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    Re: QOTW: Are you planning on buying a virtual reality headset?

    Short answer : No.

    More accurate answer : Certainly not for quite a while and, right now, I don't see any point in it for me. So, very likely not. However, maybe in years to come but only if :-

    - ths tech is good enough. Right now, for me, it's a LONG way off.
    - the price is right given what I'd need it for, and
    - they come up with a use I need or actually want.

    So I wouldn't absolutely rule it out for ever, but I would for the foreseeable future.

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    Re: QOTW: Are you planning on buying a virtual reality headset?

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    Re: QOTW: Are you planning on buying a virtual reality headset?

    I just can't help thinking of the whole 3D thing from a few years ago.

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    Re: QOTW: Are you planning on buying a virtual reality headset?

    What turned out the most interesting of things at Microsofts Keynote back in October was HoloLens.
    I grew up many years ago so have no real interest in gaming but i was impressed with HoloLens and its potential for immersive involvement.
    Would i buy in now? No, to expensive and no way fully developed but in years to come? My interest is piqued.

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    Re: QOTW: Are you planning on buying a virtual reality headset?

    Maybe around $50 because it's a total toy to me with little use for all but VERY short periods. Nothing over that as I have no desire to put ANYTHING on my head if I can avoid it, and certainly nothing like a diving mask...ROFL. The experience provided is cool (in some cases) but just not something that excites me. I prefer to look at a large monitor (or a few of them) rather than sling my head around trying to accomplish the same. I can see it's use in certain high tech instances though, but I'm not talking games here. Too small of an audience to gain any real traction IMHO for years to come (not to mention so many designs coming). I had 3d glasses (NV tech) a long time ago and it lasted a SINGLE try, then dust collection Nothing has changed for me other than today's product is better at it. It is nowhere near "wow I need that". I can't see my experience of wanting to play on a large monitor changing for more than an hour a week or something and I won't pay even a meager price for such a toy with so little usage in my case. We are not even talking physical effects here either (that's another issue on top). Also the price to run this (gpus etc) vs. my future 4K (at some point) monitor/vid setup is again far too high to consider for a "toy" that collects dust. Wake me when it requires no headgear

    Definitely has a place in other fields though and maybe that can sustain it long enough to not end up like 3D on our tv's etc (useless). I have a monitor/gpu purchase waiting in the wings, along with a larger tablet (13-20in with 14nm, maybe 10 if monitor/gpu take too long), and at some point an rev2 of NV's console probably on my list. VR doesn't even really register in my top 10 devices/addons I need/want...LOL.

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    Re: QOTW: Are you planning on buying a virtual reality headset?

    I was kinda excited for VR last year but... price is VERY off-putting. I'll be amongst those waiting for "high end monitor" prices. I've had some... ok kit wired up with the cheapish phone holder type goggle things (google cardboard but plastic) running with around 4ms latency. It's... nice enough. Not something to throw huge amounts of cash at right now though.

    I'd suggest anyone on the fence use/borrow a phone with a decent screen (e.g LG G3) and the best of: limelight(/moonlight) - nvidia only, splashtop THD or trinus gyre (I'm sure there's more) with some form of opentrack type software using the phones sensors. It's far from perfect VR (the latency being the main problem) but it gives SOME sort of a feel for it. I'm into the idea of VR but at about half the current price.

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    Re: QOTW: Are you planning on buying a virtual reality headset?

    We're still AT LEAST 5 years away from this becoming mainstream.

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    Re: QOTW: Are you planning on buying a virtual reality headset?

    Yep. Kickstarter backer so I'm getting the Rift by default, but the I'll order the Vive once it is release, and the PSVR likewise (hopefully Sony will see sense and sell a convenient PSVR+PS4 bundle).


    Always amusing to read the comments from people who have clearly never tried using a HMD before.

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    Re: QOTW: Are you planning on buying a virtual reality headset?

    No. Doesn't seem much point

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    Re: QOTW: Are you planning on buying a virtual reality headset?

    It is an intresting concept, but not one that I am bothered about. Would mind trying it at some stage but I won't be buying one.
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    Re: QOTW: Are you planning on buying a virtual reality headset?

    NO! Do they come with accident insurance?

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    Re: QOTW: Are you planning on buying a virtual reality headset?

    No. For me they do not work (dk2).... (Neither does 3d so no surprises here)

    It is like looking at a world through binoculars where one eye is distinctly looking at the world from another angle to different to fool the eyes into seeing a 3d image..... Having looked into this and having many conversations with various sources, this happens to effect a small percentage of people.

    I so wanted it to work for Elite etc, but it just makes it unplayable......... Still think of the money I will save
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    Re: QOTW: Are you planning on buying a virtual reality headset?

    No, no requirement at all . I dabbled with a 3D TV but I found the 3D effect anything but subtle, so unless the content is very carefully designed, I fear the same effect.

    A non stereo image might be more realistic if the definition is high enough, but that will be some time away.

    So for now, I'm more than content for the early adopters to take the lead.

    The only VR headset I could be interested in would be first person view from a UAV.
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    Re: QOTW: Are you planning on buying a virtual reality headset?

    Nope, price and requirements makes it impractical.

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    Re: QOTW: Are you planning on buying a virtual reality headset?

    Yep, Oculus pre-ordered, should be delivered in April

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    Re: QOTW: Are you planning on buying a virtual reality headset?

    I've had both Occulus dev kits. I've come to the conclusion that it's a flawed technology that has no future.

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