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Radioboy86
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MORE details on some other HMDs + OTHER options / info

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My currently owned HMDs / video glasses - "Ones I have kept & will keep for good"

- (x2) Sony PLM-A35 Glasstron Lite units - (FOV : 39-40)
- Sony PLM-S700 unit - (FOV : 39-40)
- Olympus Eye-Trek FMD-250W unit - (FOV : 44-45)
- Fatshark RCV922 Aviator Edition FPV unit - (FOV : 45-46)
- (China)Nebula WVGA 3D/HDMI Video Glasses / HMD - (FOV : 32-35)

*I keep the units with the BEST optics and good design/quality
*I try to keep the collection tidy... I am after 1 more set of video glasses... They are the rarest of all... maybe one day ill get them and share them here!
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BELOW ARE SOME CONSIDERATIONS FOR YOU TO KNOW. THESE ARE JUST MY OPINION AND GATHERED FROM INFO SCATTERED ON THE WEB. ENJOY! I HOPE THEY HELP YOU GUYS!

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Avegant Glyth "Still in development stage" (Issues are still there nonetheless) - [2014-2015/Present]


http://avegant.com/


- DLP based with color fringing/rainbow effects (Same as DLP projectors)
- Blurry Focus on the top area & corners "Optics seem to not be like Olympus/Sony designed Free-from prsim/concave"
- Weight balance & adjustment issues + picky comfort angles "Huge Headphones" Not at all removable...
- Placement of the visor angle/nose must support visor area
- Price per/Unit / $620 Preorder (Raised price $100 and it's not even in production yet) hmmm...
- Still in development/design phase...
- Looks like it may follow the same path and problems the SMD-ST1080 faced.
- Demand is high and may not be met with good quality builds on units.

*Still too early to call it... I think it will skyrocket in price and will fall in between the cracks of better products on the market.
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Silicon Micro Devices SMD ST1080 - [2011-2013] "Seems to be slowly fading from interest"


http://www.siliconmicrodisplay.com/


- LCOS panel/reflective color fringing/rainbow/chromatic color issues
- Random/Mixed Quality Control/Manufacturing issues (Newer batches still face same build issues)
- Blurry/Low grade optics "Main weakness" (PC desktop NOT in usable focus)
- Washed out black levels, no good definition to image/Dark scenes suffer
- See-through mode consists of a sticker? Silly & cheap. Not a PLM-S700 design "My Opinion"
- Weight is not evenly distributed "Not comfortable" - Top heavy.
- Washed out grey border around screen, very visible in dark scenes/gaming
- Back-light bleed + various screen artifact issues/Even on new batch models.
- Overpriced/Over stretched demand/Minimal outlook for future support on product.
- Buzzing noise from headphone jack common
- Scaling to lower resolutions makes FOV and screen smaller "Even 720 causes FOV to scale down in size"
- Blurry edges of screen due to optics/Exit pupils not being large enough.

*Skip this one... They used to offer a VIP list signup... Now that has been locked away with a password on the store tab?
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Olympus Eye-Trek FMD-100 + SP Model / 1000 Manufactured SP Millennium Edition Series - [November 1999]


https://translate.google.com/translate? ... rev=search


- SP Edition has a visor/fit enhancements and the color is metallic & chrome... That's it... Same model as normal FMD-100 series.
- Oldest in series, Oldest ergonomics, Oldest Lens/Optics design/Oldest Firmware/Oldest Revision date.
- H-FOV is smaller than FMD-250W/150W, V-FOV is larger however (Has larger 4:3 aspect ratio screen size)
- 180K Pixels total (Oldest designed array method) "More visible pixel structure with larger FOV" - (Not good for image quality)
- No Mention of OSR Tech/Diffuser technology "Pixels more visible"
- No Widescreen support.
- No SRS 3D sound processor update.
- Size & weight is much heavier than the later/last model produced "FMD-220/250W" - Non-Battery Design series.
- Rare & possibly NOT even available to buy anymore.

*These sell for a lot because they are rare and Olympus didn't make many units compared to the 2'nd series released shortly after the FMD-100 lineup.
*If you can grab one for a good cheap price / $50-85 - Grab it. I wont be doing so. I recommend you get the FMD-150W or FMD-250W.
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Olympus Eye-Trek FMD-150W (First 16:9 Widescreen TV Video Glasses/HMD) - [June 1999]


https://translate.google.com/translate? ... rev=search


- Oldest Widescreen Model/Older Design Model.
- OSD Menu/Firmware is generic & copied from the older 4:3 Eye-Trek models / "This is the older firmware" / A lot of useless options for a 16:9 display
- Same FOV as the Newer/Final Model FMD-250W (+44 Degree DIAG)
- Lens/hardware designs includes none of the improvements found on the newer FMD-250W models
- 240K Pixels in 16:9 Aspect / Scaled 180K Pixels in 4:3 Aspect - " Smaller FOV = More Condensed/detailed Pixel structure "
- Cinema Zoom/Zoom Modes are not useful for 16:9 Content. Entire Image can be Scaled/Zoomed with VGA video converters.
- Color Temperature Control - R/B Balance. On newer FMD-250W can be adjusted on PC/GPU scaling settings + Video special converter/Scalers.
- Unit is not as lightweight/Ergonomic as the later model FMD-250W
- Does NOT have the (SRS) Headphone 3D surround update
- Glasses unit shell same as first generation models/older "20-25% More weight"
- Can use battery-pack "But means more weight added"
- Extra SAVE2 Slot for picture settings (2 Total) "Only real advantage over FMD-250W"
- No Mention of OSR Tech/Diffuser technology "Pixels more visible" / It does have DELTA array pixel layout. "Same tech as Diffusers/OSR"

*These are good but include some features that are not that useful / Look for the lighter weight FMD-250W model with newer redesigned components.
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Olympus Eye-Trek FMD-250W - [August 2000]


http://www.olympus-global.com/en/news/2 ... md250e.jsp


- Final Widescreen Model/Final Design Model.
- OSD Menu/Firmware is tailored & updated / "This is the newer firmware" / No extra useless options for a 16:9 display
- Same FOV as the older Model FMD-150W (+44 Degree DIAG)
- Lens/hardware designs includes ALL of the improvements found on the newer Eye-Trek series.
- 240K Pixels in 16:9 Aspect / Scaled 180K Pixels in 4:3 Aspect - " Smaller FOV = More Condensed/detailed Pixel structure "
- Cinema Zoom/Zoom Modes are removed as they are not useful for 16:9 Content. Entire Image can be Scaled/Zoomed with VGA video converters.
- Color Temperature Control - R/B Balance is removed. Color temp is a (Purity-Untouched) 6500K-8000K custom tailored hard-coded setting.
- Unit is the most lightweight/Ergonomic model made.
- Has the (SRS) Headphone 3D surround update
- Glasses unit shell is updated in size and shape design. "20-25% More weight"
- 1 SAVE01 Slot for picture settings
- No Mention of OSR Tech/Diffuser technology "Pixels more visible" / It does have DELTA array pixel layout. "Same tech as Diffusers / OSR"

*The FMD-250W model is newer & redesigned. It really has all the newest and custom tailored options for the best image PQ.
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Olympus Eye-Trek-200 - [February 2000]


http://www.olympus-global.com/en/news/2 ... md200e.jsp


- No S-Video input : Quality is lacking compared to other units.
- No widescreen mode.
- Older in series, Oldest ergonomics, Older Lens/Optics design/Older Firmware/Older Revision date
- 180K on larger FOV screen is NOT as detailed/defined as it is on a smaller FOV/scaled on 16:9 ratio native units : FMD-150W/250W.
- Does NOT have the SRS Headphone 3D surround update.
- Glasses unit shell same as first generation models/older.
- Can use battery-pack "But means more weight added"
- No Mention of OSR Tech/Diffuser technology "Pixels more visible" / It does have DELTA array pixel layout. "Same tech as Diffusers/OSR"

*This unit has no widescreen or S-Video support / It's the lower end and even below the FMD-100 model.
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Olympus Eye-Trek-220 - [October 2001]


http://www.olympus-global.com/en/news/2 ... md220e.jsp


- No S-Video input : Quality is lacking compared to other units.
- Same ergonomics/weight as the FMD-250W model
- Missing widescreen mode - "lower end model"
- 180K on larger FOV screen is NOT as detailed/defined as it is on a smaller FOV/scaled on 16:9 ratio native units : FMD-150W/250W.
- No Mention of OSR Tech/Diffuser technology "Pixels more visible" / It does have DELTA array pixel layout. "Same tech as Diffusers/OSR"

*This is a bue colored / later model FMD-250W without the widescreen mode + - No S-Video input : Quality is lacking compared to other units.
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ENTIRE - Sony Glasstron Summary :


- PLM-50 : First model as big in size as the PLM-S700, weak specs and oldest of all... Heavy
- PLM-100 : Older model as big in size as the PLM-50, same specs and only feautures different earbuds
- PLM-A55 : Older model as big in size as the PLM-50, same specs and only minor improvements to ergonomics/design
- PLM-S700 : BEST featured model with SVGA and real advanced tech & hardware
- PLM-A35 : Best of the NON-SVGA models : Has S-Video is lighter weight than all models period (Has last redesign version of LCD diffuser tech)

- LDI : Variants have the consumer nag screens removed and added settings/support for 60Hz Field-Seq 3D stereo.
- The nag screen is not that annoying and its a small inconvenience. Can be skipped like Eye-Trek nag screens.
- The added Field-Seq 3D 60Hz mode is nice but not really usable today with current tech/formats in 3D - "Demanding + has more flicker"
- Same exact hardware + similar options/settings + (Additional) 3D 60Hz Field Seq. support.

*I personally think the PLM-A35 is a great unit with interpolated/diffuser based pixels / The PLM-S700 is just a marvel and unmatched in quality.
*LDI models are nice but rare and super expensive/These were the ultra high end made and sold only to the industrial/scientific market.
*LDI models offer only a few extras like skipping NAG screens/warnings + added 3D support for an outdated/demanding prone to 60Hz flicker format.
*Get the Glasstron LITE - PLM-A35 : It's the last model made and has the lightest weight + S-Video support.
*If you can find a PLM-S700... Grab it for whatever you can... It's good and rare... They are prone to getting dust under screen/lens however.
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Olympus Eye-Trek FMD-700 - [May 2000]


http://www.olympus-global.com/en/news/2 ... md700e.jsp


- 180K physical pixels with Diffuser/OSR tech... Same diffuser layer system just like the Sony PLM-A35 models
- The SVGA spec rated resolution is based on diffuser layers and interpolated pixels... not real ones... They are softened... "Blurry Sub-Pixels"
- VGA input, Text is not readable and VGA PC input is not as detailed as REAL 922K Pixels "Blurry Sub-Pixels" (Text is very blurry)
- Control unit is massive and bulky + has battery pack support/NOT portable "Same size as a mini DVD Player" (PLM-A35 is MUCH lighter weight)
- Glasses unit has same shell as early first generation models "Not final updated design" (Recycled Parts?)
- FOV is same as standard 4:3 models "Nothing added"
- No 16:9 Widescreen support "This unit is NOT the most featured"
- Uses BBE HD Sound... This is NOT 3D based SRS processed.
- Ergonomics are not lightweight like the FMD-220/250W units.

*Was NOT a success on the market and very few sold. Rare/expensive relic. Not as usable for its bulky form factor/lack of usable features
*Sony PLM-a35 is way lighter and a better choice + It has Diffuser layers just like this model's OSR tech.
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Olympus 3D Eye-Trek - [1999-2000/Later]


http://www.ebay.com/itm/Olympus-3D-Eye- ... 7675.l2557


- Used in medical services/surgery fields only.
- Probably uses the field-Seq 60Hz 3D format/Older/Demanding
- Uses Special-DIN/Industrial type input/output hookups/non traditional style.
- Unit is large... the control box is made of metal and is not at all consumer minded.
- No Mention of OSR Tech/Diffuser technology "Pixels more visible"
- Resolution/specs not sated cannot find the info on it... It's so rare... nothing on it...

*Rare and super costly to find.
*Cannot even hook up to common video devices.
*Uncommon not that useful with current tech/3d formats, etc...
*Cool but avoid it.
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Fatshark Dominator HD - [2014-2015]


http://www.fatshark.com/product/1741.html


- Most featured of all the models / Geared for FPV and RC flight.
- Identical FOV as the orignal RCV922 models (45/46ish FOV)
- Head-tracker is not designed for gaming / NOT needed with Oculus RIFT units out.
- 3D support is SBS and cropped on a 4:3 screen - 720p on (800x600)
- SVGA is not a GIANT leap from VGA - 640x480 on the older 2D only RCV922. Older Games look natural on 640x480/Less pixel sharpness.
- PVR not useful "Wasted costs" - For gamers at least.
- Compact but not USB powered like other options.
- Reports of Lens/Optics being blurry on corners/edges. Sounds like exact same lens types in the RCV922 units.

*These units are for RC flying / 3D format is cropped and lens/optics are not the best.
*These units cost a lot : around $350-550 / Better options are out there.
*You pay a lot for hardware and lacking features that are not tuned well for movies/games.
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I Visor-FX-605 Series (Dual VGA 3D input) - [2000-2001]


http://www.stereo3d.com/img/ivisor_fx605.gif


- Field-Seq 3D 60Hz mode is ok but not really usable today with current tech/formats in 3D
- Control unit is made of metal/not travel comfortable/Has breakout box
- Unit is rare and the company makes less than stellar products

*Rare and not conventional for today's uses and formats.
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Virtual Research Systems VR4/VR6/VR8 High cost units - [1994-Current]


http://www.virtualresearch.com/techVR4.htm
http://www.virtualresearch.com/techV6.htm
http://www.virtualresearch.com/techV8.htm


- Very large units with lower specs resolution like VGA no higher than SVGA/XGA
- Older 3D formats like the 60Hz field sequential are only usable
- Units are rare and cost a lot. More relics than usable tech for today's standards.
- FOV is usually large but the pixel structures are very visible.

*Expensive NON-portable... Better more compact units/options exist.
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I-Visor/Cy-Visor/DH-4400VP-3D Clones/Models - [2000-2001] / Korean Manufactured


http://www.5dt.com/products/pcyvisor.html
http://www.mindflux.com.au/products/dae ... visor.html


- The 2D model was capped at 30Hz in some slow / lower refresh rate mode. The 3D Model would more than likely be the same.
- The 3D would be 60Hz Field Seq at best, old and not usable by today's standards.

*So much flicker even on the 30Hz 2D only model... Stay away from this one.
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Microsoft Holo-lens - [2014-2015]


https://www.google.com/search?q=microso ... wmCh0N-gFt


- It's it's own self contained PC... It is not a video display unit...
- It's designed for work mainly not to play games or do interactive consumer media or consumer VR / 3D.
- It's AR suited and costs thousands... It's AR + Custom Microsoft designed PC combination HMD AIO.

*I see the list price in the $3K range... Not something for gamers... It's for AR and research development work groups.
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