1. Kylian Sunn's Avatar
    Everyone seems to favor OLED over IPS, but after a little research I have found that IPS does have some advantages as well. It has been stated that IPS:
    -Has higher effective pixel density: because of the pixel geometry and size it appears less pixelated than OLED with the same resolution (v. this thread: https://www.reddit.com/r/GoogleCardboard/comments/3kk4zd/subpixels_and_vr_an_examination_of_ips_vs_pentile/ )
    -Puts less strain on the eye than OLED
    -Does not have the "burn in" issue - as OLED does
    -Somewhat sharper
    -Has a longer lifespan
    -Cheaper

    On the other hand I have found only one thing that OLED does definitely better:
    -OLED has better contrast and black is "true black", as the screen has no "backlight".

    So, those of you who had experience with both screens in a VR scenario, what do you think? Are there anyone who actually prefer IPS for VR?
    11-04-2016 06:14 PM
  2. Chemy JMHT's Avatar
    I'm not specialist, but one of the main reasons is the refresh time of each, that's one of the most important things on VR because is the screen is slow you will get motion sickness.

    But I will need to research a little bit more about other reasons (if there).
    11-04-2016 10:29 PM
  3. KermEd's Avatar
    Agreed. Refresh is critical, colour is critical. And true black is very critical (because with the monitor so close to your face, you can tell a false black much easier). That said though there are a bunch of experimental headsets in development, I'd suspect a few might be IPS?

    I suspect manufacturing ability is an element too. Anything popular in mobile phones is easier for them to purchase and repurpose for headsets.
    11-08-2016 02:23 PM
  4. KermEd's Avatar
    I did see this too

    http://fortune.com/2015/03/03/vr-union-oculus/

    " In its Claire headset, VR Union repurposes liquid crystal display, or LCD, technologythe same kind of high-resolution IPS panels manufactured for computer displays and smartphones. IPS technology, which dates to the 1980s, can efficiently change the direction of liquid crystal molecules to create vivid colors with strong contrast. In contrast, Oculus uses AMOLEDactive-matrix organic light-emitting diodedisplay technology that is newer but sacrifices image quality for faster pixel response, a desirable feature in the fast-paced gaming environments for which the Rift headset is intended."
    11-08-2016 02:26 PM
  5. Chemy JMHT's Avatar
    I did see this too

    VR Union Claire, the headset that's more immersive than Oculus Rift

    " In its Claire headset, VR Union repurposes liquid crystal display, or LCD, technology—the same kind of high-resolution IPS panels manufactured for computer displays and smartphones. IPS technology, which dates to the 1980s, can efficiently change the direction of liquid crystal molecules to create vivid colors with strong contrast. In contrast, Oculus uses AMOLED—active-matrix organic light-emitting diode—display technology that is newer but sacrifices image quality for faster pixel response, a desirable feature in the fast-paced gaming environments for which the Rift headset is intended."
    Great article, long but good, also did she need to wear that pink dress?

    The device they are creating is like the Onix VR (http://forums.vrheads.com/vr-news-di...headsets-9149/)
    11-10-2016 08:27 PM

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