Is the Oculus Rift the Best VR Headset to Watch Porn?

I want to pursue this question here. Particular attention should be paid to the image quality. If this is not convincing, the VR Porn fun passes quickly. Head tracking is another important factor for a realistic VR experience. Of course, the comfort of wearing must also be very good. If the glasses are too heavy or press on the face, it can very quickly become very uncomfortable.


History lesson

But first let’s take look at the history of the Oculus Rift. Because the topic of virtual reality is not new. In the early 1990s, there were already several companies working on the VR technology. It appeared quite futuristic and slanted-looking devices. However, the breakthrough did not succeed. Coming from Gameboy, the first game consoles appeared with 16-bit graphics. Here virtual reality did not provide any incentive for buyers. The technology was not really there yet. CRT monitors were high-tech and five inch displays with HD resolution could not even have been imagined.

Virtual Reality in the 90s

VR in the 90s

After the failure of the first generation, an visionair named Palmer Luckey rekindled the topic. In 2012, he designed a prototype and presented it to the game developer John Carmack. At this time, John was developing VR glasses as well. However, he was so pleased by Palmer’s prototype that he stamped his own project. It was decided to start a financing campaign on the Kickstarter platform. The goal was $ 250,000. Participation in the project was more than overwhelming. In a record time of just 4 hours, Palmer reached the target of $ 250,000. At the end of the campaign, the project reached a sum of 2.5 million US dollars.

Palmer Luckey

Palmer Luckey

The Oculus Rift DK1 was born. This was offered in 2013 as a prototype at a price of $ 300. The development, however, was very fast, whereupon in 2014, the significantly improved DK2 saw the light of day. It was available for $ 350. In the same year, the company Oculus was bought by the market giant Facebook for 2.3 billion US dollars. This gave the company of Palmer the opportunity to gear up the production and make it available for the mass market.

Oculus-Rift CV1

In spring 2016 it was finally there. When the price of $ 599 (or 699,- €) was revealed, many fans were angry, shocked and disappointed. Previously, it was promised that the price would be at the level of the Development Kit. But seconds later, the website of Oculus was paralyzed and it was almost impossible to make pre-orders. The first customers received their glasses at the end of March 2016. Promptly they landed on eBay and were sold at sinfully expensive prices of up to $ 2500 and more.


The Consumer Version 1

Since the summer of 2016, the term virtual reality should be known to every gamer. Who could already test a VR glasses, was infected by the fast VR fever. The first few hours in virtual reality can be more than defining. Which impressively confirms many videos on YouTube. People are so much in the action, that they actually mean to be in the middle of the action.

For example, standing on the edge of a skyscraper turns your stomach around quickly. In fact, we are afraid of heights. The same is true of horror games. Racing games are another highlight. When we drive through the Eau Rouge in the Ferrari at Spa, we mean that it really pushes us into the seat. Even pornos experience a rebirth and offer a truly terrifyingly realistic experience. Not for nothing it was the VR porn industry, which has immediately rushed to the subject and has supplied appropriate material.


Currently the maximum possible picture quality

The first consumer version of the Oculus Rift offers a resolution of 1080 × 1200 pixels per eye or a resolution of 2160 × 1200 pixels for the entire device. Screens with OLED technology and 90 Hz are used. What does this mean for the picture quality? Of course, this is in the eye of the beholder. In my opinion, the jump from DK2 to CV1 is clear. The pixels are much closer together. This results in a reduced fly screen effect. Although this is still perceived, but by far not so noticeable, as with the DK2.

Especially for VR porn studios like WankzVR or BaDoink VR with a high 4K resolution, the Screendoor effect is barely noticeable. The focus is very fast on the events. The picture quality is already absolutely sufficient for VR porn and can fully convince. Even in games, the screendoor effect is barely present. Only in games where you have to look into the distance, such as in racing games, the fly screen is perceived as disturbing.

God Ray

God Ray Effekt

As much disturbing I feel the so-called God Rays. These are particularly noticeable when white text is displayed on a black background. The effect is created by the Fresnel lenses. The effect is similar to sun rays shining through a tree. One can imagine that as if the sun shone through the white writing. The effect is particularly annoying at first. Gradually, he is no longer noticeable. This effect also affects the HTC Vive. Only Sony is on the Playstation VR on other lenses and escapes the disturbing God Ray effect.


Head tracking for a realistic VR experience

The head tracking works perfectly with the Oculus Rift. Every movement of the head is detected immediately and implemented in the device. Hereupon Oculus pays special attention. Because every little delay, the user tears mercilessly from the virtual reality and robs the immersion. The delay could be reduced to under 20 milliseconds, which can not be noticed by the user.

However, for technical reasons, VR porn can only capture the turning of the head. Spatial tracking is only possible in games and computer-generated 3D applications. This means that moving the body has no effect on what is happening in the video. If you go with your head in front of the actress, the distance that exists in porn still remains. Whether and how it can be tricked in the future is still unclear.


Very good wearing comfort for hours of VR pleasure

The Rift weighs only 470 grams without a cable. Due to the very good strap-on system, the weight on the head is very well distributed. Even after hours of use, the Rift is not bothersome. There is no pressure on the nose. The glasses should be worn loose to reduce the pressure on the face. For this purpose, the glasses can be adjusted on the sides by Velcro so that it sits loosely, but still wearing.

Oculus Rift

As long as you use the Rift sitting, you can wear the glasses with virtually no pressure. Only with standing experiences, with which one moves with the touch controllers, one should pull the belt a little tighter. Otherwise the glasses may slip. This leads to a shift of the sweet spot. Oculus has put a lot of effort into the strap-on system. It is very easy to put on or take off your glasses. Because the bands on the left and right can be pulled apart well.

Oculus Rift Rückseite

Even spectacle wearers can be happy. Most glasses fit under the Rift. The headphones integrated in the headset deliver a first-class sound and are classified by audiophiles as very good and of high quality. I also feel the integrated headphones as a big plus. So you do not have to look for headphones every time after putting on the VR glasses.


Conclusion – Oculus Rift is one of the best VR glasses for VR porn

All in all, the Oculus Rift is currently the best VR glasses on the market. With the available touch controllers it is the HTC Vive in nothing more. With a hefty price of 699, – € (without controller), it still acts as a deterrent to potential customers. Because with the purchase of the Rift it is not done. If you want to play seriously elaborate games, so a very powerful PC must be present. The two built-in displays require a lot of computing power. The graphics card must calculate the images separately for each display. In addition, the image must be calculated at 90 frames per second.

Only the software solution called Asynchronus Spacewarp provides a little help here and relieves the graphics card. So 45 frames per second is enough to provide a great gaming experience. An Nvidia 970 GTX or an AMD 390x are minimum requirements. The situation is different with the Oculus Rift and VR porn. Not much is needed here so much power. Because the PC does not have to charge anything here. Only with the H.265 codec used by Hologirls VR, the PC can get into a sweat. Here the CPU has to calculate the compression. Thus, the Oculus Rift is ideal for VR porn and offers a completely convincing virtual reality experience.