The Sony HMZ-T1 3DTV headset combines two 720P OLED screens with simulated 5.1 surround sound for the ultimate home theater experience. Kevin Pereira and Matt Mira take a look at the 3D features on this $800 device.
What You Need To Know
The Sony HMZ-T1 is the world's most advanced 3D headset.
The design features adjustable straps around the top and circumference, which feel a little flimsy.
When you first see them, you think this is a great gadget you can theoretically take anywhere until you see the switcher that gives the unit power.
The device has 2 HDMI inputs and will take most HDMI signals.
We did find the Sony HMZ-T1 sliding down our nose and wearing glasses with the device isn't very comfortable.
The headset has twin 720P OLED screens that promise the equivalent of a 150" inch from 12 feet away.
The picture is impressive when you wear the unit comfortable on your head.
You can adjust the distance between the screen to suit the distance between your own eyes.
Once the headset is situated, you truly get an immersive experience.
The HMZ-T1 will also compensate for your eyes adjusting to the dark room by gradually lowering the brightness of the screens.
Since there are two screens, it can deliver fairly convincing 3D with no passive or active technology.
It provides depth perception the same way your eyes do by compositing two slightly different images.
As a result, the headaches don’t come nearly as fast as they do with active lenses.
This is truly the best 3D experience I have seen and it really is great for gaming.
The HMZ-T1 promises to deliver a virtual 5.1 surround sound experience, which feel like a Walkman headset.
For the price, you would think they might be able to use a more durable material to cover the ears.
That said, the sound was great and the surround sound simulated well.
Things that are supposed to be happening behind you do feel like they are happening behind you.