StickSkills.com writes, "Late last year, Sony released their Playstation 3D display package right in time for the holiday. If you’re a fan of 3D gaming and weren’t able to snag it during the last holiday, then you’re in for a great deal today."
For what you get that is a very good price.
The price dropped to $399 last year before the holidays, permanently. So this discount is only $100. Also, the display went $299 in a lot of retail stores during Christmas (Boxing week here in Canada)
I bought one about a month or so while Best Buy was holding a sale on them... I bought it to use ad a computer monitor, but have since started doing the majority of my gaming on it. I got all this for $299 + tax 1 24" PS 3D Displat 2 Pair of 3D Glasses 1 PS HDMI Cable 1 MotorStorm Apocalypse 1 MLB 12 The Show I couldn't pass up all that for $300. I wasn't really impressed with 3D until I got the display and started playing some in 3D. Even my wife who's not a gamer is really impressed with gaming in 3D. She started playing Super Stardust HD in 3D and got addicted.
@guitarded, you serious? Damn, I need to go shopping. That is an awesome deal.
@ guitarded77 Gamestop also has the same deal with the extra 3D glasses and The Show for $299.99... I traded some stuff in and ended up paying only $24 for the bundle.. great deal IMO... The PS3 Bluray Remote 2.0 also works with the 3D TV, and its a pretty nice TV that does the job very well.
@ Fylus Yeah, it was a great deal, but check this s#!t... dell.com screwed up on their website one time and I got a 4gb XBOX 360, a Kinect, the XBOX Adventures game and Dance Central all with overnight shipping for $47 dollars and some change. That was a crazy deal. My buddy called me and says "Dude, go to dell.com right now", then he says... "how many should we order?" I started cracking up. We didn't think they'd actually ship them, but 2 days later we both had new XBOX/Kinect packages on our front door steps. I think if you hold out and keep an eye open, you can find a good deal on these 3D displays... you may have to wait for Black Friday, but a good deal always makes a purchase feel better. @ erasure242 $24... damn son!!! Enjoy the display, I know I enjoy mine :)
if everyone is suddenly cutting the price, it's because there are too many in stock that aren't selling. there is probably a reason for this. most HD console gamer want something much bigger than 24". also, if 24" is enough for you, you could just buy a 3D computer monitor. you probably won't get that 2 person effect (that's actually pretty crap because you get shadows from the other perspective), but you'll get a much higher quality screen, more densely packed pixels, and a better contrast ratio. Having said that, 3D is meant to be an immersive experience...you aren't going to get immersed in 24 inches. 3D is really meant for theaters...but if you're bringing it home, you should be going as large as you can.
Sounds about right. A 24" 120MHz 3D capable PC monitor costs about as much.
If you guys think gaming in 3d on a 5 year old ps3 is awesome, you should try it out on a decent gaming pc. Games like bf3 and the witcher 2 just take every detail and a make it feel like you are simply staring through a window into another universe. The pricing seems onpoint though. Just paid $700 for my 27inch 120hz 3d asus pc monitor. Although you do get what you pay for :) 50,000,000:1 contrast ratio.
I bought mine last year at full price..literally a couple of days before the price drop..which I laughed about. But I've been one of the only ones around these parts who talked positive about the monitor. I can only tell of my experience but i absolutely LOVE my monitor. For gaming Uncharted 3 and Gears of War 3 are phenominal if you own either or both consoles. But for the PS3 my alltime favorite game Sjadow of the Collosus got a 3D overhaul and for me it was priceless. Batman Arkham, GT5, Motorstorm, Avatar (lol), Black Ops, etc. But for the movies...that's where this pays for itself.. Evil
Why are people here on N4G even talking about getting this, as 99% of them swore they would get it Day 1
Man I'm so tempted but I really wish it was 32" instead of 24". 32" is perfect for a console gaming monitor. This is an incredible deal though. Still tempting regardless of size.
gamestops doing the same deal and throwing in games and glasses. http://n4g.com/news/983588/...
I really hope sony can rebound and start growing again
This display is literally $299 every single time I have ever gone into my local best buy, not worth it to me until it is $199 with 2 pairs of glasses. Motor Storm + glasses for $299 is still more than I would pay for that display.
Reverse the 2 and the 4 in the size dimensions and I'd be all over this. Just too small for me. 12
it's been 299.99 for over a month now where i live
yep good deal if anyone is looking for a monitor or a small tv. I think it was Phillips was it that are going to make some models with similar tech but in bigger sizes.
Really!? Why the heck sony's releasing it at €500 in Europe -_- *sigh* Now just take a look at simple math: 299.99 USD = 226.957 EUR US Dollar Euro 1 USD = 0.756550 EUR 1 EUR = 1.32179 USD 499.99 EUR = 660.882 USD Euro US Dollar 1 EUR = 1.32179 USD 1 USD = 0.756550 EUR Seriously sony!? I hope you hit a wall with this product in Europe so you learn once and for all!
Holly crap. This is actually a great deal. I might get one.
Has been $299 since December.
I'd contemplate getting one of these except in Europe the price is still mightily high.
This is not a good deal.... Please read... I've had 2 break on me, if you look around the web it has a very very very high failure rate. I would even say near RROD rates. No gamer should buy this....
I just looked and this TV seems to have no more problems than any other brand. I typed Samsung, Panasonic, LG, Philips ... and so on, the most complaints where for Samsung TV’s the Playstation 3D display didn't stand out.
Where did you look? Go to amazon... Any place I've looked for reviews and advice (remember 2 broke on me) same problems, eventual total failure for many many people. I thought I was just one of the unlucky ones that got a defective one. Then the second tv in my children's room died. Same way, started with like a black screen that lasted a second.. Then a few seconds at a time, then total failure. no matter how good of a deal it seems it is not. Please read up on this television. Please.
bestbuy and amazon had it priced at 299 for awhile now. I was considering getting one myself but after reading the reviews on amazon, I was shocked to find the failure rate was as high as it was. anyone considering getting one should check out the reviews first so you have at least some kind of idea how faulty they are. also know that if you buy one, you won't be able to use it as a tv. it lacks a tuner so unless you have a cable box, its a no go. build quality and lack of a tuner was the main reason I opted not to get one.
I had to return my first one, but my second one works fine. The screen isn't anything too great, and the 3d hurts my eyes. I would recommend using that money to buy a bigger 2d tv as I didn't find 3d to be worth it.
I got one from Gamestop awhile back and their return policy on Hardware just blows! After you open it, you can only return it for the same product. After a day I started using it as a computer monitor so i could watch 3D movies on my comp in 3D easily. After a few hours it started "blinking" (black screen for about a sec). After that I decided I didn't want to chance it so I sold it on Ebay and have been happy to not have it. I plan on getting one from a different company that costs more since Sony obviously rushed this out the door to get sales. Hopefully after awhile they will make some that do last.
http://community.us.playsta... For those still thinking about picking one up, it's like playing roulette. Please read through the forum posted. As of today 1 of 4 opened new boxes still works. ( I owned 2 , both returned, got 2 new displays, of those 2 only 1 is working fine.) I sent 1 to be repaired I have it back now, so far no issues. Both were bought in late january and problems showed up within 1 month. Even if I get a thousand disagrees, PLEASE do some extra research on this product. There is definitely a reason why price dropped and the Sony forum is still going about issues. I can't stress enough read the forum, and hopefully you get a good one. You have been warned!
I'm on my 3rd one personally. 1st died after about ten days, just wouldn't turn on anymore... returned and replaced by Best Buy and 2nd one did the exact same thing after only 3 days of use! Got it replaced again, and so far so good. Fingers crossed that this 3rd one actually lasts. I remember seeing the $299 bundle with the extra glasses & two games and thinking it was a steal... if I only would have known what was to come, I wouldn't have bought it. A rep with Sony's Warranty Department actually told me that this TV wasn't even made by Sony's TV division. It was outsourced and just has their name on it!
Ive also read this tv goes out
Type blinking red light in Google and then any TV brand name and see what you get. Also there appears fixes for quite a few red light problems that you can do yourself.
My PS3 3D display is 4 months old and has been "blacking out" periodically during gaming. According to the forums the black outs become more frequent until complete failure. Another common issue is dead pixeling but mine is fine. Just keep your receipts and prepare to return. I must agree on this one...common performance issues.
Well isn't this a coincidence. The 3D display just failed. Two blinking red lights and now it won't turn on. I went searching for an answer and came across this article. Read the comment after the link....because I provided one. http://theparanoidgamer.com...
I've got it. It has some issues. It doesnt actually do 240hz unless its in 3D. You cant use any CineMotion or MotionFlow. If you disconnect the source from the TV it turns off in about 3 seconds. It's ridiculous because you cant switch inputs and then turn your second device on. They all (all of them...) have a problem of black flickering every once in a while if two devices are connected. The TV will turn off and then 2 seconds later turn back on. There's also no remote control with the TV. Oh and there's some pretty ridiculous glare on the screen from anything that lights up behind you. Overall it's a very good TV for the price, but you get what you pay for. I would strongly recommend grabbing a 3D compatible computer monitor, possibly with higher supported resolutions, for a little bit more money. I regret not doing that.
Has anyone seen the feature that comes with Motorstorm where 2 players can play at the same time with no split screen? you wear the 3d glasses and each one displays the player screen. Skynet is definitely on its way!
Wearing glasses to play splitscreen sounds weak in the long run. snyway, what about games with 4 player split screen?
they have normal split screen. that's just a feature.
its £450 in the uk thats $725
I just bought a 42" Panasonic 3D TV for $719.99. I got a free 3D bluray player with it. I thought that was a great deal
just got a 3d tv but not the 3d bluray player :(
Amazon was offering this deal for a few days. They even offered free shipping :)
Buy a normal HDTV. Don't waste your money on this.
look at the disagrees lol on n4g, nothing should be said that could be interpreted as a slight on sony or their products
Yeah. I bought a 40 inch Sony XB42 1080P LCD HDTV at Fry's Electronics for $560 (tax already included). $500 base price.
do a bigger screen plz at E3
I think they were meant to name this article as "Playstation 3D Display Receives Massive Damage"...
got mine for 299$ here in canada as well. best purchase ever and no problems at all . its awesome for the the fps games and more people prefer smaller screen for shooters.
do they? i much prefer playing on my 46" 3D bravia. but still, if you happy, that is all that counts... just dont try and convince yourself that everyone else is happy to play on small screen sets.
Me too, love my TV :)
it always had a deal that discounts this one to 299
Personally its to small for me...they should have made bigger versions than just 24's !
They should also release a bigger version of the tv like a 40 inch or 32 inch 24 is to small for me. I have a 3D plasma that is 50 inch. But I am glad to see they are dropping the price on the 24 inch tv.
This kit has been $299 for a number of months at all my local EBGames (Gamestop) stores. I finally decided to pick one up after alot of research including quite a number of negative things on forums and the like. My works flawlessly, and at the aforementioned price its a very nice piece of hardware if you're looking for a monitor for your office or desk area that you can hook up a PS3 to and use it as a PC monitor. A number of sources including the clerk at the store I bought it at kept saying that for the PS3 its great, but as a PC Gaming monitor its not that good. THIS is NOT true. I have found this unit to have a bit more "bleeding" issues through the PS3 then my laptop. Just like with any display you have to adjust it to what you use it for. The 2 major tricks for this monitor is to have the sharpness at 0 (both PS3/PC) and have the backlight at 0 (PS3 only + certain games), the other setting you can go to town with. Oh yeah, and turn on dynamic sound option as its the best of all the sound settings in my opinion. Dark edge on dark background bleeding/ghosting seems to be quite a big issues with some titles using the PS3. For example, Rage: my fooking sh*t its bad = to fix this, you have to turn the backlight to 0 like mentioned and crank the ingame brightness to max, and it almost makes it disappear. On the other hand, a game like Killzone does not have this issue on the standard settings. So to finish up, for 299, its a great buy...but if I bought this thing for the original 499 I would not be too happy of a cookie. Cheers. PS alot of the cut out problems reported are actually associated to the cable used. Its never happened to me using the PS3 (using the provided cable), its happened to me once using my laptop which was running through a dollarstore HDMI cable. I hooked up a good one, has not happened again. Cheers
Your comments (the one below too) have been very helpful! +bubs for each.
Oh yeah, one more thing. I learned this a very long time ago from this geezer engineering dude and others since that time have confirmed it as well. And this goes for pretty much any electronic device: Stress test the shit out of it. If you run <insert electronic piece of equipment of choice> right after getting it, keep it on! The logic behind this, is that if there is anything faulty in the unit like solder points/capacitors blah blah blah it will break within a few days of the stress test, resulting in you being able to return it hopefully with less fuss as if you would try if the thing would fry 6 months in. If the unit runs good and dandy after the stress, you have a properly manufactured unit. please note: with displays I recommend at least running a screen saver so its not always on the static image for 12 hours :) (and no this has nothing to do with burn in, as these don't get effected by that).
That's a great idea. Thanks for the advice I'll definitely be stress testing in the future.
thats a good deal wish it was that price in the UK.
I'd get it if it could function as a TV, but it's only a display monitor. I don't have the room for a 3D monitor as well as a regular TV in my apartment.
I still have my $300 Amazon giftcard money i won for the Feb N4G loyal member lottery contest. This 3d monitor could technically be free for me right now. (Damn i love bragging!)
Does anybody know if this will work with pc 3d gaming too. I've been wanting a 3d monitor for games like crysis 2 and shift 2 for the pc. I currently have a gtx 560 ti . Does anybody know if it's compatible with this Sony monitor because if it is I'm buying today.
Sorry but it won't. You'll need Nvidia's 3d vision.
I want an OLED/CLED version.
pciked this up months back for same price plus 20 gift card, worth every penny and use it for pc and ps3, love it. it iwll work for pc gaming, you just need 3dplay like comput3r mentioned, been using it for pc games since christmas, you all can chnage you inf file but its not needed if you have 3dtvplay form nvidia
I'm gona buy one of these probably this summer.
That TV has limitations to a lot of things has anyone even read a detailed review? Also Sony have been using IR for their active 3D glasses meaning if you tilt your head you lose the 3D connection, you have to then request a filter for the glasses from Sony. Also Sony 3DTV's have a lot of cross talk. I just bought a Samsung UE46ES8000 cost £1900 now THAT's a 3DTV!
Congradations looks like a great TV. But where are you getting the idea that Sony TVs suffer from terrible crosstalk. A simple Google search will reviel that yes, some of the older generation cheaper Sony TVs have problems but you'll find the same is true of Samsung. You'll also find that the high end models of both Sony and Samsung have excellent 3D performance with virtually no crosstalk. My advice to anyone contemplating buying a 3D TV is that you get what you pay for. Do your research and be willing to pay that bit extra for a better TV.
Do not waste your money, make a research first and then decide. I bought mine December 24th and by mid February it was dead with some kind of rlod. The monitor (it's not a tv) looks amazing, really bright and sharp but only when it actually manage to work. Just search around before you buy it.
I don't care if it's $199 this display is just too freaking small. I'd rather continue using my 52" Samsung with no 3D.