|Sony retail 3D head-mounted display in November, 720p per eye|
|Posted: 31.08.2011 12:49 by Simon Priest||Comments: 5|
Sony Japan will be launching their line of 3D head-mounted display units this November in their native land, which is set to retail for around 60,000 yen.
The visor features two 720p OLED screens at 0.7-inches, which are directly in front of the user's eyes. It's the equivalent of a 750-inch screen just 20m away.
The visor unit also fully supports 5.1 surround sound to accompany the 3D display. Naturally this removes the need for a 3D TV and a set of glasses as they're both rolled into one. Can such a retro looking answer to the 3D question become mainstream?
720p is a resolution of 1280x720. The Head Mounted Display (HMD) comes with a processor unit that's complete with HDMI input and output so you can plug it into a TV if you wish. It's expected to be priced around 60,000 yen which is about $780 or £480.
Does this method of 3D experience appeal to you, videogamer?