I went into my local Best Buy tonight to pick up Captain America: The First Avenger Blu-Ray 3D & I looked at one of the PS3 Demo units and saw the PS3 3D Display. I asked for clarification that it was the PS3 3D Display and none of the associates I asked even knew what was going on.
It was only after I asked and the associates played around with it a bit that I was able to verify it was the PS3 3D Display.
How I was able to identify it was by the inputs on the back and the design. I like that it can be identified via the PS3 Logo on the front.
Before I went to Best Buy, I went to, in my view, the GameStop near me that needs to be out of business, and asked about a demo in their store or one of the other GameStops in the area. The response I got was that demo units would not be available until after the display was available for sale.
The only thing that the Best Buy demo was missing is active 3D content and the ability to test with the gasses.
I went to a few other GameStops and they didn't have the 3D display up. The store I saw it in, is in a high end shopping destination, so maybe they get preferential treatment.
I went to Best Buy today and saw that the normal Sony display in the PS3 Kiosk was replaced with the 3D display. Sony sure did a good job making sure their Kiosk is configurable for the future. I have seen PS3 Kiosks with hardwired PS Move controllers. It certainly would be funny to see someone playing on the PS3 with tethered 3D glasses and Move controllers!
Now all I need to find in store is the new Media/Blu-Ray Remote Control, so that I do not have to get up to change the settings on the display.
Hopefully when I go into the GameStop where I preordered the display, on Thursday, I can see the remote in person or they will know when they will get it in.
I saw the new media remote today at Fry's. It has a button to change from 2D to 3D, on 3DTVs. Like I thought, it is both a Bluetooth (PS3) and IR (TV, Amps) controller.
I would like to know if this controller has learning capabilities or if it has set codes, the box didn't say.
I also thought it was interesting that the packaging didn't mention anything about the PS 3D display, I would expect to read something like it is compatible or works great with that product. I'm sure this remote works with that display, I just expected a bit more product synergy.
IMO, for $500 the PS display should have come with this remote included....
It could be that the Media/Blu-Ray remote was an afterthought. Hopefully later PS3 3D Display bundles include the remote.
Due to having to get wife a birthday present, or two (to keep from getting booted to sleeping outside), I am unable to pick the new remote up at the same time as picking up the PS3 3D Display (which I have fully paid for).
Found out from the one GameStop, that not all GameStops were lucky enough to get demo units.
The associate I talked to was glad to hear about the local Best Buy having a demo unit available.
I guess one thing we don't know is if this display is capable of 2D to 3D conversion. I don't think this display does this, but it would be a nice feature to have, to help fill in the void of the lack of 3D content available...