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Sony outs upgraded Personal 3D Viewer

Sony Personal 3D Viewer
Upgrades: Sony's second attempt at a 3D headset

Stereoscopic 3D may divide opinion but Sony is keeping the faith at IFA 2012 with its latest 3D headset, the new and improved Sony HMZ-T2.

The follow up to the Sony HMZ-T1, the new HMZ-T2 ups the ante from 720p to full-HD 1080p.

At least, that's what we think. Sony isn't being quite as explicit as we'd like, simply describing the HMZ-T2 as "full HD" rather than getting into specifics with the maximum resolution.


Anywho, what we can say for sure is that the dual OLED display design – one for each eye - remains. Sony says the new model is perfect for both games and movies.

Sony Personal 3D

For movie freaks, there's a 24p True Cinema mode, while gamers get Clear Mode for smooth fast action sequences. Oh, and the new Sony HMZ-T2 is 20 per cent lighter than the outgoing model, which makes for more comfortable extended use.

As before, Sony has slipped in its Virtualphones 5.1 sound tech that creates a claimed 360-degree sound stage.

Whether all this will be enough to take on the hotly anticipated Oculus Rift headset, of course, remains to be seen...