Gear VR Review Day 20

The non-vr content is just like sitting in a living room with a huge tv. I could do that without goggles.

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Gear VR Review Day 19

Gondola Ride at the Venitian in Las Vegas had good spatialization but lots of comb filtering effects. The codec that was used was such that it caused lots of audible chirping.

Gondola Ride at the Venitian in Las Vegas

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Gear VR Review Day 18

Time Lapse Night in Joshua Tree is also stunning visually and the spatilalization worked well.

Time Lapse Night in Joshua Tree

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Gear VR Review Day 17

Sunset helicopter tour of Las Vegas also has good spatialization but I would have rather seen the lights of Vegas at night rather than during the day.

Sunset helicopter tour of Las Vegas

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Gear VR Review Day 16

Hulu – This is for VR only releases. I watched The Path, which was a 2 minute meditation. The voice over was a little creepy but the spatialization and visuals were stunning.

the path

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Gear VR Review Day 15

Cirque D’ Soleil – Zarkana – This is a short but sweet promo for a bigger thing? Great spatialization. Cool platform.

zarkana

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Gear VR Review Day 14

The last thing I want to look at is “Escape the Living Dead”. Also pretty well done. You are in a truck during a zombie attack. Spatialization worked pretty well and although the visual effects were cheap, I’m a fan.

escape the living dead

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Gear VR Review Day 13

Then I watched “Invasion”, which was an animated thing and had good spatialization. LoVR is an animated recording of neural transmission which is really interesting concept. The video of this is also really good and kind of fun to watch as a timeline experience with lots of text and other graphics but as far as I could tell, the audio was not spatialized.

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Gear VR Review Day 12

I don’t really care about sports so I skipped that genre and went to the travel section. The first one that I looked at was Machu Picchu, which is beautifully shot and as far as I can tell the audio wasn’t spatialized. Then there was a documentary about a town in China that built their own Eiffel Tower. This was also not spatialized. The Nepal film was not only beautifully shot but spatialized and was done really well. Probably the best thing I’ve seen / heard so far.

MachuPicchu

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Gear VR Review Day 11

Jaunt is a collection of films. I chose music and there were three different things available Fuerza Imprevista, a Paul McCartney concert and Steye and the Bizonkid. The Fuerza Imprevista, was really great with good localization but was a little discombobulated at times. The and Steye and the Bizonkid was also really good music video but stereo only. I couldn’t give two shits about Paul McCartney but I tended to watch the crowd more and the music was sort of spatialized but not really or not very well done as far as I could tell.

Fuerza Imprevista

Steye and the Bizonkid

paul mccartney

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