Four months ago at E3 2011, Sony, while trying to recover from its breach bonanza, gave us a peek at their upcoming 24" 3DTV that could display two different images, simultaneously. We learned that we would see this TV sometime around the holidays and it would sell for $499, but that was it.
This week, however, Sony let us in on their plan for this really cool game room TV.
Through their PlayStation blog, Sony said that on November 13th, stores will have the sets ready for sale. It will come complete with a paid of 3D glasses, an HDMI cable and a copy of Motorstorm Apocalypse. The TV also sports 2 HDMI inputs and one for component cable (if you're still stuck in the 90s).
As we knew, this TV could show two images, through a technology called SimulView, which gives each player their own image with their pair of 3D glasses on. Even better, this is a perfect way for gamers who want 3D technology to get into the market without burning a whole in their bank accounts.
The blog post has a ton of information and a very in-depth FAQ regarding anything you'd need to know about this set, so make sure you check the source link or this product page if you want to spend a while reading up on every detail. For those who want the abridged version, I've included a couple of key points and answers below, along with a video.
What does the integrated subwoofer do? Is the built-in sound superior to comparable displays?
The 3D Display's integrated subwoofer enhances low-frequency audio, giving an extra kick to bass-filled sound effects. 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.
What games support the SimulView feature as of launch? Will future games support SimulView?
At launch, you'll be able to play MotorStorm Apocalypse, Gran Turismo 5, Killzone 3, and Super Stardust HD. We'll have more titles to share soon.