Hey guys, I just got back from movietheater, watching Ted with the new Sony Subtitle Glasses! Let me tell you something, the new subtitle glasses looks AWESOME! I mean, literally awesome and I just fell in love with it.
Today, at my local movie theater, it was their first day to allow deaf people like us to be able to watch and enjoy the movie without having to wait for certain time and date. The glasses itself, is lightweight, it is not too heavy. It has a really short wire, maybe 1 foot and half long to a small black box that contains Wi-Fi, battery, control to adjust brightness/distance, and channel selection. This glasses is only available for selected Regal theater, you can check CaptionFish.com to see if your local movie theater has them.
On the black box, you can manually adjust the brightness and the distance (similar to font size).
There are few drawbacks with this Sony Subtitle Glasses:
- I called two different Regal movie theaters, one in VA and one in MD. It seems to be that some theaters will be only carrying 10 glasses because they are somewhat expensive. But the problem is, what if you want to bring 20 deaf friends to be able to watch the new movie but the theater only has 10 of them. It sucks, really. It is a first come, first served basis to get a pair of glasses. The 10 other friends will have to go home or wait until next showtime.
- Also, while watching Ted with my girlfriend, there were some incidents where our glasses were not receiving dialogues from the movie. I think it is because of wireless interference between the base and the unit itself.
Overall, the glasses itself is awesome. I guess I will be going to the theater more often!
The question remains…