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Sony releasing 3D headset and 3DTV in time for the holidays

Wednesday, 19th October 2011 20:38 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Sony has announced that its PlayStation 3DTV will be released on November 13 in the US, and over in the UK, its head-mounted 3D device will hit the market starting December 8.

SimulView 3D TV with Motorstorm

Announced by Sony during E3 this year, the PlayStation 3DTV has a 24-inch display, comes with MotorStorm Apocalypse and if you pre-ordered, Resistance 3. The box also includes HDMI cable and a pair of 3D glasses. It sports the SimulView feature, which allows two players to play in full-screen 3D at the same time, which should be fun for co-op play, but the other player will need special glasses as well, which will run them $69.99.

At launch, 3D enabled games MotorStorm Apocalypse, Gran Turismo 5, Killzone 3, and Super Stardust HD will be playable in SimulView. There are over 40 games in 3D which are playable, and Sony said it will continue to “evaluate all games that would be candidates for SimulView,” and more are on the way.

Depending on where you purchase it, the TV will run you around the $500 mark. Thanks, Shack.

Sony’s HMZ-T1 stereoscopic 3D headset is expensive

Meanwhile, across the pond, Sony will put its HMZ-T1 stereoscopic 3D headset on UK shelves starting December 8, according to Develop. The headset hits Japan on November 11.

The head-mounted display will allow customers to experience both 2D and 3D with the device’s headphones and two OLED screens in HD with 1280×720 resolution. Sony claims it will give users the same experience as watching a 750-inch movie screen from a distance of 20 meters.

It will run you a whopping £799.99, and if that is too steep for you, there’s always the €499 3D monitor bundled with two pairs of glasses and a free game.

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19 Comments

  1. Erthazus

    Rip Off, shitty HD with only 1280×720 resolution and you need also to buy PS3 which have not the best 3D effects.

    If i want some awesome sauce 3D gaming there are two options in my opinion:

    1) If i want to play 3D on my Ps3 i will buy 3D TV with much bigger size and 1080p at least… Because paying so much money to play few 3D titles with 750 inch movie screen is a bad decision.
    If you can spend so much money on this one, than i’m sure you can spend money on the bigger size TV. In the end it’s much better.

    2) PC version with 3D Nvidia 3D Vision|3D monitor with 720p or 1080.
    Nvidia 3D vision have the best 3D on the market right now. you can use it for 1080p or 720p

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Razor

    Sony: We want to make 3D gaming affordable.

    Price: $499

    /facepalm

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Lightmanone

    If i would lay down 800 POUNDS for that headset, I first wanna try it out, else I don’t even wanna think about it. I wanna see if it fits, works, and really adds to the experience.
    damn, i can get higher resolution with almost everything else. And 20 meters away, that is quite the distance! They should have said how big it is if you would be 5 meters away from it, cause it’s pure PR-BS..

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Christopher Jack

    @Erthazus, Blind hate yet again, at the distance you are from the display, you won’t see the damn pixels so what’s the point in bitching about it’s resolution? It’s like demanding more pixels on the iPhone 4, it doesn’t need more, nor will it benefit from it, although it would benefit from an OLED screen.

    Also to note, both screens in the visor are 1280×720, at least try something before you start bitching about, all this blind rage will give you an early stomach ulcer.

    Also read some impressions to get an idea for yourself, give you something to go on rather than just text, you can’t, well in your case, shouldn’t judge anything by reading just about it’s specs-which despite your wild imagination, are quite impressive.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. sg1974

    @Erthazus, if you don’t want a small 3D screen but do want a big 3D screen, go and buy a big 3D screen. This is meant for those people who want a small 3D screen (like me).

    Get it?

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Dralen

    Wow! $500! That is a rip-off. I was expecting around $300.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Erthazus

    @4,
    “this blind rage will give you an early stomach ulcer.”

    i’m not raging. It’s you who is raging as always about crappy overpriced Sony products.

    “at the distance you are from the display, you won’t see the damn pixels so what’s the point in bitching about it’s resolution?”

    It depends where your TV is and what is the size of your TV and you will notice what is 720p and 1080p if you will play the game, it’s a known fact. Sure, Ps3 can’t do 1080p in most cases (except for some PSN game or GT5 + upscale, but 1080p you can use for blu-ray or other devices. That price for 3D TV is not worth a penny just for the old resolution and some 3-4 3D games where FSAA and some effects suddenly goes away.

    If TV is small like that (24 inch), no way you are going to keep it at the distance. I have 27 inch monitor for the PC. Go figure.

    “It’s like demanding more pixels on the iPhone 4″

    you just know shit about the picture quality in 720p and 1080p. It has nothing to do with your example. Personally i don’t play games on 1080p anymore. I play PC games at 2560×1600 using my 27 inch monitor that finally supports it and believe me there is a huge difference.

    @sg1974, “Get it?”

    Nope. Because there will be small TV’s from other companies that will be cheaper and will offer decent resolution.

    If i remember, ASUS will offer soon a 24inch and 27inch version monitor with FREE 3D glasses just for this and it will be cheaper. (It’s not for Nvidia 3D vision)

    #7 3 years ago
  8. _LarZen_

    @1

    Like so many hating you have not enough knowledge and should as others just sitt in the corner in silence.

    Let me enlighten you my young padawan…..

    You do know that using stereoscopic glasses on a 1080p tv just gives 720p on each eye? And you do know that the stereoscopic glasses open and shuts for each eye in a great speed to give the 3D effect?

    You probably also know about halo effect in 3D? It is getting realy good on some panels like Panasonic but still it appears at times, especialy in games.

    With the HMZ-T1 you get REAL 3D…why is that you say? That is becaus there is no need to open and close on each eye like with regular stereocopic 3D glasses.

    The HMZ-T1 has a screen for both eyes..giving one of the best 3D effects today….with no halo effect.

    When the HMZ-T1 gets a new version we should hope it has head tracking so we can use it to look around in a game with our head and not the controller.

    My gues is that if sales and review are good we wil see this as a accessory for the PS4 when it comes.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. sg1974

    “Nope. Because there will be small TV’s from other companies that will be cheaper and will offer decent resolution.”

    You’ve changed what you said and what I was responding to; how convenient for you.

    You said 1) you want a big screen and 2) other people would rather pay the money to get a bigger one. Both views ignoring the fact that some people don’t want a big screen. Like me.

    Get it?

    #9 3 years ago
  10. Christopher Jack

    @7, You were complaining about the resolution on the visor, not the television, you just don’t see the pixels with it’s resolution on a display that size with the naked eye just like the ‘retina’ display, so adding more pixels won’t change a damn thing unless you’re using a magnifying glass.

    On anything less than 4 inches, there is absolutely zero difference between 720p & anything higher to the naked eye, that’s my point which makes your bitching about the visor’s resolution completely pointless.

    Although looking back at your comments, it’s likely that you’re bitching about the actual tv, in which case you didn’t even read the article properly & wrongly assumed that the 3DTV only supports up to 1280×720.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. YoungZer0

    “i’m not raging. It’s you who is raging as always about crappy overpriced Sony products.”

    God, you’re such a fucking child.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. Gadzooks!

    Sony really have lost the plot. I dont know what they are trying to achieve, and I’m positive they dont either.

    There is just no way in hell that headset will sell, even at a quarter the price.

    #12 3 years ago
  13. manamana

    Whats the 20meters distance BS? I must admit that I’m interested in this baby but I thought more of a virtual big screen in front of me not like say last seat row of a cinema… I’ll wait what Engadget has to say and last but not least try it out. Oh, and wait for a pricedrop. ;-)

    #13 3 years ago
  14. speedxl01

    Yep the 3D TV supports 1080p.

    #14 3 years ago
  15. KL

    same old…why bother with THE retard.Isn’t he humiliated a million times over already?

    #15 3 years ago
  16. Christopher Jack

    @12, Clearly you don’t know many upper-class gadget enthusiasts. This thing would be amazing at night when You’re unable to get to sleep & want to play a game or watch a movie, if that were a quater of that price I’d snap it up in a heartbeat, there’s no way many current tvs could match the visual quality you’d get from that visor, the 5.1 surround sound isn’t bad either from what I hear.

    #16 3 years ago
  17. Fin

    Came here to see if Erthazus was talking shit about graphics.

    Was not disappointed.

    #17 3 years ago
  18. TraceableX

    That PC elitist talks out of his ass

    3D, LED, FullHD, 240Hz, SimulView (new feature), integrated subwoofer.

    It’s worth the price, but it’s 24inch. Could use it as a PC monitor

    #18 3 years ago
  19. FredEffinChopin

    I’m only recently back here after a while, but there’s something comforting about knowing that people are still feeding Erthazus.

    #19 3 years ago

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