03-25-2016 10:42 AM
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  1. barskin's Avatar
    Full disclosure: I am a 67 year old woman. I do not do the gaming that other users would probably get a greater kick out of. My uses are more limited, and even I love it. I have been going to the Ocean Rift experience recently, and it's great. You get to swim around under the ocean; I actually yelled out (and laughed) when a large manatee swam right up to me or when I was in a shark cage and a great white came right at me.
    For Netflix alone it is worth it. You get to watch movies/tv shows on the big (theatre sized) screen from the luxurious interior of my mountain side mansion (my media room is a grand two story environment - I must be rather affluent) from the comfort of my actual life bed.
    The first night I used this I sprung for a paid movie, "The Martian" in 3D. It was wonderful, but the free stuff alone is good, and, since the apparatus itself was free, well how could I go wrong?
    Really happy with this. Can you tell?
    03-15-2016 09:02 AM
  2. dpham00's Avatar
    Glad that you are enjoying it!
    03-15-2016 09:04 AM
  3. pinkvikchick's Avatar
    Really? I wasn't interested AT ALL in this (totally not a gamer) but now...
    03-15-2016 09:26 AM
  4. barskin's Avatar
    Really? I wasn't interested AT ALL in this (totally not a gamer) but now...
    Hey, if you got it with your pre-order deal, go ahead and use it. It's a blast! (showing my age with that expression, but, oh well...)
    03-15-2016 09:32 AM
  5. NexusGirlX's Avatar
    Hey, if you got it with your pre-order deal, go ahead and use it. It's a blast! (showing my age with that expression, but, oh well...)
    So there are movies on Netflix we can use the VR with? How does that work?
    03-15-2016 09:34 AM
  6. barskin's Avatar
    So there are movies on Netflix we can use the VR with? How does that work?
    You get the use of your whole Netflix account. You go to the Netflix option in the library menu, and you are just in Netflix as if you are using the app on your TV or your pc, etc. All the movies, all the TV shows. Anything. It's just that you get to watch all the selections on a big movie theatre sized screen, from your mansion in Colorado (you look to the side and you see the mountains out of your two story windows).
    NexusGirlX likes this.
    03-15-2016 09:51 AM
  7. Almeuit's Avatar
    Glad to hear you're enjoying it. I can't wait till my claim gets approved and they send me mine .
    03-15-2016 09:58 AM
  8. NexusGirlX's Avatar
    You get the use of your whole Netflix account. You go to the Netflix option in the library menu, and you are just in Netflix as if you are using the app on your TV or your pc, etc. All the movies, all the TV shows. Anything. It's just that you get to watch all the selections on a big movie theatre sized screen, from your mansion in Colorado (you look to the side and you see the mountains out of your two story windows).
    I get it! I have a really huge house. I mean it's the biggest one in Colorado.
    hokie_prof likes this.
    03-15-2016 09:59 AM
  9. barskin's Avatar
    I get it! I have a really huge house. I mean it's the biggest one in Colorado.
    Oh yeah! I think your place is right next to mine!
    hokie_prof likes this.
    03-15-2016 11:30 AM
  10. limitbreak09's Avatar
    You get the use of your whole Netflix account. You go to the Netflix option in the library menu, and you are just in Netflix as if you are using the app on your TV or your pc, etc. All the movies, all the TV shows. Anything. It's just that you get to watch all the selections on a big movie theatre sized screen, from your mansion in Colorado (you look to the side and you see the mountains out of your two story windows).
    Holy **** thats awesome. Hows the quality of the videos is it like pixelated?

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    03-15-2016 12:16 PM
  11. GrooveRite's Avatar
    Holy **** thats awesome. Hows the quality of the videos is it like pixelated?

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    I'd be more worried about eye strain and degradation if you plan on watching 2 hour (or more) movies on netflix that close to your eyes.
    03-15-2016 12:36 PM
  12. Danny Long2's Avatar
    Takes porn to a different level

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    03-15-2016 01:36 PM
  13. NoPrivacy's Avatar
    Are you completely isolated with the VR? As in, it blocks full field of view, right?
    03-15-2016 02:26 PM
  14. Dhawk1202's Avatar
    Where do you find apps for the gear vr? Is there an easy to use catalog of them or are they just spread out?

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    03-15-2016 02:29 PM
  15. SteveISU's Avatar
    My my two boys 8 and 5 really dig the ocean experience. Every night they're asking me to do it. lol
    03-15-2016 02:52 PM
  16. Nex2knotN's Avatar
    I wish I could recall the forum I was on, but they were saying you can load your own movie files onto your phone and watch it with your GVR including 3D movies. The stipulation there is you need to create a separate folder (can't remember if you call it "3D" or just any folder or not) in order for that to work. I don't have mine yet, but I'm anxious to see how this works as well.
    03-15-2016 04:19 PM
  17. xSIN1134x's Avatar
    The music player app when you are in the rocket ship cockpit is awesome as well.
    03-15-2016 04:25 PM
  18. xSIN1134x's Avatar
    Where do you find apps for the gear vr? Is there an easy to use catalog of them or are they just spread out?

    Posted via the Android Central App

    Once you jack your phone into the vr headset you take it out and the software will install to the phone and you can access everything on your phone from the Oculus app.
    03-15-2016 04:27 PM
  19. barskin's Avatar
    Where do you find apps for the gear vr? Is there an easy to use catalog of them or are they just spread out?

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    There is a menu that appears when you first put on the VR each time. There are apps that are free or for pay. You get them right inside the experience.
    03-16-2016 08:26 AM
  20. barskin's Avatar
    My my two boys 8 and 5 really dig the ocean experience. Every night they're asking me to do it. lol
    LOL! I love it and I am 59 and 62 years older than they are..
    03-16-2016 08:27 AM
  21. barskin's Avatar
    I wish I could recall the forum I was on, but they were saying you can load your own movie files onto your phone and watch it with your GVR including 3D movies. The stipulation there is you need to create a separate folder (can't remember if you call it "3D" or just any folder or not) in order for that to work. I don't have mine yet, but I'm anxious to see how this works as well.
    You can access your gallery (photos and videos) right from your opening menu. It's easy. I don't have 3D movies, but I have a lot of regular movies. The resolution is not so hot for these, however.
    03-16-2016 08:31 AM
  22. barskin's Avatar
    Are you completely isolated with the VR? As in, it blocks full field of view, right?
    Oh yes. You are in another world.
    03-16-2016 08:32 AM
  23. barskin's Avatar
    Takes porn to a different level

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    I haven't seen any porn apps, and Netflix doesn't have it. If you could only get the Cinemax app on it, that could be fun. Time to do some research.
    Jerry Hildenbrand likes this.
    03-16-2016 08:34 AM
  24. barskin's Avatar
    Holy **** thats awesome. Hows the quality of the videos is it like pixelated?

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    It's not pixelated. It's good. And since you are watching from a 360 degree environment (your luxurious mountain mansion) sometimes, when there's a wide shot in the film, you can get a 3D feel.
    03-16-2016 08:37 AM
  25. barskin's Avatar
    The music player app when you are in the rocket ship cockpit is awesome as well.
    I haven't tried that. Thanks for the heads up.
    03-16-2016 08:38 AM
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