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Child_Adrift
6 months ago#11
Lonestar2000 posted...
VR porn is pretty good.

This is relevant to my interests.
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loader963
6 months ago#12
captsplatter_1 posted...
DeviousLight posted...
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SilentCaay
6 months ago#13
Vive if you want the best option available.

Rift if you want to save a few bucks, have reasonable hardware, you don't mind supporting console-style exclusivity and you don't mind Facebook owning your immortal soul.

Buying a Vive also gets you a complete roomscale setup in one box that uses Valve's Lighthouse tracking technology that will allow you to save money in the future if you upgrade to a new Lighthouse HMD. Rift usually requires extra purchases to get a roomscale setup going and the upgrade path is limited to Rift 2.0 (assuming Rift 2.0 uses the same Constellation tracking system that the current Rift uses, no guarantees, though).

Real VR is expensive no matter what you go with, though, so I wouldn't advise it unless you're fully prepared to go all-in with it.
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arleas
6 months ago#14
Child_Adrift posted...
I need to own VR hardware first. So I'm asking what hardware to buy based on my above scenario

Are you talking about which headset to buy or are you asking how much of a PC upgrade you need to run VR?

The Rift is probably the cheapest option right now which is why it's leading in sales at the moment. However, for just a bit more money you can get a much better headset in terms of the resolution.

https://www.samsung.com/us/computing/hmd/windows-mixed-reality/xe800zaa-hc1us-xe800zaa-hc1us/

$500 for that, vs $400 for
https://www.amazon.com/Oculus-Touch-Virtual-Reality-System-pc/dp/B073X8N1YW/

That, which really still needs you to spend an extra $60 on a 3rd camera. So it's really not much more expensive. Plus the Rift requires a USB 3.0 port for every camera and each camera has to be spaced out around your room meaning wires all over the place.

The Samsung Odyssey doesn't need any cameras or wires (other than one to connect to the computer) so it's easier to deal with. And as I said before, the Odyssey has the same resolution that the Vive Pro is going to be.

The Vive pro is probably way out of your reach around $800, and the regular vive would suffer from almost the same problems as the rift (with fewer wires strewn around and only one USB port needed).
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captsplatter_1
6 months ago#15
SilentCaay posted...
Vive if you want the best option available.

Rift if you want to save a few bucks, have reasonable hardware, you don't mind supporting console-style exclusivity and you don't mind Facebook owning your immortal soul.

Buying a Vive also gets you a complete roomscale setup in one box that uses Valve's Lighthouse tracking technology that will allow you to save money in the future if you upgrade to a new Lighthouse HMD. Rift usually requires extra purchases to get a roomscale setup going and the upgrade path is limited to Rift 2.0 (assuming Rift 2.0 uses the same Constellation tracking system that the current Rift uses, no guarantees, though).

Real VR is expensive no matter what you go with, though, so I wouldn't advise it unless you're fully prepared to go all-in with it.

VR is out of my budget currently. Should get cheaper in the future.
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SilentCaay
6 months ago#16
captsplatter_1 posted...
VR is out of my budget currently. Should get cheaper in the future.

That really depends on whether or not you're including the VR-capable PC in the equation. Right now VR is pushing the limits of upper-mid gaming rigs and they're not even achieving fantastic fidelity. It takes a decent amount of horsepower to get the stable 90fps you need for non-nauseating VR. Ultimately, headsets coming down a couple hundred isn't really going to drop the overall price very much when it will still require a computer that runs about $2000. Even as PC hardware improves, VR games are just going to keep utilizing 100% of the upper-mid tier to make the games look just that little bit better whether through graphical fidelity or higher res screens.

The main factor is simply whether or not a person considers PC gaming a hobby they're willing to throw money at or not. If they aren't then chances are they don't have a computer good enough to run VR to begin with and the monetary hurdle will remain high even as headsets get cheaper. If they are then the couple hundred dollar difference between headsets now and in the near future when they're a little cheaper isn't really a big deal.
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jedinat
6 months ago#17
arleas posted...
Child_Adrift posted...
I need to own VR hardware first. So I'm asking what hardware to buy based on my above scenario

Are you talking about which headset to buy or are you asking how much of a PC upgrade you need to run VR?

The Rift is probably the cheapest option right now which is why it's leading in sales at the moment. However, for just a bit more money you can get a much better headset in terms of the resolution.

https://www.samsung.com/us/computing/hmd/windows-mixed-reality/xe800zaa-hc1us-xe800zaa-hc1us/

$500 for that, vs $400 for
https://www.amazon.com/Oculus-Touch-Virtual-Reality-System-pc/dp/B073X8N1YW/

That, which really still needs you to spend an extra $60 on a 3rd camera. So it's really not much more expensive. Plus the Rift requires a USB 3.0 port for every camera and each camera has to be spaced out around your room meaning wires all over the place.

The Samsung Odyssey doesn't need any cameras or wires (other than one to connect to the computer) so it's easier to deal with. And as I said before, the Odyssey has the same resolution that the Vive Pro is going to be.

The Vive pro is probably way out of your reach around $800, and the regular vive would suffer from almost the same problems as the rift (with fewer wires strewn around and only one USB port needed).

Or you could get the Lenovo Explorer for like $250...

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arleas
6 months ago#18
jedinat posted...
Or you could get the Lenovo Explorer for like $250...

I was pointing out the Samsung Odyssey specifically because it has the same resolution as the Vive pro.

The Odyssey is 1440 x 1600 per eye. The Explorer is 1440 x 1440 per eye.

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tzuyd
6 months ago#19
Child_Adrift posted...
I'm not even sure which popular VR hardware is compatible with these games, but I'd rather it not be as expensive as a PS VR.

Then your only options would be the mobile phone variants (Gear, Daydream etc) which provide a decent VR-lite experience.
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Child_Adrift
6 months ago#20
tzuyd posted...
Child_Adrift posted...
I'm not even sure which popular VR hardware is compatible with these games, but I'd rather it not be as expensive as a PS VR.

Then your only options would be the mobile phone variants (Gear, Daydream etc) which provide a decent VR-lite experience.

Can you tell me more about those? I have a mobile phone.
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