1. vlok16's Avatar
    Hi, at movie theaters I have trouble getting the "full" 3D experience due to my eyesight. I see a barely perceptible increase in depth but most of the time, objects do not appear "to be coming at me". Does anyone know if this kind of trouble would affect VR as well?
    10-28-2016 08:09 AM
  2. Firegold21's Avatar
    My wife has similar experiences with movie theaters. She either doesn't get much effect or gets a big massive headache. She can use VR just fine, though; she's watched an hour long show on Netflix in VR, played through Land's End, etc.

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    10-28-2016 08:26 AM
  3. mop26921's Avatar
    Shouldn't be a problem. Unlike at the movies, the headset has a separate display for each eye. Similar to how we see 3D in real life, each eye sees the same image at a slightly different angle which then is interpreted by the brain to give depth perception.
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    10-28-2016 08:27 AM
  4. Cale Hunt's Avatar
    I generally avoid 3D movies in theatres because they give me a headache...can't say the same about VR. No problems here.
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    10-28-2016 08:30 AM
  5. Russell Holly's Avatar
    3D movies have fixed focal lenses you can't adjust. They're one size fits most.

    Many VR headsets give you control over both the focal length and the interpupillary distance, so you can set as needed and get some better results.
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    10-28-2016 11:26 AM
  6. vlok16's Avatar
    Thanks for the info, everyone! I always worry about how my eyes will function with things like this.
    10-28-2016 12:13 PM
  7. Vyrlokar's Avatar
    Nice to know that VR and 3d cinema are different enough that you can enjoy VR even if bad eyesight ruins 3d cinema for you
    10-28-2016 12:33 PM
  8. iThunderbirt's Avatar
    I to had the headaches when watching a 3D movie. Last one I think I saw was Avatar.

    But I much prefer the 3D experience from VR. Believe me, when you get a chance to try Battlezone, you will definitely think you are in a life size tank

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    10-28-2016 03:25 PM
  9. pioann's Avatar
    Also you should keep in mind that many VR headsets allow you to keep your glasses on. So it should be certainly better than the 3D cinema movies.
    10-29-2016 12:45 PM
  10. vlok16's Avatar
    Thankfully headaches were never my issue so I'm not worried about that, just the usablility, which you guys have alleviated.
    10-29-2016 04:40 PM
  11. pioann's Avatar
    In general I'm very sensitive to motion sickness (in the car, airplane, etc) even with some computer games (low fps really annoys me). When I tried the HTC Vive demos, everything was fine for me. I'm very glad it worked out like that, because I was really worried VR wouldn't be for me for that reason.
    10-30-2016 12:31 PM

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