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OCULUS RIFT - BEYOND YOUR WILDEST IMAGINATION - REVIEW
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You often hear people describe their first encounter with Oculus Rift as an almost life-changing experience, or a true next-gen experience. There are countless videos on YouTube with people testing Oculus Rift, with their jaws hanging down their chest, or just screaming like a little girl while trying the Rift Roller Coaster. After seeing one too many of these videos, I decided to pre-order the Development kit from Oculus VR in January 2013. I simply had to try this new marvelous device and I just couldn’t wait a whole year for the consumer version, or maybe even longer.

Not sure if this is a repost but it is a very detailed review and worth a read.
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Interesting read, thank you!
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this would worry me -

There are three included sets of lenses in the box and you can switch between them according to your eyeglass prescription. The A-lenses are for normal 20/20 vision, B are for slight myopic vision and C are for moderate myopic vision. If you are farsighted or strong nearsighted, or you have astigmatism, you can use the A-lenses with your glasses instead, or better yet wear contacts. The glasses will reduce some of your FOV because the lenses has to be moved further away from your eyes to make room, so it's a workaround, but with a reasonable result.

Could that be a problem if wearing hrs at a time?
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this would worry me -

There are three included sets of lenses in the box and you can switch between them according to your eyeglass prescription. The A-lenses are for normal 20/20 vision, B are for slight myopic vision and C are for moderate myopic vision. If you are farsighted or strong nearsighted, or you have astigmatism, you can use the A-lenses with your glasses instead, or better yet wear contacts. The glasses will reduce some of your FOV because the lenses has to be moved further away from your eyes to make room, so it's a workaround, but with a reasonable result.

Could that be a problem if wearing hrs at a time?

They do say that the consumer model will:

The consumer model is supposed to have a diopter design, so you can adjust this yourself like with binoculars and SLR cameras. This will also make it better protected from dust getting inside the unit. Keeping dust out the unit is actually a problem when changing the lenses.
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post #5 of 49
I've had my dev kit on order since april and it's still hasn't shipped. I can't wait until this thing gets here!
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post #6 of 49
cant wait for this to take off its going to be huge.

also the virtual movie theatre idea is a great one TBH, if you think ahead and consider a 1600p / 2160p screen with OLED or LCD-AMVA with their pure blacks an good colors you could out resolution blueray so when your in your seat the quality isnt ruined, also it makes for more amusement when the fire exit doors fly off in 3D and someones online multiplayer game spills over into your theatre and you all start kicking off biggrin.gif
post #7 of 49
Only $300 for a dev kit? I'm really curious to hear specs and pricing on the consumer retail version. Sounds like it'll be an inexpensive must-buy!
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Still waiting for the Oculus Rift HD pre-order. biggrin.gif
    
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Considering this thing will cost close to the price most people pay for their tower... I still dont see this thing becoming a massive hit or be supported properly by the big publishers as the cost for developing for this would likely not be worth it for most. Add to the fact that they are also lazy and cant get basics right for pc half the time and need to milk as much as humanly possible... dont see this thing being more than novelty for quite some time.

I expect pubs/devs even charging extra for rift support like a form of dlc...

If this thing manages to become mainstream, I'd also expect it to be a while and therefore "newer features" or tech will be added and the stuff selling today would have to be replaced or function with limited support....

Might be good tech... but price and devs/pubs milking this "premium product" will likely cause it to go the way of most VR systems of the past.

Will keep an eye on this, but I see far too many issues and roadblocks for this to be mass adopted.
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post #10 of 49
So if you can combine Oculus Rift + Emotiv EPOC + Razer Hydra you are going to be pretty close to true VR (true VR = something like the matrix or in Sword art online)
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