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As I announced earlier this week, I did indeed pick up the Playstation 3D Display. For those of you looking for any additional thoughts on it, you have come to the right place.
I'm going to start with the unboxing, which I didn't really take too many pictures during because it wasn't too loaded.
This is the box you will see for yourself if you ever pick one of these bad boys up for yourself. Basically what you see on here is what is in the box.
*It is worth noting the pre-order bonus of Resistance 3 was NOT included in here, in case anyone wondered.*
Long story short, but I actually had to go back a second time because the person who did my transaction forgot my copy of Resistance 3, but remembered a bonus I had no idea I got: a free copy of Uncharted 3.
Back on track, this is the back of the box:
Another Note: Again, if you are wondering, I haven't tried the Simulview out yet with anyone. I was lucky enough to get this and a second pair of glasses is pretty low on my priority list right now.
The blue part of the box seen in my pictures is a sleeve that covers a white box. When you slide that off and crack it open, this is what you see:
Unlike most unboxings I have seen, I don't have a ton of pictures. I felt it wasn't really that necessary and I was just too excited to get this out and hooked up. All of the instructions, the HDMI cable, the copy of Motorstorm: Apocalypse, and the pair of glasses (the white box - top center) are situated above the TV. The TV came in 3 separate parts: the screen, the stand, and the back for the stand. It was really simple to set up (no tools required).
After I got everything out of the box carefully, I laid the contents out like so:
The 3D glasses come with their own storage pouch as well as a not so long USB charge cable. The same can be said for the power cable for the TV. I think both should have been made a little bit longer. Plus, as the name suggests the USB charge cable for the glasses plugs into the PS3. Personally I would have preferred an outlet charger, but that is just me.
Now I know that quite a few days ago Game Informer posted their thoughts on this and had trouble justifying the package given the heavy price tag. Personally, I've been really satisfied with the TV so far. I've been amassing quite a few 3D enabled games & movies once I knew I was getting this for sure, holding off on playing/watching them until now. This is just a portion of what I have, minus some stuff from this week:
(Pictured: Top to Bottom/Left to Right - Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception, Batman: Arkham City, Prince Of Persia Trilogy, Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One, Sonic Generations, ICO/Shadow Of The Colossus)
-The Games I got with the TV (Motorstorm: Apocalypse, Resistance 3, a 2nd Copy of Uncharted 3)
-A Pick Up from This Week (Assassin's Creed: Revelations)
(Pictured: Top To Bottom/Left to Right - Captain America, Cars 2, Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, The Lion King)
I haven't watched any of the movies yet (maybe one this weekend), but I have tried out a few of the games. I played through Sonic Generations (I really liked it) and for a game like that with pretty standard graphics, it looked totally mind blowing in 3D. I'm alternating between 3D and non 3D games (so I don't totally destroy my eyes), so I am currently wrapping up Need For Speed: The Run, and moving on to my whole reason for interest in this TV: Uncharted 3. Earlier this week, I did play some of the game because I had to see this one in action in 3D and was just as amazed, maybe even more than Sonic. I cannot wait to fully dive into this game later this weekend. Before I did that I tried to "kill" (pun intended) an afternoon off playing The House Of The Dead, but for some strange reason the 3D option was locked for that game, so I skipped it for now.
As I said, overall I am really pleased with this TV, and being a big Sony fan, I am really glad I made the investment, because I feel it will be worth it in the long run. If you are interested in picking the 3D display up my only advice to you is to probably have a big 3D enabled game/blu-ray library built up ahead of time because I can't really say it is worth the purchase for one or a few things, but it is easily worth it if you have many options for games and movies to chose from and are interested in 3D console gaming.
If you are not sure about 3D yet at all, my advice would then be to try out a 3DS before you even think about something like this. Unlike these, you can try those in stores and see if 3D games are the thing for you.