Excerpt: Although it’s designed for use with a PlayStation 3 or Blu-ray drive the real potential of this new head-mounted display (HMD) only shines when it’s paired with the sheer power of the PC. When attached to a gaming PC the HMZ-T1 single-handedly revives the dream of viable virtual reality where so many other headsets have failed. The key technology that makes this headset so promising are the twin OLED displays each running at a native resolution of 1280 x 720.
Pros: Excellent image quality stunning 3D cheap considering the image size.
Cons: Fiddly mounting system slightly heavy can only be viewed by one person.
Summary: 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.
Pros: 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.
Cons: 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.
Summary: Head-mounted displays have always been a niche product, but they were still relatively commonplace a decade ago. By putting a pair of tiny LCDs right in front of their eyes, HMDs helped digital professionals and extravagant early adopters immerse themselves in a pixelated virtual reality... or at least a private viewing session or two.
Pros: Exceptional image quality, Fantastic 3D effect, Excellent immersion
Cons: Difficult to adjust right, Tethered, not wireless, Limited connectivity, Lens glare, Iffy audio for the price, Creaky plastic arms, Somewhat tiring to wear
Summary: Probably the coolest and geekiest piece of kit that’s ever come across this reviewer’s desk, the Sony HMZ-T1 is a fantastically cool gadget even with its flaws. It’s not perfect and is a little on the expensive side, but if you’re looking for a way to keep the man cave compact, we’d certainly start here.
Pros: One of the best 3D images we've seen, You'll be the coolest kid in class (or at work)
Cons: Headphones could be better, Can be uncomfortable for long periods of time, Required HDMI switcher means that it's not portable at all
Excerpt: The headset ships with an HDMI pass-through box, and your first job is to plug this into the wall and connect your PS3/Xbox, Blu-ray player (or PC for that matter) via HDMI. The headset itself is then tethered to the box with a proprietary 3.5m cable that supplies both picture and power.
Strap this visor on your head to watch 3D movies or games close-up
Good Gear Guide.au
8 January 2012
Summary: Sony’s Personal 3D Viewer is definitely a niche product. We can’t see many units selling -- it’s not a very sociable product, it can be uncomfortable and it really only appeals to 3D fans -- but if you can get it set up correctly it’s able to produce a good picture with excellent 3D depth.
Pros: Excellent 3D effect, Great colour and black levels
Cons: Uncomfortable after half an hour, Low resolution (720p), It’s hard to get the whole image in focus
Excerpt: Sony's Personal 3D Viewer headset first wowed us back in January of this year at CES in Las Vegas. A head-mounted, personal 3D experience, it channelled Tron cool and all the promise of the Lawnmower Man before history had made…