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Sony presents the HMZ-T1 (Virtual Goggles)

With its new independent device, the HMZ-T1, Sony offers a new visual and audio experience, self-respect to television, we can build our peripheral connecting to a PlayStation 3 or a BluRay player compatible.

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Kyosuke_Sanada  +   1597d ago
If this doesn't come to mind...
taylork37  +   1597d ago
You can't do anything but commend Sony on their push to advance technology and also their already huge contribution to the technological level of current entertainment.

With that said, I really cannot understand how they expect this specific product to sell any sort of significant amount.
gumchewinasskikr  +   1597d ago
If this is reasonably priced, hd and 3d then they have at least one sale from me.
Caffo01  +   1597d ago
i read the price in yen in another news and it's about the equivalent to 800/900 dollars!
ginsunuva  +   1597d ago
Its 720p per eye and 3d.
RedGr3mlin  +   1597d ago

You heard it from me first!


No seriously this is a dream coming true in front of my eyes.
I remember when I was a kid @ around 12 ( I am 30 now ), and was with my father at a gaming event here in Sweden (solna hallen för svenskar på n4g).

There they had the coolest thing I`ve seen I remember, it was a huge helmet that you put on your head and when you did you were inside the game!, you could see your hands when holding the (ps3 move look-alike) joystick and you could see the other guy that stood in the other side of the gaming hall 50 meters away from you in the game face to face.

The gfx back them were maybe what minecraft is now, even more uggly and the helmet where so heavy on my head that 1 grown man had to hold it.

(you can compare the weight with straping on a fat boy ps3 to a helmet and wear it LOL)

But When I walked out from there that day and sat my self in front of my sega master system my thoughts were going back to that hall where I tested vr for the first time and though: Damn I hope this will be a future that I will see some day.

The years past by and got older, got a gf, and a work and I forgot about vr and the fun time i had that day and alot (that you cant forget) thx to one hell of a generation in between (ps1+ps2 / dreamcast / jaguar / Xbox and now xbox 360 and ps3).

Until last year I think it was, when I saw THIS helmet on the (don't remember the name now :S)that Sony showed.

And then everything came back to me, I was about to see my dreams become reality. And for a second i was 12 years old again standing and lookin at that cool helmet with eyes that were big as dinner plates.

Tho my friends fast shut my dreams down and said , that must be heavy and what? Should you hold it with one hand?

Tho I was still in hopes, tho days /month once again made my mind forgot about VR. I was building a monster gaming rig, working my ass off, engeadged my self to my gf and playing the hell out of my ps3 system.

And today when I went in on N4G! What do I see?
I see a helmet with VR that this time have something to make it 100% able to stay on your head wile gaming!!!

Isent that VR so tell me what is?

So once again my dreams about VR have been realized and ONCE AGAIN I am hoping to be able to play VR with the gfx that you can find in lets say: Uncharted 2, gt5, gears of war, killzone 3?

//leting my mind slipp abit now//

Playing ghost recon 6 with 5.1 sound with VR, turning my head and see my friend go down left and right off me, screaming in the built in mic to take cover wile i move up to him and draging my friend behind cover wile looking @ the enemy and fiering my rifle with one hand wile draging my friend with the other!

And before you ppl shut my dreams down like my friends once did....

Sony have them self said that we could bring vr to reality now. We have the resolution, we have the TV sizes, we have the gfx engine to make kick ass games.

The only thing that I am thinking can bring this down is the prize. But hey. If they mass produce it, the price will probably be like the ps3 @ release and if they make it go together with lets say ps3 systems and the future ps4?

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SweatyFlorida  +   1597d ago
I truly think VR could be the next big thing (like when motion controls first set off with the wii) for next gen. With these goggles, PS vita and 3DS having some sort of VR tech, there's great chances for some unique and great things to come. Hopefully we'll have the tech next gen to truly create amazing games/experiences with them.
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KNero  +   1597d ago
I think I'll pass on this one and wait for the second version of it. Just to be safe. The price might go down and they might improve the wear comfort, and maybe bump it up to 7.1.
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gamerz  +   1597d ago
What's the resolution of these?
RedGr3mlin  +   1597d ago
last i heard was that the HD tv,s ( or leds ) inside that helmet were 1080p and 3d!!

VR in 1080p + 3d ! = I am in heaven !

Porn in 3d and vr any one?
or in second thought... maybe nott

I dont want any dudes jizz in my face
Ultr  +   1597d ago
pretty shure the resolution is 720p in 3D, I read it somewhere
gamerz  +   1597d ago
cool, thx!
RedGr3mlin  +   1597d ago

Sony has just introduced today its future device of cutting edge in terms of the home entertainment and the use of new technologies such as 3-dimensional.

With its new device independent; HMZ-T1, Sony proposed a new visual and sound, autonomous experience television, that we can take advantage of connecting our peripheral to a PlayStation 3 or a compatible BluRay player. In this way, will enjoy a view 3D content that allow, and 5.1 sound we put only the device in our head that has a screen OLED for each eye and headphones of quality for our ears.

The price is the only thing that can be less pleasant for this new step, and is that as we do not need a TV with HMZ-T1, it will have a price similar to these: approximately 800€.

Your date of departure, although yet to be determined, places it in the month of December of the same year 2011.

Without more, we leave you with the official specifications of the peripheral:

Sharp image in 2D and 3D - enjoy games and movies as a 2D and 3D high definition, with a wide viewing angle

Images crisp and bright - enjoy the clarity of high definition over screens OLED dual

Cinematic sound with virtual 5.1 Surround sound quality - recreates the experience of movies and listen to the sound of the games with an audio so detailed that make you you vibrate with the virtual 5.1 Surround sound headphones

Customize your experience with 5 different sound modes - choose between the modes of sound of pure, standard, movie, audio for games or 2.0 channels to complement your experience of game and film

Panoramic optical display - screen OLED twins create a wide field of vision, so nothing will distract you the content you're watching with you

Integrated remote controls - adjust the volume, accedes to the menu and change the settings using controls located on the subjective screen

Sharp display with adjustable lenses - everyone can experience a sharp and focused viewing thanks to adjustable lenses

TruBlack screen of high contrast - TruBlack screens offer a contrast and a visibility excellent for a vibrant and colourful experience

Several options of viewing thanks to a dual output switch - dual output switch allows other people to watch TV while you enjoy your games on the subjective screen
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richierich  +   1597d ago
I wonder if I imported this would it work on my UK PS3?
Ddouble  +   1597d ago
Pre-orders are up for quite a few european sony websites. It should come to UK soon.
Ultr  +   1597d ago
of curse! its just a TV :)
fOrlOnhOpe57  +   1597d ago
Wow - connect it to PS Vita for the ultimate mobile gaming experience.
Tony-Red-Grave  +   1597d ago
you'd look like a douche on the streets though XD. end up missing a few stops if your on the bus.
ginsunuva  +   1597d ago
Or get hit.
gamerz  +   1597d ago
Read the awesome book "Snow Crash" by Neal Stephenson. He thinks that's going to be the future of all computing, not just gaming, haha.
Ddouble  +   1597d ago
Don't think it would work. It Needs a HDMI out and it's tethered to a box.

Also what Tony Red said lol
calactyte  +   1597d ago
If you like "Snow Crash", you'll probably love "Ready Player One" by Earnest Cline. Same concept where everyone works and lives inside a virtual world using VR goggles like these. The book just released in August and already three movie studios were bidding for the rights to turn it into feature film. Don't want to get too far off topic though, I'd totally buy one of these things. VR is totally what I've been waiting for.
hardcorehippiez  +   1597d ago
vr experience as a child was awesome at the time. looking back at it now as we have seen the graphics were shit in comparison to todays standards . but todays quality of graphics in vr has me sold instantly. my cc is gonna take another beating for this bad boy. bring it sony.
Ddouble  +   1597d ago
I really want this but something tells me there would be a playstation version with head tracking.

Someone should try clipping a ps move on top, then we'll have true virtual reality
zero_cool  +   1596d ago
This guy would like his visor back

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