1. mxrider821's Avatar
    Well... Pre orders started today with a release date of may 8th and it's $249.99 😨

    **updated price - now $199.99

    Any thoughts?

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    04-25-2015 01:29 AM
  2. Cobravision's Avatar
    Until there are some compelling VR apps, spending $249 for glorified tech demos is a huge non-starter.
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    04-25-2015 01:34 AM
  3. mxrider821's Avatar
    Until there are some compelling VR apps, spending $249 for glorified tech demos is a huge non-starter.
    So is it not worth it? Because the oculus rift is $350 so $250 didn't sound that bad and I believe Gear VR can do more because it is with Samsung and oculus combined so you get more features/apps. I bought (pre-ordered) the Gear VR yesterday already I was just seeing what other people's thoughts were.

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    04-25-2015 10:03 AM
  4. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    I will pass on that contraption but that's just what I think.
    04-25-2015 10:05 AM
  5. 1dtb's Avatar
    Has anyone viewed the S6 Gear VR, I called Best Buy near me and they did not have it. I wonder what it costs to buy the cameras and produce a minute of content. I bet a lot.

    But can you imagine a production of a concert or the Superbowl to buy or stream live. To be there virtually having the best seat.
    04-25-2015 12:48 PM
  6. mxrider821's Avatar
    Has anyone viewed the S6 Gear VR, I called Best Buy near me and they did not have it. I wonder what it costs to buy the cameras and produce a minute of content. I bet a lot.

    But can you imagine a production of a concert or the Superbowl to buy or stream live. To be there virtually having the best seat.
    I've never seen one in person yet either. Note 4 or S6 version isn't available to demo near me :/

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    04-25-2015 02:42 PM
  7. 1dtb's Avatar
    I have seen the Note 4 version, it is somewhat grainy. It is not great video quality IMO. But it was cool, they just need a better quality viewing experience. They hint at the S6 as being better viewing, meaning the same pixels in a smaller space so this could help.
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    04-25-2015 05:32 PM
  8. Cobravision's Avatar
    It's still grainy looking, even with the 577ppi. It's probably better than FHD, but because you're magnifying a small part of the screen for each eye, you'd need some insanely high ppi to display a sharp VR picture.
    04-25-2015 06:28 PM
  9. mxrider821's Avatar
    It's still grainy looking, even with the 577ppi. It's probably better than FHD, but because you're magnifying a small part of the screen for each eye, you'd need some insanely high ppi to display a sharp VR picture.
    You've seen the s6 version in person and put it on?

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    04-25-2015 08:54 PM
  10. stevelam's Avatar
    Not worth it. Even the oculus isn't even meant as a consumer device yet.

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    04-25-2015 09:05 PM
  11. Cobravision's Avatar
    You've seen the s6 version in person and put it on?
    I have a Google Cardboard kit.
    04-25-2015 09:14 PM
  12. Colonel_Novak's Avatar
    I have seen the Note 4 version, it is somewhat grainy. It is not great video quality IMO. But it was cool, they just need a better quality viewing experience. They hint at the S6 as being better viewing, meaning the same pixels in a smaller space so this could help.
    This sounds very good. I'm looking forward to this as I'm very interested in VR. It's just reducing to almost null or getting rid of that screen-door-effect and these products will be true consumer quality level. The software base, well that's another matter, but with time all those demos will grow to full games and full apps and so on.
    04-25-2015 10:37 PM
  13. Dualmonitors's Avatar
    so i'm not really understanding this:

    my friend bought a gear vr for his Note 4, and he used it for maybe one week, he showed it to many friends, and then, never ever touched it again. he told me it hasn't been touched in forever now.

    he said there's just no media, no software for it. it's like buying a dvd player with one single dvd available, and that dvd ONLY has 10 previews of movies! not even whole movies.

    so, i'm wondering if i should get the gear vr for my S6 Edge this friday. it's available this friday, but why would i buy it if there really isn't any software or media to play on it? it might be "cool" for a few days, then without any media to play on it, or to view on it, it is just a piece of hardware with zero media!

    that's why i'm not really understanding why i or anyone else would really buy it. can't decide.
    05-06-2015 01:32 PM
  14. DWS44's Avatar
    The geek in me is curious enough to try one out. BestBuy has the pre-order for $199.
    05-06-2015 01:50 PM
  15. chezm's Avatar
    I wish i could disable the pre-installed apps on my S6 for this VR tech ill never get.
    05-06-2015 01:54 PM
  16. Dualmonitors's Avatar
    The geek in me is curious enough to try one out. BestBuy has the pre-order for $199.
    Sent you an IM.
    05-06-2015 02:26 PM
  17. mxrider821's Avatar
    Just got my tracking number... It will be here on Monday by the end of the day! 😎

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    05-08-2015 11:53 PM
  18. DWS44's Avatar
    Just got my tracking number... It will be here on Monday by the end of the day! ������

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    Yeah...me too...even though I ponied up for the express shipping option that stated I would have it on Friday. Oh well. I called this morning and thay at least credited me back the extra I paid for the express shipping.
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    05-09-2015 08:08 AM
  19. jcthorne#AC's Avatar
    I ordered the day the pre-orders became available. I was supposed to have it on the 8th. It still has not even shipped even though BB had no trouble charging my CC on the 8th.
    05-10-2015 08:16 AM

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