Video headsets going mainstream? Sony HMZ-T1 3D Video Headset

On Wednesday, August 31, 2011 0 comments

Sony demonstrated a prototype of this head-mounted display at CES in January but the product became legit today at the Sony IFA press conference in Berlin. It's clear this device is to address a quality solution for 3D viewing on content without the need for alternating images on a TV and filtered glasses. The HMZ-T1 can display a separate, clear image for each eye doing away with traditional TV/Film solutions.

Sony has made it clear that they believe their ability to provide a complete 3D solution from movies and PS3 games is a key differentiator for them versus their competition. 

The end result when wearing this obviously "geeky" device is the equivalent of a 150-inch 3D display floating 3 feet away enveloping the users vision. Should hit the US and Japan before Christmas for around $600.

Tech chat: The headset provides a separate .7-inch 720p OLED display for each eye. The headphones provide 5.1 quality sound. Gamers will be excited by the displays .01ms response time...making for smooth scrolling imagery. Video input into the device is standard HDMI so pretty much any modern video output device can be hooked up to the HMZ-T1 for your private viewing pleasure.



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