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."