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At $500, is the Sony PlayStation 3D Display worth it?

While there's some pretty impressive technology built inside, the PlayStation 3D Display isn't a very practical device. Its $500 price tag is too much money considering its laundry list of shortcomings.

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During my month or so with the Sony PlayStation 3D Display, I was quite content with it sitting beside me at my desk, allowing for awesome 3D gaming whenever I wanted. Then I wondered, "How many people find themselves in similar situations?"

It's this realization coupled with a healthy number of shortcomings that ultimately undid my initially positive impression of this display. Despite boasting the impressive SimulView technology (that lets two players see their own 2D screen), there is a laundry list of issues I have with the new PlayStation-branded display from Sony.

Aside from the fact that it doesn't even come with a remote control, the display also has an itchy auto-off function that triggers way too quickly. Fortunately when off, the intense glare on the surface does make for a great makeshift mirror.

But there's more! Be sure to check out my full review of the Sony PlayStation 3D Display.