Posted Thu Sep 1, 2011 at 09:00 AM PDT by Dick Ward
So, if you want to wear a crazy big thing on your head to watch 3D movies that no one else can see, you have that option.
Personal media viewers are just plain odd. In theory they're really cool. They let you watch a movie simply by donning a pair of glasses. It gives you a full immersive experience and allows you to zone out when on a plane or riding in a car.
In reality they're kind of hinky. The video doesn't look that great and they don't work at all if you wear glasses. Of course, that's not stopping Sony from going all out.
The new HMZ-T1 is a personal media device that handles 3D as well as 2D content. Sony says it's like watching a 750-inch screen at a distance of 20 meters and that their Dual-Panel OLEDs provide a bright and crosstalk-free 3D picture.
It's an interesting product, but it's hard to tell whether it's going to pan out any better than the rest of the media viewers on the market. It's going to run just under $800 when it launches in Japan this November.
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