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Offline dulber

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VR & HMD - head mounted displays
« on: January 15, 2016, 01:36:43 AM »
Anyone into VR, head mounted displays and the like?
Samsung Gear consumer edition has been out for some time along with the two Innovator editions.


Oculus Rift is in pre-order status
Playstation VR was leaked
HTC Vive is about to be introduced


And you wouldn't believe (except perhaps the menyeks) the amount of pron available for this medium
Paraphernalia too to complete your VR experience


I have the Samsung Gear VR paired with an S6 Edge
Oculus and Samsung content is quite okay (I can't use it as much because I can't stand the thing on my face)

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Re: VR & HMD - head mounted displays
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2016, 07:47:17 AM »
^ Where did you get your Gear VR and for how much? I am looking for one to pair with my Note 5. I got a cheap plastic VR (a tad better than Google Cardboard) out of curiosity and based on what I experienced I think VR is gonna explode in the next couple of years.
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Re: VR & HMD - head mounted displays
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2016, 01:14:40 PM »
Astig yung Oculus Rift. Yung Roller Coaster na game mararamdaman mo na nahuhulog ka hehe.

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Re: VR & HMD - head mounted displays
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2016, 02:34:49 PM »
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From Amazon around 5,3++ including taxes but using free delivery services of Amazon to Johnny Air New York office
Plus 1320Php shipping and taxes courtesy of Johnny Air
Took less than 12 days to get here

The Note 5 should do better in FOV and actual use.
My S6 Edge reports the need to cool down after an hour of light gaming in a 25C A/C room
Plenty of content available including Netflix locally impressive

I'm impressed more with VRSE and other apps specific to promoting VR experience
Samsung Milk na lang kulang sa full roster pareho na sa US market

Still contemplating if I will pull the trigger on Oculus Rift.
My kids are enjoying the experience so far. Even the wifey actually approves of the Gear VR
Not sure how she will react to Oculus Rift needing a discrete GPU costing 17K upwards

I need to work on my math on how to present the argument ha ha ha
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Re: VR & HMD - head mounted displays
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2016, 02:35:50 PM »
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malupit Rift kagulo nga sa VR Philippines group nung lumabas balita sa pre-order
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Re: VR & HMD - head mounted displays
« Reply #5 on: February 29, 2016, 06:17:23 PM »
My brother has the dev kit. I think he's getting the pre-order as well

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Re: VR & HMD - head mounted displays
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2016, 10:57:05 AM »
Don't want to be among the 1st users, I'll wait till the 2nd-3rd gen, make sure my brain wont get fried or something.

remember there are no studies about its long term health risk yet.

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Re: VR & HMD - head mounted displays
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2016, 01:09:49 AM »
^ Those have been done long ago. 90's pa. Head mounted displays on stuff like the Apache helicopter couldn't have been built without the appropriate studies being done.

IIRC HMD is not much different from using a computer, aside from the possible motion sickness. Probably way safer now with LCDs than back in the day when CRT was the norm.

The visual effects of head-mounted display (HMD) are not distinguishable from those of desk-top computer display (Science Direct)
Health and Safety Issues associated with
Virtual Reality - A Review of Current Literature (Advisory Group on Computer Graphics UK)


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Re: VR & HMD - head mounted displays
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2016, 01:16:37 AM »
Yeah, there's a thread up now in the Oculus forums for the Gear VR...
They're more concerned with the RF radiation coming off the phone

Good thing my S6 Edge heats up a whole lot when gaming.
So I only play when the thing is in airplane mode.
I remove the goggles when downloading content.

Yun lang I don't think it suits me - I can't stand wearing it for more than 15 minutes
But there are really great content - I was hoping to use it for my kids but the start-up screen explicitly declares above 13 years only
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Re: VR & HMD - head mounted displays
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2016, 08:33:55 AM »
^ It's already available locally in Samsung stores for P4,999.xx but i'm still having second thoughts of getting one.
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Re: VR & HMD - head mounted displays
« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2016, 06:51:50 PM »
My brother's going to send over the Oculus Rift DK2 to me in a couple of months. This version has lower resolution so it shouldn't require a Titan to run it.

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Re: VR & HMD - head mounted displays
« Reply #11 on: March 17, 2016, 08:51:53 AM »
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Re: VR & HMD - head mounted displays
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Re: VR & HMD - head mounted displays
« Reply #13 on: April 08, 2016, 03:34:36 PM »
I got the DK2 by the way. Medyo may ghosting tapos nahihilo ako. Patayin ko muna siguro shadow play para umakyat FPS.

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Re: VR & HMD - head mounted displays
« Reply #14 on: May 04, 2016, 11:40:48 AM »
So I upgraded to a GTX 970 from a GTX 760 and I realized that I've been using it with Shadowplay enabled so it reduces my FPS. However, the GTX 970 can take it and it's awesome. Text isn't very legible when using the DK2 due to the reduced resolution but wow what can I say, being able to put your head on a swivel while flying through space is really cool.

I can't wait to try this on a Mechwarrior game.