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    Sony HMZ-T1 head-mounted 'Personal 3D Viewer' with OLED screens announced

    Sony HMZ-T1 head-mounted 'Personal 3D Viewer' with OLED screens announced

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    Sony's HMZ-T1 sits atop your head and places a tiny 0.7-inch OLED screen before each eye and a set of headphones around your ears. The result is a "Personal 3D Viewer" that simulates sitting 20 meters away from a 750-inch movie screen with virtual surround sound. 3D requires showing different images to each eye and Sony has naturally solved that problem quite handily by using two different screens. Each OLED screen is fully 1280 x 720 with a 45-degree horizontal viewing angle. The head unit also has basic controls for volume, play, pause, and so on that work via HDMI CEC.

    The head-mounted unit will need to be paired with a processor unit, which can act as an HDMI switcher for moving your video and audio signals between the HMZ-T1 and a television. We suppose that the processor unit also means you won't be caught using this display on the bus anytime soon - but Sony recommends you avoid using it in a moving vehicle anyway.

    Sony has November 11th listed as the release date with an estimated price of about 60,000 yen, or just under $800 US. It certainly seems to live up to the prototype that was shown off at CES earlier this year. Full gallery of press images, including a shot of that processor unit, after the break.

    Source: Sony PR,

    Sony HMZ-T1 head-mounted ‘Personal 3D Viewer’ with OLED screens announced