Sony's third-gen personal 3D viewing headset now up for pre-order

By Shawn Knight · 10 replies
Oct 8, 2013
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  1. Sony’s HMZ-T3W personal 3D viewing headset is now available for pre-order on the company’s website and in retail Stony stores. The third iteration includes wireless connectivity with dual OLED monitors that are said to simulate sitting 65 feet away from...

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  2. MrAnderson

    MrAnderson TS Maniac Posts: 488   +10

    Well... okay... this is definitely not their Oculus Rift competitor.
  3. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,665   +1,950

    Indeed, oculus is about an attempt to bring an exciting idea into market, while for sony this is 4th iteration of making a great product perfect. Therefore, I have a lot more faith in sony product than in oculus.
  4. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,665   +1,950

    Having looked at the spec, 720P at 24fps - no, thank you!
  5. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder This guy again... Posts: 2,198   +593

    Well as for the 720p and 24fps, most movies already output in a normal 24FPS as it is so this is no surprise. The 720p however, its a small screen so I guess it makes sense, but if its simulating that distance from the TV, then I dunno.
  6. TheBigFatClown

    TheBigFatClown TS Guru Posts: 684   +253

    LOL. Okay, curved phones and now these. Pretty soon we will all be living in a container full of red goo with cables attached to the back of our head. Won't even need to go outside to enjoy the sun.
  7. Acespaces

    Acespaces TS Member Posts: 85   +12

    To much girth and expensive, I'll wait for a small cheaper one to buy them maybe in 10 years.
  8. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,665   +1,950

    The important part of that experience was in absolutely believing that you are outside, enjoying the sun ;)
  9. MrAnderson

    MrAnderson TS Maniac Posts: 488   +10

    I'm sorry but I cannot disagree with you more. I give Sony credit for having technology in this small market, but they have really done nothing but keep the status quo. Progress is at a snails pace and the price remains very high. It is the same story with the smartphone market. Only this time it is Oculus VR, and not a 800 pound gorilla like Apple that can fend off copy cats with an army of lawyer and (mostly) lame patents.

    The point is, it usually takes someone outside to put the light under most large companies' bums before they will give us what we want, have been waiting for, or did not know we needed.

    [Extra Rant]
    The Oculus VR guys are small, but they are thinking about consumers. They want to keep the price down so that it is accessible to as many people as possible. Sony would have it as high as they can place it because they are a business first. That is why it is good to have the small guy get the juices flowing. 3D printing and the MakerBot guys is another example. Before it was just for big manufactures and DYI guys with CNC projects. Now the lit the fire under the bigger guys bottoms, and not too long later Windows has print to 3D. Oculus guys are really bring us VR, where Sony and many others were giving us incremental, slow improvements of a large screen display that appears 6 feet away from our face. I'm glad someone finally did something about the pace.
    [/Extra Rant]

  10. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,136   +131

    Sounds like something I said about an ex-girlfriend of mine. I've found a few that were smaller, but I still haven't found one any cheaper.
  11. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    Thanks Sony but it's really as much use to me as tits to a bull.

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