Playstation 3D Display ships November 13

Playstation 3 gamers who have been awaiting word on when the promised Playstation 3D Display will finally start shipping can now breath easier. The official Playstation blog has announced that the $499 24 inch display will begin shipping to stores and to pre-orders on November 13.

As we have mentioned before, all of the units will include a set of 3D glasses, an HDMI cable and a free copy of the recent Playstation 3 exclusive arcade racing game MotorStorm: Apocalypse. People who pre-ordered the display before September 30 will also get a second free PS3 game, the sci-fi first person shooter Resistance 3.

Sony has also posted up an FAQ responding to some of the more popular questions from PS3 fans about the display. In terms of ports, Sony said that the display will have two HDMI 1.4 inputs and one component cable input. There's also a stereo headphone output. The monitor also has support for Edge LED backlighting which should allow for improved brightness for the display.

The new SimuView feature gives the Playstation 3D Display the ability to allow two people wearing 3D glasses to see their own full monitor view of the game in a two person gameplay mode rather than watching a split-screen. At the moment the only games that support the feature are MotorStorm Apocalypse, Gran Turismo 5, Killzone 3, and Super Stardust HD. Sony said it will be adding titles with SimuView support in the near future. You can also check out how many 3D Playstation 3 games are currently available on the Playstation blog site.

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I will only consider 3D when the hole "no-glasses" thing kicks off.

What were they thinking of the design? It looks like a giant PSP.

nik louch said,
When they reach 42" let's talk.

I'll wait a few more years until they have at least 42" too. I don't want anything smaller than that. It's not a bad idea or tech but just not big enough for me yet.

I was a bit skeptical about the price tag, but after seeing the SimuView technology in action, it makes the $500 price tag worth it, also take into consideration that 3D TVs are still very pricey, hopefully Sony will release a 32 inch or 37 inch variant.

Xerino said,
I was a bit skeptical about the price tag, but after seeing the SimuView technology in action, it makes the $500 price tag worth it, also take into consideration that 3D TVs are still very pricey, hopefully Sony will release a 32 inch or 37 inch variant.

NO, definitely NOT worth it. No proper inputs, no TV-tuners, no remote, only 24" for the price of 32" and 40" TV's and not to forget the Sony brand make this an intant failure. The one gaming feature alone does NOT make it worth a buy at that price.

Thief000 said,

NO, definitely NOT worth it. No proper inputs, no TV-tuners, no remote, only 24" for the price of 32" and 40" TV's and not to forget the Sony brand make this an intant failure. The one gaming feature alone does NOT make it worth a buy at that price.

Your post fell flat on its face when it reached the bolded part (even though you're wrong about the lack of "proper inputs"; it's got component and two HDMI sockets). Sony TVs are some of the best in the world, along with Samsung ones.

As for "the one gaming feature", the dual-screen view, it is worth it at $499 today. Remember this is a brand new technology for the consumer market, so it'll be a few years before it becomes affordable and bigger. Remember the Sony XEL-1? The world's first OLED TV. And because it was still a brand new technology at the time, it was just 11" and it cost a whopping $2499. Now that was released three years ago; only now is it starting to get bigger (LG's planning to release a 55" OLED TV next year), but probably not more affordable (yet); that's still a few more years away. Expect a similar story with Sony's dual-screen technology, only hopefully not as long.

MightyJordan said,

Your post fell flat on its face when it reached the bolded part (even though you're wrong about the lack of "proper inputs"; it's got component and two HDMI sockets). Sony TVs are some of the best in the world, along with Samsung ones.

Agreed. Wonderful colors, vibrant display and the Bravia engine adds a nice touch to it (Gets better, when you have Bravia compatible devices).
Samsung and LG for me tops the competition. Those TVs are incredible!

dimz said,
Lol. For roughly the same money, you can get a 32" Samsung with the same specs as well as apps.

TV Apps Vs. 2 High Quality 3D HD Games

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The Teej said,

TV Apps Vs. 2 High Quality 3D HD Games

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No, TV Apps + an extra 8" + a Samsung TV (arguably the best for gaming, IMO anyway) VS 2 Ok-ish 3D games

in not really interested in spending this much money on a small screen. what about normal 3D tvs will they support this in dual image game play.

lflashl said,
in not really interested in spending this much money on a small screen. what about normal 3D tvs will they support this in dual image game play.

Technically I believe most 3D TVs support the dual image gameplay. As I understand it the TVs aren't doing anything different. What is needed is other 3D glasses to support it.

Normal 3D glasses: One eye sees even frames, other eye sees odd frames:
SimuView:
Player 1: Both eyes see only odd frames.
Player 2: Both eyes see only even frames.

So if the PS3 is sending the Player 1 and Player 2 frames interlaced to the TV any 3D TV should be able to display them just fine. What you need is glasses that have a setting for you to switch from 3D to Player 1 and Player 2.