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Sony’s PlayStation 3D Monitor Arrives Mid-November

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Sony's PlayStation-certified 3D Monitor will land in the States next month for a hefty $499.99 USD.

Wednesday Sony said that its sleek-looking PlayStation-certified 3D Display will go on sale for $499.99 USD on November 13, 2011. As seen back in June at E3 2011, the display will fit right in with your other PlayStation products sporting curved sides, mirroring the PS3 console, PSP and Xperia PLAY. Of course, the gadget will look good on any shelf or tabletop whether customers are gamers or merely entertainment junkies.

On the technical side, the 24-inch 3D display will sport two HDMI 1.4 inputs, one component cable input, and a stereo headphone output jack. Naturally it will support a Full HD 1080p resolution (1920 x 1080) and a 240 Hz refresh rate. It will also include Edge LED backlighting, SimulView technology, built-in speakers and a subwoofer to enhance the audio.

"The 3D Display’s integrated subwoofer enhances low-frequency audio, giving an extra kick to bass-filled sound effects," the company said Wednesday. "This means that booming explosions, growling demons, and throaty engines will sound more immersive compared to the tinny audio provided by many display speakers. You can also connect a stereo headphone jack and use your favorite pair of stereo headphones, or use the new Wireless Stereo Headset that interfaces directly with your PS3."

The Sony 3D Display come packed with a pair of PlayStation-certified universal 3D glasses, and a copy of MotorStorm: Apocalypse. Sony said that Gran Turismo 5, Killzone 3, and Super Stardust HD -- all sold separately -- will support SimulView, but each player will need to have a pair of Sony's $69.99 3D Glasses, as these are currently the only 3D glasses available that support Sony's SimulView.

According to the company, SimulView allows users to have their own full (2D) HD screen while wearing the 3D Glasses for the 3D Display. Typically two-player multiplayer modes are played in a split-screen format on a single display, but Sony's display will utilize the left/right imaging process used in 3D to project the whole left image to the player sitting on the left, and the whole right image to the player sitting on the right via the 3D glasses.

"The 3D Glasses are noticeably lighter and less obtrusive than existing active 3D glasses. Due to advancements in 3D technology they also suffer from less crosstalk in 3D images," Sony said. "They also feature an integrated rechargeable battery that you can charge using the included micro-USB cable instead of installing a new battery."

To pre-order the Sony 3D Display, head here. The company also has a lengthy Q&A regarding the device over on the PlayStation blog here.

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    Anonymous , October 21, 2011 8:10 AM
    love 3D of everything. but I sometime feel a little drowsy an hour after watch 3d movies. not sure if that is normal or it just me.
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    dillonpeterliam , October 21, 2011 8:24 AM
    SimulView sounds really cool.
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    Anonymous , October 21, 2011 9:34 AM
    Will this be a better option for a PC monitor than the new 27" ASUS VG278H? Any thoughts?
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    drwho1 , October 21, 2011 10:44 AM
    I love my PS3, but I couldn't care less about 3D, even less for an overpriced 24" display.

    Most people who play their games with sound (other than their TV speakers) already have a good home theater setup. So why did Sony "had" to included a subwoofer inside the display?

    I can safely assume that the subwoofer is not the only speaker on the unit that added unnecessary cost. I think that Sony could have instead made a BIGGER screen and probably
    more people would be interested, say at least 40" 3D screen.

    (even then I still wouldn't be interested) but I think it would be more attractive to a wider audience.
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    masterasia , October 21, 2011 1:43 PM
    Bad move for Sony. I don't think this is gonna help PS3 sales. Sony's trying too hard to get back into the game. Just hurry up and release the PS4 and make it backwards compatible will all Playstation consoles and devices. The launch game should be Final Fantasy 7 remake. Get on Square Enix's ass and have them make that game. That's why we all bought a PS3 in the first place.
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    officeguy , October 21, 2011 1:56 PM
    I saw where you have to wear the glasses and then I stopped reading the rest of the artical. Bummer!!
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    drwho1 , October 21, 2011 2:14 PM
    masterasiaBad move for Sony. I don't think this is gonna help PS3 sales. Sony's trying too hard to get back into the game. Just hurry up and release the PS4 and make it backwards compatible will all Playstation consoles and devices. The launch game should be Final Fantasy 7 remake. Get on Square Enix's ass and have them make that game. That's why we all bought a PS3 in the first place.


    The sooner that Sony releases the PS4, the sooner the price drop!
    Then I will get my PS4, but not even then will I ever get Final Fantasy# even if it actually were the "Final" game of the series! LOL

    I have never played any of those games, or waste my time on shooting games either.
    I play Wrestling on my PS3 and not much more.

    That's why I bought my PS1/PS2/PS3 and in the near future my PS4.

    Everyone has a different reason.
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    alidan , October 21, 2011 2:36 PM
    is it to much to ask for a good polarised screen, so we can get cheap 10$ glasses?
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    mart666 , October 21, 2011 3:01 PM
    LG does it, passive 3d screen with 10$ glasses... The new active screens are very not interresting...
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    soccerdocks , October 21, 2011 4:08 PM
    SimulView is by far the best function.
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    BulkZerker , October 21, 2011 4:16 PM
    masterasiaBad move for Sony. I don't think this is gonna help PS3 sales. Sony's trying too hard to get back into the game. Just hurry up and release the PS4 and make it backwards compatible will all Playstation consoles and devices. The launch game should be Final Fantasy 7 remake. Get on Square Enix's ass and have them make that game. That's why we all bought a PS3 in the first place.



    Actually I bought mine for GT5. Because I play video-games, not watch (Pretty damn good) interactive movies that Square kicks out.
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    mart666 , October 21, 2011 4:16 PM
    Yes, SimulView is a perfect solution for two players on same screen. I don't think they could do that with passive screens...
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    dark_lord69 , October 21, 2011 5:11 PM
    I'll stick with my 37" TV/Monitor
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    Anonymous , October 21, 2011 5:16 PM
    A smart move would be to license SimulView to others so they can make better products for a lower price.
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    c0oim4n , October 21, 2011 7:25 PM
    They had a trial of this display at Fan Expo here in Toronto at the end of August, and it is an AMAZING display. SimulView works flawlessly, and looks amazing. The quality of the 3D is great as well. Should be interesting to see how well this sells.
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    allrock , October 21, 2011 9:46 PM
    Super Stardust is a blast to play in 3D and I could easly see how game designers could create some very unique 3D games as some game types like platformers work very well with the format , I still would like to see true eye tracker 3D in games as every object "you" chose to look at would be in proper visual perspective in relation to the others rendered just like in real life , of course this only works for one player at a time unless there is new technoligy I am unaware of.
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    RabidFace , October 21, 2011 9:55 PM
    mart666Yes, SimulView is a perfect solution for two players on same screen. I don't think they could do that with passive screens...

    This has been a feature of of passive screen as well. Vizio was the first passive 3D screen to be released and had this since day one. This was the first video I had seen some months back.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVJcVPvjUJo

    The only thing about this though is you have to have passive glasses that only have the right eye for both lenses, and the left for both. As far as I know, no one makes them yet (also just looked on amazon and did a Google search and couldn't find any) So you have to "hack" 2 pairs of glasses to get this to work.

    People are also missing the point of this monitor by Sony. It's for smaller spaces. It's for a dorm room, bedroom, or office. It's basically just a computer monitor because there is no HDTV tuner in it, that is why they are marketing it as a monitor and not a TV. It's not meant to be used as a display where you are sitting on the couch 10 feet away. It's a cheap way to get in to 3D gaming.

    SimulView is just a marketing ploy by Sony. Most (if not all) 3D displays can do full screen split-screen.

    I specifically bought my 24" Gateway monitor 4 years ago for my PS3 and couldn't be happier. I love sitting at a desk a foot or two away from the screen. PC gamer at heart and always will be.
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    lpedraja2002 , October 22, 2011 9:42 AM
    $500 for a 24" 1080p 3D monitor with crap integrated audio? Whaaat!? I assume they're aiming this monitor for the ignorant gamers who don't know crap about hardware. Hell, for $500 I can buy a nice 40+ inch Plasma .

    Hell, I'm sure other companies have way better monitors than this one and cheaper.
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    Wish I Was Wealthy , October 22, 2011 3:03 PM
    I have to reserve my opinion when it comes out.
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    Wish I Was Wealthy , October 22, 2011 3:04 PM
    I went up to "fashionpp" they've got a lot of useless bargains that is not worth the effort to visit their site.
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