Sony has an answer for those who dread Thanksgiving socializing with the extended family. The electronics megacorp officially unveiled its spiffy HMZ-T1 Personal 3D Viewer headset and said it will be available in the U.S. in November.
The HMZ-T1 will retail for $799, according to an announcement Sony Electronics made The announcement was made at CEDIA on Weds. The news had been expected, since Sony addressed the Japanese market last month and teased an early prototype at the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show.
With two 1280 x 720 (0.7-inch diagonal) high-definition OLED displays, the headset can create a virtual 2D or 3D image for an audience of one. “Viewers enjoy an immersive experience which is similar to watching video on a large screen approximating 150 inches from 12 feet away,” the official description reads. “Sony has also adapted its original virtual surround signal processing technology to deliver powerful acoustical equivalent of a 5.1 channel surround-sound system.”
The headset comes with a separate control and includes a processing box which has an HDMI input and a pass-through output. Sony also said the device eliminates crosstalk (also known as ghosting) due to its advanced technology.
Slide on one of these futuristic-looking gizmos and turn on NFL football or A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, and spend the holiday in splendid isolation from that distant cousin.
Sony at CEDIA – http://tinyurl.com/4xtnlcz