Samsung HMD Odyssey+ VR headset announced with dual 3.5-inch AMOLED displays

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The Samsung HMD Odyssey+ integrates AKG's audio technology for sounds.

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. The most touted feature of the Odyssey+ is what Samsung calls the anti-screen door effect (SDE) display.

Samsung's HMD Odyssey Windows Mixed Reality headset was already among the highest-end of its type, and the company is refining that head-mounted device with the Odyssey+. Of course, removing the screen door effect will also help with immersion, which is a big thing for virtual reality.

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Samsung have used its technology in a way that allows for this "fixed pattern noise" to be overcome, providing a perceivedPPI of 1,233 PPI (pixels per inch).

The new Samsung Odyssey+ features a number of improvements on the previous version, including an improved display and technology to reduce simulation sickness symptoms.

Although when it was first released, the Samsung model was the priciest Windows Mixed Reality headset available, it is good to see that it has been discounted.

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Samsung has equipped its new HMD Odyssey+ with twin 1,440 x 1,600 pixel displays. Also, it supports 360-degree spatial sound that mimics 3D audio and comes with pre-paired 6DOF controllers.

A few ounces lighter, the Plus also lets you adjust the distance between the screens to better align with your vision in addition to the headband size. The HMD Odyssey+ comes bundled with two motion controllers with six degrees of freedom (DOF) for a full range of three-dimensional movement, along with HDMI 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports for connecting to a Windows-powered computer. Samsung says the HMD Odyssey+ will be available today at the Microsoft Store and at Samsung.com, though at the time of this writing it doesn't seem to be live at either store just yet.

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