In a bid to popularize stereoscopic 3D (S3D) Sony Computer Entertainment on Tuesday introduced a special 24" stereo-3D display with relatively affordable cost bundled with inexpensive active shutter glasses. The display is designed for PlayStation 3 gamers interested to play in S3D-supporting titles affordably.
The 3D Display (CECH-ZED1) features a 24" 1920x1080 (1080p) LCD display based on VA panel technology that adopts quad-speed frame sequential display technology that is able to minimize crosstalk distortion. The 3D Display supports several 3D formats, including “frame packing,” “top and bottom” and “side by side,” which will offer users various options for using 3D. The display features high contrast (5000:1), wide viewing angle (176°) high response time (4ms GTG average). The display also sports stereo 2 channel with subwoofer speakers.
The 3D Glasses come with a rechargeable lithium ion battery to enable quick and efficient charging time. A three minute charge results in three hours of use, while a 45 minute charge provides 30 hours of use.
The display will have $499.99 recommended price and will include a pair of 3D glasses that will cost $69.99 when sold separately in the U.S.. The solution has a number of advantages over competing solutions, including cost and the quality of matrix technology. For example, Nvidia Corp. sells an S3D Nvidia 3D Vision bundle with Acer GD245HQ LCD display (1080p, TN panel technology, etc.) for $628.
Sony's 3D Display will be available this fall in Japan, North America, Europe/PAL territories, and Asian countries/regions. For North America, the 3D Display comes bundled with 3D glasses, an HDMI cable and the highly anticipated Resistance 3 title from Insomniac Games for PlayStation 3.