S&V Poll: Will VR Headsets Replace Home Theater as We Know It?

When Apple CEO Tim Cook unveiled the Vision Pro headset the company plans to bring to market early next year, he touted it as a “new kind of computer that augments reality by seamlessly blending the real world with the digital world…You can see, hear, and interact with digital content just like it’s in your physical space.” Apple hailed Vision Pro as a device that has the power to change the way we experience entertainment — one that “can transform any room into your own personal theater” with a massive virtual screen. All of which begs the question: Will virtual/augmented reality head gear replace home theater as we know it? What do you think? Cast your vote below and leave a comment to explain your choice.
S&V Poll: Will VR Headsets Replace Home Theater as We Know It?
Yes! AR/VR headsets make it possible to watch movies on a huge virtual screen no matter where you are.
11% (83 votes)
Maybe. I need to know what it’s like to watch a movie while donning a headset before passing judgement.
26% (203 votes)
No way! Wearing a clunky headset will never replace the social experience of watching a movie in a real home theater.
63% (497 votes)
Total votes: 783

dommyluc's picture

Yeah, they wouldn't wear a pair of 3-D glasses to watch 3-D movies - which would have looked amazing on 4K UHDTVs by just using plain, inexpensive 3-D glasses and not costly active shutter glasses, which also usually cut down on brightness - but the people pushing VR are perfectly willing to wear a toaster over on their head to experience VR.

Mark Henninger's picture
It would be ridiculous to buy a VR helmet just to watch a 3D movie on a virtual screen. The whole appeal of VR is that it's virtual reality and interactive, not that it's a replacement personal 3D home theater of some sort.
Traveler's picture

What does "social" have to do with it?

Qwerter12's picture

Oculus VR is a virtual reality device that allows users to experience a world they have never been to before. This device is a leader in the virtual reality market. As the oculus vr reviews described me, to use the headset there is no need to connect to a computer, it is enough to synchronize it with a smartphone and you can play a large number of games and use it for other applications.