The Best VR Headset Money Can Buy Video, Varjo VR-3

noko

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Great that we have some in house hands on experience now ! Very cool I88bastard.
 

l88bastard

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Here are some more of my impressions of using the VarjoVagina

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MavericK

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Undoubtedly the VR-3 looks and is great, but the G2 and Pimax don't actually look that bad. It's a bullshit comparison by a bullshit Youtuber. I consider Sebastian/MRTV a running joke at this point. And I'm basing that on observing the guy and his behavior through his entire online VR "reviewing" existence, lots of his dumb Reddit comments, admitting he begs for free hardware. Every HMD that gets sent to him is "the BEST ever you guys", while willfully skewing the comparables to look worse so the sponsored product stands out more. Hype for clicks, financial desperation - he's not trustworthy. There are far better VR reviewers, that have actually tried to standardize their TTL (through the lens) methodology.

Edit: he backpedaled after his TTL was called out as bullshit. He calls it a "mistake", except the behavior is chronic.

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Yeah, there is no way the 8KX looks that crappy. That whole thing seemed really suspicious to me.
 

bobzdar

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Sebastian redid his pictures...here are the before and afters....man that Pimax still looks rough!

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It doesn't meaningfully change things. I take Sebastians hyperbole with a big grain of salt but his through the lenses videos are generally pretty good and he does try to cover every single headset (even if he has to beg/borrow/steal to get them). Other reviews, especially in the sim racing world echo the results, the VR-3 is a step above everything else even without using the focus display. Once there is some native support for that and foveated rendering, it should be even better - one of those headsets that even if we get the LCD screens and spherical lenses in another headset, still can grow with software. The few games that do have native support say the focus area is indistinguishable from the outer area when enabled and is unbelievably clear, meaning it will get better over time provided Varjo keeps pushing the software (and they have a decent track record of it).

Have to decide whether to spend ~$5k on this or $7k on upgraded brakes for my sports car...
 

MaZa

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It doesn't meaningfully change things. I take Sebastians hyperbole with a big grain of salt but his through the lenses videos are generally pretty good and he does try to cover every single headset (even if he has to beg/borrow/steal to get them). Other reviews, especially in the sim racing world echo the results, the VR-3 is a step above everything else even without using the focus display. Once there is some native support for that and foveated rendering, it should be even better - one of those headsets that even if we get the LCD screens and spherical lenses in another headset, still can grow with software. The few games that do have native support say the focus area is indistinguishable from the outer area when enabled and is unbelievably clear, meaning it will get better over time provided Varjo keeps pushing the software (and they have a decent track record of it).

Have to decide whether to spend ~$5k on this or $7k on upgraded brakes for my sports car...

Thats easy, 5000k on the headset and do your sports car business in Project Cars 2 VR. 😁
 

l88bastard

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It doesn't meaningfully change things. I take Sebastians hyperbole with a big grain of salt but his through the lenses videos are generally pretty good and he does try to cover every single headset (even if he has to beg/borrow/steal to get them). Other reviews, especially in the sim racing world echo the results, the VR-3 is a step above everything else even without using the focus display. Once there is some native support for that and foveated rendering, it should be even better - one of those headsets that even if we get the LCD screens and spherical lenses in another headset, still can grow with software. The few games that do have native support say the focus area is indistinguishable from the outer area when enabled and is unbelievably clear, meaning it will get better over time provided Varjo keeps pushing the software (and they have a decent track record of it).

Have to decide whether to spend ~$5k on this or $7k on upgraded brakes for my sports car...
Or option #3 champagne room...just know that there is absolutely no sex in the champagne room!
 
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Absolutely no way the pimax 8KX looks that bad. My 5K super is 4-5 times sharper than that image. The first time I connected the 5K it looked quite fuzzy until I found the steam vr setting had defaulted 70 resolution scaling. That knucklehead most likely had the same issue and failed to correct the scaling.
 
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