2D FullHD HMD – magnifying lens

using a magnifying lens, type fresnel, like this one:
costs only 5,- euro.

we can use a tablet like Sony Z3 tablet compact or smartphone like Sony Z2
(with native Playstation Remote Play + Fligh Simulation (WarTHunder) + Headtracker),
bring the display very close to our face while using the magnifying lens to avoid crossing eyes,
having 2D full HD working, in none Side-By-Side.

so we can try to build something from scratch or modify a durovis dive 5 or durovis dive 7.
so we can have today, what cmoar wants to bring out anytime in a commercial version, the 2D mono lense.

this will be a good base for PC based game streaming too.

FullHD to Side-by-Side problems

when you want to take a FullHD video stream
into Side-by-Side mode for your HeadMountDevice Full-HD mobile device screen,
you will trap into following problems:

keeping landscape mode, alias fit to width, for each eye,
with this mode you will loose in height, image looses its sharpness because of downsampling

fit to height, keeps sharpness, crispy video,
but loosing information in width..
eg any game infos at the original screen corners will disapear,…
we would need to cut out these information and overlay it at the new
video dimensions 960/1080 per eye.. into new corner coordinates..

SONY Z2 + Android native SBS + PS4 Remote – finaly DONE

this will give you a 2D HeadMountDisplay, not 3D!

SONY Z2 smartphone rooted with Cyanogenmod CM11

sdcard needed, is mounted as /storage/sdcard1/

getting your bootloader unlock code from SONY
you need a email adress with a .com adress!
with gmx.de, gmx.net, web.de adresses you will get no answer, no key from sony service

i used the way using a sdcard,
copy the zip on sdcard and so on…

the drivers you will need:
after installing the drivers fastboot will respond correctly
fastboot getvar version
version: 0.5
finished. total time: -0.000s
so then you can unlock bootloader

to have Googles Store we need GoogleApp Set
we have with CM11 the android version 4.4.4
it the Z2 processor a 64bit version?
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8974AB Snapdragon 801
CPU Quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400
64 Bit 64 Bit wird NICHT unterstützt
-> ARM.. kein ARM64, kein x86

i took the stock Google_Apps version..

the rest is described yet in the manuals..

then added App Android native SBS.. cost some bugs…
giving root to this app if asked for
ImageDistance 0 and Zoom 100% will work.
my hint: use a bluetooth keyboard with additional touchpad to navigate in SBS mode.. will be very helpfull.

Then PS4 RemotePlay app
latest version 1.3.2

allow apps from unknown sources
http://www.mediafire.com/download/s2l9dl5el2d42lr/RemotePlayPortITBV1.3.2.apk 5.88MB
copy to sd card.. from pc over usb cable to the phone sd card
filemanager, install apk file..

i have a bluetooth keyboard+touchpad for SONZ Z2 SBS-Mode,
PS4 has keyboard, mouse, DS4 controller,..
i did not used the App Sixaxis

CM11 was not working over ethernet, so i tested App Ethernet.. but PS4 remote play only worked with Wifi..

RemotePlay App Settings Quality and RefreshRate from Standard set to High.
PS4 connected with ethernet to router. Router has wifi net, which the SONY Z2 is connected to.

Using a Homido headset.
Nice result.. but WarThunder is playable, but not against other players.. its good, but not good enough.. WHY?

SONY Z2 has a FullHD display..
and we use SideBySide SBS.
So two screens are displayed in a single FullHD display.
This results in a QUARTER HD final resolution!!!
Playing WarThunder we will need finaly FullHD (per eye when SBS method is used), this means 4x FullHD resolution, so that each eye gets its own FullHD view.

– WE NEED 4K Smartphone Display or
– or The Games must render crisp screens in Quarter-HD that result in crisp view
– or CMOAR Headset 2D mono lense will give us BEST Result in FullHD

All the VR sets coming soon
are FullHD for both eyes..

I give my attention to CMOAR Headset 2D mono lense.

then we can go again with SONY Z2 and PS4 RemotePlay, without SBS, in finaly FullHD.

USB-B Mikro-B Ethernet Adapter – PS4 Remote Play / Z3 Tablet compact

Um das Z3 compact tablet an PS4 Remote Play ohne Wifi-Lag,
direkt über Ethernet Kabel anzuschließen,
probieren wir mal den USB-B Mikro-B Ethernet Adapter.

Eigentlich wollte ich einen von
aber diese gibt es derzeit nicht in Deutschland Amazon.

Daher, nach langer Suche bin ich gestoßen auf:
1x 21,90 € 1993205
Lindy USB 2.0 Micro-B Ethernet Adapter 10/100
Verbinden Sie Ihr Ultrabook oder Tablet mit dem Netzwerk
Highlights USB 2.0 10/100 Fast Ethernet Adapter USB Mikro-B Anschluss

Testergebnis: works not… aber man benötigt wohl auch hier, wie bei MHL-Adaptern mehr Saft auf der Leitung, also einen aktiven USB Hub benutzen, dort das Handy direkt an den Hub und dann den USB-Ethernet Adapter auch an den Hub, dumm nur dass ich nun einen Adapter brauch USB-Micro weibl. auf USB 2.0 männl.

PS4 Morpheus – News from vrnders.de Gamescon2015


gut-sehr gut, bei schnellen Bewegungen etwas wackelig,
nun es ist ja kein Helm, und die Auflageflächen zum Kopf hin sind begrenzt,
und die Gesichts/Kopfhaut liegt flexibel auf dem Schädel,
wenn man es „übertreibt“, wird man es immer zum Wackeln bringen können.
Die Erfinder des Zubehörs wirds freuen, uns mit Lösungen hierfür überraschen zu dürfen.

high stable frame rate
Vermutung: erkauft durch Abschaltung Kantenglättung, sichtbare Treppchen-Effekte

kein Screendoor-Effekt:
Vermutung: erkauft durch etwas Unschärfe

Schade das Sony auf eine extra externe Recheneinheit/Box verzichtet,
dann hätte man Kantenglättung und andere Nicht-Rendering,
Standard-Rechenoperationen auslagern können.

Will HMD-Headsets for any HDMI source, in 2D-Mode SideBySide, appear?

RAZOR OSVR – its opensource…
so there could be many contributors that make things possible.
But most of them, i guess, are hunting the VR virtual reality stuff.

The way to consumer VR is still long. And till VR gets reality in consumer homes,
we could have fun with HMD Headsets in 2D, with headtracking.

I would like to see the possibility to plugin any HDMI source/signal,
and convert it to SBS SideBySide by the Headset itself, or by extra box.
Then many gamers could use this for their flight/racing games in 2D-only mode,
and console gamers like PS4gamers too(WarThunder, ProjectCars).
Headtracking could be made with HMD´s own sensors or
extra independent external sensors that act like a usb mouse (in case of PS4).

PS4 + HeadMountDisplay … working in SideBySide – working setup

He got it,

Head mount display, Phone, playing PS4.

Veröffentlicht am 06.06.2015

Sony Z2 Phone (FullHD)
+ CM11 (CyanogenMod)
+ SBS 1.09 (Native SideBySide)
+ Remote play
+ DS4 controller

nothing about head tracking..
but i would use my ZEISS/Arduino Headtracker..
and would try USB OTG Ethernet.. instead of Wifi…

Wishlist to Sony PS4: USB thethering + SBS 2D/3D

Till now PS4 + Remote Play
gives best performance, graphics in fullHD,
on an 8″ Z3 sony tablet, with a small lag.
All till now tested PC streaming programs were not as good as sony remote play streaming.

To avoid this small/tiny lag,
we would have to use cabled version.
But how to tell the PS4 to give video out on USB port (there is USB 3.0 Port too)
so that we could use smartphones USB Thethering.
A point for wishlist, adressed to sony playstation network.

Next thing would be to enable SBS for 2D and 3D for video out.

Games like „Lost Orbit“
would be cool in small smarthphone headmount.

But i guess..
sony will offer you Morpheus HMD for BIG money,
only few can realy pay.

But hey sony,
for rare playing casual users,
playing  games in 3D without headtracking would be great even without total immersion!



PC: Trinus VR + War Thunder(PC) + S4mini/Z3tablet

in Android PlayStore i found „TrinusVR“ and so i tested it on my old weak computer.

With TrinusVR you can send Videostream from PC, from a PC window, converted as SBS SideBySide to a Smartphone, with 3D or at least without 3D (Fake3D = 2D).

The App is available as Demo Version „Trinus VR Lite“, was installed easily.

I picked up my old computer, a core2duo 2GHz, and installed
War Thunder. War Thunder looks great even on weak maschines. Till now i only knew the PS4 graphics. And second: PC mouse aiming is not fair. Gaijin should add some option for gamers so that they could decide, if they want play with or without opponents which are using mouse steering.

So ok… start the TrinusVR PC Server. Used first the Wifi setup, USB later. So i took my Z3 tablet and logged in Wifi access point started by TrinusVR „trinus:mypassword“. and then started Android App of TrinusVR. This works, but graphic was ugly.. because PC initial details setup was set „retro“ which means 256 color and block style graphic. While streaming is working we can adjust some settings at PC server software.. Graphic details too, after that it was quite good. But at all my PC was 100% cpu load all time. The main game was running smooth but the stream was not at all. So i guess its a PC CPU bottleneck.

So i went to USB connection. Using USB Tethering on Android. My Z3 tablet is a Wifi only version and it gives me no option for selecting Tethering! So i took my Samsung S4 mini Dual Phone and it has the option Tethering over USB. This works, but better? Maybe the CPU of Phone should be better? And the S4 mini has only qHD, one fourth of HD! while the Z3tablet gives me FullHD.

At the end i went back, using Z3 tablet with Wifi. Using a google cardboard asked me to dig deeper in the settings, because cardboard with its lenses is designed for 4″ Phones and not for 8″ as the Z3tablet is.
But TrinusVR gives us the possibility to adjust everything. Switch to „Advanced Mode“, and „VR settings“ we can arange the SBS view, positioning, sizing, turning.. so i got the cardboard useable at 8″ tablet… not handy but viewable.

but realy playable, it was not.
A better PC-jhardware would be required i guess so far.

Going further… trying Durovis Dive 7 with z3tablet 8″.
or using a better FullHD Smartphone 4-5,7″..
Samsung Edge 12,92 cm Quad-HD-Super-AMOLED-Display (2.560 x 1.440 Pixel)

PS4 + Remote Play + Android Naitve SBS

With the App „Android Native SBS“ you can use any app in a SBS Mode.
Check/Mark the apps from yopur installed app list, so that these will start in SBS style, when they get started.

Fine, cool, BUT.. you have to root your android smartphone.

and so i stopped here.. this would be the best way coming from phone side..
because i guess SONY will not add SBS Support for its PS4-Games, PS4-Side or RemotePlayApp-Side, because they want you to buy Morpheus Real 3D,
but hey, 2D is even cool too, please SONY make us a gift or extra app which we have to pay for to get SBS support in RemotePlay-App.