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OSVR HDK 2 Available at Amazon for $399.99

TheBagman 529 441 August 10, 2016 at 01:39 PM in Computers More Amazon Deals
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It seems like a good deal as it has the same specs as the Oculus. Can someone else talk about whether it actually is good?

https://www.amazon.com/b/ref=s9_a...8588809011

Seems like a really good budget option given that it works with SteamVR. I'm thinking about one for Virtual Desktop.
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Really wouldn't recommend VR at all for Virtual Desktops. It's okay if you're gonna watch a couple 360 videos and the like, but it's not something you'd want to spend a lot of time in.

I've had a DK2 and now own a Vive. I'm not saying VR isn't really cool, just that virtual desktops have very niche uses with current screen tech.
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Really wouldn't recommend VR at all for Virtual Desktops. It's okay if you're gonna watch a couple 360 videos and the like, but it's not something you'd want to spend a lot of time in.

I've had a DK2 and now own a Vive. I'm not saying VR isn't really cool, just that virtual desktops have very niche uses with current screen tech.
Thanks for the feedback! I wasn't looking to actually do work in it. Fiance would kill me if I got a projector. Was hoping to just watch movies on the "big screen".
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Really wouldn't recommend VR at all for Virtual Desktops. It's okay if you're gonna watch a couple 360 videos and the like, but it's not something you'd want to spend a lot of time in.

I've had a DK2 and now own a Vive. I'm not saying VR isn't really cool, just that virtual desktops have very niche uses with current screen tech.
Can you speak to the differences? I have a friend down the street that bought the Vive and he said it blows away the Oculus so far especially when you factor in the controllers.
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Thanks for the feedback! I wasn't looking to actually do work in it. Fiance would kill me if I got a projector. Was hoping to just watch movies on the "big screen".
If all you wanna do is watch movies, it's okay. That's really the best thing to use virtual desktop for. Just understand it's going to have visible pixels.

If that's your sole motivation, I'd get a VR headeset for one of the Samsung phones or a compatible phone with Google Daydream. The ZTE Axon 7 is only 399 and I doubt the shell will cost more than 100 dollars. That's significantly cheaper and for movie watching, no cables is a VAST improvement.

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Can you speak to the differences? I have a friend down the street that bought the Vive and he said it blows away the Oculus so far especially when you factor in the controllers.
I've never used the Oculus CV1. It blows the DK2 out of the water. And, yeah, motion controllers are definitely mandatory for VR gaming. Unless you're talking for racing/flight sims (and using a wheel/hotas).

When in comes to FOV: The Vive and DK1 have 110 degree FOV, the DK2 has 100 degrees, and CV1 and Sony have 90 degrees. I honestly didn't notice the increase in FOV (over the DK2) until I played some sim racing. Then I immediately appreciated it. The bigger the better (even if it makes the pixels look even larger).

I love sim racing and I wanted my next programming project to be a VR game. That's why I bought the Vive. Despite firmly believing VR is can't miss and is the future, I don't think these sets will go mainstream until they can ditch the wires. You've got to be dedicated to tolerate them. Still, with the right games, it's pretty amazing.
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