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Is VR dead?

Discussion in 'Computech' started by Andrew_WOT, Feb 14, 2019.

  1. Jeremy Ford

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    Haha, yeah his sim rig is an industrial deathtrap.
     
  2. RCHeliguy

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    Andrew, got to love the water fountain in the bathroom. What will they think of next? ;)

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  3. Andrew_WOT

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    Just don't drink from it.
     
  4. RCHeliguy

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    I've heard that about yellow snow too.
     
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  6. RobertR1

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    FoV differences though the lenses:



    @Craig Dunkley since you were asking about FoV a while back.
     
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  7. o Tiger Feet o

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    Sweviver in full on Pimax sales mode.

    I think what it does show is in small FOV ( thinking Index here)... It makes little difference to the 'standard' 110 FOV most current gen headsets have now.
     
  8. odiopower

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    Sadly he got bought by pimax...ofc he trash all the other headset now.
     
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  9. Andrew_WOT

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    He has been employed by Pimax last month, not sure his opinion is valid anymore. Pimax is dead.
     
  10. o Tiger Feet o

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    Yup - I did comment about the 'comfort' ... Nonsense 'pro' comment from him. I really like the guy too.
     
  11. RobertR1

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    How do I get pimax to pay me? seeing that my experience in the fov differences is exactly the same.
     
  12. o Tiger Feet o

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    Even the comfort bit? You find it uncomfortable to move your head a tiny bit?
     
  13. RobertR1

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    Barely listened to what he said. Main bit was the visual comparisons between the fov for me.
     
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  14. o Tiger Feet o

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    Fair enough. Pictures tell a thousand words and all that :)
     
  15. sdubbin

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    Question for you guys with more then 1 headset, how easy is it just to swap headsets, does steamer room scale have to be reset . Does steam settings get saved per device, eg if I had pimax and wmr headset is there a way to create device profiles
     
  16. HugoB

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    Another first look, from the guy who built H3VR (a.k.a. Hot Dogs, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades). Interesting is his explanation about the comfort. And because his game uses scopes etc, the advantage of the Index's good optics.

     
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  17. Andrew_WOT

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  18. RobertR1

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    Per the article, seems to slot between a rift s and an index this expectations should be set accordingly.

    We need as many options as can be in the mid range. That’s generally where most of the growth sits.
     
  19. Ceolmor

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    The Cosmos could be a contender for sim racers. Article suggests inside out tracking, possible (no evidence) panels the same as the Reverb and mechanical IPD adjustment. Note there are no headphones, so likely either pipes sound like the Rift S or have to add your own.
     
  20. RCHeliguy

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    I hope there is enough market there. They need a home run and I agree competition is good, but I also agree that the fragmentation is getting pretty bad.

    However I see this market as not having much of a middle. You have the low cost of entry Go, Quest, PS-VR which have their own fairly large market.

    Then you have PC VR which is going to tend toward the extremes. At the lower cost end are the Rift S and some WMR gear.

    The cost of a rig to run VR well still makes that lower end expensive already.

    So tell me, if you're into VR and have spent enough to ramp up your rig, are you going to try to save a few bucks on the headset?

    I think Oculus made a smart move to stay at the lower end where the volume is. I don't want their products anymore, but it makes sense.

    But I can't see many people wanting a half step from there.

    Time will tell, but I just can't see it.

    This thread has a lot of people wanting the "best". Granted there is a break when dealing with the price of a StarVR system, which is priced above the mainstream into the "whale" market.
     
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