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Sony's 3D Visor To Change 3D Forever. 750-Inch Screen Mounted on Your Head

Looks like Sony’s 3D Visor will indeed release this year with a confirmed release date, price and some great features that will take 3D gaming and movies to a whole new level including the one that all gamers would love to have — the biggest screen on the block!

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YoungMoney2183d ago

Sony has 3D on lock and now i get it. 700" screen on your grape!

DarkCharizard_2183d ago (Edited 2183d ago )

WOW! Looks freaking amazing and revolutionary!! ME gonna buy a PS3 now :D

Ohh wait... *looks at visor price* :(

I hope this kind of technology comes to other devices as well B)

Army_of_Darkness2183d ago

It would be pretty sweet using it to watch 3D movies during long road trips, camp or just chillin' in your room. But I wonder if it will be compatible with the PS3 or even PS4?! that would be sweet!

malol2183d ago (Edited 2183d ago )

sweeeeeeeeeeet !!
lest hope its eye healthy/friendly
i don't want to go blind
+ i already ware glasses so what you have for me sony ?

gamingdroid2183d ago (Edited 2183d ago )

I haven't seen visors with 3D, but I have seen regular visors for sale many years now and they never really took off.

I tried them about a year ago and it was instant discomfort both from wearing the thing and the picture quality was relatively bad and nothing like a movie theater screen.

I'm hoping the technology/comfort level has improved since Sony is making these.

Also as malol points out above, I wear glasses too so I'm forced to wear contacts. :(

thematrix12982183d ago

Sony == Innovation
But their prices are crazy, $783 in recession? Insane!

zeeshan2183d ago

YES!!! I need more details on this man!

SilentNegotiator2183d ago (Edited 2183d ago )

So technology seizes to be "revolutionary" (YOUR words) if it's pricey? Don't worry, Charizard, one day the price of this will be cheap enough for you to afford....and so will the ps3 :)

darthv722183d ago

Looks like the home VR will be making another try at "reality". Sega and Atari had units they were working on but never really got the pricing and hardware in check with what consumers were willing to pay.

If anyone can finally make this happen it would be sony.

ABizzel12183d ago

@Charizard

Who let you out of your pokeball.

specialguest2183d ago

Theres nothing innovative about this. A company called i,glasses have been making these 3D head mounted displays for over 4 years now. The sony version is just an updated slicker looking version.

The big question is does it have head tracking. This is what will make it an actual virtual reality experience.

In regards to the $783 price tag, thats actually a steal. The I-glasses version which is only has 800x600 res cost $1300.

tee_bag2422183d ago

@ Special Guest - agreed, headtracking needs to be included to really blow my mind

Klaykid1232183d ago

@malol

Sony doesn't make Contacts.

bozebo2183d ago

Could be a lot better than other visors like it, but I'd still have to try before I buy lol.

multipayer2183d ago

What may be nice for near sighted people like me, maybe we don't need to wear glasses for this...

blind-reaper2183d ago

It is the introduction price, my dad payed like around $2,500 for a 46inch plasma tv like 10 years ago, was not even 1080p, now you can find one with way more features for a fraction of that amount.

Noctis Aftermath2183d ago

What is up with the title? it's not a 750 inch screen, it has two 0.7 inch screens:

"The display features two 1280×720, 0.7-inch OLED screens that are designed to reproduce the sensation of watching a 750ft screen in 3D from around 20 metres away."

jony_dols2183d ago

DarkCharizard obviously enjoys waggling inaccurate motion controllers at 12 year old hardware.

The rest of us enjoy seeing companies taking a risk with their technology, and see them actually push boundaries.

Rather than them just repackaging last-gen hardware with a Nintendo logo, and instead of investing in new IP's, just rehash the same franchises over & over...

NewMonday2183d ago

this is a TV, so it works with anything, 360 Wii PC PS3...

Deputydon2183d ago

For the 3D tv, anybody know if you can hook up two separate PS3's so that people could play two completely difference games on the tv at once?

Basically so it displays both HDMI ports at once, but only so 1 person can see 1 game.

Right now it just sounds like it only works for coop or something.

andibandit2183d ago

@DarkCharizard

Im sure Sony has thought about the prize and concluded that gamers will go out and get a 3 job to afford those.

HappyGaming2182d ago

Hmmm could you use a magnifying glass in front of each eye so that your eyes lenses dont have to focus 2 centimeters in front of your face but say 6 meters infront of your face and have the focusing effect cancelled out by the glass therefore causing no eye strain...

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fr0sty2183d ago

See that blue line going across the front? Think of the glowing ball on the move controller and how it works... connect the dots.

Sub4Dis2183d ago (Edited 2183d ago )

they stole my idea. :(

i came up with this the moment they debuted the move. well there's a missed fortune.

but what's throwin me off is that they haven't even released their 3d tv yet. if i had to speculate, i'd say they intended for this to be THE feature for the ps4, then caught wind that MS or Nintendo were working on something similar, so they moved it up.

evrfighter2183d ago

I think we all know how this ones gonna turn out

http://www.youtube.com/watc...

fr0sty2183d ago

Virtua Boy wasn't virtual reality. Not at all. It was a screen on your face which you could use to play monochrome games in pseudo-3d with.

This has potential to be a lot more. Release this with PS4 with a gyro sensor and the PSeye tracking the blue line on the front of the headset, and you have full on VR. Turn your head, and the angle in game turns with you. Something Virtua Boy could never do which is partly why it failed.

IAmCornHolio2183d ago (Edited 2183d ago )

No, this tech has no future. All this does is enhance the eyestrain and headaches and motionsickeness that all 3d technologies cause.

Well how about the implosion of 3d ticket sales in this summers movie season?

Really guys, 3d is dead...

noodi13492183d ago

Not trying to cause an argument or anything but I don't think you can really compare virtual boy (1995 tech) with the 2011 tech.

Petro2183d ago

The model that they are going to sell doesn't have that blue line in front. Nor does it look as good as this prototype, but it is more functional.

IAmCornHolio2183d ago (Edited 2183d ago )

@noodi1349

I am pretty sure the biological circuitry that has caused every other product like this to fail has not been updated in the last 20 years.

Also, the apparent FOV is less that 45 so this product will have the same looking down a toilet paper tube effect that every other failed consumer HMD has had...

@MehmetAlperTR

Did you strap it to your head? I am not doubting that 3d technology works. I am just being realistic about these glasses. 45 degree fov... to simulate that grab a cardboard tube from your toilet paper roll and look through it. Thats how big the screen will appear in these glasses.

Also Sony admits that this product causes motion sickness and eyestrain right at the end of their press release.

Also 3d theater ticket sales are way off this year. 3d cinema will be phased out over the next couple of years, just like that last 3 times there was a 3d fad in cinema.

MehmetAlperTR2183d ago (Edited 2183d ago )

@IAmCornHolio

I bought LG Cinema 3D TV.. No lack No headeache No Stomach problem.. It has gotta awesome REAL 3D technology.. I played 7 hour Killzone 3 and i had no any health problem.. No eye strain.. Not like the Shutter Glasses technology.. and its FULL HD 3D.. and it s cheaper than other 3D Tv's very cheap..

Perjoss2183d ago

I love the idea, but if so many people are not prepared to put on regular light weight 3d glasses why on earth would they use one of these. Also what happens when you friends come over to watch a movie with you? Nice idea for people that like watching films / games alone though.

Disccordia2183d ago

@MehmetAlperTR

If I'm not mistaken, the passive real 3D tvs are not full HD whilst using 3D - in fact, I believe the resolution is HALVED?

kneon2183d ago

@MehmetAlperTR & Disccordia

Yes the passive 3D only offers half the resolution of full HD in one orientation, either horizontally or vertically.

It's possible to create a TV with this technology that would offer full HD resolution but it would have to use either a 1920x2160 or 3840x1080 display, which right now would be outrageously expensive.