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I'm so ready to buy mine.
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The dev kit was never meant for consumers, they actively discouraged consumers from buying it because they knew (and said) that the dev version was far from the final version. They made the dev kit the way it is because that is what Palmer build in his garage as cheaply as possible, then they didn't have time to mess with another resolution and new lenses etc. before shipping the thousands of orders, also it was good enough for development purposes which is why it was a dev kit.

That aside, the dev kit is already great enough to have caused all this commotion in the gaming industry with visionaries like Gabe Newell and other titans in the gaming industry fully backing it. I would not be surprised at all if HL3 came with fully integrated VR support, setting an example for the entire gaming industry like they did with HL2.
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post #43 of 49
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Originally Posted by perkeleprkl View Post

Okay that was a quick judgement. smile.gif Its not for everyone i get that, but i can honestly say that im proud to own one. Ive shown it to a number of people and all of them were impressed(or i just have too polite friends). Maybe we had lower standards or something like that. The fact is that sony hmd is the best consumer level hmd at the moment even though comfort is absolutely terrible. Pretty confident that the oculus will change that by a huge margin, but we are still pretty far away from consumer version as you said it.

Did you get 100% clear image from the start? I had a mixed feeling from the first tryout, image was somewhat blurry and it felt kind of small. Goggle mod helped me to get my eyes closer to the lenses and get 100% clear image, size also feels a lot bigger now. For a reference, i have 120" screen, i sit about 10' from it and sony definitely feels much larger and has much better PQ.

And i meant that are you l88bastard(couldnt remember the name right hence the "something like that") in avsforum but you already answered that.

After 10 minutes of use the HMZ was warping my face. I cant even imagine what your head must be shaped like now lol.

When I tried the HMZ it was like putting a medieval TORTURE VICE on my head that also had the unpleasant side effect of making me completely motion sick. If I were Jack Bauer and needed to extract information as quick as possible, the HMZ & Dr Evils possessed chair would be the first thing I reach for!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4W0t_fWJoE

Im using a Benq W1070 at about 70" for 3D gaming and it is way better & tons more comfy than that crap HMZ.
Edited by l88bastar - 7/7/13 at 4:01pm
post #44 of 49
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Originally Posted by l88bastar View Post

After 10 minutes of use the HMZ was warping my face. I cant even imagine what your head must be shaped like now lol.

When I tried the HMZ it was like putting a medieval TORTURE VICE on my head that also had the unpleasant side effect of making me completely motion sick. If I were Jack Bauer and needed to extract information as quick as possible, the HMZ & Dr Evils possessed chair would be the first thing I reach for!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4W0t_fWJoE

Im using a Benq W1070 at about 70" for 3D gaming and it is way better & tons more comfy than that crap HMZ.

Well i modded mine to ski goggles and i totally agree on the ergonomics. I couldnt use it more than 10-15 minutes at first, but i saw the potential it can give me and decided to make some modifications. It wont replace projector ofc, i still have my 3d vision 720p projector, but upgrading soon to a same model you have. Shame we cant game at 1080p60hz in 3D yet with projector, that is why i havent upgraded sooner.

In fact my optoma hd67n gives me wider fov and a nice bright 3d image also(im using nvidia glasses), but i somehow prefer hmz for personal viewing. Something about that little gadget that drags me towards it biggrin.gif
post #45 of 49
Wait I'm slightly nearsighted - does that mean I should use B cups in the rift? I don't wear glasses or contacts.
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Originally Posted by perkeleprkl View Post

Well i modded mine to ski goggles and i totally agree on the ergonomics. I couldnt use it more than 10-15 minutes at first, but i saw the potential it can give me and decided to make some modifications. It wont replace projector ofc, i still have my 3d vision 720p projector, but upgrading soon to a same model you have. Shame we cant game at 1080p60hz in 3D yet with projector, that is why i havent upgraded sooner.

In fact my optoma hd67n gives me wider fov and a nice bright 3d image also(im using nvidia glasses), but i somehow prefer hmz for personal viewing. Something about that little gadget that drags me towards it biggrin.gif

Ya, I was holding out for ages for a true 1080p 60hz 3d projector, I even made my own out of two vanilla 1080p 60hz projectors, but that setup had too many compatiblity issues so I dumped it. I have had the W1070 for a week and it was a solid buy, even at 720p the 3D on it is excellent.
post #47 of 49
what people are not also getting is that even though 1080p is meant to be massivley better on the occulus (yes there is some small screen door) there will be 'pro' models and no doubt a PC modding community who search online for the latest and greatest panels (just like with the 1440p catleaps) and get even better experiences.. plus it will require more GPU power to run those higher resolutions and high refreshes !

I havent seen a single video where people didnt get blown away by this. i think ive seen them all on youtube lol. One guy was listing all the pros aswell and was a harsh critic, even so he played an underwater game with a shark in it that kills you and he only dared play it one more time and left him feeling shaken an hour later Snorkle.gif

the device proves your simple monkey brain is easier to fool than you think, many people claim due to the wide FOV, Genuine 3D depth without ghosting or flicking, instant tracking and of course modern day graphics and sound that it really feels like your in the game world. And thats with the dev kit not some future 2160p or 4k model with a better quality screen and motion controls with perfect black like OLED where your entire vision would be pitch black and out of nothing a panther could leap forward and bite your face off devil-smiley-019.gif

this is an evolving technology and other companies will jump on this soon, when this happens people will not be using their monitors nearly as much for games and games wont just be about FPS gunning there will be many more things to experiment with due to the emotions it can evoke.
Edited by Pip Boy - 7/13/13 at 11:03am
post #48 of 49
I don't understand where people come from raving about it like it's a revolution. I have used the dev OR and polished devices like it extensively. I find them fun, but they do absolutely nothing for me when it comes to "immersion". Horror games are no different. Shooters are no different. Racing games are no different. I would rather keep my TrackIR which has much wider support, costs less, and allows me to fully utilize all of my panels.

Sure it's cool. Sure it's fun. It's just no different than what I am already using and I would not spend the money just to have another piece of equipment that fulfills the same function as my TrackIR.

Actually, when I said shooters are no different that is not 100% true. I prefer it to my TrackIR when flying in Arma, but that's the only time I found having it to be beneficial.
post #49 of 49
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Originally Posted by Caples View Post

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Sure it's cool. Sure it's fun. It's just no different than what I am already using
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apart from the fact that it is and the other devices before this didn’t do as good a job as the oculus. I do think some people are easily over excited and it is a bit of hype too, But as a pro gamer like your self who probably plays ARMA ? i think it will replace what your using in the not too distant future, that’s if they manage to incorporate lean, better panels.

Something that is often left out of the reviews by people is the 3D aspect, its not mentioned because its so natural you don’t notice any artifacts like ghosting or flicker let alone any eye strain.. this gives an environment true depth that you can look into and not some phoney pop out book 3D movie effect where your going cross eyed.

The by product of this is scale so you feel the height of things, its what separates it from what came before
Edited by Pip Boy - 7/13/13 at 1:43pm
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