HMZ-T1

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The HMZ-T1 is a visor style head mounted display manufactured by Sony Corporation. Also known as the Sony Personal HD & 3D Viewer, the HMZ-T1 is composed of two different hardware devices, the Visor and the External Processor Unit.

Visor

The visor consists of (2) miniature OLED displays providing video and (2) headphones providing stereo sound. The two displays can be driven independently and offer stereoscopic video when used with a compatible video format.

Specifications

The following specifications apply to the Visor portion of the HMZ-T1.[1]

Make Sony
Model HMZ-T1
Class head mounted display
Display Technology OLED
Display Resolution 1280 x 720 (per eye)
Brightness 200cd/m²
Contrast 10,000:1
Response time 0.01 ms
Image persistence 16.67 ms
Horizontal FOV 45°
Diagonal FOV 51.6°
Video Input Proprietary (Video + Audio + Power)
Video Modes Standard / Cinema / Dynamic / Custom
Video Adjustments IPD
Cable Length 3.5 m
Headphone Type (2) Foam Covered Audio Drivers
Mass 420 g
Dimensions 210 mm × 126 mm × 257 mm (including headband)
Estimated Street Price
(Visor + External Processor Unit)
~60000¥ (Japan)
~$799 (USA)[2]
~7500 kr (Sweden)[3]
~799 € (France)[4]
Availability 2011-11

Fit

The visor is worn on the head and kept in place using a combination of a headband and a forehead cushion. Sony has produced a short video detailing the method for getting an accurate fit when using the HMZ-T1: How to use Sony Personal 3D Viewer Headset

External Processor Unit

Specifications

The following specifications apply to the External Processor portion of the HMZ-T1.[5]

Make Sony
Model HMZ-T1
Class head mounted display
Video Input HDMI 1.4a Compliant
Video Passthrough HDMI 1.4a Compliant
Video Output Proprietary (Video + Audio + Power)
Sound Processing Simulated 5.1 Surround Sound
Sound Modes Standard / Cinema / Game / Music
Dimensions 180 mm × 36 mm × 168 mm
Mass 600 g

Reviews

It has been reviewed by CNET.[6] CNN [7] PC Mag,[8] and Time [9]

References

  1. Sony Marketing Japan. "Release the head-mounted display with 3D-capable world's first organic EL panel". Sony Press Releases. Sony. Retrieved 7 September 2011. 
  2. "Sony announces a 4K projector for the home, prices HMZ-T1 3D head mounted display in the US". Engagdet. Retrieved 8 September 2011. 
  3. Sony Sweden. "Personal 3D Viewer – biografen bara för dig : Sony". Sony Press Releases. Sony. Retrieved 11 November 2011. 
  4. "HMZ-T1 Visiocasque : Une expérience Home Entertainment cinématographique immersive". Sony. Retrieved 14 December 2011. 
  5. Sony Marketing Japan. "Release the head-mounted display with 3D-capable world's first organic EL panel". Sony Press Releases. Sony. Retrieved 7 September 2011. 
  6. CNET, Sep 5, 2011
  7. CNN, August 31, 2011, [1],
  8. "Sony Announces 3D 720p OLED-Based Head Mounted Display" PCMAg , August 31, 2011 [2]
  9. "Sony’s New 3D Head-Mounted Display Probably Hipper than Viewmaster" TIME , August 31, 2011 [3]