HP Reverb G2

gsilver

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I don't really follow the VR news. He's addressing the concerns people are having.
I think his videos are informative and definitely helped me decide.
I've watched a number of his videos, and he does repeat himself quite a bit.
I've been curious about the G2, but when there's little to no new information on any given video, it feels pointless to release as many as he does.

If you only watch a couple, they probably seem fine, but when you've watched several of them, the repetition of information is obvious.
 

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I admit MRTV gets a little repetitive on his G2 videos, but then again because he also runs a VR lounge where to VR devices (not just headsets jut also gloves etc...) the pandemic really hit him hard and devastated his income. Having the first G2 was pretty much godsend in his situation so he is milking it in every way he can. Anway MRTV isn't the only one who has G2 prototype anymore. Tyriel Wood also recently received one (probably slightly older due to some differences vs Sebastians prototype) and has made several videos about it.
 

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MRTV has released the only through the lens comparisons so far which are incredably useful. Also his FOV comparison of EVERY headset was very informative. Give the guy a break. He has done his fair share of real world hardware comparison. I can't fault him on that.
 
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gsilver

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There's at least one other who did a through-the-lens comparison, but MRTV's is much better.
 

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Haven't seen, but either way i don't get the hate.
Are in Vive/Rift fanbois already?]
Surely for a YT page you can just skip ahead or don't watch?
The other would be Tyriel Wood, the guy who does through the lense videos quite often. But as I said before, his preproduction model light me older because, IIRC, there was an issue with the lenses which HP says is already fixed and (to my knowledge) MRTV's model does not have it, or at least he did not bring it up. I do not remember what it was, you just have to watch his videos. Anyway, here is Tyriels through the lense video.

 

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Before I preorder the HP Reverb G2, I have been waiting for any other announcements like from Samsung or others. So far nil. Anyone know if Samsung or others will also be releasing a new headset?
 

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I had the Reverb G1 for a couple of months, but reluctantly returned it in the end due to the thick and heavy cable, mediocre sound and black level. It sounds like HP has fixed all of my gripes, and more, so I'm close to pre-ordering this.
I also have a Vive, and can use my lighthouses to improve tracking on the G2, right? Or would I need the 2.0 lighthouses?

EDIT: Looks like lighthouse compatibility is just rumours, so I guess not.
 
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I had the Reverb G1 for a couple of months, but reluctantly returned it in the end due to the thick and heavy cable, mediocre sound and black level. It sounds like HP has fixed all of my gripes, and more, so I'm close to pre-ordering this.
I also have a Vive, and can use my lighthouses to improve tracking on the G2, right? Or would I need the 2.0 lighthouses?

EDIT: Looks like lighthouse compatibility is just rumours, so I guess not.
No, the G2 is only inside-out tracking.
 

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I had the Reverb G1 for a couple of months, but reluctantly returned it in the end due to the thick and heavy cable, mediocre sound and black level. It sounds like HP has fixed all of my gripes, and more, so I'm close to pre-ordering this.
I also have a Vive, and can use my lighthouses to improve tracking on the G2, right? Or would I need the 2.0 lighthouses?

EDIT: Looks like lighthouse compatibility is just rumours, so I guess not.
Yeah, I do not like not having external sensors. :(
 

Eivind68

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Yeah, I do not like not having external sensors. :(
I pre-ordered anyway. I get 14 days to return it, so I should have time to find out if it works good enough to keep by then. Hopefully the G2 sales will give Microsoft a swift kick in the nuts so they start developing the Windows VR software again.
 

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I just got off the phone with Connection since I needed to change my billing address. They said they well surpassed HP's 80,000 order number in order to start shipping so they said shipping is soon.
 

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I just got off the phone with Connection since I needed to change my billing address. They said they well surpassed HP's 80,000 order number in order to start shipping so they said shipping is soon.
Unfortunately I don't think anything their phone reps say means anything. They have no insight. They're trained to say "it'll ship soon" as boilerplate response for backorders of any kind, and they've been telling that to everyone that posts at /r/hpreverb - there are threads going back to June "Connection rep just told me it'll ship soon".

HP still hasn't announced the release date. They were still iterating prototypes as recently as a few weeks ago. October is probably optimistic at this point.
 
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All we know for sure is Fall 2020. That means October at earliest if things go smoothly but November is the most likely shipping month. If we get our headsets in october then consider ourselves lucky.
 

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All we know for sure is Fall 2020. That means October at earliest if things go smoothly but November is the most likely shipping month. If we get our headsets in october then consider ourselves lucky.
My Amazon order still says 1 October and that's in a bit more than a week.
I don't mind if it gets delayed a month or so lol, stupid ass Kickstarter board games I'm interested in that just had to release this week and new video cards have already thinned my wallet considerably for this and next month.
 

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My Amazon order still says 1 October and that's in a bit more than a week.
I don't mind if it gets delayed a month or so lol, stupid ass Kickstarter board games I'm interested in that just had to release this week and new video cards have already thinned my wallet considerably for this and next month.
I am pretty sure that it is just a placeholder date that was put somewhere in fall. 🤔 But I would be glad if proven otherwise.
 
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