Which VR headset?

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  1. sTeeLzor

    sTeeLzor Member

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    Sometimes, I get the feeling some people haven't used binoculars before.
     
  2. bart5986

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    Thats right, Pimax does everything although not perfectly.

    FOV is very important for VR, it makes everything else look pointless to use in comparison.
     
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  3. proffesso

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    installing Varjo today.

    here's an old shot of some of the other headsets i work with...

    I tested Pimax a 18 months ago and it was OK, but certainly not polished. i'll get the 8k once ive heard reports its decent. and Pico2 and Index are next on the list

    got everything from dk1 / fove / osvr etc....been doing VR for some time :D

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  4. Nethiuz

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    Sweet collection mate.
    Get the Index i can't swear by it enough, i am very interested in Cosmos too because inside out tracking would be so much less hassle..
    I had Pimax 5k it was horrible, Rift was good but low res. Vive i did like i kept the base stations for Index so i only had to buy headset, cause the whole set is two kidneys.
     
  5. nope

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    mad i cant wait for 2nd gen refresh of ampere but dunno if 3080ti comes out this year, nvidia sitting on what amd is gonna do and intel.
     
  6. proffesso

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    got the varjo up and running today. the clarity is ridiculous, nothing else comes close. it is focused on the center area though, so thats a downside, but for things that need extreme resolution, there is nothing else like it. you can see a bit of inconsistency between the 2 panels used, but its mostly seamless.

    still going to order the pimax 8k+ and see how that goes, but even the pixel per degree on that dont match the varjo.
     
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  7. bart5986

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    If going with 8k, why not the 8k X? Native resolution would be much better.
     
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  8. nope

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    When will head tracked vrssaa be standard it only works in pavlov and boneworks
     
  9. bart5986

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    What is that? Spelling mistake?
     
  10. DangerMaus

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    Variable Rate Super Sampling from Nvidia. It's supported on a lot more than two titles.
     
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  11. proffesso

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    vrss is a pain because you need to submit your app to nividia to get it added to the driver
     
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  12. nope

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    oh thats shit.
     
  13. ChinoPD

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    I had my first taste last week using a Vive Pro. Been doing a little reading/watching and I'm pretty sold on the Index. How are people getting one? Through a freight-forwarder?
     
  14. nope

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    yeah id say so, how would warranty go tho ?
     
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    Usually a no go with freight forwarder. Half the stuff I buy I use comgateway, including nearly half of the parts in my current rig I put together three years ago. I haven’t had any issues, been lucky.

    My folks are going to the US soon I might get them to pick one up for me.
     
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    lol yeah bugger having to get ripoff for bloody warranty return and send every fucking time
     
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    Yeah, a risk some aren't willing to make. I've shipped much more expensive items before, 200% worth it for me.

    GF wants to get it for me. In fact, she's more keen to get it for me than I am for myself.

    Will pull the trigger in a few days, unless we miraculously get news that they will add Australia to their list, which I doubt but you never know.

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    + 10%, fee's, customs, etc. I estimate around $2K all up.

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    https://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/store/valve_index/ValveIndexSafetyAndMaintenanceInfo.pdf

     
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  18. sTeeLzor

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    Been enjoying my Quest. Set up the Oculus Link and Wireless Streaming using the ALVR app. Got a bunch of games on Steam. Got a couple on the Oculus Store for Rift and a few for the Quest. All in all, I am pretty damn happy with the whole thing. I try to avoid hooking up via Oculus Link where possible (the restriction of being cabled is annoying to me) but a theres at least one of my games that only works via Link instead of ALVR(TWD Saints and Sinners).

    I look forward to the official release of Wireless Streaming.
     
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    honestly just wait gen 2 is around the corner in a matter of months
     
  20. ChinoPD

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    Shipping company confirmed their “BuyForMe” service also includes managing warranty activities on your behalf should you require it.
     
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