Originally Posted by Paul H
The problem I have is that when I get the 100% clear image and adjust the fit, the adjustment itself puts tension on the HMD (bends the plastic parts?) and the image is no longer 100% clear. As long as the adjustment supports are loose, I can keep it right by holding the HMD, just like I would have to hold a viewmaster as a kid. A center strap across the head (front-to-back) for weight support could take the tension off the strap, and might solve the problem.
Hmm... I just tested a couple of different tensions. I found that looser is better in terms of image quality.
Sony's manual shows a person looking straight ahead and the HMD basically parallel to the ground. I'm trying to emulate that, and the closer I get the better the image quality gets in terms of the blurry edges.
I'd rate the blurriness at about 10%-15% on one side at its worse.
So far I have loosened the top strap twice, and left the lower strap the same. I am going to go one step looser on the top strap and see what happens. As I said before, this is counter intuitive!
Originally Posted by m. zillch
Have you tried looking at a paused image, with good detail all the way out to the edges, and while viewing this test pattern forcibly push and pull the the visor alternatively closer to and farther from your eyes?
With binoculars, which I am more familiar with, this concept of the focus distance to the eye surface is called "eye relief". There may be a very shallow window where in order to achieve proper focus the distance has to be held precisely, to the millimeter, away from the eyes with this Sony product. [I only got a quick demo in the store so I never had a chance to test for this.]
Another possibility is that the focal plane which the optics project is not really a flat plane, at all, but rather a curved bowl shaped distance. The give away to that would be that there is a precise distance which will have the center in precise focus, at the expense of the edges, or a slightly different distance which will achieve corner sharpness at the expense of precise center
Please try this out and let us know, thanks.
Distance from head, horizontal positioning and lateral positioning all
affect the image. There's also the ocular distance, which I have set to minimum. So all these issues make it kind of hard to get a perfect
image across 100% of the screen. But it's possible, I've done it... now I just have to do it again.
I will try your test this evening. If I don't report back, please remind me.
Originally Posted by edo1946
It is visible when you look for it but the 3d brightness and color quality compensates. (not nearly as bad as pictures midnight published below). Maybe after that novelty wears off it will become more of an issue. Sigh...always trade offs..
Yes, there is no perfect technology.
I have a CRT and I'm loathe to give it up. This is a great solution to get 3D, especially since the quality of 3D is so high.
I see the pixel grid. It's especially noticeable when letters (particularly white ones) are showing on-screen. For me, it's "bad" but not enough to make me return the device. I can also see pixels on a Digital IMAX projection when sitting 4 rows up the incline. I find it annoying, so I am more sensitive to this issue.
I also believe a future 1080p version will resolve this.
Originally Posted by Nuieve
Can you sew a baseball cap into the straps?
Seems like Sony designed a car of the future, everything inside is touchscreen, voice recognition, massage, leather and 3d gesture control...
then there's an issue of missing engine. Sony's solution: sorry we didn't have time to r&d the engine issue... here's a pair of horses and a harness. They should pull your car where you need them. Oh wait, the harness doesn't fit the car? Well, uhhh... here's a stack of newspapers, a dead cat and some duct tape, McGyver something out... *runs away*
Oh, it's not that
bad. The device is fairly heavy and forward-unbalanced, which is a consequence of the design that I don't think could be resolved. The straps work, but getting them right is hard, and the manual isn't very helpful in terms of advice. I also suspect Sony would have tried a 3rd strap over the head, but I'm not sure if that would work. It's certainly possible to tie a strap around the headphone "arms" and give that a try.
I think the main issue is, again, adjustments are counter intuitive.
I first had the straps very tight, and thing jammed against my face. When I started loosening it, I began getting better results.