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

    No immediate plan, but not ruling out either. Chances are, I will skip a generation (or even a couple of generations), and if the technology is still alive then and has proven itself, I may get it then. For what it's worth, I am more intrigued by VR headset than by tablets, something which has grown pretty common in the last couple of years.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by 1006231255 View Post
    I've had both Occulus dev kits. I've come to the conclusion that it's a flawed technology that has no future.
    I'm curious as to why you think its flawed in your opinion? While I think the price now is just too high there are a lot of positives for the technology.
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    Re: QOTW: Are you planning on buying a virtual reality headset?

    Not, looking at the article picture, if it means being vulnerable to visits from flying insects or presenting myself for people to stare up my nostrils.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonj1611 View Post
    I'm curious as to why you think its flawed in your opinion? While I think the price now is just too high there are a lot of positives for the technology.
    This was all learnt back in the 90's.

    VR doesn't work as the human brain is almost impossible to convince that someting is reality. It looks for the flaws, finds them and hence you have no immersion. Imagination is what converts fantasy into a believable reality.

    Also, VR is a cool input device that will allow for some interesting games. Just like the wiimote but stuck to your face.

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

    I remember VR back in the 90's having used the big plastic machines in the arcade and it was nothing like what's available today. Using the DK2 was a great experience and really something if it hasn't been tried should be before anyone can put the technology down, however it wasn't without it's faults.
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    Re: QOTW: Are you planning on buying a virtual reality headset?

    Not for me wouldnt mind a go on it though so could check it out...euro truck driver and elite etc

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

    i think this won't be good for people who have sensitive eyes or eye issues. I hope they will say something about eye issues.

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

    Definitely NO

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

    I'm tempted to buy a (relatively) cheap high resolution phone and headset for VR. I recently played with a Homido and Galaxy S6 and I generally liked the experience, as did my kids. A kit like this should cost somewhere between $250 and $400 depending on the phone (spec and whether I buy used on new), which isn't that bad.

    I generally found the phone VR experience considerably better than the DK2 one, and I hope that more content becomes available for it.

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

    Yes. Will have to save for a bit, but I can't wait. It's just a shame that to understand what modern VR can do, you have to try it - words and videos don't cut it. Reading these comments I'm seeing the usual tropes (3DTV, Virtual Boy, wearing crap on your face, etc etc), but the one thing everyone saying these things have in common is they haven't tried Rift CV1-quality VR. Even the DK2 has its problems, but the commercial release of the Rift - and indeed the HTC Vive and PSVR - are massively compelling experiences.

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

    If Playstation VR/Project Morpheus does come out at reasonable price, I will be getting one. No more than £300 hopefully.

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

    Also, VR mean you have to take off the headset to continue your can/joint/cup of tea.

    Not good.

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

    No thanks.

    I'm expecting this to burn brightly, before quickly fading into obscurity - quietly forgotten by the manufacturers as an evolutionary dead-end, leaving people with expensive yet unsupported hardware.

    I'm happy to be proven wrong, but it all feels like the 3D fad all over again.
    Before you judge a man, walk a mile in his shoes; after that, who cares?! He's a mile away and you've got his shoes!


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

    At the moment no. Future maybe

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

    let us ask: are you planning on buying a virtual reality headset?
    I've got no plans at all to "invest" in any of the offerings out there. Basically because, as the article says, there's no compelling use case I can see for it in the home environment. On the other hand I can see great potential for it in the design/engineer application area. Actually wish it was available when I was doing CAE to put bread on the table/roof over the head.

    I'd be more interested in the Minority Report style virtual display and keyboard to be honest. Or maybe Seaquest DSV's holographic fog tech.

    Career status: still enjoying my new career in DevOps, but it's keeping me busy...

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

    Have to admit that VR is pretty far down on my list of "wants". Maybe it's because I haven't tried it. Even if I were convinced that I need VR I'd most certainly wait until the market has matured, there are tangible benefits and, most importantly, the price has come down *a lot*.

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