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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

Specifications[edit]

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[edit]

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

References[edit]

  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]