I am not sure if VR is for me

ng4ever

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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 ?
 

Wiffle

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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.
 

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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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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sethk

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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.
 

Cartbird78

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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.
 

Bigc208

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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.
 

Hagrid

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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.
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. :)
 
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