Reviews and Problems with Sony PlayStation 3D Display
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Sony PlayStation 3D display
21 November 2011
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 ...
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
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.
Conclusion: While Sony is to be commended for building a display to gamers it isn’t quite the entertainment behemoth some will have expected. It offers little in the way of extra features, and since its announcement TVs have gone down in price. Looking elsewhere feels like the better option.
Pros: The Sony PlayStation 3D Display set is gorgeous to look at. Looking like a PSP, this is one stylish television set, with hints of console-like design on the base: only the PlayStation logo hints that this set was designed for the passionate gamer. The matte plastic stand won’t be to all tastes, but it has its own appeal. The supplied 3D glasses are also well-built, and feel durable in the hand and when worn during gameplay. The good news is that SimulView really works...
Cons: Built for bedrooms, its 23.5-inch size may seem practical, but don’t think about plonking it in the living room. It’s just too small to really appreciate some games the way they are meant to be played. The 3D effect is good, but disappears during SimulView. While Sony already made this clear it’s a bit of a shame. And while the set offers bright images, it is still far too glossy, resulting in lots of glare in bright conditions. Don’t think about placing the Sony Play...