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I like the way the ma900 headphones and HMZ compliment each other. They even hold together so naturally when taken off.

The best thing about these headphones is they don't clamp on your ears, the sides of your head or your temples that's one thing that makes it different to others. Super feather like light and so comfortable you could run a marathon of movies with this on and just forget you're even wearing a pair.

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Since its been a week now and no activity, anyone care to share their picture settings.

It's good to know what the average settings used by members are. Come on people I know you're out there......

It's time to care and share.

Do some people prefer the picture to be sharper or do some prefer it to be more natural and a bit blurry?

Colour settings anyone?


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Since its been a week now and no activity, anyone care to share their picture settings.

It's good to know what the average settings used by members are. Come on people I know you're out there......

It's time to care and share.

Do some people prefer the picture to be sharper or do some prefer it to be more natural and a bit blurry?

Colour settings anyone?

Vivid, and the sharpness settings from the previous post, e.g. High +6 Mid +4
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Thats why we sell cushion pads for it


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Since it seems according to Bravia3D public profile that he did not log on AVS since April 8th, and since I did not get any confirmation from him after I ordered a cushion pad on May 6th, does anyone know if this seller is still active ?
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Please contact the Japanese Interpol at:

http://www.interpol.int/Member-count...-Pacific/Japan

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Since it seems according to Bravia3D public profile that he did not log on AVS since April 8th, and since I did not get any confirmation from him after I ordered a cushion pad on May 6th, does anyone know if this seller is still active ?

I am quite active Just haven't logged in here for awhile but still check often.


jpnn80, we received an order from you for the T3 cushion pads but no payment in our paypal. If you'd like to order please try again and we will get you taken care of.

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Sony 46" LX900 active 3D set

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I wonder the original headphone has virtual 7.1 channel exactly? Do I need another headphone?
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Hi

I am thinking about getting one of these. I am planning to use it for PS4 gaming and 3D movies.
I have a couple of questions.

Are there any other devices that I should be looking at besides HMZ-T3 and HMZ-T3W?
I am only interested in the devices that are already on the market or will be on the market by the end of Summer, so no Morpheus, Glyth, or Oculus. Good blacks and build quality are important to me, so ST1080 is a no go also.

Are there burn in issues with games?

Do you know anyone who is still selling new English version of HMZ-T3W?

I am really exited to learn about this device. I have Panasonic ZT60 plasma, but I will have to move in 3 months for grad school and leave it behind because it is too expensive to move, and it will be too big for my new room anyway. I am really dreading parting with my beloved plasma because I love watching 3D movies and playing my PS4 on it. HMZ-T3 looks like a good solution for me. Granted, I am still planning to get a small HDTV like Visio E series to supplement it.

Thoughts?

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I just pulled the trigger and got HZM-T3W from Amazon Warehouse Deals for $667 (including shipping and taxes).

The unit itself was described in pristine condition(no scratches) with all accessories, and original packaging. The overall condition is described as Very Good, but Amazon probably has higher standards for listings than most 3d party sellers, and I will have 30 days to return it if it does not work out. I wish that I could buy a new US version of HZM-T3W, but it seems impossible to find one at this point.

I could still get a new Japanese HZM-T3W for around $750, but I feel that Japanese menus will be pain in the rear to navigate, and my understanding is that they are the same units except for menu language (I do not buy into Trimulinos hype on Japanese unts).

I should get it next Thursday. I hope that it is a keeper since I am running out of options at this point.

I am exited to see how my 3D movies and PS4 games will look on it because I never used a device of this type before, and 3D movies and PS4 games are my primary reasons for buying it in the first place.

I hope that I made a right choice.

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If it fits you comfortably, then you wont be disappointed.
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If it fits you comfortably, then you wont be disappointed.
I am glad to hear that.

Yeah, I am concerned about HZM-T3W comfortability and its 720p resolution.

It looks like Morpheus will address both of these concerns and will probably be cheaper to boot, but I am not sure if it will even work with 3D movies due to its bigger FOV, and Morpheus targeted release date, which Sony might not even make, is beginning of the next year. I am hoping that we will get more news about it at E3 since I am also excited about VR.

I just hope that I did not waste my money on HZM-T3W because Morpheus can do the same thing that HZM-T3W does but better and cheaper.

Only time will tell. I suppose...
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The resolution is not a problem. You wont notice that. We don't know how well Morpheus is suited for movie watching, 2D or 3D.
So we can only enjoy what is currently available. And T3W has one advantage over Morpheus - mobile use.
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The resolution is not a problem. You wont notice that. We don't know how well Morpheus is suited for movie watching, 2D or 3D.
So we can only enjoy what is currently available. And T3W has one advantage over Morpheus - mobile use.
From my research, it looks like Sony HMZ-T3W is the best HMD for movie watching and video games (both 2D and 3D) that is actually on the market. If we were talking video games only then it might be different though since we have Oculus also.

I agree with you on Morpheus. It is too early to tell how it will turn out.

It is great to hear that 720p resolution is not an issue. I can not wait to try the Sony out!

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If you are waiting to receive your HMZ T3 soon, once you have it you'll be surprised as to how more amazing it is compared to your 1080p set. However you will have to change the Picture settings as listed in my previous posts for optimum quality and correct colour.

Everything via my PS3 is awesome. Bluray is unmatched for 3D.
Games such as Tekken 6 and Mortal Kombat 9 is just awesome in 3D.

Uncharted 3 in 3D is absolutely crazy! I had to stop because I think I got motion sickness and felt like almost throwing up as I (Nathan Drake) was running away from the Djinns. My heart was having palpitations. It was absolutely mental! Same thing happened when I was playing Avatar The Game in 3D. I prefer Uncharted 2 in 2D though.
I think sometimes with all the shooting, grenades, things blowing up and all that it goes a little too crazy that I have to take a break once a while otherwise my tummy starts going a little weird and my brain.....

Which I don't experience with 3D movies.


Have to buy DC Injustice Gods Amonst Us.

Can't wait to get Tekken 7 and Mortal Kombat X.

I already completed The Last of Us last long time ago but haven't tried it with the HMZ yet but it would be so fun and very scary with all those zombies and clickers!
The HMZ is truly immersive.

I don't play games that much, more of a movie person.

But it's very sad that Uncharted 4 won't be on the PS3.


Anyway, your nose will be broken after using it for a while.
It is that damn uncomfortable that's why I cut off a small section of the lower light block so nothing rests on my nose. I lean back on my recliner and that's how I can manage to wear it for 3-8 hours straight with no comfort issues to the point I forget I'm wearing it.

Mine is non-wireless and the battery pack cable is short and annoying. But the other cables/wires are very generous.
Although yours is the wireless model you'll still have to rest the battery pack on your crotch (sorry I meant lap) unfortunately.

Also during wireless mode I believe the full colour range is limited.


However I would really not recommend watching supernatural horror films on this device at all, please. Especially in the dark all alone with lights closed.

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I just pulled the trigger and got HZM-T3W from Amazon Warehouse Deals for $667 (including shipping and taxes).

The unit itself was described in pristine condition(no scratches) with all accessories, and original packaging. The overall condition is described as Very Good, but Amazon probably has higher standards for listings than most 3d party sellers, and I will have 30 days to return it if it does not work out. I wish that I could buy a new US version of HZM-T3W, but it seems impossible to find one at this point.

I could still get a new Japanese HZM-T3W for around $750, but I feel that Japanese menus will be pain in the rear to navigate, and my understanding is that they are the same units except for menu language (I do not buy into Trimulinos hype on Japanese unts).

I should get it next Thursday. I hope that it is a keeper since I am running out of options at this point.

I am exited to see how my 3D movies and PS4 games will look on it because I never used a device of this type before, and 3D movies and PS4 games are my primary reasons for buying it in the first place.

I hope that I made a right choice.
Please post the condition of it when it comes in. I'm thinking about getting one as an upgrade to my HMZ-T1. The only other HMD on the market that I see is the Zeiss but the resolution isn't even HD on it so there really aren't other options right now.
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If you are waiting to receive your HMZ T3 soon, once you have it you'll be surprised as to how more amazing it is compared to your 1080p set. However you will have to change the Picture settings as listed in my previous posts for optimum quality and correct colour.

Everything via my PS3 is awesome. Bluray is unmatched for 3D.
Games such as Tekken 6 and Mortal Kombat 9 is just awesome in 3D.

Uncharted 3 in 3D is absolutely crazy! I had to stop because I think I got motion sickness and felt like almost throwing up as I (Nathan Drake) was running away from the Djinns. My heart was having palpitations. It was absolutely mental! Same thing happened when I was playing Avatar The Game in 3D. I prefer Uncharted 2 in 2D though.
I think sometimes with all the shooting, grenades, things blowing up and all that it goes a little too crazy that I have to take a break once a while otherwise my tummy starts going a little weird and my brain.....

Which I don't experience with 3D movies.


Have to buy DC Injustice Gods Amonst Us.

Can't wait to get Tekken 7 and Mortal Kombat X.

I already completed The Last of Us last long time ago but haven't tried it with the HMZ yet but it would be so fun and very scary with all those zombies and clickers!
The HMZ is truly immersive.

I don't play games that much, more of a movie person.

But it's very sad that Uncharted 4 won't be on the PS3.


Anyway, your nose will be broken after using it for a while.
It is that damn uncomfortable that's why I cut off a small section of the lower light block so nothing rests on my nose. I lean back on my recliner and that's how I can manage to wear it for 3-8 hours straight with no comfort issues to the point I forget I'm wearing it.

Mine is non-wireless and the battery pack cable is short and annoying. But the other cables/wires are very generous.
Although yours is the wireless model you'll still have to rest the battery pack on your crotch (sorry I meant lap) unfortunately.

Also during wireless mode I believe the full colour range is limited.


However I would really not recommend watching supernatural horror films on this device at all, please. Especially in the dark all alone with lights closed.

Your posts made me look into HMZ-T3W.

Do you experience any image retention and/or burn in on your HMZ-T3 when you are gaming?

My understanding is that like plasma, OLED is prone to image retention and burn in. I love gaming on my Panasonic ZT60 plasma, but image retention can be an issue on some games like "Destiny" and "Knack".

I have "Spears & Munsil 2nd Edition", "Digital Video Essentials", and "Disney WOW" blu ray calibration discs, so my plan is to calibrate HMZ-T3W using these discs. "Spears & Munsil 2nd Edition" even has nice 3D calibration tools. This was one of the main reasons that I wanted English menus. I will try your settings also though.

Yeah, I know about the battery dongle. It is unfortunate. I probably would have bought the wired version of the device to save some money if Sony sold it in the U.S because I am not sure about the wireless benefit for home use. Plus, the wireless mode only lasts 3 hours anyway. Granted, I do have wireless surround headphones, which I absolutely love and use almost daily for gaming and movie watching, but the headphones have no dongle and can last up to 10 -12 hours in wireless mode.

BTW, you should try Trine 2 and Super Stardust. Both look gorgeous in 3D.

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Please post the condition of it when it comes in. I'm thinking about getting one as an upgrade to my HMZ-T1. The only other HMD on the market that I see is the Zeiss but the resolution isn't even HD on it so there really aren't other options right now.
I looked at Oculus, Morpheus, Zeiss, Glyph, and ST1080 when I was doing my research on HMDs. HMZ-T3 and HMZ-T3W are not perfect, but they seem to be the only options right now if one wants both 2D/3D movies and traditional (Not VR) 2D/3D games.

Morpheus and Oculus Rift are geared more for VR and as the result, have much wider FoV than it is recommended for comfortable movie watching.

Glyph looks promising, but who knows when it will actually ship.

Zeiss has lower resolution screen than HMZ-T3 and HMZ-T3W. In addition, Zeiss FoV is only 30 degrees. I love watching my tv up close, so 30 degrees is probably too little for me

ST1080 has 1080p resolution, but its black level and build quality are poor according to people reviews. These are both deal breakers for me.

I will report back on the unit condition.

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It looks like Amazon Warehouse raised HMZ-T3W price from $616 to $641. Weird...
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To all of you that can wait a few months, the Avegant Glyph headset seems a better choice than the hmz. Even though they have the same resolution, the technology in the Glyph simulates a much better image. I haven't tried it, but all the people who did are very happy with it. And it costs 600$ which is less than the hmz.
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