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Redbeard63
10-04-2008, 12:46 PM
Hi all,

Recently i came across a vr goggle from a company called Vuzix they brought the VR920 Head Mounted Display.
According to the different reviews it particular good for flight Sims.
Does any of you pilots use this device and what do you think of it.
If it is up to me I would like too get a device that makes flying as close a possible to a real experience but I really would lke some imput from you guys before i am going buy one of these.
http://www.fspilotshop.com/product_info.php?products_id=1355
http://edimensional.com/product_info.php?ref=51&product...ffiliate_banner_id=1 (http://edimensional.com/product_info.php?ref=51&products_id=135&affiliate_banner_id=1)

Redbeard63
10-04-2008, 12:46 PM
Hi all,

Recently i came across a vr goggle from a company called Vuzix they brought the VR920 Head Mounted Display.
According to the different reviews it particular good for flight Sims.
Does any of you pilots use this device and what do you think of it.
If it is up to me I would like too get a device that makes flying as close a possible to a real experience but I really would lke some imput from you guys before i am going buy one of these.
http://www.fspilotshop.com/product_info.php?products_id=1355
http://edimensional.com/product_info.php?ref=51&product...ffiliate_banner_id=1 (http://edimensional.com/product_info.php?ref=51&products_id=135&affiliate_banner_id=1)

Dustysquareback
10-04-2008, 01:16 PM
Another exciting step towards good VR, but still, lame.

640 X 480 resolution. Ugh.

Stiletto-
10-04-2008, 01:57 PM
Yeah the resolution has been junk on these for the last 15 years, they still need 10 or 15 more years before these things start carrying the displays needed to play modern computer games. And when that happends I'm sure the price will skyrocket too. You want your IL-2 to be the most realistic? Either get a 50-60 inch widescreen HDTV and sit a couple of feet away with your in-game FOV very wide to simulate and fool your perephrial vision or get a TrippleHead2Go and 3 Monitors. Oh, and dont forget the TrackIR.

deepo_HP
10-04-2008, 04:01 PM
well, tech is progressing though...
'brother' has finished a retinal beamer already, projecting to the retina at 800x600px, 60hz. the normal sight is only slightly reduced by the overlay.

the only problem they still have is to prove that there is a working laser shut-down, in case the mirror gets stuck.
makes sense to ask for that, i think http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Fehler
10-04-2008, 05:35 PM
I think I am going to buy one of these...

Looks like a fresnel lens, track IR, and welding goggles (to avoid IR/UV retina burn)

http://www.weblogsinc.com/common/images/7276496852884830.GIF?0.04862486544406752

Outlaw---
10-04-2008, 05:53 PM
There was a set out there that was 800x600 resolution with a 1024x768 or maybe 1280x1024 version in the works. Can't remember the manufacturer though and it's been a while so they might have gone under.

The technology is more like -5 years away, not 10 or 15, as tiny high resolution screens have been around for a while. The reason you don't see them in units like this is due to the price and nothing more.

--Outlaw.

ploughman
10-04-2008, 06:04 PM
This is the thing you're thinking of Outlaw, http://www.tekgear.ca/index.cfm?pageID=90&prodid=462&section=83

There was a 1300 mooted but no sign of it yet, a good resolution visor mounted display is the holy grail of combat flight simming, but VR's been on the periphery for years, no breakthrough yet.

K_Freddie
10-05-2008, 04:09 AM
Things to consider with HMDs

- One LCD (screen) per eye
- Optics to give fuller vision (none of those annoying black edges)
- individually adjustable optics (for those who wear glasses)
- Actual physical screen resolution (800x600 minimum) per screen.
- Refresh rate (25FPS absolute minimum)

- Head tracking resolution and limits
- Method used for head tracking.

- PRICE... not so bl..dy expensive http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif Don't try rip me off.

There we go. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

b2spirita
10-05-2008, 06:47 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Outlaw---:
There was a set out there that was 800x600 resolution with a 1024x768 or maybe 1280x1024 version in the works. Can't remember the manufacturer though and it's been a while so they might have gone under.

The technology is more like -5 years away, not 10 or 15, as tiny high resolution screens have been around for a while. The reason you don't see them in units like this is due to the price and nothing more.

--Outlaw. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
I agree,
Personally, i think the techs going to be there in 5 or so years, but itll be another ten before it gets to what most people would deem affordable.

VF-17_Jolly
10-05-2008, 07:07 AM
VR Display (http://www.vrealities.com/visette45.html)

Ouch!!

b2spirita
10-05-2008, 07:09 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by VF-17_Jolly:
VR Display (http://www.vrealities.com/visette45.html)

Ouch!! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

!!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

Aaron_GT
10-05-2008, 07:36 AM
If you have PxQ resolution for each eye is not the perceived resolution somewhat higher (I think I read that somewhere, but I could be wrong).

Stiletto-
10-05-2008, 01:08 PM
Also you have to think.. Okay, maybe 1024x768 (when the prices drop on those units) might not look so bad, but remember this thing is engulfing your whole vision, its not sitting on your desk 2-3 feet away. Go put your face real close to your monitor or HDTV at a similar resolution if your eyes can stand it, you will see alot of pixels. The bigger the screen, the high the resolution is needed in order for it not to look pixelated. Let me know when they are running at 2048x1536, thanks. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

stathem
10-06-2008, 02:55 AM
Personally I'm saving for a Z800 as soon as I've got a SoW PC - whenever it comes out.

These things will be current (and common?) before SoW finishes its lifetime.

Jex_TE
10-06-2008, 04:18 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Stiletto-:
Also you have to think.. Okay, maybe 1024x768 (when the prices drop on those units) might not look so bad, but remember this thing is engulfing your whole vision, its not sitting on your desk 2-3 feet away. Go put your face real close to your monitor or HDTV at a similar resolution if your eyes can stand it, you will see alot of pixels. The bigger the screen, the high the resolution is needed in order for it not to look pixelated. Let me know when they are running at 2048x1536, thanks. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

This is what I thought - wouldn't 800x600 pixels on a 2 inch screen be a little bit smaller than on a 21" monitor?