The HMZ-T1 is a head mounted display featuring dual 1280x720 0.7" OLED microdisplays - offering the same experience as watching a 750" display from 20m. The unit comes with an external processor box offering HDMI input and output (you cannot use the HMD without the processor box).

The HMZ-T1 is now shipping in the US for $590.

OLED type: 

0.7" 1280x720 microdisplay

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Nice, but

When are we going to see OLED pixel displays in HMDs?  The eMagin Z800 HMD works the same way (OLED backlight of an LCD) and while the color performance is nice, you don't get the contrast or switching speed advantages of OLED pixels.  This is very apparent when the displays are so close to your eyeballs.

Using color filters is not

Using color filters is not the same as LCD backlight, but you're right that this isn't quite as good as "True OLED" displays 

Sony's chip is "not quite as good as True OLED" ? Details pls.

Does Sony actually make the chip or do they buy it, and from whom, eMagin? Is the panel's native resolution 720x1280x3 (red green and blue) or is it "720p lite" and uses for example a 768x1024 panel, like their DSLRs, and pixel mapping or an anamorphic lens  to widen the view? In what way is it "not as good as True OLED" as you put it?

Thanks,

-mz

According to Sony they are

According to Sony they are producing the chip themselves. eMagin commented that Sony's microidsplays do not use teir technology.

A "true OLED" uses 3 sub-pixels, each with its own color, to create on color-pixel. Sony's solution uses 4 white sub-pixels with color filters (the fourth one remains white, i.e. no filter). This hurts the efficiency (some of the light is tiltered out by the color filters) and makes for a more complicated TFT (extra sub-pixel)...

A correction - I may be wrong

A correction - I may be wrong on the fourth-white sub pixel, it may be that they are using only sub pixels and do not use a white sub-pixel. I'm not sure.

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