The price on this monitor is outrageous - but it does VR without a headset

By TechThop Team

Posted on: 18 Aug, 2022

A 3D monitor from Dimenco will boost the immersion to a much higher level if you'd like to enjoy some virtual reality games, but don't want to deal with a bulky VR headset.

With a set of tools that help create the 3D effect, Dimenco's new product doesn't even need 3D glasses, let alone a VR headset. The price, however, is certainly going to be a roadblock - it costs over $10,000.

As someone familiar with the 3D effect provided by a Nintendo 3DS, you probably know what Dimenco's 32-inch monitor offers. A simulated reality display is officially known as the SR-Pro-Display.

With the display, you'll be able to experience 3D immersion through the use of a variety of different technologies. Among these are proprietary image processing technologies, eye tracking capabilities, and special lenticular lenses.

A single 32-inch display with an 8K resolution is available for the new SR monitor. For this screen to work, you'll need a computer with a decent amount of power. 

As a minimum, Dimenco recommends an Intel Core i7 processor from the 10th generation or newer as well as an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti graphics card as a suitable response time. Despite this, you might need even better hardware depending on the game you intend to play.

The Dimenco Odyssey Ark screen was announced alongside a host of other impressive monitors at CES 2022. TechRadar's Hamish Hector was able to see it and take it for a spin in Project Cars 2 at Siggraph 2022. 

There was no doubt about the display's ability to bring the immersion up to maximum levels, and Hector compared it to the immersion he gets from VR headsets and said it greatly enhances his gaming experience in a big way.

As a result, it wasn't quite as powerful as a VR headset, and it shouldn't be - after all, you don't need any additional hardware, just your own eyes. Also, Hector mentioned how strange it feels not to be able to use your own hands to interact with the screen.

The monitor is still a regular monitor, so you will still use your keyboard and mouse or perhaps a controller while playing games. The feeling of reality is influenced greatly by how your hands interact with the VR environment.

Whatever its realism level, it's a good middle ground for those of us who can't, or don't want, use VR headsets. It was quite expensive. It's now $11,690 direct from Dimenco. Price may put off even those who might be interested.

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