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Sony HMZ-T1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 122 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the resolution and usability are generally positive. The design and sound also get good opinions. The connectivity and build quality get less positive views, while reviews about the size and glare are different.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Sony HMZ-T1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony HMZ-T1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Sony HMZ-T1 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on Amazon.com.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sony HMZ-T1 Personal 3D Viewer

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Sony HMZ-T1 Personal 3D Viewer

 

Back in the 1990s, giddy with the promise of this new thing called "cyberspace," video arcades around the country started birthing games with a newfangled VR (virtual reality) headset. The new games enabled players to stand in a little box that...

It's fun! Whether it's for gaming or movies, the Sony HMZ-T1 Personal 3D Viewer is one of the best 3D displays on the market, with zero crosstalk. Based on OLED technology, the headset is capable of deep, deep black levels, and whether in 2D or 3D, all...

The headset is heavy and becomes quite uncomfortable with extended use. It's not possible to get the whole screen in focus at once, resulting in blurring at the edges. The effects of its lower resolution are apparent: detail levels aren't up there with...

While the Sony HMZ-T1 personal headset is capable of some of the best 3D effects I've ever seen, it's uncomfortable to wear for extended periods and images suffer from blurriness.

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Sony HMZ-T1 Personal 3D Viewer review

 

Head-mounted displays have always been a niche product, but they were still relatively commonplace a decade ago. By putting a pair of tiny LCDs right in front of their eyes, HMDs helped digital professionals and extravagant early adopters immerse...

Exceptional image quality ; Fantastic 3D effect ; Excellent immersion

Difficult to adjust right ; Tethered, not wireless ; Limited connectivity ; Lens glare ; Iffy audio for the price ; Creaky plastic arms ; Somewhat tiring to wear

Can Sony bring back the head-mounted display?

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Review: Sony 3D Personal Viewer HMZ-T1

 

Sony sets out for truly personal 3D TV.

Great, forward-thinking external design ; Attractive 3D OLED displays ; Truly immersive ; Easy to set up ; Adds new layer to gaming

Too front-heavy and slightly unwieldy ; Uncomfortable for long periods for some wearers ; Not adjustable ; Merely average audio; headphones can't be swapped ; Not the traditional Sony polish

For those who remember the 1990’s, much of the technology talk at the time surrounded the concept of virtual reality, or VR. Movies like The Lawnmower Man took viewers into incredible virtual worlds where they were fully immersed. That dream has la

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Sony HMZ-T1 Personal 3D Viewer Review

 

An immersive 3D experience with some flaws.

Futuristic design, good 3D effects, vivid color display

Pricey, headphones need improvement, causes discomfort with prolonged use, only supports HDMI, no options for playing audio on other output devices

With the headset actually on my head. I was immediately aware of the pressure that it was exerting on my forehead and my nose. While it wasn’t discomforting, I could tell that if I sat in a chair and used this device for longer than half an hour, I’d...

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Sony Personal 3D Viewer (HMZ-T1) head-mounted display

 

Strap this visor on your head to watch 3D movies or games close-up

Excellent 3D effect ; Great colour and black levels

Uncomfortable after half an hour ; Low resolution (720p) ; It’s hard to get the whole image in focus

Sony’s Personal 3D Viewer is definitely a niche product. We can’t see many units selling -- it’s not a very sociable product, it can be uncomfortable and it really only appeals to 3D fans -- but if you can get it set up correctly it’s able to produce a...

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Sony HMZ-T1

 

The consumer electronics industry has long had a fascination with video headsets. They tend to make cyclical appearances, promising ever more futuristic delights.

Immersive viewing ; Most convincing 3D available ; Excellent sound

Tiring to wear ; Not for claustrophobics ; An expensive indulgence

It's a bold and exciting spin on a familiar concept, and one that actually delivers on its promise of a virtual cinema experience. Its 3D performance is particularly mesmerising. If we could see our thumbs, we think they'd both be pointing upwards.

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Sony HMZ-T1 Personal 3D Viewer review

 

Is personal 3D the future? Probably not, but this headset is still amazing

Immersive viewing ; Most convincing 3D available ; Excellent sound

Tiring to wear ; Not for claustrophobics ; An expensive indulgence

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Sony Personal 3D Viewer (HMZ-T1) review

 

The Sony Personal 3D Viewer (HMZ-T1) is a head-mounted display that uses a 720p OLED screen in front of each eye, creating a crosstalk-free 3D effect. It's somewhat difficult to set up correctly and can be uncomfortable. If you get it right, though, it...

Sony’s Personal 3D Viewer is definitely a niche product. We can’t see many units selling -- it’s not a very sociable product, it can be uncomfortable and it really only appeals to 3D fans -- but if you can get it set up correctly it’s able to produce a...

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Sony Personal 3D Viewer (HMZ-T1)

 

It works brilliantly, but it's not for everyone. If you're single, cashed up, love 3D movies to death or need an immersive gaming experience, then the Personal 3D Viewer may just be the ticket for you.

Good 3D experience ; Immersive gaming experience ; Cinema-sized viewing

Fiddly and time consuming to set up ; Wired connectivity to processing unit

And we suspect that for many, the response will be similar. On the other hand, if you're single, cashed up, love 3D movies to death or need an immersive gaming experience, then the Personal 3D Viewer may just be the ticket for you.

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Sony Personal 3D Viewer HMZ-T1 Review

 

You can't help but think of Tron or Robocop when you see Sony's Personal 3D Viewer in action. It's been that way since we first glimpsed the pro...

Product Specifications

Configuration

Force / Vibrate Feedback: No
Multidirectional Button:Not Applicable
Signal Connection:Wired
Technology:Digital

Connectivity

USB: No

General Features

Platform:Multi-Platform
Supported Console:Multi Platform
Type:Video Glasses
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