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This Sony Visor Brings a 750-Inch TV to Your Living Room

by Killian Bell | August 31, 2011August 31, 2011 5:00 am PDT

Sony HMZ-T1 visor

Fed up with watching reruns of Two and a Half Men on that tiny 60-inch plasma? Then check out this futuristic head-mounted visor from Sony that delivers a 750-inch 3D TV to your living room.

The Sony HMZ-T1 was first shown off at CES earlier this year, but it seems no one expected Sony to actually put this thing into production. Set to hit Japan on November 11, this visor is equipped with two 0.7-inch OLED displays, each with a resolution of 1280 x 720. The panels are mounted in front of each eye and when you’re wearing the headset, you get an experience that Sony says is similar to watching a 750-inch screen from about 20 meters away. That means you can have your own home theater virtually anywhere.

The device also provides 5.1 surround sound from the built-in headphones, and can be hooked up to your TV if you choose to play the content there instead — though you will have to keep it tethered to your set. The headset offers a complete 3D experience, and thanks to its design, the wearer can enjoy content in complete privacy.

Sony is yet to announce a price for the HMZ-T1, but it’s expected to launch in Japan for 60,000 yen (approx. $783). Release dates for other territories are currently unknown.

As goofy as it looks when you’re wearing it, I think the HMZ-T1 is fascinating, and I can’t wait to see what it’s like. I have no gripes about wearing 3D glasses, so I’d be happy to don this thing if it means I can watch 3D movies at 750 inches. Wouldn’t you?

[via Engadget]


Killian Bell

Killian Bell is a 20-something technology journalist based in a tiny town in England. He has an obsession with that little company in Cupertino...

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