If you want a widescreen television but do not have enough room or money to squeeze a large set into your living room, Sony has an answer. Its new Glasstron goggles use a virtual reality headset display -- a small LCD and lens system -- which creates the image of a widescreen television that appears to hang in space two metres in front of the viewer. The goggles are simply plugged into a television or a video disk player. Sony has added optional digital surround sound with Virtual Surround headphones, which combine the five channels from the television soundtrack into two, using phase shifts to 'fool' the ears into 'hearing' sound from the front and rear as well as the sides.
We are a voice to you; you have been a support to us. Together we build journalism that is independent, credible and fearless. You can further help us by making a donation. This will mean a lot for our ability to bring you news, perspectives and analysis from the ground so that we can make change together.
Comments are moderated and will be published only after the site moderator’s approval. Please use a genuine email ID and provide your name. Selected comments may also be used in the ‘Letters’ section of the Down To Earth print edition.