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    Vive to Rift

    Windows MR's Steam VR support is scheduled to drop on the 15th. Why not sell the Rift and pick up a Samsung Odyssey? No more tracker hassles.
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    Used Rift or Windows mixed?

    They planned to have SteamVR compatibility working on launch of the first round of headsets, just didn't happen.
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    Pimax 8k kickstarter

    Forget the 10m cable. The standard cable isn't stable at higher frequency ranges yet.
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    Pimax 8k kickstarter

    I get the same impression. Someone mentioned the use of a RedMere like technology for the 10m cable but I'm highly skeptical. It's a shame Pimax did all of these crazy add-ons. I think they'll get bogged down delivering them. Most addons are done by partners but integration takes engineering...
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    What Drives are We Putting in our NAS systems These Days?

    I've never had trouble selling off a disk, no matter how old, as long as it passes smart tests and is priced right.
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    Pimax 8k kickstarter

    10 meter would have to be fiber. No way Pimax can pull that off with regular copper. Google around for fiber displayport cables. They're so expensive most sites do the "call for pricing" thing. This place lists prices. Click the "cable length" tab. The 10m cable is $750! High frequency...
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    Pimax 8k kickstarter

    The chip is the ANX7530. Source The kickstarter page lists a 10 meter cable option for the 8k set. Must be fiber. It'll probably cost as much as the headset.
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    Pimax 8k kickstarter

    Pimax said the fps problem is caused by one of the chips in the video path not performing up to specification. Pimax said they're working with their supplier to fix the problem. Unfortunately, I don't remember where I heard it. Reddit? Youtube? Dunno.
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    TPCast Pre-Order?

    Especially considering the Intel version might make its way into laptops like WiDi.
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    TPCast Pre-Order?

    Intel is working on a wireless VR solution too. Due for release "early 2018."
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    Blade Runner 2049 Memory Labs

    I played it yesterday. Short, crap graphics, and boring as hell. Models look like something from seven years ago. Maybe worse. Mental note to never get excited about titles that release on GearVR. I had more fun in Aircar.
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    Pimax 8k kickstarter

    The kickstarter is projected to hit almost $3 million. Considering the risk of kickstarter vs buying a traditional product there's clearly huge demand for next-gen VR and beyond. VR isn't going anywhere. :)
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    Blade Runner 2049 Memory Labs

    Fellow Blade Runner fanatics, the wait is over! Blade Runner 2049 Memory Labs This is the official launch trailer from the Oculus channel so it should be relatively spoiler free.
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    Vive to Rift

    FYI, none of the onboard USB3 ports on my months-old Rysen motherboard work with Rift at all. I can't even get past the sensor setup using them. You said you have sensors and all are connected to USB3, correct? When I did my install, I read over and over that only two sensors should be...
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    POE VR Basestations

    Total waste of time for VR. Rift is the last successful consumer headset whose trackers need to be connected to the PC. People do not want to string tracker wires back to the PC. Now that tracker-less VR is a thing (Windows VR) that's what most people will buy. Enthusiasts will be ok with...
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    Pimax 8k kickstarter

    Video of the new V3 prototype showing physical IPD adjustment, PSVR style head strap, and DP connection.
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    Review of Windows MR's beta SteamVR support

    Audio is in German but Youtube's auto-translated closed captions are understandable. Includes evaluation of "out of view" tracking. Someone else reported that his Dell headset works "really well" with Revive via SteamVR support. (not in video)
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    Who Will Buy Windows VR too?

    Given the easy (zero) setup, low cost, and wide availability I expect the install base will grow fast. Tech-clueless parents will go with Windows VR or PSVR this Christmas. The Windows name carries a certain weight with the masses. They aren't aware of the things we care about. FOV...
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    Pimax 8k kickstarter

    That's good advice for Kickstarter in general but I don't think there is much risk in being 100% stiffed. The native 8k backers will get something...eventually. Quality and functionality might not be there but they'll get something. That said, I cringed when I read a post from some guy who...
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    Vive to Rift

    Thanks for the tips Decible and reaper12 but I'm not sinking any more money or setup effort into Rift. I have a 3rd tracker sitting new in the box that I'm not even bothering with. I'm switching away from Rift. Either Windows VR or Vive in the short term then something else in the Vive...
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    Oculus Oct. Announcements.

    I'm not so optimistic about tech transfer. Innovations made in the mobile/standalone platforms won't necessarily be free to migrate to PC VR. The tech can be locked into the walled gardens of Daydream and Oculus. Especially if the technologies are patentable. Google and Facebook won't spend...
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    What options for HMD?

    Yea, the Tested guys do the best VR coverage. They have excellent videos on the LG headset, SteamVR knuckle controllers, and the upcoming Pimax headsets too. They get technical with the Pimax guy about all the various add-ons not just the hmd.
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    Who Will Buy Windows VR too?

    The Odyssey doesn't have a flip-up display like every other Windows VR unit. Somewhat tempers my excitement. Rift is 2160x1200. Odyssey is 2880x1600. That's 77.7 percent more pixels. Not double but it's a significant increase. I was ready to preorder Odyssey but I found it doesn't have a...
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    Pimax 8k kickstarter

    Pimax uses a new LCD technology called CLPL that's designed to eliminate ghosting. I have yet to find an explanation of how it actually works. I'm half optimistic and half skeptical that it's marketing b.s.
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    Vive to Rift

    I do that every time I put it on. My side straps are fully extended. I leave the velcro hanging loose. No way to loosen the straps any further. Weight of the hmd is fully supported by the top strap. The side strap tension is what causes the troublesome pressure. No, there isn't. I spent...
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    Vive to Rift

    The knuckles do look awesome!
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    What options for HMD?

    Do your games have native VR support? I had the exact same mindset as you before I bought a Rift. I did a lot of reading about the 3rd party VR drivers. (I used to be a Tridef guy for 3D back in the day.) The conclusion I saw over and over is that the experience with 3rd party VR drivers...
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    Vive to Rift

    Those were my reasons for going Rift over Vive too. Although the comfort thing turned out to not apply to me. The Rift puts pressure on my upper cheekbones. It's not enough to hurt right away but it builds up over time and becomes unbearable after a while. I'm still happy with my choice of...
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    Is Lone Echo an Oculus exclusive forever?

    Steam has its problems but Valve is mostly a benevolent dictator compared to what other companies would do if they owned PC gaming the way Valve does.
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    Dell Visor

    People have different heads and faces. :)
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    Is Lone Echo an Oculus exclusive forever?

    You need to be a selective hypocrite to get along in modern society. Make a stand where you can. Compromise when there's no ideal option. Otherwise, you end up a hermit living in the woods. Life isn't perfect but that doesn't mean all moral stances are invalid. I do not, in fact, use the...
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    Oculus Oct. Announcements.

    Exactly! Me too but that's due to the ingenuity of 3rd parties. Wearing glasses inside a HMD sucks so much, manufacturers need to have prescription lens holders designed in from the start. My front cameras get bumped / moved and I need to go through the whole calibration song and dance more...
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    Wheel Stand Pro V2

    I bought one. The stand is heavy (good!) and well built. Took me about 10 minutes to mount my wheel, shifter, and pedals using the included hardware. I was able to zip tie all of the wires so they're nice and neat whether the stand is folded up for storage or set up for play. It folds up and...
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    Is Lone Echo an Oculus exclusive forever?

    Suppose I buy Lone Echo today. I buy a Windows VR set in a month. I sell my Rift. Can I still play Lone Echo? Nope. No so fine.
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    Dell Visor

    HUGE +1 on that statement. - Rift owner
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    Is Lone Echo an Oculus exclusive forever?

    Morally conflicted as in "Do I think this company is likely to do things that are anti-consumer and hurt ME in the future." By "hurt me" I mean restrict my choice as a consumer and generally screw me over. That kind of morally conflicted.
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    Oculus Oct. Announcements.

    LA Noire VR, Fallout VR, Payday VR, Skyrim VR, DOOM VFR, and a few other brand-new-for-VR AAA titles have already been announced. AAA titles are on the way! :) The limiting factor in my VR usage isn't lack of content. It's the poor ergonomics. We need headsets that are super comfortable to...
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    Is Lone Echo an Oculus exclusive forever?

    I was morally conflicted about buying Rift but the advantages over Vive were too big (in my opinion!) to buy a Vive. Not having this game or that game isn't the same as being stuck with inferior (in my opinion!) hardware, and paying more for it to boot. I'm not saying Rift is better than...
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