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Adi
Adi
12/12/2016 12:24:33 PM
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Re: Virtual Reality for TV
@mhhhf1ve - I think that is really the challenge. There are cheaper alternatives to high-end headsets, but then if the experience isn't that compelling, how do you sell it to new users? 

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Ariella
Ariella
12/12/2016 1:51:31 PM
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Re: Virtual Reality for TV
we may just have to wait for the market to mature and for the supply to improve and come down in price enough to appeal to more people.

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srufolo1
srufolo1
12/12/2016 5:27:51 PM
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VR For TV
Not sure VR for TV is going to get much traction as fewer people will be watching TV in the future, according to surveys posted on our own site. It's not worth it for TV unless you have a really big theater-sized screen.  Personally, I wouldn't want to have to wear a headset.

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DHagar
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12/12/2016 9:31:54 PM
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Re: Virtual Reality for TV
@mhhf1ve - there is not enough value - as it currently stands - to either make an investment or to view with VR.  Unless it becomes a truly compelling viewing experience, customers won't make additional investments in the latest "gadgets".

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faryl
faryl
12/13/2016 4:40:05 PM
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Re: Virtual Reality for TV
I keep thinking about how much extra it cost for me to get extra remotes for my wii. (And then I'm the only one who uses it!)

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faryl
faryl
12/13/2016 4:41:17 PM
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Re: Virtual Reality for TV
I thought the idea of a pizza box turning into a VR viewer seemed a bit too good to be true! :)

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faryl
faryl
12/13/2016 4:44:44 PM
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Re: Virtual Reality for TV
The movie theater experience sounds interesting. It's perfect for agoraphobic introverts (like me) for getting the experience of watching movies with an audience (for movies like Star Wars or when they have Doctor Who specials in theaters) :) I also like the idea of "going to the movies" with my nephews who live in Boston while I'm in San Diego!

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batye
batye
12/15/2016 10:31:23 AM
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Re: Virtual Reality for TV
@mhhf1ve  yes and no as many users upgrade they cardboard google vr to modern one with bluetooth controllers build in... it changing how I see it...

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elizabethv
elizabethv
12/16/2016 2:12:26 AM
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Re: VR For TV
@srufolo1 - I completely agree with you - wearing a headset is a real turn off for VR where I'm concerned. I barely watch the shows I want to watch on my own as it is, when I watch actual television, more often than not I'm watching kids shows, with my kids. And they aren't just sitting stationary in front of the television. They are playing, and wandering off and trying to kill themselves (small toddlers) so they require me to be paying attention to their activities, no matter what else I may be trying to do. A headset would make that pretty impossible. 

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srufolo1
srufolo1
12/16/2016 10:14:23 AM
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Re: VR For TV
@elizabethv  I couldn't imagine wearing a headset with toddlers tearing around the house. We're tethered to enough technology in life. Not all shows would be conducive to VR anyway. If I watch TV, I watch vintage shows because I only have a few channels. "Car 54, Where Are You?" in VR? I don't think so.

 

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