Welcome to the updated Slickdeals redesign beta. Learn more and give us feedback. Or, return to the classic view.

Search in
Forum Thread
Best Buy Discounts, Deals and Coupon Codes

24" Sony PlayStation 3D LED 1080p Monitor w/ 3D Glasses & MotorStorm Apocalypse $159.99 @ Best Buy

Aleanil 26 September 19, 2012 at 11:01 AM in Tech & Electronics (5) More Best Buy Deals
Deal
Score
+13
33,209 Views
Buy Now

Thread Details

Best Buy [bestbuy.com] has slightly the price of the Playstation 3D Monitor from $199.99 to $159.99. It's not as good as the $149.99 K-Mart deal, but for those of us who don't have a local K-Mart with it in stock, this is not a bad deal.

Limit 1 per customer, and it looks like it's shipping or pick up in store. Bought one for myself since it was < $200. Insert usual stuff about this monitor being an unreliable piece of junk, extended warranties might be a good idea, etc. Still, not a bad price for a 24" 1080p monitor with a decent quality screen. The real draw for me is the (supposed) ability to display PSP games at full screen, instead of with a letterbox around it.

107 Comments

1 2 3 4 5

Sign up for a Slickdeals account to remove this ad.

#2
Quote from Aleanil View Post :
Best Buy [bestbuy.com] has slightly dropped the price of the Playstation 3D Monitor from $199.99 to $179.99. It's not as good as the $149.99 K-Mart deal, but for those of us who don't have a local K-Mart with it in stock, this is not a bad deal.

Limit 1 per customer, and it looks like it's shipping or pick up in store. Bought one for myself since it was < $200. Insert usual stuff about this monitor being an unreliable piece of junk, extended warranties might be a good idea, etc. Still, not a bad price for a 24" 1080p monitor with a decent quality screen.
Why is it unreliable?
Can you explain?
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#3
Are people still having problems even with newer bought ones? I remember reading almost a year ago about them failing after a month or so of owning. I figured it would have been worked out by now, any info on this still existing?
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
L2: Beginner
26 Reputation
Original Poster
#4
Quote from folklorey View Post :
Why is it unreliable?
Can you explain?
Initial runs had widespread issues with going to a black screen, or going to a white screen, or dying without any symptoms, or not powering on. So far as I've seen/read, there has been no changes or fixes to update the line. So I'd advise everyone to be prepared for that eventuality, as they're simply more prone to failure than most monitors.

You do get 30 days of exchange at Best Buy, and I'm counting on that if I have any problems with mine.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#5
bla, I got one from kmart and will probably return it. The anti-glare coating or whatever is on it makes the screen look funny/granny. Not feeling it even for 150. For 500 I would have been pissed off.

That said, I got the 3d to work on my nvidia card. and if you can stand the coating, the monitor seems fine.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#6
I would like to add that I do own one of these. If you use it exclusively to play your PS3, it's probably one of the best screens out there. PS3 games look incredibly good on it. I'm assuming that they spent a lot of time optimizing the screen for the PS3 (or vice versa via PS3 firmware updates) However, it makes a bit of a subpar PC monitor. It's not the best for text. If you turn the sharpness all the way down, the text gets pretty decent, but when you play PC games, you'll want to turn the sharpness up because things look a little fuzzy without it.

I believe that the new nVidia drivers recognize the monitor as a 3D monitor and work for 3D PC games, but I haven't tried it to verify it. I do know that the 3D diagnostic test in the driver package works and displays a 3D image, so that's a good sign.

In short, it's an odd product. Blu Rays and PS3s look fantastic, everything else is a bit meh. The sound, while better than most monitors, still kinda sucks as well (don't buy into the "built in subwoofer" bs). It's probably best suited as a kids bedroom screen for playing games and watching dvds.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#7
Quote from proppat View Post :
I would like to add that I do own one of these. If you use it exclusively to play your PS3, it's probably one of the best screens out there. PS3 games look incredibly good on it. I'm assuming that they spent a lot of time optimizing the screen for the PS3 (or vice versa via PS3 firmware updates) However, it makes a bit of a subpar PC monitor. It's not the best for text. If you turn the sharpness all the way down, the text gets pretty decent, but when you play PC games, you'll want to turn the sharpness up because things look a little fuzzy without it.

I believe that the new nVidia drivers recognize the monitor as a 3D monitor and work for 3D PC games, but I haven't tried it to verify it. I do know that the 3D diagnostic test in the driver package works and displays a 3D image, so that's a good sign.

In short, it's an odd product. Blu Rays and PS3s look fantastic, everything else is a bit meh. The sound, while better than most monitors, still kinda sucks as well (don't buy into the "built in subwoofer" bs). It's probably best suited as a kids bedroom screen for playing games and watching dvds.
Is this a Computer Monitor or a TV?
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
L2: Beginner
26 Reputation
Original Poster
#8
Quote from foster_sharma View Post :
Is this a Computer Monitor or a TV?
It's closer to being a computer monitor; it has two HDMI inputs and a single component video input, but no TV tuner. It's meant to be a PS3 display, but can function as a PC monitor as well.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0

Sign up for a Slickdeals account to remove this ad.

#9
I've been using one hooked up by hdmi to a cable box and its hit or miss if it will actually display anything or not
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#10
Quote from foster_sharma View Post :
Is this a Computer Monitor or a TV?
It's a monitor. There's no TV tuner. But, like I said, it's not the best at typical monitor tasks. It's the best at what it's marketed for...PS3 games and Blu-Rays.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#11
Quote from proppat View Post :
I would like to add that I do own one of these. If you use it exclusively to play your PS3, it's probably one of the best screens out there. PS3 games look incredibly good on it. I'm assuming that they spent a lot of time optimizing the screen for the PS3 (or vice versa via PS3 firmware updates) However, it makes a bit of a subpar PC monitor. It's not the best for text. If you turn the sharpness all the way down, the text gets pretty decent, but when you play PC games, you'll want to turn the sharpness up because things look a little fuzzy without it.

I believe that the new nVidia drivers recognize the monitor as a 3D monitor and work for 3D PC games, but I haven't tried it to verify it. I do know that the 3D diagnostic test in the driver package works and displays a 3D image, so that's a good sign.

In short, it's an odd product. Blu Rays and PS3s look fantastic, everything else is a bit meh. The sound, while better than most monitors, still kinda sucks as well (don't buy into the "built in subwoofer" bs). It's probably best suited as a kids bedroom screen for playing games and watching dvds.
I would agree with this review. I was hoping it would be better as a pc mointor.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#12
I am waiting until these things reach $125 or so. It's getting hard to resist buying one. I want to install it with my ps3 in the van so the kids can use it on road trips. I hate those tiny headrest monitors.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#13
i would so bite ont his if there werent soo many issues with the screens, i have 400 bucks credit with bb...guess im gonna get an ipad
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#14
@ BestBuy.com...

Link [bestbuy.com]
  • Includes PlayStation 3D Display, PlayStation 3D glasses, Motorstorm Apocalypse game and HDMI cable
  • 24" ultraslim PlayStation-inspired screen brings HD and 3D media to you with stunning clarity and detail
  • Edge LED technology provides brilliant contrast with full HD 1080p resolution
  • Built-in speakers and subwoofer deliver a rich audio experience
  • Experience the individual, full HD screen action in two-player modes to immerse each player deeper in the game (game console not included)
  • 240Hz refresh rate ensures continuous, smooth gameplay
  • Features 2 HDMI inputs and 1 component HD input
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#15
I'm thinking about it..............
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
Page 1 of 8
1 2 3 4 5
Join the Conversation
Add a Comment
 
Slickdeals Price Tracker
Saving money just got easier.
Start Tracking Today
Copyright 1999 - 2015. Slickdeals, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Copyright / DMCA Notice  •  Privacy Policy  •  Terms of Service  •  Acceptable Use Policy (Rules)