Sony HMZT1

Personal 3D Viewer

  • Model: HMZT1
  • Sku: HMZT1
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  • Wearable HDTV
  • Truly Immersive 2D And 3D Movies And Gaming
  • Virtual 5.1 Headphones For Surround Sound
  • The Equivalent Of A Personal 150 Inch Movie Screen
  • Dual HD OLED Displays For Outstanding Image Quality
  • Adjustable For Comfort For Virtually All Head Shapes And Sizes
  • HDMI Pass-Through For Easy Back And Forth Switching With TV
SRP $999.99
Off SRP $201.99
Your Price $798.00
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Sony
Get into the HMZT1 wearable HDTV from Sony. Experience your favorite movies and games with a virtual 150 inch screen and 5.1 Surround Sound- even in 3D! Dual OLED screens provide brilliant colors and clarity. Fully adjustable for a comfortable fit. Now playing for your eyes and ears only.
 

Documents

  'Owner's Manual'  
  'Installation Instructions'  

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Technical Specs ↑ Back to Top

3D Glasses Included
Cable Type HDMI

Dimensions

Unboxed
Height 7.717 in
Width 8.268 in
Weight 14.8 oz
Depth 4.331 in

Package Contents

  • Quick Start Guide
  • Instruction Manual
  • AC Cable
  • HDMI Cable
  • Forehead Supporter
  • Nose Supporter
  • Shield For Outside Light

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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SonyPersonal 3D Viewer
 
3.9

(based on 65 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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4.0

not bad but could be better

By happy1inAZ

from phoenix az

Comments about Sony Personal 3D Viewer:

I purchased with the intention of giving my wife a peaceful nights rest when I get home from work late at night the picture is equivalent to sitting in the middle of a movie theater with surround sound thats crystal clear but at the same time noise canceling with the rubber attachments it eliminates any light going out or going in so far so good right I think so but here is the down side it is fragile parts are loose HOWEVER the reasoning is due to it adjusts to your face eyes and ears but be careful with putting it on though if your gentle with it it will last ive had mine for a year and no problems I love it and the 3D is awesome when watching thor or avengers its mind blowing over all great but quality could be better but for the price its a steal

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(17 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Broken rubber strap in less than a year.

By rsuryase

from San Francisco, CA

Comments about Sony Personal 3D Viewer:

Broken rubber strap in less than a year. The part cannot be replaced or purchased by yourself. You have to send the unit in for repair. Cost is over $100.

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(10 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good....but

By Admininstrator

from Richmond, VA

Comments about Sony Personal 3D Viewer:

We purchased two of these to use with passive virtual reality experiences with pediatric populations. These have good picture and sound quality and provide near HD performance for filmed videos. The screens are bright and images clear. The price is good, but could be cheaper. Main concerns are the weight and comfort of these units for long viewing...too much weight in front of design. Second, they are built with some very flimsy parts on the headphones and the rubber blocks on the bottom of the goggles, please make these permanent and not something you attach; they constantly fall out. The headphones should be build into the hard plastic and not free floating with a small light plastic arm being the only thing holding them on. I think a three arm design would have been better with a molded plastic front and maybe a molded center piece that went OVER the head to distribute weight better and provide a solid location for the headphones. Then, have a three point joint in front to adjust for eyes and ear coverage. Finally, eliminate the set-up process every time the headset is put on. Allow users to simply put on and watch the unit. Good...but could be great with some tweaks!

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(1 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Waste of money

By ADisappointedCustomer

from San Diego

Comments about Sony Personal 3D Viewer:

I've been waiting for a long time for a device like this. One I can use in bed to enjoy movies, games, potentially work. Sadly this is not it. I attached the system to my PC. That worked well, the experience was less than a standard monitor. Not a deal breaker though, I really intend on playing. I attached it to my PS3 and got great audio. No video at all!!!! If there is one blue ray/ 3d player I expected to work with ease it would be the SONY ps3. I wont bother trying anything else, this will go back tomorrow morning. What an incredibly disappointing experience.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Best 3D Experience

By cervante

from Bronx, NY

Comments about Sony Personal 3D Viewer:

I gave the device 3 stars cause the cosmetics needs a revamp. I have long hair & it constantly rips a bulk out so I had to purchase a skull cap to prevent it from ripping any more of my hair. I tried several adjustments but this thing needs variation for noses, I have a tiny nose using this sitting upright slowly starts to sufficate me. Same applies to the light blockers, does not fit my face , constantly falling off, I decided not to use it all together. However under the hood this delivers a better 3D experience than your current 3D TV's. No filtres , no shadow or smokey effects. Its GREAT!!. Its just the cosmetics that needs more details for nose and cheeck bone structure.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Head Mounted Display

By matrix961

from PA

Comments about Sony Personal 3D Viewer:

The unit works very well. I’m impressed with how far this technology has come. The 3D is awesome. Connecting to the PC was easy, the desktop looks very good and I don’t have any issues reading text on the screen. The most important thing to remember is to take time to adjust the unit on your head. I’ll admit it’s not a quick process but when done right there are no comfort issues that I’ve experienced. One part of the instructions I paid close attention to was “If it’s resting on your nose then readjust and start over�. Mine comes close to my nose but does not even touch. I can feel the weight distributed over my forehead and the back of my head. In all I had to loosen the top strap, tighten the lower strap, install the thinner pad, and most importantly use the higher install point for the pad so the front comes down lower when the pad is on my forehead. I didn’t realize there were two different locations to snap on the forehead pad. For PC gaming I tested this with X-Plane 10 and it works great. To get the game to fill the screen you need to choose the highest resolution available for it in the game settings. I believe it was 1920x1080 it will get down scaled but will fill the screen and still look really good. I can clearly see all of my flight instruments etc. I attached my TrackIR clip to the top with some tape and was off flying with the ability to look around which is 100% awesome. TrackIR works fine on this headset with no issues at all.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A window into another world.

By Nemo

from Cleveland, Ohio

Comments about Sony Personal 3D Viewer:

I find that it's best for watching blu-rays(3D or 2D), really feels like being in a theater all alone. Still experimenting with games, Battlefield 3 on pc is very immersive in stereoscopic 3D mode. It is slightly heavy but laying down in bed or kicking back in a recliner solves that. Overall I'm very pleased with this purchase, money well spent.

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(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome! Awesome!! Awesome!!!

By ChillBrew

from Bronx New York

Comments about Sony Personal 3D Viewer:

Awesome! is all I can say.... I always wanted my own home theater and now I have my personal one, The Sony’s HMZT1. The Sony’s HMZT1 Personal 3D Viewer is the best 3D experience I had so far. The quality of the video is sharp and crystal clear. The headset is not as heavy as I anticipated when adjusted and wore properly, soon you’ll for get it’s even there. It is three times less the weight of the combat Modular Integrated Communications Helmet that a Marine wears daily. The viewing experience is like being in a movie cinema, the size of the screen and the surround sound feels like you are really there. The HMZT1 connected very well to all my HDMI sources. The Sony’s PlayStation 3, The Apple TV, Mac Book Pro, Blu Ray disk player and Sony’s 3D Handycam HDR-TD10. Viewing 2D is just as great as the 3D viewing experience. Even though a computer can be connected to the HMZT1 I will recommend viewing media and not working like word documents. Works fantastic with YouTube side-by-side 3D content as well. I recommend reading the manual before using the HMZT1 for the best experience. If you can afford it get it.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Best HMD to date

By mellott124

from San Jose,CA

Comments about Sony Personal 3D Viewer:

I've been using consumer HMDs for over 15 years now. Started with the VFX1 and i-glasses in the mid 90's. The Sony HMZ-T1 is by far the best I've ever seen for the consumer. 720p at sub $1000 has been talked about for a decade and this is the first HMD to do it. I pre-order one and don't regret it one bit. The only downside on this HMD is that its not that comfortable to use for extended periods. I always walk away with a red forehead from the pad. You have to really tighten it down to keep your eye in the exit pupil of the optics.

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(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Best consumer HMD

By Gamer48

from Ohio

Comments about Sony Personal 3D Viewer:

Once it's fit correctly you can enjoy the most immersive HD and 3D gaming and movie experience to date. I like to play iRacing, rFactor, LFS, GT5, F1, Killzone3, BF3, MW3, Socom 4, Uncharted 3, Batman and all the rest and it really does look pretty awesome, especially the 3d games and movies. Adding TrackIR to the mix with PC sims like iRacing, rFactor or Arma2 really makes it a true VR headset. Honestly after the 1st day I loved the image and even the sound, despite it being a DSP simulated 5.1. I was, however, thinking of returning it because of the fitment and comfort issues I was having for the money it costs. I had the time so I was very persistent in trying every combo of head pad and strap tension and finally figured it out. Using the thinnest pad to be closest to my eyes and the back rubber strap needs to first lock on around the little bump on the base of your skull as you put it on like a baseball cap with the top strap set for the right height to rest most of the weight on. It really should be fairly loose so it rests on the top strap while it's just propped up in place by the forehead pad. It should not really rest on your nose bridge at all when it's right. My primary use is for gaming and I really wanted to use my Tritton Pro true 5.1 headset which also has a mic with independent game chat control. After finding no other options I took the chance and modified mine. Nothing like experimenting on an $800 device and probably killing my warranty. Coming from the maker of the PS3 along with being marketed for gaming with no proper game chat audio control is just a huge oversight that needed post manufacturing correction so should a problem arise with my unit at some point unrelated to my mods then I hope they cut me some slack. Really Sony, I was very neat and careful. Anyway, once the unit is apart, each ear of the headphones can be unplugged from the main circuit board. I then had to carefully cut the plastic mounting frame to be able to actually remove them and keep the mounting strap intact. My unit is no longer an all in one AV player but with my actual gaming headset, which sounds amazing with movies as well, it's better than ever. I did also removed the plastic gear to allow each eye to be slid independent from each other which lets me get a little finer separation adjustment to even set the spacing between the 5 predefined indents. If you have the cash and love the best of the latest consumer tech and are patient enough to give it a chance or brave enough to mod it then you should really enjoy Sony's 1st offering of a wearable 3d HDTV. On a side-note I was able to even lose the HDMI cord and hook it up to an ActionTec My Wireless TV kit which already has low latency and an even ultra low latency Game mode setting. This can really help because then all you need by you is a power outlet for the HMZ-T1's control box and the ActionTec receiver unit. Works really well even in 3d.

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