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dieseluser07

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1,697 posts

52 months

Tuesday 28th August
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I want to really give vr a go as im into weird stuff like that haha.

I do have a ps4 but dont really want to spend a fortune on the ps4 vr headset.

Are the mobile headsets like samsung gear just as realistic or not? Im wanting to do vr not necessarily to play games, just explore/see weird st in vr, just for the experience really if that makes any sense at all.

mr_spock

2,569 posts

151 months

Tuesday 28th August
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I've tried the PS4 VR, and I can manage a few minutes before feeling sick. Other people I know find the same. It's a shame, because it's pretty cool. Sorry that wasn't the question you asked, but hey, this is PH!

dieseluser07

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1,697 posts

52 months

Tuesday 28th August
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mr_spock said:
I've tried the PS4 VR, and I can manage a few minutes before feeling sick. Other people I know find the same. It's a shame, because it's pretty cool. Sorry that wasn't the question you asked, but hey, this is PH!
Haha its fine, another reason i dont want to spend a fortune, ive heard you get used to it after practice also.

dieseluser07

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1,697 posts

52 months

Tuesday 28th August
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Be good if there is some kind of vr meditation.

geeks

3,687 posts

75 months

Tuesday 28th August
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There are a number of us on PH who do VR, I have an Oculus Rift and its great, others have the HTC Vive and say the same thing. Have seen multiple people across the webs, not on PH mind, who say that the PSVR stuff makes them feel sick, usually this is caused by a low frame rate when on any other VR so I assume its the same thing.

Anywho... Oculus have the Go which is VR without a PC but uses a Mobile, have a look at that or if you have one of the newer Samsung devices try the Gear VR stuff as it is generally well received. There are still some games for these platforms and a plethora of apps to
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dieseluser07

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1,697 posts

52 months

Tuesday 28th August
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geeks said:
There are a number of us on PH who do VR, I have an Oculus Rift and its great, others have the HTC Vive and say the same thing. Have seen multiple people across the webs, not on PH mind, who say that the PSVR stuff makes them feel sick, usually this is caused by a low frame rate when on any other VR so I assume its the same thing.

Anywho... Oculus have the Go which is VR without a PC but uses a Mobile, have a look at that or if you have one of the newer Samsung devices try the Gear VR stuff as it is generally well received. There are still some games for these platforms and a plethora of apps to
Oculus go says it doesent need a mobile im looking at this one?

Are there good graphics games for vr out there? Or is it quite blocky atm?

Whats it like watching movies on the vr?

Do you pay for games/apps on these devices like oculus go and so on?

geeks

3,687 posts

75 months

Tuesday 28th August
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dieseluser07 said:
geeks said:
There are a number of us on PH who do VR, I have an Oculus Rift and its great, others have the HTC Vive and say the same thing. Have seen multiple people across the webs, not on PH mind, who say that the PSVR stuff makes them feel sick, usually this is caused by a low frame rate when on any other VR so I assume its the same thing.

Anywho... Oculus have the Go which is VR without a PC but uses a Mobile, have a look at that or if you have one of the newer Samsung devices try the Gear VR stuff as it is generally well received. There are still some games for these platforms and a plethora of apps to
Oculus go says it doesent need a mobile im looking at this one?

Are there good graphics games for vr out there? Or is it quite blocky atm?

Whats it like watching movies on the vr?

Do you pay for games/apps on these devices like oculus go and so on?
No that's the right one, you need a mobile for the Oculus App not to run the VR.

For full VR yes, Project Cars 2, Elite Dangerous and so on, all come up beautiful with a decent graphics card but as I say my experience is with the Rift not the Go.

No idea haven't done so yet

No idea I am afraid with regards to the Go but there are a number of free apps and games for the Rift so I expect its the same

RTB

6,775 posts

194 months

Tuesday 28th August
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If you just want to have a play and already have a suitable phone then a Gear VR (or other cheaper cardboard type head sets) will give you a good taste for the VR experience. I was impressed enough that I wanted to go and get a better system. I looked at some of the PC based systems but I would have had to spend a fortune upgrading my old PC and another fortune for the headset. I already had a PS4 Pro, so got a black friday PSVR deal and I've been using that since the end of last year.

The PSVR isn't as good as a Vive system for example, but it is still very good. The immersion is excellent and the first few times you play it you will feel a bit funny. I found that I could get used to it with a few hours play. Some people always feel sick, just like some people will be throwing up on a cross channel ferry whilst others will be tucking into fish and chips.

The PSVR graphics aren't as good as you would experience on a 2D screen, the system is essentially feeding 3 HD monitors and it does struggle with a lot of detail (even the PS4 Pro). The feeling of being in the game makes up for this imo.

If you have a good budget then go for one of the PC systems linked to a good gaming rig, if you want to enjoy some VR gaming without spending a fortune then the PSVR is very competent.

I now use my Gear VR for watching films and Netflix and my PSVR for gaming on. Favourite games at the moment on PSVR are GT sport and FarPoint (with the aim controller).

dieseluser07

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1,697 posts

52 months

Tuesday 28th August
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RTB said:
If you just want to have a play and already have a suitable phone then a Gear VR (or other cheaper cardboard type head sets) will give you a good taste for the VR experience. I was impressed enough that I wanted to go and get a better system. I looked at some of the PC based systems but I would have had to spend a fortune upgrading my old PC and another fortune for the headset. I already had a PS4 Pro, so got a black friday PSVR deal and I've been using that since the end of last year.

The PSVR isn't as good as a Vive system for example, but it is still very good. The immersion is excellent and the first few times you play it you will feel a bit funny. I found that I could get used to it with a few hours play. Some people always feel sick, just like some people will be throwing up on a cross channel ferry whilst others will be tucking into fish and chips.

The PSVR graphics aren't as good as you would experience on a 2D screen, the system is essentially feeding 3 HD monitors and it does struggle with a lot of detail (even the PS4 Pro). The feeling of being in the game makes up for this imo.

If you have a good budget then go for one of the PC systems linked to a good gaming rig, if you want to enjoy some VR gaming without spending a fortune then the PSVR is very competent.

I now use my Gear VR for watching films and Netflix and my PSVR for gaming on. Favourite games at the moment on PSVR are GT sport and FarPoint (with the aim controller).
Whats it like watching netflix on a gear vr? Does it just feel more immersive?

I think to start with i just want a sample of what vr is like, maybe watch some vr videos on youtube?

Main thing would be videos i think

RTB

6,775 posts

194 months

Tuesday 28th August
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dieseluser07 said:
Whats it like watching netflix on a gear vr? Does it just feel more immersive?

I think to start with i just want a sample of what vr is like, maybe watch some vr videos on youtube?

Main thing would be videos i think
Watching NetFlix/Films on a Gear VR is never going to be as nice as watching it on a proper HD screen, but it's perfectly watchable and some of the cinema apps really do feel like you're sat in front of a big screen. The NetFlix app is pretty good and I use it quite a bit when I want to lie in bed watching stuff without disturbing my Mrs or when we're in Hotel rooms and the kids are with us.

I'd say that VR is a novelty, I'm never going to get rid of my projector and screen, but as novelties go I haven't regretted buying either the PSVR or the Gear VR. Having said that something pretty special will have to happen with the technology for me to drop £2k upgrading my PC and investing in a Vive or similar.





glenrobbo

12,424 posts

86 months

Tuesday 28th August
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Virtual Reality is an illusion caused by a lack of imaginary Absinthe.

Just sayin'.

RizzoTheRat

17,373 posts

128 months

Tuesday 28th August
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If you just want to get a taste for it, and don't mind the low resolution, get a Google Cardboard type holder for your phone and try out some youtube videos. You can find plenty of the holders around for a tenner or less. Obviously nothing like the quality you'll get with a proper VR headset but it'll give you an idea.

bloomen

1,834 posts

95 months

Tuesday 28th August
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PSVRs are getting cheaper all the time. Look at places like Cash Converters and they're hitting the £100 mark for second hand ones.

It is impressive but it's such a faff that I only used one a few times before selling it. I'll wait a couple more generations before sampling it again but it does provide some amazing moments.

They'll all be crap for watching video.

Phone based VR will have more way, way more apps than PSVR so maybe stick to that if you're more into exploring.

Clockwork Cupcake

57,708 posts

208 months

Tuesday 28th August
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I recently bought an Oculus Rift bundle (headset, two sensors, and two touch controllers) on somewhat of a whim. I have a PC that is more than capable of driving it.

It's been fun, and fortunately I don't suffer too much from motion sickness apart from simply not being able to cope with roller coaster rides. But BBC's "Home - a VR spacewalk" didn't phase me in the slightest (when seated. I made the mistake of trying it standing, and almost fell over and then felt very nauseous).

There doesn't seem to be a huge amount of good content at the moment though. Titanic VR was fun for a little while, and Together VR was amusing but very short. Other than that I haven't found anything that has really captured me.

Because of the touch controller bundle, I got Robo Recall for free, but it's not really my thing.


geeks

3,687 posts

75 months

Tuesday 28th August
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CC - Have a play with Beat Saber it's good fun. Also if you are into spaaaace then have a play with Elite Dangerous, properly cool visuals in VR. Superhot is excellent if not visually stunning! Have a few more to suggest but am working today (oh the horror) so I will try to remember to update this later

dieseluser07

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1,697 posts

52 months

Tuesday 28th August
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bloomen said:
PSVRs are getting cheaper all the time. Look at places like Cash Converters and they're hitting the £100 mark for second hand ones.

It is impressive but it's such a faff that I only used one a few times before selling it. I'll wait a couple more generations before sampling it again but it does provide some amazing moments.

They'll all be crap for watching video.

Phone based VR will have more way, way more apps than PSVR so maybe stick to that if you're more into exploring.
So you think just a samsung gear for 30 quid will be a good start into the vr world? I just want to feel like immersed.

bloomen

1,834 posts

95 months

Tuesday 28th August
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dieseluser07 said:
So you think just a samsung gear for 30 quid will be a good start into the vr world? I just want to feel like immersed.
Yes. It's more than enough to get rolling.

Oakey

23,498 posts

152 months

Wednesday 29th August
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Just try and avoid going down the VR pawn rabbit hole hehe

RTB

6,775 posts

194 months

Wednesday 29th August
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Oakey said:
Just try and avoid going down the VR pawn rabbit hole hehe
Is this where you take the headset off after an "immersive" experience to find a hot cup of tea has appeared on the table next to you hehe

Clockwork Cupcake

57,708 posts

208 months

Wednesday 29th August
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RTB said:
Is this where you take the headset off after an "immersive" experience to find a hot cup of tea has appeared on the table next to you hehe
rofl