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Did VR make you want a bigger monitor?

Discussion in 'Virtual Reality' started by newuser, 26 Mar 2021.

  1. newuser

    Gangster

    Joined: 25 Aug 2005

    Posts: 318

    I was perfectly happy sitting back from my 32" with a gamepad.
    After VR I ended up with a 43" so I could see blurry sides in my peripheral vision.
    I could maybe do a 55" TV after going at the alcove with a hammer.
     
  2. DD_Crash

    Gangster

    Joined: 26 Jan 2021

    Posts: 301

    Location: North Wales

    No, a smaller one actually.
     
  3. chroniclard

    Capodecina

    Joined: 23 Apr 2014

    Posts: 18,814

    Location: Hertfordshire

    No, 27" fine for me.
     
  4. Unseul

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Jun 2018

    Posts: 2,309

    Location: Isle of Wight

    Had 32 inch before hand, still fits me perfectly as it allows me to have 2 vertical browser windows side by side.
     
  5. wunkley

    Mobster

    Joined: 27 Jul 2004

    Posts: 3,032

    Location: Yancashire

    A TV wider than your alcove is very very *****. < haha pathetic censorship on here these days. The type of big fish that eat ducks if we're doing hobocode. Get that hammer out :)

    I know what you mean though. Just got a reverb G2 so I'm wondering why everything (TV, real life) isn't a blur fest now outside of 2 square centimetres in the middle. Only joking! It's bloody awesome. My first VR headset ever and I'm blown away.
     
  6. newuser

    Gangster

    Joined: 25 Aug 2005

    Posts: 318

    I wear varifocals so everything looks like VR to me...
    Congrats on the G2, hell of a place to start.

    When I was monitor/TV shopping I drew the outlines of all the sizes I was looking at on a whiteboard at work then spent a while sitting in front of it. 55 might have been a bit much, hammering aside.
     
  7. DD_Crash

    Gangster

    Joined: 26 Jan 2021

    Posts: 301

    Location: North Wales

    If I wasnt editing photos I would have sold my g-sync monitor
     
  8. Ja5peruk

    Gangster

    Joined: 13 Sep 2008

    Posts: 298

    Location: Sunny Glasgow

    No, a run triple 32's thats enough for me :)
     
  9. [email protected]

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 7 Dec 2005

    Posts: 7,693

    Location: Wiltshire

    Makes me want to get rid of the monitors altogether.
     
  10. chaparral

    Capodecina

    Joined: 27 Nov 2005

    Posts: 22,819

    Location: Guernsey

    No..I think my 35" UW is a perfect size :)
     
  11. Jumpjim

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    I've got a 49" wide Samsung G9 but it's largely irrelevant when I am plugged in to my Reverb G2 tbh!
     
  12. user2000

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    Surely doesn't matter what size monitor you have if you have the expanse of VR?
     
  13. Zeeflyboy

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 21 Jan 2016

    Posts: 2,264

    I guess the problem is many games are not in VR…. Technically you could play them flat in VR on a large virtual monitor using eg VorpX but seems like a faff.
     
  14. newuser

    Gangster

    Joined: 25 Aug 2005

    Posts: 318

    Some games are better flat, Ass Creeds and the like. I found my monitor lacking after trying the VR thing. Cool username BTW.
     
  15. rebirth

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    I had a big ultrawide before I got VR. VR's fov can be a little claustrophobic and narrow, so I'd rather a bigger VR.
     
  16. Kautya

    Hitman

    Joined: 7 Jan 2012

    Posts: 813

    Location: West Midlands

    Not necessarily, feel content with my 27".
     
  17. Phil2008

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 17 Dec 2004

    Posts: 8,433

    I have a 49" ultra wide and playing dirt rally doesnt really feel much difference then on my quest 2, accept the quest 2 causes my eyes to get tired quite fast for some reason. It maybe that Im just not use to it and in time the tiredness will go away.
     
  18. feck199

    Hitman

    Joined: 20 Jul 2005

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    No but it did make me book laser eye surgery... so that put the cost up a little bit just to ply a few games.
     
  19. mid_gen

    Capodecina

    Joined: 20 Dec 2004

    Posts: 11,447

    Same, have the CRG90 49" ultrawide, and a Rift S.

    Sometimes I like MSFS in VR, sometimes on the monitor so I can use my panels and do some other stuff on a long cruise.
     
  20. gordy16

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    current 34" UW does it for me fine