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Sony HMZ-T1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 121 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the resolution and usability are on the whole positive. The design and sound are also appreciated. There are some mixed opinions about the size, while many are negative about the connectivity and build quality.

image quality, sound, design, usability, resolution

value for money, build quality, connectivity

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 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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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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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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"I have it and it's great. You just have to fit it well"


1) First thing, contrary to the other user review, it is 800$, not 1500$ like he wrote. Sony sells it directly for 800$. The price on Amazon is crazy

It is confortable and the image is vibrant.

It is not 1080p.

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"3D Connoisseur's Professional Opinion"


I tried the unit at CES and spend some time afterwards talking with other people who tried it. I am in the business of 3D without glasses (content creation, conversion, displays and the like) so i usually stay far away from the "glasses" but these had...

The biggest pro is that it is on the market now and provides quality 3D

The cons grossly outweigh the positives for me

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"I tried on big time!"


The image is not that good, $1500 bucks? Better buy a 85" Mitsubishi TV and share the joy with a crowd!

If you consider portability a quality...

Price? Uncomfortable? Fragile? What else...

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Mine's the Best for Viewing LilyPonds


See my picture of it with a PINK Spiderpodium on top!!! Does anyone here know how I could swap all those angels with Hello Kittys instead???

crisp detail, can even read in it

need more padding for my head

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HMZ is the best with Animations for HeadTracking


Its like the HMZ-T was almost made for the AnimationForHT series of apps that use your cellphone's gyros. There's over a dozen apps that run great with it at: and all you need...

HDMI input great, display quality fantastic

Setup menus are confusing, no provisions to attach cell

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Good plugged into my smartphone with gyros


Check out the videos on your HMZ-T that move with your head if your cellphone is put on top. There's 2 free apps that put you in space with angels dancing around you! The Blossoms app lets you fly thru what look like blooming pear trees to the music.

Shows video-out from phone, good sound too

Strap somtimes gets tangled in long hair

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We purchased two of these to use with passive virtual reality experiences with pediatric populations. These have good picture and sound quality and provide near HD performance for filmed videos. The screens are bright and images clear. The price is...

Good experience, good picture quality, sound solid

design heavy, too many breakable and fragile parts

Product Specifications


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



General Features

Supported Console:Multi Platform
Type:Video Glasses