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    Could VR headsets make the TV redundant?

    I just saw this Youtube video posted 5 minutes ago introducing one of the uses for the new Rockchip RK3399 SOC in VR headsets and with them likely to explode across markets over the next year, as they get better and more comfortable, it made me wonder whether they are on track to completely replace the traditional TV set.

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    Original Poster

    Could VR headsets make the TV redundant?


    no.......


    VR is a gimmick that you soon tire of, just like 3D tv's, a gimmick that hasn't taken off.
    Edited by: "eset12345" 15th Oct 2016

    eset12345

    Could VR headsets make the TV redundant?no.......VR is a gimmick that you … Could VR headsets make the TV redundant?no.......VR is a gimmick that you soon tire of, just like 3D tv's, a gimmick that hasn't taken off.



    100% agree

    eset12345

    Could VR headsets make the TV redundant?no.......VR is a gimmick that you … Could VR headsets make the TV redundant?no.......VR is a gimmick that you soon tire of, just like 3D tv's, a gimmick that hasn't taken off.



    ​I agree. It's expensive and not supported enough to make it viable. It may improve but won't get anywhere as close to a TV.

    VR has been the next big thing for over 20 years, bout time they gave up.

    no.

    People paying over £300 for the psvr need their heads checking.

    I have tried most VR, it was fun for half an hour.

    Gimmick, like 3D

    All I know is that home taping is killing music.

    Banned

    Its a fad & will last as long as these did.... (about 2 years)

    http://thumbs4.ebaystatic.com/d/l225/m/m_B9IuiNlebhTd63EMPejwA.jpg

    I'm not sure VR is a gimmick as such, it has a lot of practical applications and for entertainment purposes offers a level of immersion which we haven't seen before.

    Hopefully it is well backed. Won't replace TV though.

    no chance

    so what does family do at night to sit down to watch TV ?
    all sit there with vr sets on ...never happen

    ShaunR

    All I know is that home taping is killing music.


    Lol
    Surely the same applies as with 3D TV
    A large % can not use them?

    Those that say it's a gimmick don't understand it. It's something that will evolve massively along side advancements in technology. And will even assist with education (imagine surgeons being able to practice the exact surgery they are going to perform, or people that need visual learning able to look around and interact for their homework, even being able to walk around during moments of history... That's ignoring all the interactive media, and immersive gaming due to come.

    It might feel like a gimmick now, but it will evolve.

    So basically, vr is nothing like '3d' which really had no real world uses.. But it's a different product to TV so that won't be made redundant.

    Edited by: "delusion" 15th Oct 2016

    I'm more interested in the holo lens from Microsoft. The mine craft demo last year was mental.

    Banned

    A big fat no.

    It wont replace TV no, but I'm not going to defend VR other than say its an evolving tech and we are at day one of it, its not on the same lines as 3D.

    I dont understand all the hate for people that are getting VR, if we can see some potential then who is everyone to say we need our heads checking or we are crazy for spending £350 on it, people spend £1000 on a mobile phone or £600 on a graphics card, to keep saying people who are interested in VR are crazy... well its coming across as being envious.

    ashmac

    no chanceso what does family do at night to sit down to watch TV ?all sit … no chanceso what does family do at night to sit down to watch TV ?all sit there with vr sets on ...never happen



    In fairness what family sits down to watch TV anymore? everyone is streaming their own thing off their personal devices at what ever time they fancy.

    Error440

    VR has been the next big thing for over 20 years, bout time they gave up.



    But no realistic consumer friendly VR system has ever been released until this year.

    EN1GMA

    I'm more interested in the holo lens from Microsoft. The mine craft demo … I'm more interested in the holo lens from Microsoft. The mine craft demo last year was mental.



    I think Hololens has the potential of you actually being involved in the real world and not losing that sense of reality, Augmented reality can be very practical, if only they could make a hybrid device.
    Edited by: "haritori" 15th Oct 2016

    The only reason I say that vr won't catch is if people were not happy with wearing 3d specs in the home for the 3d, trying to get people to wear vr headsets to watch something together will be difficult.

    It definitely has something to offer but like all these things, the tech needs backing from the major players which to be fair, it does.

    EN1GMA

    The only reason I say that vr won't catch is if people were not happy … The only reason I say that vr won't catch is if people were not happy with wearing 3d specs in the home for the 3d, trying to get people to wear vr headsets to watch something together will be difficult. It definitely has something to offer but like all these things, the tech needs backing from the major players which to be fair, it does.



    Well its not going to replace conventional television for that reason, but in theory you could watch things together even when you aren't in the same house. Imagine seeing each other standing in the middle of a battlefield watching a vr movie play out around you, no reason why that won't be possible in the future

    Early days but the potential of vr far exceeds conventional methods of entertainment

    Yes it can, especially as the resolution can be better than a traditional TV and appear larger, however, they are currently very expensive (as is any new technology at launch) amd a lot of people like to watch TV together socially. But as they become cheaper and for those living in a small apartment, there is no reason why not as it offers a more cinematic experience and can provide a level of immersion television cannot. Check out Adventure Everest - a much safer and cheaper way to experience it

    VR is absolutely superb for some uses but I dislike it for watching 2D video, I find it much preferable when wanting to relax to watch content on a TV (my TV isn't large) - even with resolution improvements on a VR headset, it's still not that comfortable to wear and I dislike using VR for longer periods as you feel a little cross eyed.

    John

    thewongwing101

    LolSurely the same applies as with 3D TVA large % can not use them?



    That's where VR wins. I can't watch 3D TV, but VR is ace.

    No. No matter how much I love it, I don't think it will completely replace TVs or screens. The only time I watch TV is when I'm eating and I haven't felt like I wanted to eat with a VR headset on my face yet. I also haven't had the urge to visit Misc in VR. Frankly I don't want you all that far into my personal space

    Johnmcl7

    VR is absolutely superb for some uses but I dislike it for watching 2D … VR is absolutely superb for some uses but I dislike it for watching 2D video, I find it much preferable when wanting to relax to watch content on a TV (my TV isn't large) - even with resolution improvements on a VR headset, it's still not that comfortable to wear and I dislike using VR for longer periods as you feel a little cross eyed.John



    I don't know if you have messed about with your IPD at all? You probably have. I just thought I would mention that's eliminated any cross-eye-type problems I had completely.

    moneysavingkitten

    I don't know if you have messed about with your IPD at all? You probably … I don't know if you have messed about with your IPD at all? You probably have. I just thought I would mention that's eliminated any cross-eye-type problems I had completely.



    Cross eye is perhaps the wrong term, it's set up fine and works well - I just think it's an issue with having the screen right in front of your eyes for an extended period.

    John
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