THE SONY HMZ-T1 IS THE WORST PIECE OF CONSUMER TECH THAT I HAVE EVER TRIED.
First, I hooked it up to my computer to test 2d performance cause I don't have HDMI 1.4 with my asus directcuII 7970. I loaded up BF3 and the input lag was horrible an the 720p resolution made my EYES BLEED. Worse yet, my head & nose are apparently too big for this thing which caused it to sit very far down on the bridge of my nose....I actually had to take the back straps off and use one of my hands to prop the unit in place so I could view the screens. Even after doing this I STILL had massive pressure on my nose / forehead and within 5 minutes I was so irritated that I wanted to throw puppies into a river.
I still felt compelled to give this thing a fair shot so I hooked it up to my PS3 and watched some 3d content which was decent, but the 720p screen door effect distracted me from total immersion. Then I hooked it up to my Xbox 360 and tried Halo Anniversary in 3D. I quickly discovered that I cannot handle 3D without external reference points. My triple eyefinity HD3d Asus S27A750 monitor setup is awesome because I can see my desk, the wall behind the screens, etc which all give me a frame of reference (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v7...ty2S27A750.jpg
). Unfortunately, with the HMZ-T1 you are isolated and have nothing to give yourself any situational awareness. Within minutes I was Sick as a Dog and had to VOM.
I knew the HMZ-T1 was going to be uncomfortable because I researched the hell out of it before hand and knew that I was probably going to need the (1) Welder mod for comfort and (2) The eyeglasses mod for sight and possibly (3) Sandpaper the nose area down mod down for greater nasal clearance. But I was completely unprepared for how poorly the unit really is designed, because as is stock from the box I could not even wear it on my face for longer than 5 seconds before needing to brace it with a hand.
This unit has a trifecta of fail. (1) Its center of gravity was too forward heavy which would cause problems with your neck vertabrate even if you leaned back, (2) the unit's paltry forehead pads were not enough to properly disperse the weight load, which would ultimately result in migraines and (3) the resolution was just too low & the sweet spot viewing angle was just too small, which would also help induce the migraines.
The Sony HMZ-T1 is not merely uncomfortable on my face, it is intolerably painful....It could seriously double as a torture device and to add insult to injury Sony charges $800 for it, which is all insanity to me. All in all I determined that it wasn't worth the effort to mod because at the end of the day you would still be stuck with 720p.
Sony needs to go back to the drawing board and step the screens up to full 120hz 1080p panels, ditch the headphones or make them removable with the option to wear your own, ditch the HDMI standard and replace it with displayport, and do a MASSIVE ERGONOMICS reengineer that makes the headset fit like a second skin...Perhaps get some ex NASA engineers on board who can factor in some space age materials that sooth your head. If they do all that then they would have a HMD worthy of a $1,500 price tag.