I am not sure if VR is for me

Discussion in 'VR & Head-Mounted Displays' started by ng4ever, Mar 31, 2019.

  1. ng4ever

    ng4ever Flaccid 4Evar

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    I don't feel like watching a movie is immerse enough. I am using the default player like media viewer.

    Any way to change this ?
     
  2. tangoseal

    tangoseal [H]ardness Supreme

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    Context please?
     
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  3. Youn

    Youn [H]ardness Supreme

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    sit in a tub of warm baked beans to increase immersion
     
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    N4CR 2[H]4U

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    Use real player or watch in Netscape navigator.
     
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    lostinseganet [H]ard|Gawd

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    Wait for better technology then.
     
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    Wiffle Limp Gawd

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    Position 5.1 speakers 1 ft from your head, and point the subwoofer ports at your face and feel the bass.
     
  7. kdh

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    Try using Virtual Desktop. I've watched movies on my Vive, but the SDE kills it for me. Eye Strain made it un-fun. Novelty for sure, but the wow factor wore off quickly.
     
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    Supercharged_Z06 2[H]4U

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    Watching a 2D movie in VR isn't really what VR is designed to excel at right now given its current resolution limitations. It's like using a wrench as a hammer... it sort of works, but isn't the best tool for the job. A big screen 4k TV is going to work a heck of a lot better.

    While watching potato cam quality 2D movies within VR is certainly possible, you aren't really benefiting from VR's "immersion" or its true capabilities that can enhance a viewing experience - it's simply simulating that you are in a large room or theater watching a screen... but the picture presented simply will be sub-par in resolution compared to a good 4k TV.

    Where VR currently excels when it comes to immersion is within games or VR apps that use all of the available VR resolution space. A displayed movie image within VR just uses a portion of that space. We'll need at least another couple of generations of VR advancement (~4 years) to get the tech to levels where a displayed movie image within VR has the needed resolution to really look good and not look like a potato cam. 2D movies in VR now pretty much look like watching an old VCR player.
     
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    I haven’t sat through a full move in VR despite having a launch day vive. Big Screen (the app) shows you that the experience can be improved but I think the lower res is a mental block for me - i.e. I’m thinking that it would be better on my TV.
    Once we get 4K per eye I will definitely revisit. Also 3D movies in VR are cool but I haven’t messed around with ways to get that content through my PC rig.
     
  11. Cartbird78

    Cartbird78 n00b

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    I've used Virtual Desktop to watch qutie a few movies and had a good experience. It helps to have a higher res movie file of course, otherwise it's terrible.
     
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    After I got my corrected lens inserts for my Rift I’ve been able to keep it on long enough to enjoy complete movies. I really like 3D movies. The lower resolutes does not bother me after a few minutes.
     
  13. Hagrid

    Hagrid [H]ardness Supreme

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    I agree. VR is for immersion into the movie and not watching in 2D form.

    It does look cool to see it on a big screen or even the 3D ones, but it's not really a big deal. Even if the resolution was 4K+, I would not really watch a movie
    in VR, unless it is a true VR movie with you as the main character. That would be sweet. :)
     
  14. Youn

    Youn [H]ardness Supreme

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    Hardcore Henry in VR...
     
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