Reviews and Problems with Sony PlayStation 3D Display
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Sony PlayStation 3D Display
15 November 2011
Conclusion: The Sony PlayStation 3D Display's SimulView gaming experience is unique and fun, but limited connectivity, the lack of a remote, and a high price for a small screen size make it a bit of a niche purchase.
Pros: Bundled with 3D glasses and the Motorstorm Apocalypse game. SimulView side-by-side 3D gaming feature is clever.
Cons: No remote. Few connection and calibration options. 3D glasses are too dark. SimulView not available on many game titles.
Summary: While there's some pretty impressive technology built inside, the PlayStation 3D Display isn't a very practical device. Its $500 price tag is too much money considering its laundry list of shortcomings.
Pros: The PlayStation 3D Display successfully enables two players to see their own individual screens while using SimulView technology, though the display only comes with one pair of 3D glasses. Also included is an HDMI cable and a copy of MotorStorm: Apocalypse.
Cons: The display's glare is terrible, as the surface reflects nearly everything in sight. The screen's small 23.5-inch size makes it tough to play at far distances and forces the players to sit nearly shoulder to shoulder to get the right effect. There's no included remote control, which makes it difficult to change sources and settings; the buttons are hidden around the back. The display only comes with one pair of 3D glasses, preventing gamers from using SimulView right ...
Summary: Sony's built a lot of value into the PlayStation 3D Display, and if you plan to take advantage of all it has to offer, $500 is a compelling price. If you don't love stereoscopic 3D, though, you might do better elsewhere.
Conclusion: Sony has managed to make a $500, 24-inch display appealing by including some useful accessories, integrating 3D and offering the rather innovative SimulView feature. While this display is not our cup of tea, we can see how it could be hugely popular this holiday season. It pulls off some slick tricks and comes with the desirable PlayStation branding slathered all over it. If the Sony Playstation 3D display winds up on a loved one’s holiday wish list, we say go for it.
Pros: Solid picture quality, SimulView is useful and entertaining, Acceptable 3D brightness
Cons: No remote, Terrible speakers, Small screen size