It seems that the Sony PlayStation 3D monitor will be available starting November 13th (at least in USA) as Amazon is already taking pre-orders for it with the shipping date set for then. Just a reminder, this 3D display will be equipped with HDMI 1.4 interface in order to be used with the PlayStation 3D console for gaming in stereo 3D mode. It will not be officially compatible with Nvidia’s 3D Vision technology, although it may get supported through the 3DTV Play software and also might work with AMD HD3D technology. However you should be aware of the fact that when using HDMI 1.4 for stereo 3D content you are limited to 720p 50/60Hz 3D mode intended for gaming and 1080p 24Hz 3D mode intended for movies.
October 20th, 2011 · 6 Comments · General 3D News
August 30th, 2011 · 13 Comments · Other S3D Tech
Sony has made available some additional information about their upcoming 24-inch PlayStation 3D monitor (CECH-ZED1), apparently it will not come in December as the pre-order page at Amazon has suggested, but will instead be available sometime in November. Aside from that Sony has announced that everyone who pre-orders the 3D display until September 30th will not only get the game MotorStorm Apocalypse that is bundled by default, but will also get a copy of the game Resistance 3. Aside from that, Sony has also published the above video of the PlayStation 3D monitor in action with some of it features explained and demonstrated, which apart from stereoscopic 3D support over HDMI 1.4 interface also supports the SimulView technology allowing two persons to play a game in multiplayer mode and see different images (in 2D).
August 8th, 2011 · 4 Comments · General 3D News
The 24-inch Sony PlayStation 3D Monitor (CECH-ZED1) was expected to be released sometime in the Autumn this year with a price of $499.99 USD that also includes a pair of 3D glasses bundled, however it seems the release date has been moved for the holiday season. Amazon has the PlayStation 3D monitor available for pre-order with a release date set for December 31 with the price still at $499.99 USD. Considering how the 3D monitor is named, you can expect it to be designed for use with the PlayStation 3 console and unfortunately it will not be a great choice for PC 3D gamers as it will not feature a DVI or DisplayPort that will allow it to work at 1080p with 120Hz, instead it will be with HDMI 1.4 interface and will be more like a 3D HDTV in that aspect (limited to the HDMI 1.4 stereo 3D specs). Still, the expectations for this product from Sony are very high in terms of quality and performance (very little crosstalk/ghosting in 3D mode), making it more attractive choice for console 3D gamers than what is currently available on the market in terms of compatible 3D monitors (not 3D HDTVs) in a similar price range. But let us wait and see what will Sony provide us with at the end of this year and if it will really be worth waiting for, although if you don’t want to wait, there are already alternatives available that can work with both PC and PS3 in stereoscopic 3D mode.