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  1. dswatson83's Avatar
    What can you do with it? Do you have to repurchase specific movies / games or can it work with normal Google play games, the movies you already own, and youtube. I think I read that netflix and hulu are supported

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    11-20-2015 07:28 PM
  2. stronggeek's Avatar
    My Gear VR shipped today! Just got my email earlier ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ˜†

    The sad thing is that I'm on Verizon I haven't even gotten the VR update yet

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    Are you certain? I think verizon already pushed the vr update to us via the last update.

    You may be better off than you think!
    11-20-2015 08:46 PM
  3. ChrissyCO's Avatar
    It is amazing! I love 3D and the Gear VR blows my mind! I tried several VR videos and games and really love it!
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    11-20-2015 10:41 PM
  4. digital-g's Avatar
    Anyone else receiving a message that your Gear VR needs to cool down for optimal performance? My phone is pretty hot, too! I know it using a lot of "horsepower" to do the VR stuff. Just wondering if anyone seeing the same message...

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    11-20-2015 10:51 PM
  5. John Ball1's Avatar
    I got mine today. Just watched the 3d Blue Angels it's quite an experience. Also watched the Broadway cast of the Lion King singing Circle Of Life. Again in 3d.

    There are several pieces of software out there that claim they will convert 2d video to 3d video. I downloaded a demo of DVDFab ad does the conversion but I can't figure out just what 3d video format I should use. I did one version already but it just shows the double screen for at not 3d. Any suggestions?

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    11-20-2015 11:33 PM
  6. ChrissyCO's Avatar
    I got mine today. Just watched the 3d Blue Angels it's quite an experience. Also watched the Broadway cast of the Lion King singing Circle Of Life. Again in 3d.

    There are several pieces of software out there that claim they will convert 2d video to 3d video. I downloaded a demo of DVDFab ad does the conversion but I can't figure out just what 3d video format I should use. I did one version already but it just shows the double screen for at not 3d. Any suggestions?

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    Try side by side
    11-20-2015 11:40 PM
  7. mxrider821's Avatar
    Are you certain? I think verizon already pushed the vr update to us via the last update.

    You may be better off than you think!
    Unfortunately I still don't have an update....

    I have some videos on my computer that are double side by side videos. What is the best way to play them on the VR?

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    11-21-2015 03:04 AM
  8. John Ball1's Avatar
    It is side by side. In fact when I watch it on the gear vr I see both the right and left frames.

    Has anyone successfully converted a 2d video to a 3d video?

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    11-21-2015 03:10 PM
  9. dswatson83's Avatar
    How much $ do movies or games average when purchased from the Samsung store or however you buy stuff to use on the vr. I'm guessing nothing good is free

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    11-21-2015 03:13 PM
  10. maf113's Avatar
    On Verizon. Read wired my Gear VT and once I connected the Note 5 to it it wanted to download the VR software. Once that was done I was able to access all VR functions and apps

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    11-22-2015 11:28 AM
  11. goin_nil's Avatar
    How much $ do movies or games average when purchased from the Samsung store or however you buy stuff to use on the vr. I'm guessing nothing good is free

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    Most games are $5 to $10, couple are $0.99, several are free.
    11-22-2015 04:18 PM
  12. goin_nil's Avatar
    There is a Gear VR specific forum on Android Central.

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/samsung-gear-vr/
    11-22-2015 04:22 PM
  13. John Ball1's Avatar
    My ear vr with Note 5 is causing the Note 5 to overheat. The only thing I've found is for the Note 4. They said to remove the battery cover and run a fan right on your face. Can't do that with the Note 5.

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    11-23-2015 01:14 AM
  14. John Ball1's Avatar
    I just had an online conversation with Samsung help. I explained about the overheating problem. He said that Samsung has issued a statement that the Gear VR should not be used for then 30 minutes at a time! I'm going to my local Bestbuy to talk with the Geek Squad.

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    11-23-2015 01:18 PM
  15. John Ball1's Avatar
    Sorry it should say "not more than".

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    11-23-2015 01:20 PM
  16. John Ball1's Avatar
    Confirmed that Samsung recommends that you use the goggles for 30 minutes at a time. Returned the goggles to best buy.

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    11-23-2015 03:12 PM
  17. wookiee2cu's Avatar
    Wow, 30 minute intervals... that's disappointing.
    11-23-2015 03:28 PM
  18. rtronick's Avatar
    I was having overheating issues also. I turned off wireless & bluetooth. I watched an 1-1/2 hour movie on Saturday. No overheating issues.
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    11-23-2015 06:19 PM
  19. icellphones32's Avatar
    I ordered the new gear vr from Samsung.com 2 days ago, just got the email saying it's on backorder. Anybody know how long this may take?

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    11-24-2015 01:58 PM
  20. Matt Behnken's Avatar
    I ordered the new gear vr from Samsung.com 2 days ago, just got the email saying it's on backorder. Anybody know how long this may take?

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    I preordered from Samsung.com on the 17th of nov, got same backorder email. Contacted them via twitter today. They want me to call but i hate that.

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    11-24-2015 02:21 PM
  21. ChrissyCO's Avatar
    It is side by side. In fact when I watch it on the gear vr I see both the right and left frames.

    Has anyone successfully converted a 2d video to a 3d video?

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    On your Note 5 go to the Samsung folder and tap on My Files then Device storage. Look for the Oculus folder and open it. Create a folder and name in Movies then inside create another folder named 3D. Move your sbs 3D movies into that folder. You can then view it in Oculus video and the movies will be in st My Videos section.
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    11-29-2015 04:13 PM
  22. mxrider821's Avatar
    I returned my VR headset yesterday unfortunately due to the over heating problem...

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    11-29-2015 09:02 PM
  23. Matt Behnken's Avatar
    I returned my VR headset yesterday unfortunately due to the over heating problem...

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    Mine doesnt overheat at all, barely gets warm. I dont operate plugged into a wall and dont use cover while playing. However, i get nauseous after about 30 min and i take short breaks 5-10 min but the nausea returns more quickly each time. Max time before i feel sick to my stomach is about 45 min.

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    12-08-2015 01:23 PM
  24. Matt Behnken's Avatar
    Thank you very much for this. The cardboard vr doesn't have an age restriction so the little ones can enjoy a bit of vr on the cardboard. Some of those cardboard apps are pretty cool, I would enjoy them with the GearVR myself so my arms don't get tired of holding up the cardboard lenses.
    04-27-2016 03:27 PM
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