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kmeyer
02-13-2007, 01:08 PM
Has anyone used one of these?

http://www.extreme-pc.ca/showproduct.asp?menu1id=12&men...176&productid=370749 (http://www.extreme-pc.ca/showproduct.asp?menu1id=12&menu2id=148&menu3id=176&productid=370749)

I'm just curious. It seems the TIR product is real popular!

kmeyer
02-13-2007, 01:08 PM
Has anyone used one of these?

http://www.extreme-pc.ca/showproduct.asp?menu1id=12&men...176&productid=370749 (http://www.extreme-pc.ca/showproduct.asp?menu1id=12&menu2id=148&menu3id=176&productid=370749)

I'm just curious. It seems the TIR product is real popular!

Zoom2136
02-13-2007, 01:59 PM
NOPE ... but had my eyes on these for quite some time now...

ploughman
02-13-2007, 01:59 PM
There was a review of it over at Simhq.com last year. The reviewer thought it was the gnat's knickers and definately the future of flight simming EXCEPT for the low definition of the visor (there were some other ergonomic issues he thought were symptomatic of being a new product). There is supposed to be a higher definition product, the z 1300 in development that should be much more useful.

Lurch1962
02-13-2007, 05:35 PM
The 40 degree diagonal field of view is a little disappointing. It's much like your current view of your monitor right now. (Why do they have to say "a 105 inch screen at 12 feet"????) However the 800X600 resolution will not benefit from a larger view angle.

If you want a CHEAP alternative to a more immersive experience, get a 7X10 inch flexible page magnifier, a.k.a. a fresnel lens. Got mine for $7.

Place it about 8 inches from the monitor, and bend it in the horizontal plane so as to make it concave toward your face (improves off-axis definition toward the left-fight sides).

The 90 degree-plus field angle will cover about 10 times more area of your retinas than when viewing your monitor from the usual distance. That's immersion! You can fly with the widest 90-degree view angle in the game, and it feels like you're right in the cockpit because of the match in simulated and actual fields of view.

Yes, I'm beginning to "sound" like a broken record on this subject, but I repeat it for the benefit of those who aren't yet aware of what the humble, inexpensive fresnel lens has to offer.

--Lurch--

Freelancer-1
02-13-2007, 08:44 PM
Once the resolution improves in this tech, it'll be on my list.

But when you are used to 1920x1200 wide aspect it would be too constricting to drop down to 800x600 no matter how cool these things are.

Definitely on my watch list for developments, though.

I'd give it a year or so to mature and then think seriously about it http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

fuzzychickens
02-13-2007, 08:54 PM
Why do they use the term 360? This doesn't have 6 dof does it? Seems it would be a shame to finally deliver an effective HMD and leave out full head tracking.

Bo_Nidle
02-13-2007, 10:50 PM
They look interesting but people think I'm barmy when I have my TrackIR hat on as it is.I think the Mrs will have me committed if I have those too.

stathem
02-14-2007, 02:42 AM
Not too bothered for Il2 but I do hope and expect that SoW will be added to hte list of supported games.


Price is starting to look a bit more reasonable now, don't know if it's actually come down or if I'm come round to the idea of spending more money on my flight simming. (ie projected cost of a machine to run SoW.)

BaldieJr
02-14-2007, 04:04 AM
The rumor mill says They're working on a 1280x1024 version http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif

Airmail109
02-14-2007, 11:03 AM
Well theyve announced theyre making new oled screens which you can just drop in to the glasses which do 1280x1024 and have a wider FOV