Sony's announced a new, higher end head-mounted display, the HMZ-T3W, which is expected to ship this year in some parts of the world for around $2,000. But in the meantime you can get the more affordable HMZ-T1.
- Overall score: 6.7 (3.0 stars)
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Starting at: $817.77
The good: It's fun! Whether it's for gaming or movies, the Sony HMZ-T1 Personal 3D Viewer is one of the best 3D displays on the market, with zero crosstalk. Based on OLED technology, the headset is capable of deep, deep black levels, and whether in 2D or 3D, all images have surprising amounts of depth.
The bad: The headset is heavy and becomes quite uncomfortable with extended use. It's not possible to get the whole screen in focus at once, resulting in blurring at the edges. The effects of its lower resolution are apparent: detail levels aren't up there with an equivalently priced television, and pixel structure is visible.
The bottom line: While the Sony HMZ-T1 personal headset is capable of some of the best 3D effects I've ever seen, it's uncomfortable to wear for extended periods and images suffer from blurriness.
October 31, 2013 3:29 PM PDT
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| Caption by: David Carnoy
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