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What is the ideal Oculus headset to purchase?

JourneyManDesignsJourneyManDesigns Posts: 1
NerveGear
I am a complete novice with Oculus and all-things virtual reality but I wish to start getting involved. I do not play any video games whatsoever. I wish to only have 'experiences'. What is the ideal Oculus headset to purchase for this purpose?
Sincerely,
Anthony M. Grimaldi
JourneyManDesigns

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  • Techy111Techy111 Posts: 5,862 Volunteer Moderator
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    The Oculus go is a great starting point but only has 3 directions of movement. The Oculus Quest is new and has 6 dof but a bit more expensive. If you have a good PC and graphics card then you may want to think about the Oculus Rift S. The first 2 need a mobile phone to set up and are untethered.

    Any more questions just ask. ;)
    A PC with lots of gadgets inside and a thing to see in 3D that you put on your head.

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  • Digikid1Digikid1 Posts: 1,869 Valuable Player
    Currently the best one is still the Rift Cv1.  Too many issues with the other models to recommend them yet. 
  • forestguyforestguy Posts: 166
    Art3mis
    edited June 11
    For me, the Oculus Quest is massive, 6 dof and untethered. It is better than I thought it would be and is a great VR experience for family fun especially games like Superhot and Beat Saber, with other VR systems you need a mid to fast pc and is tethered, even the so called wireless modules seem a bit of cumbersome. If you want public buy-in and longevitiy VR Systems like the Quest is so important.
  • TomCgcmfcTomCgcmfc Posts: 1,063
    Wintermute
    I am a complete novice with Oculus and all-things virtual reality but I wish to start getting involved. I do not play any video games whatsoever. I wish to only have 'experiences'. What is the ideal Oculus headset to purchase for this purpose?
    Techy111 said:
    The Oculus go is a great starting point but only has 3 directions of movement. The Oculus Quest is new and has 6 dof but a bit more expensive. If you have a good PC and graphics card then you may want to think about the Oculus Rift S. The first 2 need a mobile phone to set up and are untethered.

    Any more questions just ask. ;)

    I agree with Techy, the Oculus Go is a great intro into VR and does not cost you an arm and a leg.  It's also very easy to use and if you have any problems, Oculus Support is fantastic imho.  

    It probably is still the very best VR platform for what it sounds like you want to do (= not so much games, mainly VR media experiences).  Have a look at the Oculus Go on their website for more info;

    https://www.oculus.com/go/


    Alienware 17r4 Laptop with i7-7700hq 2.8/3.6, 32 gb ram, gtx1060 w/6gb ram, 256gb ssd, 1tb hdd, Oculus Rift w/2x sensors.  Now using an Alienware Graphics Amplifier (AGA) with Zotac gtx1080ti Blower and Asus vg248qe 144hz external monitor.  All works great!
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