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PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:48 pm 
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Hi,

I would be interested to hear any opinions about the current 3D VR goggles based on actual experience. Are they any good? For me it sounds like one has to pay 3 grands to get a decent one, but are the $300-400 ones any good? I just compared the specs of my current Nvidia 1070 SLI to 2070 Super, and saw no reason to upgrade.

All yes/no opinions would be welcome, as I don't want to drop some hundreds of dollars to crap that does not make me happy. Does one still see the grid pattern (and I would need something to correct my vision), and is the picture quality decent enough in this year's offerings in the sensible price level? I'm not interested about Playstation VR, as I don't want to buy consoles.

I can find a lot of stuff about these, but would be nice to hear opinions from someone I can relate to.

Edit: Oculus Quest does not work directly with Steam VR games? If this is so, I'm not interested in this 3D junk. Maybe after 5 more years. :confused:

Edit 2: Meh, the only choice now seems to be Oculus Rift S, I'll pass.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:46 pm 
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I have a coworker who uses his PlaystationVR headset in place of a TV most of the time, because it apparently looks like a ginormous screen.

As for PC headsets, so far they've all been well out of my price range so I've been ignoring them. Valve came out with the Index a little while ago but at $1000 that's nosebleed pricing for me.


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Hi MonkeyBoy,

Yes I share Your thoughts on this.

Maybe in a few years... :snail:

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Well, cramming that many pixels into that small of an LCD, then include \two of them, then make the entire thing light enough not to destroy your neck while wearing it... it gets expensive. I understand it, I just don't understand how there's enough people who can afford it.

I'm pretty sure the cheap ones are just a single panel with a divider in the middle splitting each eye from seeing the other side, kind of like all those gimmicky phone VR adapters from a couple years ago.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:24 am 
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My reasons for not wanting VR to take off are purely selfish. Being blind in one eye and nearsighted in my good eye means these things are nigh on worthless to me. :(

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Yeah, I kind of have my own reason to not want to wear anything at all, when possible. Coming from Finland to a moist environment mostly between 32-38 °C makes my forehead sweat without any ware strapped to my head. And since my retinae are past the best before date, I might just wait for the brain–computer interface from big brother. :shock:

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(takes out reading glasses) yes (puts reading glasses away)


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