Sony Preparing New 3D Headset for Japanese Releaseby Craig Getting on August 31, 2011 1:31 PM EST
The HMZ-T1, the first iteration of a concept Sony demoed this past CES, will release in Japan on November 11, says Sony Japan.
Japan will serve as a test market for the futuristic piece of headgear, which boasts two 0.7-inch OLED panels each with a resolution of 1280x780. Sony says the experience compares to watching a 750-inch 3D screen from 20 meters away. The device, which also includes integrated 5.1 surround sound headphones, isn’t mobile, of course. It will need to be be tethered to its HDMI-ready processing unit.
Sony is expected to price the device at 60,000 yen ($783 US). The company’s currently mum about a release in other markets. Performance in Japan could make that decision for them.
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MadAd - Thursday, September 1, 2011 - linkwith all the new screen developments in the mobile space lately ive been wondering how long it would be till something VR like surfaced again
Assimilator87 - Thursday, September 1, 2011 - linkHoly mother of God, a .7" screen @ 1280x780 is absolutely insane!
What the hell kind of stupid aspect ratio is that!? Pick either 16:9 or 16:10, not this half born baby that nobody wants.
ShieTar - Wednesday, September 7, 2011 - linkI assume the 780 is just a typo and it will be 720p.
Anyways, 750 inch in 20m distance sounds like just a bit below 19 inch on your desktop. I don't really see why this rather small viewing angle is used as a selling point as it is.