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post #2911 of 3364
I am currently working on a minimalistic 3D-printed replacement outer shell for the HMZ-T1. When I am done, I am going to upload the model to Shapeways.com so everyone can order a print for the cost of the materials - or you may also download it to use with whatever 3D-printer you may have access to.

If you would like to participate in the design process, join the conversation here:
http://www.mtbs3d.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=138&t=15075

All feedback and suggestions are welcome! smile.gif
post #2912 of 3364
Could be interesting!
post #2913 of 3364
Thats a great project smile.gif The shape of the lenses casing and print panel makes it a square shape if u gnna have it minimalistic tho...
post #2914 of 3364
square would be ok though... so long as it's comfortable... it could even be kinda techno. The epson HMD went square.

I love the ski-goggle idea though, with foam distributing weight all over your face.
Edited by sonicoliver - 6/26/12 at 6:19pm
post #2915 of 3364
HI Blizaine

I recently bought the HMZ and i noticed that you managed to get yours to work with your apple iMac/Macbook, i currently own an early 2009 iMac, i purchased a Mini DVI to HDMI cable to connect the Sony HMZ, i tried to connect the two but i'm having a few problems, the Mac is picking it up fine when you select 'detect displays' however with the sony there is a 'no signal' icon in the top left hand corner, i was wondering if you had similar issues if not how and what have you done to get the signal to work with the HMZ, any bit of advice would be great. Thanks
post #2916 of 3364
Any help from anyone here with connecting my HMZ with my iMac would be create, i'm having 'NO SIGNAL' issues!
post #2917 of 3364
Guys,
Can you please help me decide?

I want to get either HMZ or St1080 (because it full HD), but from all the reviews and everything I found online, HMZ wins, especially because its OLED, the PQ will always be superior to other tech?

As an owner of the unit, can you recommend it for gaming? (90% gaming/10% bluray)
I know that its not comfy and that ill have to buy a comfort mod (so this is not an issue)

What bothers me personally is the 720P resolution, do you feel like its not enough? Maybe because of the tech that its HMD you don’t feel like its low-res?

Can you clearly see a difference between 1080P game on tv or same game on HMZ? (My personal point of reference will be Samsung 46c7000, and im not going to get a new TV for a long time)

Im not so much bothered by PC games since I can use AA, and not from current gen console games since they are 720P but from next gen console games that will be full HD, and obviously no settings for AA like in
PC games.

TL;TR, basically is 720P will be much worse then playing same console game at full HD (meaning if you'll notice lower quality picture versus playing on a TV)
Maybe in HMD device the resolution difference is not that noticeable like on TVs?

Thanks, I hope someone finds time to replay
Edited by ViruzzX - 6/27/12 at 12:31pm
post #2918 of 3364
A great many PS3 games pack so much detail into the graphics that you vary rarely get above 720p anyway. And if you want to play in 3D, you sometimes even fall below 720p**...

The HMZ represents the current state-of-the-art, and is an excellent complement to the PS3 in terms of what is currently achievable resolution for 3D gaming.

If you are planing on buying a PS4 when it comes out or intend on watching a lot of 1080p 3D blu-rays, then I'd say the extra resolution might be a good investment. But I'd personally want to see the screen of the St1080 before laying down that kind of cash. The St1080 looks to be a mobile offering, which would also be great for the plane/train (think about that too!), the HMZ is about total immersion.

If you can wait, I'd wait and compare them in the physical. I had an easier choice when I was buying my HMZ, because the only competitor was the Epson Moverio. But if you want to jump straight in today, there's nothing wrong with the HMZ smile.gif


**http://www.thesixthaxis.com/2010/06/17/how-ps3-outputs-3d-video/
post #2919 of 3364
Is it possible to use other headphones with the HMZ? I have the Omega Wireless from Creative and I love the sound quality so I want to use them, is it possible to do it without having to mod the HMZ?
post #2920 of 3364
Quote:
Originally Posted by MrDrWatson View Post

Is it possible to use other headphones with the HMZ? I have the Omega Wireless from Creative and I love the sound quality so I want to use them, is it possible to do it without having to mod the HMZ?

Nope, they have build in non-removable headphones (Emulated 5.1)

But I heard that its not that hard to unscrew them from the set and use your own.
post #2921 of 3364
Is it possible you guys to post some pictures of the components from inside of the black box, one of European model one of US model, to be able to check if the European model has the same components as the US one. This way we can clarify if it has a universal power supply, necessary for intercontinental travel. I see that many of you did major modding to your HMZ so i don't think you need to worry about opening that box. Thank you, any help will be highly appreciated!
post #2922 of 3364
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lord_Dark View Post

Is it possible you guys to post some pictures of the components from inside of the black box, one of European model one of US model, to be able to check if the European model has the same components as the US one. This way we can clarify if it has a universal power supply, necessary for intercontinental travel. I see that many of you did major modding to your HMZ so i don't think you need to worry about opening that box. Thank you, any help will be highly appreciated!

It is, its say so on the back of the box 110V-220V

I seen some random screenshot on google
post #2923 of 3364
I am afraid you are not right, probably was 110-120V, there is someone mentioning that it is working on 220 but i want to be sure and not fry a 800 $ device.
post #2924 of 3364
Safest 2 get a converter :)on my box it says 220-240v but i live i scandinavia
post #2925 of 3364
Most electronics these days are multi-voltage simply to save time in manufacturing but Sony is notorious for not markng full voltage capabilities. My PS3, for example, is multi-voltage (world voltage, like all PS3's) yet it only says 110v on the back. I've run it in Australia (240v) and Japan (100v~110v) with no problems.

If you're worried, consult an electrician, they might be able to test it.
post #2926 of 3364
I believe if you search this thread you'll find it to be a world unit PSU. 110 to 240 V orr thereabouts. Of course YMMV. It wasn't a big issue for me so only noted in passing while wading through all 90+ pages.
post #2927 of 3364
Cool! Thanks... Sony should really label their equipment... I don't know why they don't...
post #2928 of 3364
Quote:
Originally Posted by sonicoliver View Post

Cool! Thanks... Sony should really label their equipment... I don't know why they don't...

Seems like its labeled for the market not the capability which seems backwards.

Please do take the time to search. It was noted in passing so I could have missed something. It was this thread.
post #2929 of 3364
Hi everybody... My name is Federico and I´m from Argentina, South America. My question is quite simple, I bought the HMZ-T1 Personal 3D Viewer in the United States and I need to know if I can connect it to my power wall outlet socket directly. Here, in Argentina, the power supply is 220V 50Hz. The sticker on the device says AC 110V 60Hz. Is the US version of HMZ-T1 a multivoltage product? The technician from sony esupport told me it is not compatible with 220V 50Hz power network, but I think the advice is for warranty purposes. Here the conversation.

8:23 AM Mary - (C3U1):
Hi. Welcome to Sony Online Support. I’m Mary.
8:24 AM Customer:
good moorning Mary
8:24 AM Customer:
My name is Federico, from Argentina...
8:24 AM Mary - (C3U1):
Okay.
8:24 AM Customer:
my question is if HMZ-T1 personal 3D viewer...
8:24 AM Customer:
is a multivoltage product...
8:25 AM Customer:
I bought this device in USA and its sticker says 110V 60HZ...
8:25 AM Customer:
here, in Argentina, we have 220V 50HZ...
8:25 AM Mary - (C3U1):
I understand.
8:26 AM Customer:
so, my question is if I can plug this device without problems to 220V 50HZ.
8:26 AM Mary - (C3U1):
I will provide you the information regarding this.
8:26 AM Customer:
ok, now o by e-mail?
8:27 AM Mary - (C3U1):
I will provide you the information now.
8:27 AM Customer:
ok.
8:27 AM Mary - (C3U1):
I understand that you wish to know the compatibility of the Personal viewer to use in Argentina.
8:27 AM Mary - (C3U1):
I'll get back with this information shortly, give me a moment.
8:28 AM Customer:
ok, thank you.
8:30 AM Mary - (C3U1):
This is taking a bit longer than expected, may I ask you to allow me some additional time?
8:30 AM Customer:
Yes, exactly. The power supply in Argentina is 220V 50HZ while the product says 110V 60HZ like the playstation 3 but in this last case I´m sure it´s multivoltage.
8:30 AM Customer:
yes, I wait.
8:32 AM Mary - (C3U1):
I'm back with the information. Thank you for your patience.
8:32 AM Customer:
ok.
8:32 AM Mary - (C3U1):
I am sorry; Personal 3D Viewer is not compatible to use with the 220V 50HZ power network.
8:33 AM Customer:
ok, thank you very much... greetings from South America, Argentina.
8:33 AM Mary - (C3U1):
You are welcome.

I´m thinking about Playstation 3, its sticker says 110V 60Hz but I´m sure is multivoltage because I plugged it without any problems and everything is OK. I´ll appreciate your help. Greetings from Argentina.
post #2930 of 3364
This is exactly why i asked owners that modded their HMZ to open the unit and take a picture. this way we can easily check if components mach across all versions.
post #2931 of 3364
That´s right my friend, what we need is a nice picture of the inside AC in power board from the US version black box plus a picture of the outside sticker (to be sure it´s the same black box) showing standard AC power supply. Then, with te serial numbers reading from the stickers on the board or the impressed numbers on the board we can easily finish with this issue and share for everyone. If you have any answers about this please let me know by PM. Sorry about my english, I hope be clear. Greetings from Argentina.
post #2932 of 3364
Guys I can understand wanting get up and running as quickly as possible but remember the search tool is your friend. A brief search turned up info on this in posts 2380, 2372, 2119, 2048, 2037, and 1408.

I'm not taking mine apart to see. If the info here isn't enough just get a voltage converter. They're cheap.
post #2933 of 3364
If a photo is all you need, I'll take one of the inside of my unit when I get back to Tokyo... I'm competent to open it (it's a very simple build) but I'm not an electrician so I won't know what I'm looking at...
Edited by sonicoliver - 7/1/12 at 3:30am
post #2934 of 3364
A voltage converter might be cheap, but they are heavy if traveling, and a pest to remember to switch off... Also, I'm personally an efficiency freak. I'd hate to think that I'm converting power to supply a unit that can already converts power. It's a waste of perfectly good electricity, not to mention money.

A great many things in this world are cheap, but it doesn't mean they still don't have to be manufactured...
post #2935 of 3364
Quote:
Originally Posted by sonicoliver View Post

If a photo is all you need, I'll take one of the inside of my unit when I get back to Tokyo... I'm competent to open it (it's a very simple build) but I'm not an electrician so I won't know what I'm looking at...

We will really appreciate if you could take a picture, if it's not to much trouble for you. Please also mention what region it is your unit.

Thanks
post #2936 of 3364
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lord_Dark View Post

We will really appreciate if you could take a picture, if it's not to much trouble for you. Please also mention what region it is your unit.
Thanks


Is this Not enough for you?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_2gHoKnSk0&feature=youtu.be
post #2937 of 3364
Quote:
Originally Posted by sonicoliver View Post

A voltage converter might be cheap, but they are heavy if traveling, and a pest to remember to switch off... Also, I'm personally an efficiency freak. I'd hate to think that I'm converting power to supply a unit that can already converts power. It's a waste of perfectly good electricity, not to mention money.
A great many things in this world are cheap, but it doesn't mean they still don't have to be manufactured...
It works on 220V

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_2gHoKnSk0&feature=youtu.be
post #2938 of 3364
Beautiful! smile.gif
post #2939 of 3364
Couldn't contain my curiosity....so went to the nearest Sony Store to check out the HMZT1 and it's quite impressive. It feels like sitting in a movie theater alone ! The Image quality is also very good and 3d depth is very cool on Narnia. Couldn't see how the pop out is in that movie and they did not have any other 3d content.

The only thing I didn't like is the pixels are very visible unlike other reviews said and it can get some time to get used to. Because of this, I am dropping my plans to splurge on this and will wait for the 1080p version when it shows up !
post #2940 of 3364
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rod Furlan View Post

I am currently working on a minimalistic 3D-printed replacement outer shell for the HMZ-T1. When I am done, I am going to upload the model to Shapeways.com so everyone can order a print for the cost of the materials - or you may also download it to use with whatever 3D-printer you may have access to.
If you would like to participate in the design process, join the conversation here:
http://www.mtbs3d.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=138&t=15075
All feedback and suggestions are welcome! smile.gif

Hey, nice to hear.

My design concept went to shapeways last week. Should be produced by July, 11th.

Here are some first impressions:

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btw, that extra hole at the front is used to mount some IR tracking device.


All in all the 3D-print will have around 150g. It will be produced in black - 2nd cheapest material. Costs are around 250 euros only for the print. That extra headstrap (professional HMD-Mount) is again 130 euros. It's a separate part, not done via 3d printing. I ordered it at some company selling professional HMDs. It looks like this, well of course without the liteye hmd ;-)

171


cheers
Andy
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