Hey guys, I am now an official and proud owner of this sweet toy, it's actually a funny story.
I am at the moment vacationing with my wife in Tokyo and while checking out one of the billion electronics store here, I saw the HMZ for the first time and my jaw dropped.
You see, a couple of years back, before the whole 3d craze, I invested in a home theater room with a 65 inch lcd etc. Then all the 3d started happening and I felt pretty bad because I knew I wasnt going to fork out for a new tv and I was stuck with that one until it got old, so these things are my only option of watching anything in 3D at the moment, which are quite the life savers for me.
The funny thing is that every single store in tokyo (yodobashi, softmap, laox, etc.) is sold out and they say you need to preorder and it will get there in a few months... which I thought was crazy, not finding something tech related in tokyo... so I went into a KFC to eat and after I was done I put my phone out, went into amazon.com and ordered it to my house.... yeah, I liked it THAT much. so I am not an owner yet but soon
I have a question though, is this thing discontinued or getting discontinued? I know these type of devices tend to get the axe as they are just novelty items and God knows Sony puts out plenty of those.
I saw this comment from a guy in canada.
"is is what I did ask Sony Customer Support: How can I buy this personal 3D viewer in Canada? Website says "Out of stock" and local (Kelowna) Sony store refuses to take an order. Please advise. This is what I got as an answer: We regret to inform you that the HMZT1 has been discontinued and will not be restocked as our Personal 3D Viewer was a limited time product. What is going on? Where can I buyt it then? "
What do you guys think that is all about?
I also have another questin about the setup I plan to have, just to make sure it'll work out.
I currently have my whole setup (which is the ps3, xbox 360, wii, direcetv, etc.) connected to a pioneer amp and that amp sends the video output to my lcd screen. I was wondering if I can connect it the same way to my headset, simply switch when I want to see it on tv or on my headset and just change the source in my amp (for example ps3 or directv) and the apropiate 3d content will be shown on the headset. Or will that interfere with the 3d signal and it would be better if I connected it directly to the device I plan to use? For example, the PS3 or the DirecTV DVR?