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Does anyone have any experience with a Virtual Reality headset? I am thinking of buying one as a gift, namely Oculus Quest. I have wandered into an alternative universe trying to understand the specifications. Does anyone have one or have any advice? Many thanks in advance.
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Old 11.12.2019, 15:23
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I can't be of much help when it comes to comparing specs, but the PS4 headset is extremely good.
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Old 11.12.2019, 16:07
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Does anyone have any experience with a Virtual Reality headset? I am thinking of buying one as a gift, namely Oculus Quest. I have wandered into an alternative universe trying to understand the specifications. Does anyone have one or have any advice? Many thanks in advance.

I love my Quest, its a stand alone system but can also be connected to a (powerful) PC for any PC VR Game
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Old 11.12.2019, 16:48
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I love my Quest, its a stand alone system but can also be connected to a (powerful) PC for any PC VR Game
Could I ask if you have streamed anything from Steam VR.
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Old 11.12.2019, 16:55
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Could I ask if you have streamed anything from Steam VR.
You sure you mean "streaming"? I know that steam VR Games are working with the Quest thanks to a very nice german facebook group. The "official" usb 3.1 cable by Oculus will be out in Jan, but there are other options available. Just check on youtube or google.
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Old 11.12.2019, 16:59
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You sure you mean "streaming"? I know that steam VR Games are working with the Quest thanks to a very nice german facebook group. The "official" usb 3.1 cable by Oculus will be out in Jan, but there are other options available. Just check on youtube or google.
To be honest, I have no idea what I mean by streaming. I thought I had heard one of my sons mention that. Basically I wanted to know if steam games work with Oculus. Thank you for the confirmation that they do and your help. I shall opt for Oculus. Happy gaming!
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Re: Virtual Reality Headset

I had a demo of a Quest from a friend and I lasted an hour before I ordered one, I demo'ed to three friends and they all bought one.

The big advantage of it is that it doesn't need Steam as it's standalone. The new Oculus link feature allows it to be linked to a PC to use Steam to provide the rendering power and displayed in the headset, but - cable. I've not tried the link as my PC graphics card doesn't have the grunt for it.

The quest has two models, 64gb and 128GB, the reviews I read said that 128 was only if you were seriously into gaming, otherwise 64 is fine.

I recently took mine to my parents and mum spent a happy hour in it with me showing her places I had travelled that she wouldn't be able to get to.
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I had a demo of a Quest from a friend and I lasted an hour before I ordered one, I demo'ed to three friends and they all bought one.

The big advantage of it is that it doesn't need Steam as it's standalone. The new Oculus link feature allows it to be linked to a PC to use Steam to provide the rendering power and displayed in the headset, but - cable. I've not tried the link as my PC graphics card doesn't have the grunt for it.

The quest has two models, 64gb and 128GB, the reviews I read said that 128 was only if you were seriously into gaming, otherwise 64 is fine.

I recently took mine to my parents and mum spent a happy hour in it with me showing her places I had travelled that she wouldn't be able to get to.
Thank you very much for this. I have ordered the 64gb and am really pleased to have confirmation that I have chosen the right one.

It also wouldn't ever have occurred to me that it could have any other function apart from gaming.

Thanks for your help.
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Old 12.12.2019, 15:53
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Re: Virtual Reality Headset

I've not tried this, but does anyone use this for watching films? I wondered if it would be an alternative to getting a giant TV if you can create a 'virtual big screen' with it?
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Re: Virtual Reality Headset

Now that we have unpacked and tried out our Occulus Quest, I can confirm that you can watch Netflix on it, for example. It is as though you are sitting in a virtual room looking at a huge screen. I don't personally know if I would want to sit with the headset on for the duration of a film, but my sons are very taken with it. It certainly seems well worth the money.
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Re: Virtual Reality Headset

I have an oculus rift connected to a powerful PC. It is an awesome experience whether gaming or watching footage. For movie watching, it depends what you are in to. I like the immersion you get with the VR experience, but bear in mind you are looking at a full HD screen, as opposed to in my case a 4K HDR TV, which I'd rather be looking at for movie watching.

I use the VR mainly for gaming (e.g. Elite Dangerous... the virtual cockpit experience is insane).

Well worth the money.
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Re: Virtual Reality Headset

I wish I hadn't clicked on this thread now. Seems inescapable that I am buying one now.

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I recently took mine to my parents and mum spent a happy hour in it with me showing her places I had travelled that she wouldn't be able to get to.
Would you mind elaborating? I have an elderly grandma with bad eyesight and a more immersive experience might really help. What's the set-up for taking the set over to her place? Can I just load the jpegs and some avis into the memory? They have a TV with USB ports and a laptop. Thanks!

Sorry for the noob questions, I haven't really researched because I felt like VR isn't "ready" yet.
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Re: Virtual Reality Headset

I just got an Oculus Quest second hand and I agree, it's brilliant.



One small issue: I wear glasses and the seller seems to have lost the glasses spacer that should have been included. I can't find any way to order it separately.



If any of you don't need their glasses spacer, I'd gladly buy it from you.

@Bozza: Yes, you can put pictures and videos on the Quests internal memory.
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