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post #3031 of 3364
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Originally Posted by rjyap View Post

I concur that the optics is glass and it's quite thick. I can feel the weight of the optics when stripping down unit.
Since you've stripped down the unit and have seen the inner side of the glass lens, most of us in the thread haven't, please tell us, roughly, how thick do you mean by "quite thick"? Is it 5mm? 10 mm? 15mm? 20mm? More? Just ballpark it for us, please.

Thanks.
Edited by m. zillch - 8/8/12 at 8:36pm
post #3032 of 3364
Watching LotR on a 140"+ screen while on a road trip... Where was this tech when I was growing up?
post #3033 of 3364
That is cool rjyap, you need to make a video of how to do this. I may just wanna try that!
post #3034 of 3364
It's pretty simple. If you look at the converter, it had 3 pin. Vin, Vout and Ground. The ground would be -ve for both input and output. Just solder the voltage input to Vin and Ground then output Vout to +ve of the PCB board (there are 6 wires. White wire would be count as 1. The first 3 wires is +ve and the last 3 is -ve). Ground to -ve. Make sure you measure 5.62v output before plug into the board.
post #3035 of 3364
Hello first post here. I've got an HMZ-T1 arriving on monday and have read a fair bit of this thread but just wanted to ask a couple of questions.
1. I was planning on using my ps3 for gaming and blu rays and my pc for just gaming, I just wondered if the ps3 was a good source for 3d blu rays?

2. I have a gtx 560ti and the latest drivers, do i need anything else for 3d gaming on my pc with the hmd.

Any answers appreciated.
post #3036 of 3364
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Originally Posted by Ferbior View Post

Hello first post here. I've got an HMZ-T1 arriving on monday and have read a fair bit of this thread but just wanted to ask a couple of questions.
1. I was planning on using my ps3 for gaming and blu rays and my pc for just gaming, I just wondered if the ps3 was a good source for 3d blu rays?
2. I have a gtx 560ti and the latest drivers, do i need anything else for 3d gaming on my pc with the hmd.
Any answers appreciated.

Yes, PS3 is awesome BD player, even played burned blurays.

Do you own a 3D vision kit? If not then you'll have to buy a NVIDIA 3DTV Play software from nvidia. (http://www.nvidia.com/object/3dtv-play-buy.html)
3D stereo on Nvidia GPUs is not free unless you have the 3D vision kit

If you want full resolution 3D then you must get this driver upgrade.

For side by side 3D you can use DDD drive in demo mode for a month but that's half resolution from already low 1280x720

P.S. even if you dont have 3D vision monitor and dont need the 3D vision kit, you may save some money if you'll find on ebay or craigslist or from friends just the 3D vision receiver (second hand for cheap) without the glasses
It will unlock the 3D Play options

To clear the confusion:

3D Vision its what nvidia calls their 3D stereo on certified compatible PC monitors
3DTV Play, its what nvidia calls HDMI 1.4 3D support on any HDMI 1.4 supporting device, such as 3D TVs, projectors, HMDs and so on
post #3037 of 3364
Thanks for answering my questions, looks like I need to buy 3DTV play fron nvidia then and glad to hear the ps3 is good for 3d BDs.
post #3038 of 3364
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Originally Posted by Ferbior View Post

Thanks for answering my questions, looks like I need to buy 3DTV play fron nvidia then and glad to hear the ps3 is good for 3d BDs.

When i played same BD 3D movie on PC and on PS3, the Ps3 had much better 3d effect.

I have everything connected to Samsung 3d TV and prefer the PS3 to play BD movies
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post #3040 of 3364
i don't know if it's possible but,
somebody has made a callibration of this device?
Edited by connector - 8/14/12 at 3:53pm
post #3041 of 3364
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Originally Posted by longchop View Post

Anyone know if a VGA to hdmi converter like this would work.
http://item.mobileweb.ebay.co.uk/viewitem?itemId=310247390972&index=14&nav=SEARCH&nid=77650746259

It should just without sound, so you better dissemble HMZ and take out the headphones.

Im doing it anyway because i have Tritton Pro real 5.1 headset
post #3042 of 3364
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Originally Posted by bravia3D View Post

Woah, rjyap... So you made it portable:D Cool, how long will the battery last running both? The thing is, though you can run the HMZ and the pass through reciever how can you also run a 3D BD player?! A 3D BD player is also large so would be kinda pointless. You could use a latop but that's also still big.
Sadly the Sony HMZ is just to bulky to make portable and carry around. The ST1080 was very light and portable but it's horrible image and numerous problems make it worthless to even bother.

Samsung made a portable 3d blu ray player with a 10" screen so it is about the size of a netbook. It will only do 3d via HDMI out so that would be small enough to use.

http://www.samsung.com/us/video/blu-ray-dvd/BD-C8000/XAA
post #3043 of 3364
I contacted the London Sony Centre in Tottenham Court Road today to arrange a demo of the HMZ-T1.

I was told that it has been discontinued and that they should be announcing a new model.

I can't find any info about this from Googling: has anyone here heard anything?

Or any ideas when new announcements are likely?
Edited by MultiD - 8/18/12 at 10:46am
post #3044 of 3364
I bought a HMZ-t1 after reading this thread a few months ago. It really is amazing (perfect 3D without crosstalk) but I found it hard to use with my current theater setup and, ultimately, have used it only 4 or 5 times.

If anyone would like to get one yet. I'd be happy to sell mine (I ended up buying a LG 3D TV for gaming...While the picture isn't as pretty, it is just much easier for me to use)

Again it was used only a couple times so I could offer it for, say $675 shipped in the US?

chriss@mac.com
post #3045 of 3364
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Originally Posted by cschmelz View Post

I bought a HMZ-t1 after reading this thread a few months ago. It really is amazing (perfect 3D without crosstalk) but I found it hard to use with my current theater setup and, ultimately, have used it only 4 or 5 times.
If anyone would like to get one yet. I'd be happy to sell mine (I ended up buying a LG 3D TV for gaming...While the picture isn't as pretty, it is just much easier for me to use)
Again it was used only a couple times so I could offer it for, say $675 shipped in the US?
chriss@mac.com

Sorry to disappoint you but Its sold brand new on ebay from big sellers for 689$ in unlimited quantities frown.gif
http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_sacat=0&_nkw=HMZ-t1&_sop=15
post #3046 of 3364
Well then make a reasonable offer. I just looked at what I paid (and what they are going for now) at Amazon and discounted from there...
post #3047 of 3364
Hey guys, we are moving right along with shipments of the cushion pads and light blockers. Sorry I haven't been able to email every customer when we ship, there are just so many and my other job keeps me busy. But we been shipping about 6 every other day so if you haven't gotten yours yet, please be patient as we will get it taken care of biggrin.gif

I'll also make a video of how to use the new light blocker and forehead pad so no one has any problems wink.gif
post #3048 of 3364
VGA or DVI to HDMI will work, but you will only be able to send 720 or 1080 signal... I have had no success sending a frame packed 720p signal.
post #3049 of 3364
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Originally Posted by xciter327 View Post

First time poster here. Got my mine a cople of days ago.
Is it normal that my nose hurts quite a lot after using these for more than half an hour. I am kind of feeling that the whole weight of the viewer is resting on my nose. If I try to put them in a position where there is not contact between I loose focus.
Also is it normal that I get good focus in the middle of the viwer but bad in the edges.
I am open to suggestions

I'm not having that problem but a lot of members report it. If you follow the Sony's instructions to fit it you don't have any problem. But because every head and eyes are different, don't worry about it. My advice is to not adjust very hard.
post #3050 of 3364
Yep, if your nose hurts you're doing it wrong.

Follow sony's instructions and place the rear strap on first low and tight on the back of your head, then slide down in front of your eyes into a comfortable position. Most of the weight should be on your forehead.
post #3051 of 3364
Even doing what Sony's instructions say you will have pain. The HMZ is horrible at comfort, thank god my cushion pads have helped users and myself.
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I think I've just discovered the ultimate in immersion (at least for now and within my budget).

1) Sony HMZ-T1
2) Sony MDR-V6 Headphones
3) Ear Force DSS 7.1 Channel Dolby Surround Sound Processor
by Turtle Beach
4) Aura AST-2B-4 Pro Bass Shaker Pair
5) Dayton Audio SPA250 250 Watt Subwoofer Amplifier

With this I can run my Playstation 3 into the HMZ-T1 for video via hdmi. Then I run optical out of the PS3 into the Ear Force. Then I plug a headphone splitter out of the Ear Force and connect the headphones into one jack and run the other into the plate amplifier, which powers the bass shakers. You can set the crossover on the plate amp to as low as 40hz. I mounted two bass shakers into my sofa. These Sony headphones are capable of responding below 20hz, but are pretty low volume by then. The Ear Force has a bass boost dial so you can increase the volume of the bass, thus having subwoofer response in a headphone. The bass shakers then add as much rumble as you want or not. Before you laugh at these bass shakers, you really need to feel how they fool you into thinking that you have a gigantic subwoofer. As long as you have actual bass audio, the rumble will feel genuine.

With this setup it surpasses the immersion of my projector and sound system in many ways. Plus I can play it as loud and with as much bass as I want. Tron Legacy is ridiculous. Hubble space shuttle launch felt like my house was taking off. All of this without your neighbor or family hearing a thing.

It's amazing how the perceived screen size of the HMZ-T1 scales according to how big the audio sounds. I now feel like I am watching a huge screen!
post #3053 of 3364
I recently bought one of these and if I connect it to my onkyo receiver, it doesn't detect any signal. And according to the manual, it says to connect it directly to the source. Is there a way to fix this so I can use it for multiple sources?

edit: was able to fix the problem by using it in the second output, hope this helps someone out there.
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Originally Posted by johnsmith808 View Post

I think I've just discovered the ultimate in immersion (at least for now and within my budget).
1) Sony HMZ-T1
2) Sony MDR-V6 Headphones
3) Ear Force DSS 7.1 Channel Dolby Surround Sound Processor
by Turtle Beach
4) Aura AST-2B-4 Pro Bass Shaker Pair
5) Dayton Audio SPA250 250 Watt Subwoofer Amplifier
With this I can run my Playstation 3 into the HMZ-T1 for video via hdmi. Then I run optical out of the PS3 into the Ear Force. Then I plug a headphone splitter out of the Ear Force and connect the headphones into one jack and run the other into the plate amplifier, which powers the bass shakers. You can set the crossover on the plate amp to as low as 40hz. I mounted two bass shakers into my sofa. These Sony headphones are capable of responding below 20hz, but are pretty low volume by then. The Ear Force has a bass boost dial so you can increase the volume of the bass, thus having subwoofer response in a headphone. The bass shakers then add as much rumble as you want or not. Before you laugh at these bass shakers, you really need to feel how they fool you into thinking that you have a gigantic subwoofer. As long as you have actual bass audio, the rumble will feel genuine.
With this setup it surpasses the immersion of my projector and sound system in many ways. Plus I can play it as loud and with as much bass as I want. Tron Legacy is ridiculous. Hubble space shuttle launch felt like my house was taking off. All of this without your neighbor or family hearing a thing.
It's amazing how the perceived screen size of the HMZ-T1 scales according to how big the audio sounds. I now feel like I am watching a huge screen!

How were you able to fit your headphones while using the hmz? I don't even have enough space for earphones..
Edited by penti01 - 8/24/12 at 9:28pm
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can anyone help me i just got the new lenovo y580 i7 cpu 8gig ram 660m gtx 2gb video card hdmi out...with integrated intel hd4000

i can't for the life of me get this to work i've tried installing all drivers etc.... i can get the headset to ouput it doesnt say 3d signal detected

no you can't disable the intel card im coming from a 2 year old desktop(ati-tridef) i can get the headset to work with games fine the screen has the left side pushed off a litle.. but regardless games fit perfect on screen and the headset will say 1080p /2ch sound etc


i can't for the life of me whatever i install get nvidia surround gaming to shop up in nvidia control panel im begining to think this laptop/setup will not output support 3d vision via the hdmi and that's the only way to interface the card..
post #3055 of 3364
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Originally Posted by TheSeymours View Post

can anyone help me i just got the new lenovo y580 i7 cpu 8gig ram 660m gtx 2gb video card hdmi out...with integrated intel hd4000
i can't for the life of me get this to work i've tried installing all drivers etc.... i can get the headset to ouput it doesnt say 3d signal detected
no you can't disable the intel card im coming from a 2 year old desktop(ati-tridef) i can get the headset to work with games fine the screen has the left side pushed off a litle.. but regardless games fit perfect on screen and the headset will say 1080p /2ch sound etc
i can't for the life of me whatever i install get nvidia surround gaming to shop up in nvidia control panel im begining to think this laptop/setup will not output support 3d vision via the hdmi and that's the only way to interface the card..

I don't know if your laptop card supports 3d or not. A check of nvidia's site should answer that. If it does and no 3d package was included my suspicion is you need 3dTVPlay from nvidia. That's what it took to get mine working on a desktop. There may also need to be a patch added so that the HMZ-T1 is recognized.

If you don't want to search the website a chat with one of nvidia's tech support folks should get you there too.
post #3056 of 3364
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Originally Posted by TheSeymours View Post

can anyone help me i just got the new lenovo y580 i7 cpu 8gig ram 660m gtx 2gb video card hdmi out...with integrated intel hd4000
i can't for the life of me get this to work i've tried installing all drivers etc.... i can get the headset to ouput it doesnt say 3d signal detected
no you can't disable the intel card im coming from a 2 year old desktop(ati-tridef) i can get the headset to work with games fine the screen has the left side pushed off a litle.. but regardless games fit perfect on screen and the headset will say 1080p /2ch sound etc
i can't for the life of me whatever i install get nvidia surround gaming to shop up in nvidia control panel im begining to think this laptop/setup will not output support 3d vision via the hdmi and that's the only way to interface the card..

You need that Intel tool that can change the active GPU, Virtu software.

Basically what happens is that HDMI output comes from the APU unit (Its not on board old style video but part of the CPU) not the GPU, on PC's you can change it by using Virtu Software

Dont forget to update all your drivers to latest, the GPU, APU and Intel INF driver or whatever its called

Latest NVidia drivers from this forum http://forums.guru3d.com/forumdisplay.php?f=21
post #3057 of 3364
I removed the headphones and the sides that wrap by your ear. Just mounted the hmz to a baseball cap, hanging by the lid. The headphones that it comes with are absolute garbage and distort badly.
post #3058 of 3364
@johnsmith808 how did you remove the headphones? can you make some pictures of if it please?

i only use the hmz with my soundsystem so the headphones are useless but i'm ab litte bit scared to take them off
post #3059 of 3364
Same here, but since I have it plugged to my receiver, the sound gets pumped out to my main speakers, and the hmz would only serve as a display without any sound from the headphones. But would be nice though to plug in headphones in the AVR so I can use the hmx while someone else watches on the TV.
post #3060 of 3364
Hi!,
somebody knows what if i should use "FULL RGB" or "LIMITED" using PS3 with this device?
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