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Samsung Announces New Version Of Windows Mixed Reality Headset

October 22, 2018 / JEREMY HORWITZ

There are a variety of options available for users who want to go into virtual reality (VR). One of the most cost-effective is the Windows Mixed Reality line of head-mounted displays, of which there are several variants, provided by various different Microsoft partners, including Samsung. Samsung launched its Odyssey headset towards the end of 2017 and now it has announces a new and improved version.The new Samsung Odyssey+ features a number of improvements on the previous version, including an improved display and technology to reduce simulation sickness symptoms.The Samsung Odyssey+ uses new display technology with dual 3.5” AMOLED displays which provide a combined resolution of 1,440 x 1,600 per eye. This is combined with anti-screen Door Effect display technology.The ‘Screen Door Effect’ is the name for the phenomenon where the slender lines between the pixels become visible to the user, causing a kind of mesh effect like looking through a screen door. This effect...