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VR - exciting times ahead...
« on: February 11, 2018, 07:33:48 PM »
Something like that would probably get me into VR - talking about the PIMAX 5k/8k:
https://www.vrandfun.com/meet-second-generation-vr-ar-headsets-release-2018/
Just need a matching graphics card...should reduce the number of collisions as well.

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Re: VR - exciting times ahead...
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2018, 07:48:47 PM »
Still not convinced.
Is the 8k the resolution or the price? :-X

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Re: VR - exciting times ahead...
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2018, 08:06:35 PM »
I'd think even 5k's would be pretty good, but the thing I like the most is the FOV...200° is pretty much real life experience, isn't it?
However, I doubt current graphics cards could handle this thing.
« Last Edit: February 11, 2018, 08:08:45 PM by killagorilla »

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Re: VR - exciting times ahead...
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2018, 08:45:59 PM »
200° is a bona fide scam. The lenses would need to wrap that much around your eyeball.
« Last Edit: February 11, 2018, 09:13:17 PM by GzeroD »
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Re: VR - exciting times ahead...
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2018, 06:38:10 PM »
I'm definitely on the Pimax 8K bandwagon.

It actually renders at 1440p per eye and then upscales to 4K.  So the horsepower isn't as much as it sounds - made even more confusing by basically lying about the resolution in it's name.

But, from the hands on I've read and watched it sounds like screen door effect is all but gone and the 200 degree FOV is real and amazing.  Obviously there is a lot more detail in everything as well.

The issues at the moment sound like it's more to do with head tracking (done using Vive's) and comfort.  Also some screen blur which is far more of a concern to me as it uses LCD, not OLED, and I believe blurring is inherent in LCD which makes me think that is one issue which might be harder to fix.

Either way, 4K VR is what I'm waiting for.

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Re: VR - exciting times ahead...
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2018, 11:30:51 AM »
I'm definitely on the Pimax 8K bandwagon.

It actually renders at 1440p per eye and then upscales to 4K.  So the horsepower isn't as much as it sounds - made even more confusing by basically lying about the resolution in it's name.

But, from the hands on I've read and watched it sounds like screen door effect is all but gone and the 200 degree FOV is real and amazing.  Obviously there is a lot more detail in everything as well.

The issues at the moment sound like it's more to do with head tracking (done using Vive's) and comfort.  Also some screen blur which is far more of a concern to me as it uses LCD, not OLED, and I believe blurring is inherent in LCD which makes me think that is one issue which might be harder to fix.

Either way, 4K VR is what I'm waiting for.

You were far too fast just with a single monitor. Giving you VR seems like the rest of us won't have a chance. (not that we did before anyway)