New “Virtual Reality (VR) & Augmented Reality (AR)” Sub-Forum Now Open!

AVS Forum is all about covering every aspect of AV entertainment. Topics span the gamut from two-channel audio to multi-channel dedicated home theater systems with 4K and HDR. Within this universe, there are some topics that are important enough to earn a dedicated spot in the forum. Today, I am happy to announce that the “Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR)” sub-forum has joined that club.

The new section is “The place to discuss these immersive technologies, which literally put you in the middle of the action.” And it’s true, no other AV technology is as immersive as VR; the experience it provides viewers has the potential to revolutionize home entertainment.

Now, anyone interested in VR and AR—be it for gaming, or for passive movie watching, or for exploring 360 content, or any other application of this burgeoning technology—can head to AVS Forum’s “Gaming and Content Streaming” section and enjoy starting, participating, and reading threads dedicated to the all things related to VR and AR.

Whether you have an HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Gear VR, PlayStation VR, or some cardboard goggles and a phone with an app, VR offers a new perspective on the AV experience. With major players like Google, Facebook, Samsung, Sony, and HTC—plus many others—working on advancing the state of the art in VR and AR hardware plus software, the present and the future of the technology looks very exciting.

Once VR resolutions get past the point where the human eye can see individual pixels—which will happen soon—the race will be on to reach the point where what you see looks exactly like reality. How exciting is that!

Going forward, AVS Forum editorial will cover virtual reality and augmented reality at shows, in the news, and in reviews. So make sure you check out the new forum section on a regular basis for the latest information and discussion of this exciting new way to experience home entertainment. Click here to go there now.