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.

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.

SONY Remote Play for all Android


damit erweitert sich die Auswahl RemotePlay-fähiger
Smartphones/Tablets mit FullHD .. up to 2k/4k
zum günstigsten Preis(FullHD).

Smartphone/Tablet sollte von Cyanogenmod unterstützt werden,
rooten per Cyanogenmod,..Native SBS App, RemotePlay,…

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 + 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…

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.


SONY Z3 tablet + PS4 + Remote Play + Zeiss Headtracker (playing WarTHunder)


took a helmet,
added a wooden system to carry the
Z3 tablet compact (268grams),
fixed Zeiss headtracker at the helmet, take care of correct alignment of axes
Zeiss headtraker connected to Laptop and then via USBSerial Adapter to Arduino Leonardo via USB to PS4

starting PS4,
starting RemotePlay from Z3,
finaly it works, flying the plane, looking around you to left, right, up, down..works great
BUT disadvantages are
– added little lag from streaming, not much, but in dogfights…
– the helmet construction with great enough distance to do not need eyeglasses creates leverage.. in addition to static weight…
– streaming video quality (not 1:1 what you know from TV screen) on Z3 in remote play app, we can use the settings icon, sitting in the upper right corner, to set various stuff and there we can set streaming quality, from standard to HIGH and fps from standard to HIGH!


main problem is, how do we get 1:1 quality hdmi signal from PS4 onto our Z3 tablet WITHOUT  additional lag milliseconds ,
a solution using a cable would be accepted too
but MHL seems to be by design one direction only…

if you want to go further,
– get the Z3 in smaller distance, closer to your eyes..needing lenses, cross-eye-problem?
– get the Z3 in smaller distance will give lower leverage force/weight
– getting construction of arm as low as possible
– find a tablet or full HD panel+controller with cabled HDMI..
– check out 60GHz hdmi streamers (but missing point to use Z3 as TV screen to output incoming hdmi signals)


android using ethernet: http://www.bobjgear.com/which-tablets-support-ethernet.html

SONY Z3 tablet + PS4 + Remote Play (playing WarTHunder)

Modem->Router(wifi 2,4+5GHz,lanports)->ethernet cable->Router2(wifi 2,4+5GHz,lanports)

Router2(wifi 2,4+5GHz,lanports)->ethernet cable->PS4
Router2(wifi 2,4+5GHz,lanports)->5GHz->Sony Z3 tablet compact

description how to set up remote play are available on internet.. it works..

BUT graphic gets streamed as video stream from PS4 to Z3 tablet and so the Video Encoding gets involved.. resulting in not the same graphic brilliance like we see on main tv screen.

UPDATE: on Z3 in remote play app, we can use the settings icon, sitting in the upper right corner, to set various stuff and there we can set streaming quality, from standard to HIGH and fps from standard to HIGH!


Maybe we could get better results when using a hdmi-splitter, external hdmi streamer, a app that reads our own stream, controlling quality, codec..  we need not realy remote play, only the screen on a tablet infront of our eyes, mimik a 2D head mounted display for flight simulations..

hardware sammlung for DIY 2D HMD

HDMI Displays:

adafruit, lcd&displays:

Adafruit Qualia 9.7″ DisplayPort Monitor – 2048×1536 Resolution

LG LP097QX1 – iPad 3/4 Retina Display



Tablet Z1/Z2/Z3(compact)/Z4
advantag: Remote Play




PS4 remote play + Head Tracking

Headtracker from ZEISS (USB, ready to use any system, mouse-wise) http://www.zeiss.de/cinemizer-oled/de_de/produktinformation.html
but 150,- bugs.. euros?

an own headtracker, based on Arduino + sensors would cost hardware at least 20+20+20 60 Euros an lot of work…


a CARL ZEISS cinemizer costs 650,- bugs, insane, crazy..
http://www.rcmodellbau-online.de/ 560,- euros
and we have no chance to test? ok, order and send back within legal time.
without testing such a device i would hang a Xperia 3 tablet infront of my eyes..
the tablet would be usefull as tablet too.. when you are not playing..
but with a tablet infront, we need exact headtracking… is a 20 bugs air mouse accurate enough?
first test with arduino and
Gyro: Triple Axis Gyro – L3G4200D (BK-L3G4200D)
Accelerometer: MMA7361L 3-Achsen Beschleunigungssensor (IM120712010)
show, that accurate headtracking isnt done with a snip..


for DIY  headtracker we have to leave single sensors behind us.. gyro, accelerometer, magnetometer… there are complete sensors available, doing combining all of them