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Sony continues 3D push with HD headset

HMZ-T1 head-mounted display to launch in Japan on November 11

Sony will launch a head-mounted 3D viewing display in Japan on November 11.

The HMZ-T1 allows the user to view both 2D and 3D content in high-definition, providing an experience similar to watching a 750-inch screen from a distance of 20 metres.

The "Head Mounted Display" contains one 0.7-inch OLED panel for each eye - both with a resolution of 1280x720 - and integrated 5.1 surround sound headphones. The headset must be tethered to a separate processing unit to function, which will feature a second HDMI port for a second headset or an external display.

Sony remains committed to pushing 3D as a home entertainment experience, despite growing doubts within the industry and the vocal opposition of senior figures like EA's John Riccitiello.

The HMZ-T1 is expected to be priced at ¥60,000 ($783 / £482). Sony hasn't announced plans to release the device outside of Japan.

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