Sony is working on a futuristic head-mounted display that immerses the viewer in 3D video.

The device, which is still only a prototype, was unveiled at a Sony news conference at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Wednesday evening.


Hiroshi Yoshioka, Executive Deputy President, Sony

"We are working on prototypes of new 3D personal displays to keep us ahead in offering a better personal experience to consumers. The first prototype is this Sony headmount display."

Inside are two OLED displays that provide a high-quality, high-contrast image.

Hiroshi Yoshioka, Executive Deputy President, Sony
"You can enjoy a theater-like experience on the couch or in flight, with a virtual large screen and powerful sounds."

Sony has no launch date for the display, which is still being developed.

Two years ago at CES, Sony, with a little help from actor Tom Hanks, showed off a prototype head-mount display that showed 2D images. That device still hasn't come to market.

It wasn't the only 3D prototype on show. Sony also had no-glasses 3D televisions and a Blu-ray Disc player with 3D screen.

Just like the head-mount display, Sony says the Blu-ray player is a prototype. There's no word on when it might be available.

At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, this is Martyn Williams, IDG News Service.