updated 08:36 am EDT, Thu August 30, 2012
Sony Personal 3D Viewer picks up welcome revisions
Sony has revamped its Personal 3D Viewer with the new HMZ-T2 model. While we at Electronista appreciated Sony’s first generation Personal 3D Viewer (HMZ-T1), it was not without its shortcomings. The revisions for its second generation address perhaps the greatest weakness of its predecessor by shaving its weight down by a substantial 20 percent.
Sony has managed to achieve this, in part, by removing the earpieces from the original and replacing them with in-ear types that still offer virtual 5.1 surround sound. Users now also have the option of swapping the standard earpieces out for their own choice, which is also a welcome change. Sound and vision can now also be adjusted via a wireless remote, without having to take the headset off to make the adjustments as with before.
The biggest strength of the original model was its 3D image, which because of its true stereoscopic 3D effect delivered by separate OLED displays for each eye meant a pristine, cross-talk free, 3D image. Eye fatigue is also further reduced with the introduction of an auto-color temperature adjustment that gradually lowers the image tone intensity from blue to red. Other technical improvements achieved include a 24p True Cinema mode for viewing films at the speed as they are displayed in movie theaters.
The Sony HMZ-T2 will be available from the end of October with pricing details to be confirmed.