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Large FOV is not the sole defining characteristic of VR.
post #12 of 26
Yea if it doesnt cover your peripheries and doesnt track via head movement in 360 its not VR

Edit: maybe if they made it like a sphere and projected from the top. Make the user run like in a Zorb biggrin.gif

Still needs tracking though.
Edited by SpartanVXL - 9/28/16 at 2:45pm
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Does not look VR at all.

It is still a cool idea for those that do not want actual VR and just want a better version of video surround.

I agree. I rather like the idea of this screen as an alternative to VR, even if it's not quite as immersive as VR. No headset to wear is a big plus and it would be much easier to implement in games (just a bigger FOV) since there wouldn't be a conflict between looking with your head and looking with your mouse (aiming).


But they shouldn't call it VR.
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Yeah, but it's so big that it can actually wrap around your sides.

Unless it covers literally 360 degrees of your vision, in all directions, and has superb image quality (hint: it won't, ever.) then there's no way this is better than VR unless you give it away for free.
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Unless it covers literally 360 degrees of your vision, in all directions, and has superb image quality (hint: it won't, ever.) then there's no way this is better than VR unless you give it away for free.

hint: no VR has superb image quality (yet)
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lol this thing is sooooooo 2011
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hint: no VR has superb image quality (yet)

They're a lot better than a projector, buddy.
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lol this thing is sooooooo 2011
So 80s. Still, better than the pixelated HMDs though biggrin.gif And none cover full human vision either, Vive, Rift, etc. still more like looking into binoculars and narrow FOV.
post #19 of 26
What is this like the IMAX 180 degree theaters? If so, its not even close to the 3D presence of an Oculus or a Vive.
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So 80s. Still, better than the pixelated HMDs though biggrin.gif And none cover full human vision either, Vive, Rift, etc. still more like looking into binoculars and narrow FOV.
Wow PLEASE tell me what binoculars have a FOV of the Rift. I would love a set
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They're a lot better than a projector, buddy.

I guess that depends on the projector. TBH, I have never seen an HD laser projector so I have no idea what sort of image quality it has. It doesn't have to be all that great to match current headsets though.

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Wow PLEASE tell me what binoculars have a FOV of the Rift. I would love a set

Yeah, even wide FOV binos are about half of the FOV of Oculus/Vive.
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