieved without the use of costly, complicated external test equipment.

To best utilize this feature, you must understand the color chart and have a basic understanding of camera exposure. Normally, when shooting subjects like people, it is common practice to set exposure of faces to the equivalent of approximately 56 IRE. The False Color filter will show this area as the color PINK on the monitor. Therefore, as you increase exposure (open the IRIS), your subject will change color as indicated on the chart: PINK, then GREY, then a few shades of YELLOW. Overexposed subjects (above 101 IRE) on the monitor will be shown as RED. In addition, underexposed subjects will show as DEEP-BLUE to DARK-BLUE, with clipped-blacks indicated with a FUCHSIA-like color. Lastly, the color GREEN is used to indicate elements of the image that are approximately 45 IRE. This represents a "neutral" or "mid-level" exposure commonly used for objects (not people).

Filter display samples
Overexposed objects will display as RED
Underexposed objects show as
Properly exposed objects will display elements of GREEN and PINK

IMD and Tally

Use the "Text Enable" function to turn the MD Text feature ON. This will cause the "Text String" to appear on the lower portion of the screen. This provides the user with a 16 character on-screen text string. The color, background (opacity), and alignment of text can also be managed by the operator. This same menu allows control of Tally Source. Tally lights (both LED and on-screen) can be enabled/disabled and also set to match "Text String" color.

IMD and Tally Configuration Main Sample

Optional Input Modules (Type A modules)

MD-3GE - Single 3G-SDI Input with loop-through (SDI/HD SDI compatible)
MD-HDIx2-A - Two-channel HDMI Input Module
MD-DVII-A - DVI-I Input Module
MD-TC-A - One or Two Optical Inputs and/or Outputs (Specify Configuration When Ordering)

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* Input modules are optional and available at additional cost. More input modules to be offered in the future.

* Pricing does not reflect freight costs and applicable taxes and duties
* Pricing, specification and features are subject to change


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