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Nov 01

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Headplay 800 x 600 FPV Goggles

Although it's not the case today, few years ago headplay 800 x 600 fpv goggles were one of the two mainstream options of goggles for FPV with FatShark's being the second.
One can find a lot of discussion on topic which one are suited best but both have their pros and cons.

HeadPlay goggles or HeadPlay Personal Cinema System (PCS) is a portable headset consisting of two separate LCoS (Liquid Crystal on Silicon) displays which is resulting in simulated experience of 52 inch display 6 feet away at 800x600 resolution.

It consists of three main components, the goggles, liberator module with video inputs/outputs including VGA, USB input and playback capability, and small remote. IPD (InterPupillary Distance) is adjustable with these goggles.

Main advantages of the Headplay 800 x 600 fpv goggles compared to FatShark's are bigger resolution of 800x600 compared to 640x480 of FatShark's, 3D playback capability is possible because of the two separate displays (one for each eye) while FatShark's have one display, possibility to connect goggles to PC via VGA cable and use it for gaming or cinema. However most of these functionalities are not important in FPV application. HeadPlay's do offer better picture compared to FatShark's but the FOV (Field Of View) is narrow. Headplay 800 x 600 fpv goggles are designed for internal usage and therefor, without modifications, not blocking outside light sufficiently. Liberator, ironically, is constricting your movement because of it's bulkiness and short and rigid cable from Liberator to goggles. Connecting outside power supply is also a tricky business with HeadPlay and there are several modifications to connect regular LiPo batteries.

Headplay 800 x 600 fpv goggles might be good choice for cinema but widely considered as not the best choice for FPV.

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