By far the most innovative technology we saw at E3 this year was the 3D Display from Sony, a 3DTV that allows two gamers to play on the same TV screen while seeing completely different images. Sony has insisted that its PlayStation 3D Display is perfect for dorm rooms or small apartments, which is absolutely correct, but having used a Bravia 3DTV for the past year for Blu-ray 3D and 3D game review purposes, I can tell you without question that the 3D Display — which goes on sale Nov. 13 — could very well be what it takes to get friends and family to embrace the world of 3DTVs. And all you non-believing hardcore gamers out there, too.
The 3D Display is a 24-inch monitor that comes bundled with 3D Glasses, an HDMI cable and MotorStorm Apocalypse on Blu-ray disc, giving PS3 owners access to all of their 3D entertainment in one comprehensive package. I personally recommend purchasing some Blu-ray 3Ds as well, our reviews of which you can find by clicking this link: DailyGame’s Blu-ray 3D reviews. For the record, we also have eight more Blu-ray 3D reviews to get to during the coming weeks; we’re slammed.
The 3D Display utilizes a new proprietary technology called SimulView in which two-player mode is enhanced by delivering full HD screen action to each individual player, rather than a split screen. Think of it almost as a lenticular image, but with the 3D Display the image doesn’t change based on viewing angle, but on the frequency transmitted to each pair of glasses. Player 1, wearing 3D glasses 1, sees one image because it’s transmitted a certain way, while Player 2, wearing glasses 2, sees a completely unique image transmitted on a different frequency.
When we tried the 3D Display at E3 2011, there was a small amount of “ghosting” for each player, but nothing that interfered in a meaningful way with either player’s ability to play or enjoy the game. Considering E3 took place months ago, it’s likely that those minor issues have been resolved, although to be clear, we haven’t seen Sony’s 3D Display since then.
The 3D Display has an ultra-thin LED backlit full HD LCD screen, and adopts quad-speed frame sequential display technology, resulting in extremely realistic 3D viewing experiences. Again, if you’re new to 3DTV or have been on the fence, this is a great way to finally delve into it for yourself.
You can purchase the 3D Display from Amazon using the following link: PlayStation 3D Display. At the very least, click the link to read more about it; it really is impressive.