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Samsung Gear VR or similar - experiences, estimations?

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After already owning a smartphone Samsung Galaxy S9+, I invested in a "Samsung Gear VR with controller" SM-R325. To give VR in general a try, of course flight simming is a major application IMO.  I asked several times in other threads for any experiences, also VR users. Or at least a first estimation. Never got any answer. Therefore I open a new thread.

My level of knowledge regarding VR is fairly low so far, as many will know I was very busy with other tasks the last weeks. Notably I would be interested if there are any enhancements using P3D V4.4 regarding graphics quality and needed software-expense. AFAIK one needs SteamVR, the PC-Software "Riftcat" and the Android app VRidge (P3D v4,0?) to get it up and running. In addition to already running softwarre like P3D, Active Sky... The question is also if FlyInside is (still) needed. I do not request high performance, but enough to get a first impression.

The Gear VR is not a standalone solution like Oculus Rift , HTC Vive or Samsung Odyssey; it needs an Android smartphone.

Hardware in use is a GTX 1060 6GB, 6700HQ 3,3 GHz (Notebook), 16GB RAM.

Thanks

Rudi


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I'm not sure such a device is particularly suitable for flight simulation, unless you are talking about one of the mobile sims like infinite flight, or X-plane mobile.

That being said, some have had intermittent success streaming their pc screens to such devices. using things like Trinus VR.

 


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2 hours ago, HiFlyer said:

I'm not sure such a device is particularly suitable for flight simulation, unless you are talking about one of the mobile sims like infinite flight, or X-plane mobile.

That being said, some have had intermittent success streaming their pc screens to such devices. using things like Trinus VR.

First, many thanks for your response and a Happy New Year! Good tutorial.

That is the question. I would accept compromizes regarding performance up to a certain high degree, to get a first impression. But if it does not work or only too bad, I would not want to invest the work and clutter my Windows registry/Software installations etc.

My question is focused on P3D, but was moved by a mod. Using mobile sims to give VR a try might be a good idea if I do not get it to work in P3D

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