For Virtual Cinema I've used Virtual Desktop, Bigscreen and SkyboxVR with my Rift CV1. I bought an Oculus GO in the recent Amazon Prineday sales purely for VR Cinema usage as my Rift has various setup and OLED panel issues that make it less than ideal for VR Cinema in my Bedroom.
I've been very pleasently surprised by how good the Oculus GO is for this use case, from the lenses to the reduced SDE and higher resolution. I've been amazed by the black levels considering I had heard they were terrible compared to OLED but IMHO they are perfectly fine and in many respects better than my Rift because my Rift had coloured artifating and colour banding in dark/shadow areas both in the Virtual Cinema envoronments and on the screen too whereas on GO the blacks still seem pretty darned black to me but without all the artifacting. I've even been amazed by the in built headstrap speakers after hearing horror stories about how they dont't comp[are to Rifts Headphones.
So I revisted the 3 aforementioned Virtual Cinema apps on my new GO. Each has a feature I want but is also missing a feature or two so none are perfect for my particular specific requirements. I had high hopes for Bigscreen especially when they launch their new iMAX Cinema environment at the end of the month and also Virtual Desktop. The reason I was favouring those two over SkyboxVR at the moment is that they allow me to stream my Desktop and thus allow me to use KODI as my Media Server Movie/TV Show User Interface and player and allow me to output full multichannel audio to my 5.1 Receiver and 5.1 Kef E305 Sub/Sat speaker system. In other words, so the sound experience matches the Visual experience of viewing the movie in a large Virtual Cinema. A match made in Heaven! The problem is that Bigscreen Desktop Streaming to GO has apparently never worked well and still doesn't. It was a lag and image artifact fest!! On the other hand, Virtual Desktops Desktop streaming to GO was nigh on perfect where there wasn't even much noticable lag in the mouse pointer following my GO's handcontroller 'laser pointer'!! However, the problem is that Virtual Desktops Cinema environments are small, low detail/fidelity and mediocre.
SkyBoxVR on the other hand has the most gorgeous Cinema Environments of them all. Near photorealistic. Absolutely beautiful. The main Virtual Cinema is a work of art!! I love the fact that you can adjust the baked lighting intensity/brightness and the image controls. I love SkyBoxVR's UI and even its library UI for local on-board content and SKyBoxVR's spacial audio combined with GO's off ear audio solution is the best aural virtual cinema experience I've had outside of using real 5.1 speakers.
What would make it absolutely perfect for me though would be either the ability to stream 5.1 audio back to the PC for playback via real 5.1 speakers or the ability to stream the desktop to SkyboxVR. The latter covers the desire to be able to use KODI within SkyboxVR and also sorts the 5.1 Speaker Audio desire. Given that KODI running on the desktop PC would simply output audio to the speakers as it always does and its really just the KODI interface and media playback visuals that are being streamed to SkyboxVR on the GO. I wouldn't even need/desire to use the GO hand controller to interact with the desktop/KODI because its preferable to use my conventional IR remote to control KODI on the PC anyway.
Could it be as simple as capturing the KODI application window and outputing that to the GO via the Skybox PC client??
I would love if those features could be added because it would make SkyBoxVR the perfect Virtual Cinema Application!!