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  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    A Lot of Bang for Your Buck

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    It's been hyped since it was announced at E3 earlier this year... the PlayStation 3D Display. Is it worth the hype? And more importantly, is it worth your hard-earned dollars? Let's take a look. From the second you pull open the box you'll notice one thing, this display is sleek, and I mean really sleek. It's quite compact, super thin, and super light. Putting it together is a snap, as the base easily snaps onto the display itself, with only two screws that don't even require a screwdriver. Just don't expect to hang this set on a wall, as it's not currently designed for it. Next comes the hook-up. The AC adapter for the display comes separately, and is quite easy to secure into the set. The PlayStation 3D display has, for the most part, everything the modern gamer/viewer needs. Two HDMI ports, and 1 set of ports for component cables are easily located on the right side, out of sight. It's fairly easy to hide the wires for whatever you have plugged into the display, as the ports are situated inwards a bit. There's also a headphone jack which complements the set nicely when it comes to late night gaming and viewing sessions. One fairly large setback, at least for some, may be the absence of a coaxial cable input/TV tuner. As I was setting the display up, I looked around the back for a good 5 minutes, thinking that I was just too blind to find it, but no, there are no coaxial inputs for this display. Because after-all, Sony never referred to this as TV set, only a display, so make sure you're aware of this. Now, the advertisements do state that you can plug a cable box into the display via the component cable ports, but those component-enabled boxes are normally only available in the main room of a house (at least in Comcast's case), with their smaller counterparts in other rooms only capable of coaxial output. For those in college, or those in smaller rooms or apartments who have their own cable box with component-out, this is great, but for the younger folks out there, or those using the display in alternate rooms, this can prove to be rather bothersome if you were expecting a TV tuner. There is also no remote control, which may also prove to be an inconvenience for some, though any Sony TV remote will work for the set's most basic functions. Now let's take a look at the meat and potatoes of this review... video and sound quality. Upon turning on the display, you'll notice that it comes on fast, really fast, we're talking 2-3 seconds, with no waiting for warm-up required. The PlayStation 3, the system I used for this review, and my primary entertainment medium of choice, recognized the display via the HDMI cable instantly, and only required a confirmation that I wanted to use the new resolution settings. With a quick tap of the 'X' button, my PlayStation 3 welcomed me in, and the XMB (Xross Media Bar) never looked sexier. The picture was absolutely phenomenal, definitely top-tier, and I've seen a lot of the high-end HD sets from makers like Samsung and SHARP, so that's saying something. The display is capable of reaching resolutions of up to 1080p, so you're certainly not missing anything. There are several preset video modes, along with a custom mode. I opted for the dynamic preset mode, along with a warmer picture. Now, one can't possibly judge the visual quality of this set based on a mere menu, so I went on a tirade, throwing in some of the most visually appealing titles in the PS3's library. Everything from Gran Turismo 5, to Uncharted 3 and beyond were tested and, needless to say, everything looked brilliant. Everything from the gorgeously vivid picture, to the refresh rate (240hz) was superb, the only downside was the display's size. Coming in at a mere 24", you have to get up pretty darn close if you want to actually see all the detail that this set is displaying in HD, and this can lead to some eye-strain, which is yet another reason why this set was designed for smaller rooms and, ideally, dorms and bedrooms. However, the visuals were still beautiful, regardless of the game or video, and had me thinking just how good this would look had Sony opted for a larger version of the display. Next came the 3D portion, which turned out much better than I had anticipated. The display comes with a pair of active-shutter 3D glasses, and MotorStorm: Apocalypse. The glasses, if you've never dealt with them, come with a USB cable, and can be charged directly from the PS3, or other USB power source. I first decided to give Gran Turismo 5 a go with the glasses, and then moved on to Uncharted 3. The visuals were quite impressive, and the 3D capabilities really did add a sense of depth to the action. The only downside, at least for folks like me, is that if your vision is good, then your eyes can't really decide what to focus on. Additionally, if the 3D effect is turned up too high, eye-strain can really start to kick in, even if you're up close. I eventually moved onto MotorStorm: Apocalypse, and the 3D effects in that game are phenomenal, as you can tell that Sony really pushed the feature hard in that game. Rain feels like it's hitting your glasses, debris is flying everywhere... it's a frantic free-for-all, and is quite awesome. 3D will be hit-or-miss for most, but if it doesn't effect your eyes in a negative way, you'll more than likely love it. Now on to the SimulView portion of the review. If you're not familiar with it, SimulView allows two players with 3D glasses to play a two-player game and, instead of dealing with a split screen view, each player actually gets a full-screen view, as if each were playing in single-player mode. Having tried this with MotorStorm: Apocalypse, I can honestly say that this is one of the more redeeming qualities about the active-shutter glasses, as this feature works darn near flawlessly. Now, each player doesn't see 3D, they see HD, but that's still fine, because the 3D can sometimes be a distraction. So if you've been wondering if SimulView is a gimmick, it's really not. The image comes in clear, and the only time you ever see ghosting from the other player is if you're standing directly to the side of the TV, and no one is going to be that far to the side. With the video down, let's take a look at the audio. The PlayStation 3D display can definitely get loud, really loud, but that doesn't mean that you're always going to get pristine sound either. The specs for the display boast about the subwoofer located in the back of the unit, but the subwoofer is only 5 watts, and is near non-existent when you try to pump up the bass. There are several preset sound options, but I've found the default (0 treble, 0 bass) setting to work out the best, as any real increase in bass tends to distort the sound a bit, creating a bit of a "jarring" sound when the volume is increased. With the treble and base at the default level, the sound is actually quite good. Luckily, the PS3 has the option for multi-audio out, so you can add in a surround sound system or other alternate audio source if you prefer. All-in-all, Sony's effort to bring HD/3D to the masses in this pint-sized package seems to have been a good one, as this set is of high quality and versatile enough to work with a cable box, game console, and laptop. If you're looking for something to replace your main, larger television, then this 24" display probably won't be for you. However, if you're a gamer or media buff who has limited space, or a desktop set-up, then the PlayStation 3D display is ideal. The quality is fantastic, the video performance is superb and, despite the few drawbacks, this display really has a lot going for it, especially for the viewer on a budget. Pros: [ + ] Beautiful, seamless design [ + ] Superior video quality, with simple, easy-to-navigate menus [ + ] 1080p HD + 3D support [ + ] Piece of cake to set-up [ + ] Includes 3D glasses and MotorStorm: Apocalypse [ + ] Space-saving, compact size [ + ] Lightweight [ + ] Syncs up seamlessly with a PlayStation 3 [ + ] Doubles as high-end HD computer monitor Cons: [ - ] No coaxial input/TV tuner [ - ] Not wall-mountable [ - ] No remote included [ - ] Initial set-up only comes with 1 pair of 3D glasses [ - ] Sound performance, while decent, is lacking in the bass area Give or take: [ +/- ] 3D may not appeal to all viewers [ +/- ] Screen is gorgeous, but suffers from glare when bright lights are on [ +/- ] Depending on the room, screen size may/may not be too small [ +/- ] While sound performance is lacking, many probably won't have a problem with it

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Excellent 3D Monitor for the size and price

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    If you want to experience 3D without paying to much for it, then this is an excellent starting point I think. The price is the the best part for what you get. In the box HDMI cable, 1 pair of 3D glasses, and 1 PS3 3D game, all included plus the monitor FULL HD 1080P. The monitor has a brilliant 24" screen in 3D, it also has 3 different settings that can be adjusted to your liking, Sound is ok considering the fact the monitor is very slim. I play MW3 on it a lot and I hook up my laptop to it via HDMI it has 2 inputs (hdmi) viewing angle is descent but is best when you seat directly in front. Best use is for gaming and watching blue rays, 3D is just mind blowing. then only thing i didn't try was the dual screen on 3d cuz i only have 1 pair of 3d glasses but everything else was just mind blowing except the sound but I don't mind cuz I hooked up a set of speakers to this monitor and I enjoy it a whole lot. I travel a lot with it I just grab it and go because is very portable and easy to hook up. I've had it for about a month now and the image is still great. Thanks Best Buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great Extra Screem and Monitor

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    Got this as a Monitor for my PC and Ended Up as an extra Gaming TV also am always multitasking and Ive notice that its easier for me to play Call of Duty and other Shooters in this Screen rather than my Huge TV. Plus Its a great help when am working on multiple programs because its bigger than my previous monitor I have my computer and a Switch that Switches from My big TV to this and switches my ps3 and xbox. and in between. In Anycase I love this screen

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great for Specific Consumers

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    I was on the fence about purchasing this display for a while now but I finally convinced myself to buy it. I read a lot of reviews and comments for this product so I have heard all of the pros and cons. In my opinion, I think this display is best suited for consumers who are looking for a computer monitor and have ps3s. The quality is great for gaming and watching movies and the screen is a great size for your computer. The display also looks unique compared to your typical computer monitor and has built in speakers and a sub woofer. While the speakers are not amazing or mind blowing, it's still a nice addition. Do not judge the size of the screen in a large store as it will look smaller due to the large space. When I unboxed it in my room, I was surprised and it looked bigger than I expected. A lot of the flaws are minor to me and I can easily overlook them. For ex. the glare of the glossy screen (like a psp), the buttons on the back of the display w/ no remote, if you have a big head the 3D glasses may be a tight fit, and the size. If any of these things are a huge concern for you I would not recommend this product. This should NOT be used as a primary TV in a living room and don't expect to invite a group of friends over and watch movies on this display. The size is just not big enough and is difficult to view if you are not in your chair directly in front of it. This unit is great if you are looking for an individual product, not something you will share with a crowd of people. The 3D is great and Simulview works well. At the end of the day, this product does exactly what I expected and was not disappointed. If you go in aware of the minor flaws and are still interested, you will not regret this purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Really nice at the price!

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    I was unsure about this product. I wanted a 3D tv or something to give the 3D display. I already have several good larger tvs however and really wasn't ready to throw any of those out. Something of this size however allows you to find room for it. Hooking it up was a learning curve actually. You need to run the PS3 on a tv to select the HDMI setting, then it'll see the HDMI and 3D display. It might sound like something obvious but it doesn't tell you this in the instructions. I don't think you should have to have a whole separate tv to select a setting then hook it up to the display. Another issue is that it doesn't back mount on a wall mount. Sony decided to make you use the stand only. I'm rigging up something to work and it's not hard to do to make it work on a wall mount if you have the tools to do it, but really you shouldn't have to do it. That was sort of a bad feature to find out. Over all though, with the few flaws, it's not bad at the sale price I got. I don't think it's worth the full original price. I think I would have returned it if I paid the original $499. But at Best Buy's sale price of $299 I'll keep it and have lots of fun with it. For now you won't find anything better at the price point.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Excellent! Read this review! Important info!

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    I read several reviews stating that this display would shut off and not work after only a couple of weeks presenting a "red light of death". I have to say, those individuals should not own anything that runs on electricity. It's a shame that they even posted reviews. The display has an auto shut-off feature when it does not detect an input signal. It is quick, so if your using it as a monitor for your PC and your PC is set to hibernate, be sure to wake your computer up before turning on the display or it will immediately shut off again (and display the "I'm turned off now" red light -- not a red light of death). Once your PC is awake, turn on the display and it will recognize the signal without any problems. Make sure the display is set to the proper input signal -- it doesn't have an auto search feature either. If your PC is set to INPUT1 and the display was last used to watch a movie with INPUT2. When you turn on the display it will default to INPUT2. If your DVD player is off and there is not signal to the display, it will automatically shut off. Be sure to change it to INPUT1 for PC and you'll be in business. This display has excellent quality. It detects just about every type of 3D content available automatically and also has the ability to manually adjust for SBS and TB 3D options. This is a great feature for viewing YouTube or other online 3D content. It has several preset settings for video and audio. The image is incredibly sharp and crisp and the contrast is amazing! The picture quality is bar-none. Considering it's 1080p at 24", it's hard not to be amazed. The audio is very lacking and the presumed built-in subwoofer is a joke. The fact that Sony even mentions it has a built-in subwoofer is an embarassment to the company's judgment for sound quality. I highly recommend this product as a PC monitor for 3D content and daily use, as well as movies and games. It is great for 3D movies, but the 24" size requires you sit fairly close to it for a "big screen" experience which can be difficult for multiple viewers. 3D & 2D gaming are, simply put, awesome! It is a great monitor that just works and does everything very well with the exception of the sound. Sound is fair, but disappointing. Plug in a sound bar with an external subwoofer to enhance the sound for movies and games and you'll be very pleased!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Best 3D Monitor Out There

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    I will break up the review into 4 Parts: Intro, Pros, Cons, Conclusion. Intro: After reading a lot of reviews that state that the Monitor will start to break after a few weeks, I was hesitant to buy it. However, after almost 2 months without any problems, I can positively say that this Monitor is durable. Also, with the price drop to below $200, it is hard to stay away from this product. Pros: 1. Price - Very economicle considering this was meant fo sell for $499 and most other 3dHD Monitors are almost twice it's current price 2. Great 1080p quality with 240Hz refresh rate - No Lag, even during the fastest sequences 3. 3D - Not the best, but definitely produces high quality 3D images 4. Bundle - Comes with an HDMI Cable, 3D Glasses, and PS3 Game 5. No Console Lag - No input lag from consoles or controller lag 6. 2 HDMI ports - most HD Monitors that I have come across only seems to have 1 Cons 1. NO REMOTE - I understand that this is a Monitor and they normally don't come with a remote, but considering that Sony sells a Playstation remote for $15, it would have been nice if they threw that into the bundle 2. Poor Sound Quality - In my opinion, the sound quality coming from the built in speakers are not the greatest and produce somewhat mediocre audio. Conclusion: In the end, this is an AMAZING 3dHD Monitor. The form factor definitely shows that it is a Playstation product and stands out from other HD Monitors. Also, with an HDMI Cable and 3D Glasses included, you can start enjoying the experience right out of the box, while other HD Monitors require you to buy them separately. This is a great product, that with the right care, will last a long time. I definitely recommend this product to everyone in search of an Amazing and Affordable HD Monitor.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Playstation Dispaly is Awesome

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    I have seen many reviews about the display that i was relying on when debating if I should buy the Playstation display. I ended up getting the display to see how good it really is. I was very impressed with the display. The display runs at 240hz and supports 3D which it does really well. I tested out the 3D and the 3D is perfect with no issues. I also use this display as a second monitor for my computer which is what puts more value into the monitor. I've seen reviews complain about the size of the display for the price with comparisons to TV's that cost a little bit more that has 3D. The main things that this display has over TV's that cost a little bit more is 3D at 240hz and Simuview which allows gamers to eliminate the need for split-screen local multiplayer by giving each player his own full-screen view in a two-player game. The display is great for a small room which is what I assume Sony is pushing to sell these displays to that market. The display comes with an HDMI cable and motorstorm Apocalypse and a pair of 3D glasses. I bought this monitor at best buy and got 1/2 off a second pair of glasses. The only downside I have for the display is that it comes with no remote and I could not find any information on which remote controls are compatible. I ended up buying the new official playstation remote control which works with the display and my ps3 http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Sony+-+Media/Blu-ray+Disc+Remote+Control+for+PlayStation+3/3837168.p?id=1218434784546&skuId=3837168&st=playstation%20remote&cp=1&lp=3

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Awesome. My first Sony Display

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    I'm in my second week with the product and still testing. So far, I've tested it with my PS3, PC, both through HDMI. Netflix makes this very worthy. My first impression when I opened the box: Everything was ok, nothing broken. Easy to read manuals, easy installation and quick setup. I noticed that this is a kind of incomplete bundle : No control for the display, so one just have to use the buttons in the back to control the display. Only one playstation 3D glasses set so no two player simulview from the beginning. No coaxial AV input, only component and HDMI which is ok to some but stays short for others. I noticed the glare that the others are complaining about. Not a problem for me. Just don't install the display where there is a window behind. Very nice design, stylish, sleek. Looks big enough inside my bedroom. Got it at BB for $299, which is a good deal. Picture. The picture quality looks great with no lag. Better than other small tvs I have seen before. I haven't noticed ghosting, which people are complaining about. Supports all the resolutions that I could ever need. 3D is fine. 2 Player Simulview rocks. Audio. The embedded speakers and subwoofer are not so great as advertised. They are just about average, as expected for a 24" screen. If you know how to carefully setup the audio (given the system's limitations) you can get decent output, but don't expect too much. anyway, it sounds better than the tv it replaced. 3D glasses. Work fine. My head is like normal size, so the glasses fit well on me. I found that it is a little unconfortable to use the glasses at the same time I'm using my Sharkoon Xtatic 5.1 surround Headset. But nothing critical, just raise the volume a little. It's fine. Cons. Only one pair of glasses, so no simulview out of the box. Built in speakers could be better. I recommend using external or surround headphones. Be careful when buying extra 3d glasses, get the playstation 3D glasses specifically, as I read in other reviews that no other 3D glasses models will work. One needs to get an extra 3D glasses and the Remote control.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Bargain buy!

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    I had been in the market for a TV for a little while when I stumbled upon this gem. It had everything I was looking for in a TV - size was just right (for a bedroom), it was HD - and although I was looking shopping for it at the time, the 3D turned out to be a nice touch. I'm not a fan of 3D, I think it's a gimmick or a fad, but for the price it was hard to ignore giving it a try. I read a lot of reviews on it before buying it. I read there was some overheating issues (although speculation), and then there is the flickering. At first it started minimal then became more and more noticeable. I read about some tweaks others have made to the settings and seemed to fix the issue. I read that the flickering can do long-term damage, so I ended up exchanging the display on my 30th day (with no issues, I might add), made the tweaks from the start and have had no issues with the 2nd display. I love it. I definitely recommend it, but would have everyone make the same adjustments I made to my second one as soon as they get it. Pros: The price, the picture, the features, perfect for small rooms; Cons: Flickering, does seem to heat up if not in ventilated room, does not come with coax jack (will need modulator if planning to watch DVDs or non-HD cable.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Cheap solution to a personal 3D TV/Monitor

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    I got this TV for my Xbox 360 and PS3. Mileage definitely varies between games. Overall, the TV works well, and it really depends on the game, but I noticed gigantic amounts of crosstalk in some games on either console. Dark images on the screen tend to crosstalk and this can be really distracting if you're playing a video game and enter a dark room or something like that. Moving the depth slider in a game to the max makes the crosstalk more obvious and dramatic as the image gains more depth. Anyone who says this TV doesn't do a lot of crosstalk turns the depth slider all the way down in their games, meaning the image is almost flat, defeating the purpose of 3D. The crosstalk isn't totally nasty or distracting, but it is there, and obviously I would prefer it not to be. It doesn't have the best black level I've ever seen on an LED TV, but it is still pretty nice. Playing a in a pitch black room allows for the backlight to be lowered all the way, making for the best black level. When the TV is not in 3D, it displays a really nice 1080p image and it's hard to tell the pixels apart, so everything looks really smooth. The screen is way too reflective. It's like a mirror. It has no properties whatsoever to stop it from reflecting. To remove the reflection, you either have to play in the dark or raise the backlight settings. The TV does come with a PS3 game and SimulView or whatever it's called, where two players play the same game on the same TV in 1080p, which only a few PS3 games even support. The game it comes with is OK. I can't imagine putting someone through the torture of wearing 3D glasses just so they can play a game in 2D with me, though. Plus the glasses are half the price of the TV! I like to use this as a computer monitor or to play games on by myself, but if I'm with a friend, I use my inferior-but-larger LCD TV. As for the options, this TV is straightforward. There are two HDMI ports, one component input, and a headphone jack for audio-out. There is no audio-in options at all, except for through the HDMI or component cables, so when I plug in my PC, I have to use separate speakers. The menu in the TV does little, letting for some basic picture and audio adjustments. The TV boasts 240 hertz, which is to say 240 FPS, but that's only useful for blurays or a PC that can output higher than 60 hertz. PS3 and Xbox 360 games never run higher than 60 FPS. There are no fakey options to add frames to low-framerate images or to make 2D images 3D. I'd say that's a good thing, though I personally appreciate those fakey framerate boosters that other TVs have. Overall this is a good TV, but I would have been pretty aggravated if I had paid $500 for it. The only reason I wouldn't recommend it to a friend is because most people don't like 3D, and this TV has a lot of crosstalk anyway, the screen is too reflective, and there aren't a lot of input options or anything that puts this TV over other TVs beyond having a low price tag.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Has it's uses

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    A beautiful, if small, picture. 3D movies work from the PS3. I tried 2 of the 4 available SimulView games, and they both worked as advertised. Glasses are uncomfortable compared to Panasonic glasses (but they are half the price). So this display works, 3D movies work, SimulView games work (all 4 of them), and the glasses are universal so they work with other 3D TVs that support the standard active glasses. My major gripes: 1. Only includes 1 set of glasses even though the main reason to get this is for 2 player SimulView games, so that's another $50 for the 2nd pair of glasses. 2. The picture is nice but 24" is too small. Not good for living room, great for dorm or bedroom use. 3. Only 4 games work with SimulView. wow, thanks. 4 games. 4. The screen is glossy which reflects any light in the room. Even worse, the glasses are ALSO glossy, so they reflect any light behind you. In fact, you might as well turn off EVERY light in the room to enjoy the experience, otherwise it is frustrating. 5. What should have been a natural team, this display and the Sony Wireless PS3 Headphones, is very uncomfortable when worn together. That's a shame and a huge oversight by Sony. 6. If your PS3 is in your living room, I don't recommend this display. If your PS3 is in your bedroom or a dorm room, than this is a beautiful option. 7. No remote, so if you are using this display as your primary sound source, it's a pain to find the hidden volume up/down button on the back of the display. Summary: good in small room, bad in living room, too much reflective glass on screen and glasses, needs more games that support it, and needs a remote to change volume or mute if needed when phone rings.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    So far, so good... on this second try

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    I like this display because it has a good quality image and it works with my Mac Mini computer as a display monitor. The ability to play Sony Playstation 3's 3D games is a unique experience and my younger daughter and I have enjoyed playing a couple of the 3D capable games I own. I purchased a setup of the Playstation 3D Display and about 20+ days into owning it, the unit failed. I looked up details of what I was experiencing and found similar experiences from other people. So, I took it back to Best Buy, and returned it. Thank goodness that I purchased it from Best Buy. They took good care of me. I decided to purchase a second setup from Best Buy and this time I bought an extended warranty. The price of the setup was rather good and I like the convenience of supporting both my PS3 and Mac Mini with one display. I'll keep playing with it and hope that I don't have to use my extended warranty on the display I am enjoying now.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Overall a Great Display

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    I really like this display works great with everything I have hooked up to it, PS3, 360, Android phone, Apple TV, etc. I only have a couple gripes with it that I don't feel are deal breakers at least for me. I purchased the display on sale under 200 and I think it's money well spent but not if you have to pay full price at 399 or 499 whichever it was. Sound- Sounds very tinny to me and begins to crackle when your volume is about 25% you would be better served with a pair of desktop speakers or headphones connected to either the game system or a receiver. The 3.5mm Jack still distorts the sound quality through headphones and speakers. Display- Screen looks great whenever you are running HD or SD content. The only downside I have found is I think the screen could be brighter especially during 3D playback and using Simulview with the PS3. I believe when the active shutters kick in on the glasses they make the screen look dim and or the screen dims for use with the glasses. Higher brightness levels would have fixed this gripe. Controls- They should have used capacitive touch controls on the front of the display instead of hardware controls on the backside. My Logitech universal remote solved that problem and I heard the PS3 universal remote also works. Overall I would recommend this display if you can find it in the sub $200 range and are able to workaround the few issues I think it has. They may not be issues to you. I would recommend trying to find a store display showing off the picture and sound quality before purchasing.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    It's not a TV, but.....

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    It's PERFECT as a game room "media-display", on desk, dorm room, etc..... I use it in our kids game room.i I have my PS3 Slim and Sony HT-SS360 all hooked up together. I tried to go HDMI to my receiver then HDMI to the display, but found out the receiver doesn't have 3D compatibility. So the work around for this was simple. I did HDMI from PS3 to Display, then Digital OpticL from PS3 to the HT-SS360. I still get my 5.1 surround and 3D gaming/blu-ray. I agree with most reviews that $499.99-$599.99 for the package with Motorstorm is too much for only 24", but I got it for $299.99 from BB before Christmas. Now that I've used it for more than a month, and knowing what I do now, I would've paid $399.99. Glasses are a bit expensive for a 2nd pair, but I caught those on sale for $49.99. However, after a week of having 2 pairs, I noticed someone smashed one of the lens on the 2nd pair. Stinks. Glasses are comfy. I have a fairly large head and have had no problem wearing them for a couple hours straight . For the darkness issue, turn backlight and brightness up, and the 3D is BEAUTIFUL. I mostly play MLB The Show and the graphics (even @720p) is absolutely stunning. For glare, which there is, close the blinds/curtains and dim or shut off lights, all set. As far as no remote, IT'S NOT A TV, so deal. The on-set controls are simple and easy to use. If you have any Sony TV, DVD or Blu-Ray player, or receiver, odds are they will work with this display. I have a BluRay player, and Sony Bravia KDL TV and the HT-SS360 and all the remotes work with it. But just yesterday, I bought the NEW Playstation Blu Ray/Media Remote (Netflix logo on Packaging) for $24.99 from BB and that might've the best purchase I've made in quite some time (besides the PS display, of course). The remote works with ALL features of the display, my Surround Sound and most importantly, the PS3. So if you're concerned about the display not coming with the remote, get the PS Blu Ray/Media remote (even though I have remotes that work, this new one rocks bc it works with PS3) Overall, the only thing I wish was different, is if it was 27"-32". But at that point, it would've been $700+. So as a PC monitor, or in a game room, this is a beautiful display. Extremely satisfied with it. One last note, I connected My Directv HR24 receiver via HDMI, and the 3D channels that normally are grayed out on my Bravia, came to life and I now can watch DTV 3D!!!! Added bonus! Calibration settings: (2D & 3D, unless specified) Dynamic Backlight: 2 (3D set to 10) Brightness: 60 (3D set to 70 - 80) Contrast: 82 Color: 42 Hue: 0 Sharpness: 2 Color Temp: Warm

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great PS3 3D Bundle For A Nice Price

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    The Sony monitor has a vivid bight display with only minimal pixelization noted in fast, complex screens. Playing Uncharted 3 in 3D mode versus playing it in 2D was visually powerful and made the game even more enjoyable. The display is the right size for use in a dorm, bedroom, kitchen or rec room. Best views were from 3 to 7 feet, so 12 feet away in a living room, this display is not be the best viewing option for multiple players. The Sony 3D display was bright and the sound was very good at the above distances but can be improved by external speakers. There is a little confusion about the video inputs. The description says you can use it as a PC monitor. Yes, it is partially true, however, you need a PC with HDMI output since there is not the more common VGA input on this monitor. There are 2 HDMI and 1 component inputs. There is a vertical tilt on the monitor stand, but only a 10 degree tilt. Left right and top bottom display visability is very good. The 3D glasses were comfortable. But I would recommend those small foam nose pads, that are sold in drug stores, to make them more wearable during long movies or games. There is a tiny led charge indicator on the top middle of the frame and they seem to hold a charge with little loss when off and can run for at least 20 hours of 3D use. I have only had this monitor for 2 weeks so I cannot comment on long term performance. However, I would recommend, based on past reviews, to purchase the extended 4 year protection plan from BB that covers not only the monitor but the 3D glasses, included game and the HDMI and usb 3D glasses charging cable too. There is no remote included, but of the several Sony PS3 remotes available, be sure to purchase the newer (2011) one, "Sony PS3 Media/Blu-ray Disc Remote Control" and not the 2007 model "Sony PlayStation 3 Blu-ray Disc Remote".

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Awesome Display for 3D &/or HD Anything!

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    I love my Playstation 3D Display. 3D movies on Blu-Ray through PS3 HDMI connection are fantastic. Any PS3 game looks deeper, better, all by itself without any 3D on. Sony black is BLACK and it really is (PS3 connected used to be connected to a 23" Vizio, ugh!) The sound is good, clear, full spectrum enough for enjoyment in-game, in-movie, playing music via PC connected via HDMI, etc. I haven't tried the component inputs yet. The shape of the display is very nice, it looks great on my desk. I don't have a Sony remote to use with it yet (the old Blu-ray Media remote for PS3 doesn't have TV controls on it) but the new one on the market does. If you have a PS3 it's a nice remote to use for movie watching. I'll be getting a new one to enjoy this display more. I'm glad it'll work with any Sony remote for TV's and that they didn't include a small remote for it in the package. Sounds funny, but very true. I would like a full function remote and that would be the PS3 version for me (how I'll use it most) so that'll make me happy to have alone. The two HDMI inputs are nice, eventually I'll probably need a switcher though, as I'll have 3 or 4 HDMI inputs likely. I understand that, it's totally OK that there are only 2, plus Component, and that's it. No DVI even, that's fine. My laptop looks nice on the display, best when I use a higher resolution with my laptop display turned off (my 16" laptop display has a terrible 1366x768 resolution which is gargantuan on the PS Display!) I'm very pleased with this 3D Display. The glasses are really nice, light, and charge very fast, lasting power with just 30 minutes of charge time. Awesome! Wish this bundle had come with 2 pairs of glasses, haven't been able to check out the Simulview feature yet.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Not bad, not bad

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    If I were using this primarily as a 3D display for a PS3, I would be ecstatic about it. I've gamed a few times with the 3D, and it really adds a third dimension to the games. However, I primarily bought this to use as a computer monitor. I figured with the $100 price on Black Friday 2012, I couldn't go wrong. And if it didn't work as a computer monitor, I could just use for gaming. I'm using it with a Mac mini, and all of the issues I'm having are related to how the Mac communicates with the monitor via HDMI. I haven't had any issues with the monitor itself. No red lights of doom, or whatever the big complaint is about this monitor. It makes for a nice monitor, though it requires a little fiddling with the computer's settings to make it play nice.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Excellent Performance

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    This display was $499 when it first came out. It is engineered to command that high price tag. With the price drops that have taken place, it is now a bargain. I watched the 3D blu-ray Tron Legacy and was very impressed. I felt that the 3D effect was significantly better than when I had seen it in the theater originally. 3D PS3 games look very impressive also. The included 3D glasses charge quickly and have decent battery life. Note that the glasses have rechargable batteries built in and include a cable to recharge the glasses via USB. I wish the screen size was larger but it is perfect for plopping down on a coffee table and then putting it away after use. The display is not very heavy and can be moved around easily. I looked through my collection of 42 PS3 games and it turns out that 10 of them are 3D capable. I'm looking forward to playing more of them in 3D and expanding my 3D blu-ray collection as well. Overall, I'm very satisfied and I do recommend this to anyone who can tolerate a 24 inch sized display.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great T.V. for the $179 pricepoint

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    When this item launched at a price point over $500, I laughed out loud. Here we go again Sony! Overpricing seems like their par of course. I thought it would be nice to have a small 3-D T.V. to use in my bedroom. I thought the simulview feature was a great idea, but $500 is laughable for a 24 inch T.V. Now that this has hit the price of $179.99 (obviously consumers weren't biting at the $500 price tag) I had to get one! Rather than bore you with a wall of text, I'll just list bullet points: PROS * The actual T.V. looks very nice and sleek as most Sony product do. * The edge lit LED Picture (240 Hz) is nice and bright as well as very clear. * There are built in speakers that are quite loud and sound adequate * 2 hdmi in / 1 composite in * 3d is very clear and smooth for Movies, 3D setting is very intuitive * Glasses included! (Oddly enough, not every T.V. offers this) * Uses IR remote signals so I can use my Harmony remote with it (unlike you PS3!!!) * Free game! * Great secondary T.V. for the bedroom or for kids, cheaper than similar sized 60 Hz LCD T.V.s with no 3-D!!! Cons * No remote (It works with IR universal remotes, but may be a deal breaker for some) * The HDMI plug in is on the side of the T.V. and the cables hang out awkwardly past the Bezel * There is a good amount of ghosting when playing 3-D games, this doesn't occur with movies * This is no audiophile T.V. and the speakers are only adequate I still give this 5 stars despite the cons. Why? Because it is only $179.99!!! Also, bestbuy has the simulview sony 3D glasses for $30, so snap up a pair so you can use the simulview feature with a buddy!

    I would recommend this to a friend