Consumers will use their VR headsets for many different purposes. Some people prefer to play games, whereas others will delve into the app ecosystem. Video content consumption is one of the obvious, such uses for this technology as well. However, is there is any big difference when using VR headsets to watch movies in 3D? The answer to this question is not straightforward.
Watching 3D Movies Is About Comfort And Quality
Even though the concept of 3D movies has remarkably failed to gain mainstream traction over the past few years, there is still some fun to be had in this department. Especially where VR headsets are concerned, as they bring the image so much closer to your face than before. This may, in turn, benefit 3D video technology in the future, assuming there is still a market for it a few years from now.
Although VR headsets will not replace monitors or TVs anytime soon, they present an interesting use case for video consumption. Experiencing a movie in 3D requires top-notch technology to make the effects pop out, though. Most headsets in circulation right now are more than capable of providing this experience. It does not appear there is a specific hardware requirement for enjoying movies in 3D.
To be more specific, it does not matter if one uses a cheap HMD or the most expensive one Do keep in mind this experience is always subject to individual preferences, though. Some people have a tendency to notice every imperfect pixel. For the time being, there is no major difference between the available head-mounted displays in existence when it comes to watching movies [in 3D].
There is one note to make, though: the comfort factor. Virtual reality headsets are not always as comfortable when wearing them for an hour or longer. It appears a lot of people are favoring the Oculus Rift in this regard, as it is seemingly more comfortable to put on and wear for hours on end. Once again, your mileage may vary in this regard.
However, there are some people who still swear by the Samsung Gear VR when it comes to media consumption while wearing an HMD. That is rather interesting, although it has a higher pixel density working in its favor. That is, assuming one is willing to splurge nearly US$900 on the latest Samsung smartphone as well. There is no reason to think you can’t have more than one VR headset for different use cases, but that gets rather expensive pretty quickly.
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