Which VR headset?

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  1. Sphinx2000

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    Just use the "Oculus" store / software / lobby you should be able to look around in VR once it's running. It connects via HDMI and USB 2.0
    If it's not installed you can download from here https://www.oculus.com/setup/
     
  2. walker_2003

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    so even though its DK2 it still works with the proper release version software? ill check it out thanks.

    edit: even tho oculus setup doesnt detect everything i managed to give a crack on a free rollercoaster app..

    Thoughts are, the head tracking and framerate was good, the PPI was bad though and boy did I get some vertigo!

    Does the CV1 offer better PPI or anything?
     
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  3. Pic0o

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    I'm a Rift CV1 user and can confirm a 1080 Ti was a nice bump. I had a 980 Gtx Prior and felt a bit of cramping for some titles. I sold my 980 GTX (4GB) in a desktop build for someone, to offset a bit of the $$$ for the 1080 Ti.

    If you can swing it and justify the cost, possibly a 2080 Ti, but it looks like a good bit of them had some quality control issues.
     
  4. CordlezToaster

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    Anyone played with an Oculus GO?.
    Is it worth getting?
     
  5. bart5986

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    I have one at work.

    The only reason I would ever get one is if you didn't have a computer and didn't want to use mobile VR.

    The screen looks nice but has a low refresh rate which can look bad in many scenes.


    I guess you could consider it a cheap VR movie player, but then a phone is as well.
     
  6. Murmandamus

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    Go is pretty useless IMO. Better off waiting for the Quest if the Rift isn't an option for you.
     
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    I was interested in the Go, but by time I was close to getting one, the Oculus Quest announcement dropped. Also the separate software / needing to re-buy between headsets turned me off.

    I have a Rift but I am curious about the wireless devices. I might check out the Quest kit when it drops, since Go only has 3-DOF instead of 6 degrees of freedom. In other words, the Go has less tracking capability than a Rift, Vive, etc.

    Looks like the Oculus Quest is slated to release in Spring 2019.
     
  8. bart5986

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    The quest won't be much better.

    The only real benefit is the tracking.
     
  9. Azrael

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    I just impulse bought a cheap Lenovo Explorer Mixed Reality headset.... tell me what i should do with it. :lol:
     
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    shift + delete :p
     
  11. Azrael

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    FWIW, this is the intended primary purpose:
     
  12. Murmandamus

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    Having fully tracked hand controllers is a very significant factor. It's not going to have the gfx quality of PC VR, but it'll be a full VR experience at least.

    72Hz refresh rate instead of 60 of the Go will be noticeable as well.
    If you got it with hand controllers install The Lab on steam. Best place to start when you want to see what VR is capable of.
     
  13. Sphinx2000

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    PIMAX is slowly getting better... but still using dodgy speak, upscaling instead of native and slower hz...

     
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    I haven't watched that vid but I'm kinda assuming he's talking about the 8k headset, for me the 5k was always the interesting one and in simracing circles the 5k+ is a big improvement over the CV1 so I'm gearing up for an upgrade sometime this year. Negligible SDE and a wider FOV will definitely be welcome.
     
  15. Sphinx2000

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    Yeah the 8k is just the 5k+ 2560x1440 per eye res up-sampled to 4K per eye - but is now slowed down to 80hz instead of 90hz (not good).
    Linus also got them to admit that their "CLPL Screen (Customized low persistence liquid)" technology they still spruik for both the 8K and 5K+ HMDs are just LCD screens.-

    Kickstarter orders are still backlogged: https://forum.pimaxvr.com/t/apology-for-the-delays-with-kickstarter-campaign/12420
     
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  16. bart5986

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    Upscaling was in the kickstarter from the start...

    It would be a little embarrassing if anyone was surprised from that.

    Thats why the 8kX was part of the kickstarter, if you didn't want upscaling.

    As for refresh rate literally everyone so far has said its not noticeable at 80hz and if anything its better because a 2080ti struggles to drive the 8k to begin with, adding an extra 10fps would not work.


    But this doesn't change the fact that the 5k+ is the better product due to it not using the diagonal pixel pattern that the 8k uses, as well as being sharper due to the lack of upscaling.
     

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