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VCSims 180 degree immersion screen

Discussion in 'Commercial Simulators and Peripherie' started by Hawker11, Mar 14, 2010.

  1. Hawker11

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    Check this one out.

    http://www.vcsims.com

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    i think they use d-box motion in this simulator.
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    There is no distortion at all once your sitting in the drivers seat. That is the secret. It is perfect and much better than 3 flat screens. No break lines between the screens and side views just like in the car. Much more height. You either want to drive from the back seat of the car with flat screens or in the front drivers seat with this technology.
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    I think Frakk is right: There is distortion on the picture. Look at the lap times and the gear display. It is not adjusted in correct relation to the drivers sight and the angle of the canvas.
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    I went the check out the VCSims set up they only had a flight sim set up but did run Rfactor.
    I will say the immersion sensation is extremely good especially using an MS flight sim.
    Distortion is kept to a minimum due to the characteristics of the screen (Which is molded as one piece)
    They use D-box which again has limitations but offered a reasonable sense of motion.

    Personally I would purchase the screen tomorrow, it really is that good visually but the bad news is the
    cost around 10K (You can check their site for a PDF price sheet) regardless the general consensus of the owner is they not to sell the screen separately and have no plans to do so.


    Although I feel it limits their exposure (how many of you has a spare $10K lying around) I have to respect their position as I was told they invested two years of R&D perfecting their screen.

    Maybe in the future VCsims may see a market for selling their screen separately and if they do (at a reasonable price) I think they would make a killing from the DIY sim builders.
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    10k for the whole simulator or just the screen?

    If you find the material to shape this form, it could be done for about $100-$150 at most. 2 years of R&D? They must have had 1 guy develop it, or they have a lot of vacations :D
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    Yes price seem very expensive. I think DIY is best option for people especially with this forum being able to give people all detail and help. With DIY it is just time consuming but the feeling is amazing.
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    $10k buys a screen, PJ, sim frame (but no motion), a seat, a G25 wheel pedal set up and a shifter (No wheels though)

    Or spend about the same and get a new Huyndai Accent or a sporty Nissan Versa (Both come with wheels)
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    YES definitely worth the 10k....I own one guys and it is awesome! If you look at the pricing of their competitor like Virtual GT and VRX, vcsims is pretty good as far as pricing. I'm serious check it out! Slight Distortion you say?? I don't see it when I'm in it!
    Anyways, say what you want but from my experience and my 2 sons this sim rocks! :yippiee:

    So if you can afford the 10k, seriously go for it dude! :cheers:

    Jake :brows:
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    Sorry but that is BS. There is clearly no correction/warping software being used to make the image a uniform height on the curved screen. The fact that no correction is being performed is evident from the way they cut the screen in that shape - note the V shape at the bottom of the screen.

    Of course, whether the stretching is noticeable to you or not is subjective. But to say there is no distortion without correcting for the screen geometry is laughable.
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    Company seems to be out of business because they couldn't realize that their screen is what made their sim, the rest of it was beyond ordinary. Know your market. They would have done so well just selling the screen. Dumb.
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    So where abouts is the projector on this? I cant figure it out haha
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