Sony's cool 3D "TV" that also allows multiplayer gamers to see different images on the same screen, will be available in the US next month.
It is arguably the best value for anyone who's looking to move into the 3D revolution.
The 24-inch 3D Display is not an actual TV; it has no built-in TV tuner. But since no one actually watches TV with an antenna anymore, it's kind of a moot point.
So for $500, consumers will get the 24-inch flat-panel display, a pair of 3D glasses, an HDMI cable, and a copy of the 3D-optimized game Motorstorm Apocalypse.
In addition, the coolest feature of the 3D Display is its "SimulView" feature, which requires gamers to buy an extra pair of 3D glasses. Then, if you get together with a friend and each put on a pair of glasses, the display will be different for each player.
It works by replacing the traditional function of 3D glasses from taking two simultaneous images and mapping them on top of each other, to instead creating two completely separate images and emitting each one to one pair of glasses at a time.
Currently, Motorstorm Apocalypse along with Gran Turismo 5, Killzone 3, and Super Stardust HD support Simulview mode.
If you're still unsure as to whether or not a 3D display is worth it, Sony has kept a list of 3D-compatible PS3 games here.
Mark Raby Based in New York City, Mark follows the consumer electronics industry like a hawk. A published book author, he has a particular affinity for 3D technology and video games, and as such will surely be in the market for a new pair of glasses soon. Mark can be contacted directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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