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How Many People Would Be Interested in Watching Movies in Bigscreen Beta in VR?

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User Info: arleas

arleas
4 weeks ago#1
79/80

I don't have the greatest upstream bandwidth (around 5Mbps), but if more than 3 people wanted to watch movies, Bigscreen Beta has what is called "Big Rooms" which are ideal for watching movies in anyway. I think the maximum I could handle would be 10 or maybe 11 people at once (based on the idea that 480p video uses about 500Kbps per person).

If only a few wanted to hang out and watch we could do 720p or better, but 1080p requires 2-3Mbps per person, so I'd probably only be able to do 1080 for one other person.

As for what movies/shows to watch, I have a complete listing here:
https://pastebin.com/LmscMj7y

If there's any interest in this kind of thing, I can post the room code here so that anyone could join. If there's no interest in it then I'll just do a public room and see who drops in.

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User Info: lazycomplife

lazycomplife
4 weeks ago#2
lol this is wholesome

User Info: KillerTruffle

KillerTruffle
4 weeks ago#3
Honestly, if I wasn't busy tonight, I'd actually be interested in watching Princess Mononoke - I haven't seen that in years, and have been curious to see it again and find out if I still like it.

Also, can't tell if "lol this is wholesome" was being sarcastic and implying it's not actually wholesome (and what's unwholesome about it?), or if it was mocking the fact that it does seem wholesome (in which case, what's wrong with wholesome?). >_>
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32x2z
4 weeks ago#4
This is a cool concept. Posting to keep bumped.
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arleas
4 weeks ago#5
KillerTruffle posted...
Also, can't tell if "lol this is wholesome" was being sarcastic and implying it's not actually wholesome (and what's unwholesome about it?), or if it was mocking the fact that it does seem wholesome (in which case, what's wrong with wholesome?). >_>

Either way, he probably doesn't even have VR. If you don't have a Vive, Rift or something compatible with those then you couldn't even show up to try to mock me online.

32x2z posted...
This is a cool concept. Posting to keep bumped.

Last month just before New Years Eve they had an official (as in movie theater sponsored) showing of Top Gun in 3D. I went to see it and it was kinda neat, but the 3D effect wasn't very special. I get the feeling they just sorta went in on certain scenes and tried to digitally make it 3D and so outside of the dogfight scenes it was just like watching it on a flat screen.

I'm thinking the movie industry is gonna try to make it so going to the virtual movie theater is definitely a thing...
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32x2z
4 weeks ago#6
arleas posted...
KillerTruffle posted...
Also, can't tell if "lol this is wholesome" was being sarcastic and implying it's not actually wholesome (and what's unwholesome about it?), or if it was mocking the fact that it does seem wholesome (in which case, what's wrong with wholesome?). >_>

Either way, he probably doesn't even have VR. If you don't have a Vive, Rift or something compatible with those then you couldn't even show up to try to mock me online.

32x2z posted...
This is a cool concept. Posting to keep bumped.

Last month just before New Years Eve they had an official (as in movie theater sponsored) showing of Top Gun in 3D. I went to see it and it was kinda neat, but the 3D effect wasn't very special. I get the feeling they just sorta went in on certain scenes and tried to digitally make it 3D and so outside of the dogfight scenes it was just like watching it on a flat screen.

I'm thinking the movie industry is gonna try to make it so going to the virtual movie theater is definitely a thing...


I think the movie industry should be all VR with headphones. Enough with me hearing people react to movies so loudly I cannot hear what the movie is saying and miss out on elements of the plot. I don't like paying for VR movies from home, this is dumb. I understand it's a premium to enjoy movies from home and that's why blockbuster went out of business, but going to the movies means getting popcorn popped in front of you, candy, paying ridiculous prices, arcades, seeing people/families, getting together with friends in person, waiting in line for star wars, wearing nice clothes/shoes, avoiding creepers in the bathrooms, hearing that THX sound, ect. It's a ritual at least here in the USA, I don't ever see the movie industry going strictly to VR unless it's VR at a movie theatre. Movie industry will lose out on sales from food, advertising (I'm not talking just commercials), and all the investing they've done to keep up with the pace of technology.

I like this concept though, I like where this is going in the end.
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User Info: arleas

arleas
4 weeks ago#7
32x2z posted...
I don't like paying for VR movies from home, this is dumb. I understand it's a premium to enjoy movies from home and that's why blockbuster went out of business, but going to the movies means getting popcorn popped in front of you, candy, paying ridiculous prices, arcades, seeing people/families, getting together with friends in person, waiting in line for star wars, wearing nice clothes/shoes, avoiding creepers in the bathrooms, hearing that THX sound, ect. It's a ritual at least here in the USA, I don't ever see the movie industry going strictly to VR unless it's VR at a movie theatre. Movie industry will lose out on sales from food, advertising (I'm not talking just commercials), and all the investing they've done to keep up with the pace of technology.


I don't know how they plan on making it work but like I said, the movie industry (aka the people who pay for movies to be made) were the ones who invested millions into Big Screen Beta specifically to make it into a home theater for movie watching.

I'm sure it won't be "strictly VR" since that would piss off the theater owners who would then be losing even more business, but I don't think the theaters are doing that well anyway. They're too old fashioned and set in their ways and when technology changes it'll move right past them leaving them behind.

The only way I've seen them try to keep up with technology is 3D movies with shutter glasses and that didn't go over that well. Maybe I'm wrong and there's a bunch of stuff behind the scenes. I personally haven't been to a movie theater since the early 2000's...2001 or 2002.
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User Info: lazycomplife

lazycomplife
4 weeks ago#8
I wasn't being sarcastic, I was actually noting that this was wholesome. I do have VR actually but I have too many other obligations right now to participate. Sorry if I came across as rude, hard to express through text.

User Info: KillerTruffle

KillerTruffle
4 weeks ago#9
32x2z posted...
I don't ever see the movie industry going strictly to VR unless it's VR at a movie theatre.

I would hate VR at a movie theater, strictly because of hygiene. I'm not especially OCD, but theaters aren't clean. And when you take a VR headset and reuse it among thousands of different people, yeah, that's gonna get disgusting. They'd need to find some pretty amazing ways to keep it sanitary.
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KillerTruffle
4 weeks ago#10
lazycomplife posted...
Sorry if I came across as rude, hard to express through text.

Maybe something like "Wow - something actually wholesome for a change" or something, as opposed to "lol?"

Just a thought... ;)
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