I bought three of those for about $12 each: https://goo.gl/HYrQ67
Then I daisy-chained them together, made some guides with cable binders and mounted the thing close to the ceiling, so the cables would not be a trip hazard. The cable is …
1. yes, i wear glasses. short-sighted, so everything from ~30 cm and further gets blurry, but everything up close is sharp. I initially thought that would mean that I can use an HMD without glasses, but I apparently need them, meaning I hav…
@tranceology3 I didn't originially compare it to anything! I gave a verbatim description of my first impression.
But if you want to know what I expected: A close up look at a modern smartphone screen. Because - surprise - those are effectively handh…
Still have to try it with contacts or find another way to prevent fogging. I hope it's just because of the weather we have right now, but for me the Rift is unusable with glasses at the moment.
Actually, I told people to cancel their preorders and try it first hand somewhere, and then decide if the Rift is for them.
Which is basically what I am being chastised for for not doing myself by the very same people that call me a…
I did that to illustrate as close as possible what I was seeing, since simply doing a screenshot only shows you the picture generated by a graphics card. And shooting a photo directly from the rift is kinda difficult.
Get it? I was …
I voiced a very legitimate deficit in a 700€ product. Your fanboyism does only make you a corporate tool, and it is thanks to you people that corporations might not feel enough pressure to improve their products because "hey, t…
This post is a first time user impression, after all. It was written under shock.
I'll give it a try when back from work and maybe order some contacts instead of glasses.
Maybe some enjoyment can be found despite the abysmal gr…
how can i find out if my Rift was manufactured with sub par components?
anyway, will try again this evening with some other demos. first impression was quite a let-down.
Thing is, you find out about the screen door effect w…
Nope, this isn't fun at all.
There is a clearly visible screen door effect. It is less prominent in motion, but in any situation that requires a static view (like reading), it is clearly there.
I played on a C64, and I still remember the early PC days with CGA and EGA graphics.
On the other hand, I had a VR hmd on my head 20 years ago, and even though the graphics were rather primitive, the basic features were the same. It also probably c…
Oh yeah, that's another thing where the Rift sucks: If you wear glasses in the Rift, they immediately fog over.
I don't need my eyes examined again, but you clearly need a surgeon to remove your head from out of your arse.
I read reviews, saw some videos, read more reviews about how amazing the immersion is and NOTHING prepared me on how bad the display is in reality.
The ONLY thing one could find was that the Rift was slightly better than the Vive, and that doesn't r…
unless higher system specs increase the quality for still images, I doubt my system specs matter. I too have a 970. was considering a 1070 or 1080 for the rift, but now it looks like it's not worth the bother.
No, the videos don't really prepare for what you actually see, because what you see in the video on the screen nearly fills your entire view.
the video at 2:00 comes pretty close to how the 'Within' videos look to me. See the par…
I have tried exactly 2 apps: "Within", the VR video player and the demos that kinda started by themselves. A T-Rex demo and some alien. I have no issue with the 3D effect - it doesn pretty much work as advertised.
I perceive th…