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CNET First Look
CNET First Look
I'm (Tyke Tenerbry?) from cnet.com and I'm here with the Sony HMZT1.
A little over 30 years ago, a device known simply as the Walkman revolutionized personal entertainment and now it's invented Sony are attempting to do the same thing again but this time with video.
Sony's new device is officially known as the HMZT1.
But its original nickname, the Headman died a quick and ignominious death.
Remember the virtual reality pods of the 90's?
Well, this is one step back from that.
A little less heavy on the (Terry Dacdols?) and a bit more emphasis on 3D.
The Sony T1 headset which is (O-led?) screens which gives an image the company says is equivalent to a 150 inch display.
The screens are independent of each other.
But do rely on this slider switch to help focus your eyes.
The screens can also display images in 3D with a 720 P-resolution.
The headset also features on-board sound and a virtual 5.1 channel sound stage.
The headset comes with an AC powered breaker box that features HD (Imagines?) in connecting your video player or console and a HD (My-Out?) to connect to a TV.
Unfortunately, the T1 is designed to be only used in the home.
But we can see a day when these devices are used in a while.
But you'll probably still look like an idiot.
There were rumors that this product would come with a wireless version.
But given these things already away 1.3 pounds, the extra weight would have been a killer.
When watching a movie, the existing weight becomes a little tight then and it's hard to get a comfortable feat with these on.
The best thing about the T1's is that 3D is fantastic.
There is zero (Costoc?) and movies and games are much more involving than with any TV we've seen to date.
Black levels are also superb.
On the negative side, we found it quite difficult to get the entire screen at focus at once and the corners tended to blur.
This may be fine for movies but terrible for games and PC use.
Is this device the taste of the future or (having your own?) pending doom?
The Sony HMZT1 is a fun toy but it can't replace a TV just yet.
It's available now for a quite significant $799.
This is again, (Tyke Tenerbry?) with cnet.com
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