When the fit is right the experience is near perfect....when the fit is right.
23 December 2012
Summary: I had been contemplating buying this for a couple years. The cost was prohibitive but I knew I would never upgrade to a 3d tv to rival the size of my current 60 inch. To be clear you can buy a 42 inch 3d tv for the cost of this device and more than one person can watch at one time. It ended up being a good decision for me and I'm very happy with it. BUT, is it right for you? Here's a breakdown from my experience. The good: 1. The 3d is the best I've ever seen.
Summary: I've had the Sony for a while now, about a week, and everything works great. Thought it was quite big from the picture and the complaints in reviews about the weight, but when I first opened the box, thought it was just the right size. Did take time at first to get the right adjustment, but having quite a large head, I figured to set it on its widest setting and work from there. Took only 5 minutes and around 5 tries to get the perfect fit.
Great quality 3D but needs aesthetic improvements...
Johnny Bull, Amazon
14 July 2012
Summary: After much initial frustration, I am now at the point of being reasonably happy with this, and think I will be keeping it. I don't have a lot to add to the other reviews, and mostly agree that getting a good fit and comfortable wearing experience is very much a challenge, and I can see some people giving up. For my own experience, I first tried this out using my contact lenses.
Summary: I live in an apartment so I can't bring a 42incher in, its just a studio so space is a premium. So I was deciding between this thing and a 3D projector for playing games / watching movies. I decided on this for a few reasons: 1) looks cool, no one else has these and enhances my geek factor 2) 3D projector + 3D glasses + 3D converter is about $1200+ for a decent setup. This is $800 in comparison. 3) this takes up almost no room at all.
READ others reviews, was a mixed bag, but jumped in!
21 June 2012
Summary: FIRST off. not a FIVE. simply because a five illustrates everything, from ease of set up, use and the actual performance and quality of the device. so lets start in order shall we? 1.) SET UP- simple, truly simple and could actually be done by anyone familiar with setting up dvd/blu ray player etc. (the only small catch is if you set up to a ps3 that was NOT previously set for 3d, youll have to re-run disply settings to have the ps3 detect the NEW device). 2.) comfort.
Summary: Being an engineer, it took me a while to muster up the courage (and funds) to purchase this item. It being so much out-of-stock only fueled my desire. Reading the reviews I weighed the trade offs and took the plunge. Let me start with the issues in previous reviews: - Yes, the design is NOT comfortable, maybe this was a poke yoke decision by SONY to limit the time to use it. A bit on the heavy side, with the ergonomics geared toward the small headed (nuyk nuyk).
Summary: Disclaimer: If you can get this to fit properly in the store with the attendants' help, it is absolutely fantastic. There is literally nothing to complain about in that case, since the screens look great. Man, I was lulled into a false sense of security by the other reviews here, so I bought one of these things today without trying it out first.
Summary: The HMZ-T1 is pretty awesome. It proves to me that HMDs for the consumer are here to stay. But like many genre-defining products, there is a lot of room for improvement in terms of form factor, styling, and features. The display - the twin OLEDs are simply gorgeous, and when the hmd is adjusted to a good fit the view is similar to what you would see sitting in the center row of a theatre.
Summary: I been using these for about 3 days now. In three days I have test them for you in multiple situation. Display is amazing. Crisp clear picture. Bright and vivid. 3d with blu-ray very nice felt like i was watching Captin America in a movie theater by myself about 6 rows back. The anamorphic 16/9 makes it feel like you are little further way. 3d Espn might be the best thing I've ever seen this is a game changer for sport. Xgames are sick. football is in your face.
A head-mounted display finally done right (but not perfect)
Dougie B, Amazon
9 October 2011
Summary: I've tried a number of head-mounted displays (HMD's) at stores, trade shows, etc, and the one thing I they never get right is the fact that the screen feels like it's an inch away from your eyeball, and it causes strain. While on vacation in Tokyo I went to the Sony Showroom and was pretty impressed when I demoed it. There is a real feeling of depth as to to where the screen was - it felt like I was sitting in the middle row a big-screened (but not quite IMAX) theater.