1. VR Question's Avatar

    I'm really getting interested in buying a VR headset. I've heard about VR chat, games, using PCs virtually etc.

    I was just looking for more elaboration or comparison and discussion about the various VR headsets and why to pick one? I'm mostly interested in using VR for visualising my desktop (basically using the VR as a portable head monitor if that's even possible). Secondarily my interest lies with gaming and other nice features.

    I'm just worried also about how privacy works i.e. is everything you do supposed to get fed to the developers? Or is there privacy concern with regards to just subscriptions?

    I'll use the worst example and say perhaps you'd like to watch VR porn (never gonna happen, though realistically I'd use it for just talking to friends on discord or skyping and gaming at the same time which sounds super fun, or VR chat). Would any of this information be passed on? And if so, which VR headsets do this?

    I don't need VR headsets but I'd love to try it. Cost isn't an issue if searching for the best.

    10-26-2018 11:08 AM
  2. pkcable's Avatar
    Well there are 3 main ways you can get in to VR. 1. via a headset that uses your phone, and this has 2 main types, the simplest type is Google Cardboard, which works with any smartphone, then you have the more powerful type, that connect with only certain phones, such as the Samsung Gear VR which uses high end Samsung phones, think Galaxy S and Note series, and only newer models. Also you have Google Daydream which works with a small list of phones, lead by the Google Pixel line, BUT includes other such as the latest Note and Galaxy S phones from Samsung (yes they work with Gear & Daydream). Next you have standalone headset, and again there are 2 main types of these, the Oculus Go, and the Daydream based Mirage. Also Oculus has a more advanced standalone coming early 2019, called the Oculus Quest. The Go is more VR experience based, while the Quest will be more gaming based, many apps will overlap. Lastly, and it sounds like the right choice for you would be VR headsets that connect to PCs or Gaming consoles. 4 main choices here, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Windows Mixed Reality, and PSVR. For the PSVR you need a PS4, and for the rest you need a beefy PC with a high end video card.

    Sounds like your best bet would be either the Oculus Rift, or the HTC Vive. Both of their sites will give you more info, and allow you to test your PC for compatibility. You can for sure see your desktop in VR with these headsets. You can play games, you can develop games and apps, you can access many VR experiences, and much much more. As for porn, yea that's there too, BUT VR is so much more.
    10-26-2018 01:03 PM
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    10-26-2018 01:04 PM

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