I read your response to my post this morning. And...I agree with a lot of your points. Certainly not all of them. I can sometimes sound like a fan-boy myself for OR. Even though it is not my intention. I have not given them a dime of my money yet (that will come with their first consumer product). And they most surely have given me nothing...except excitement about the future for OR. I actually like the discussion about Glyph tech and all of the other associated technologies that OR may deploy in its products (including miniature Flat panel OLED
). I agree with you that it is enriching conversation of "Wearable Headsets" on a bigger scale. IMO the need to make a dedicated Glyph thread is the point in time when you or someone else decides that it needs to be dissected in its own space because of clearly divergent priorities. But in this one it is useful only to compare different approaches to bring the best or most optimum VR Headset or HDTV Headsets to market. "Flat Panel General and OLED Technology"
does not impart a size limitation. Hence this is where OR belongs in the AVS Forum of "Today". Along with HTPC Gaming IMO. But I think you are absolutely right on target, that the Forum itself needs to acknowledge the emergence of this intriguing and exciting new Display category...Wearable HD Displays and VR Headsets
...by creating space for it when Oculus Rift launches....with subcategories like Gaming & Games, immersive miniature HDTV, Optical Disk, UHDTV in miniature, miscellaneous. This Category could take a lot of different spokes from center of the wheel because of its unique AV properties.
What you cite as hard realities at CES was simply OR showing work in progress along their critical path...which showcased their evolved thinking about several problems they had solved. Or ones that were already theoretically solved and in process of being implemented. That's their public take. Not mine. We'll all see how far they got when we get our hands on the consumer product. I personally don't care. Because I'll buy version 1.0 and upgrade to 2.0-...ad nauseum, if it works as promised even in the primitive state of 480p."BTW, there is no doubt whatsoever that on contracts from the DOD, NASA, NSA and other three and four letter agencies OR can be made absolutely perfect. The problem is that it won't be consumer product anymore since costs will play a minor role if at all."
Their version won't be a consumer product. But you can bet 100% there will be 2-way to 3-way information and technology exchanges going on. In fact...it apparently already is. That why Rogo is totally correct in his reaction to some of your comments. To wit...that you are undervaluing ORs commitment, strategic alliances (core competencies) and capabilities to overcome technical hurdles. I believe them when they say they've solved all of the problems you referenced. I just think we are looking at a "Continuous Improvement"
process. One that is prelude to a major launch in 2014-2015. Each version will be better and better IMO. And who knows. OR is so well financed right now...They may buy GLYPH down the road.
If it works and is viable. There are some things about Glyph's approach that gives me reason to pause. Like Direct Retinal impact. There is a huge pathway for malevolence and corruption with that Genie. Mind control and hypnotism comes to front of mind with me.
http://techcrunch.com/2014/02/05/oculus-rift-and-thalmics-myo-armband-are-a-match-made-in-heaven-say-founders-and-investors/Edited by barrelbelly - 2/5/14 at 11:48am