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Lenovo Explorer Mixed Reality (VR) headset
« on: October 11, 2018, 08:03:00 AM »
Currently evaluating this item
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1364658-REG/lenovo_g0a20001ww_explorer_mixed_reality_headset.html

Delivered for $176 AUS  ;D ;D ;D

No controllers (not needed for Assetto Corsa) keyboard and mouse is best. Came within a whisker of ordering a HTC Vive Pro for $2000 AUS (very glad I did not)

Very impressed so far  :) :) :) :) :) and I am currently using a 55inch 4K screen with Track IR5.

Your computer must pass this test. Win 10 minimum and a spare HDMI port.
Get Windows Mixed Reality PC Check - Microsoft Store

Do not need bluetooth for kybd/mouse.

Will update as I test. Would have been impossible to setup without the help of some youtube vids ( microsoft product of course ::) ::))
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Re: Lenovo Explorer Mixed Reality (VR) headset
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2018, 09:33:21 AM »
Interesting. How does the head tracking work without sensors? Just uses those cameras on the front?

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Re: Lenovo Explorer Mixed Reality (VR) headset
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2018, 09:59:34 AM »
You might want to read this topic on ARSE as well, if you're interested

http://arseforums.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=21605&p=451990&hilit=lenovo#p451990

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Re: Lenovo Explorer Mixed Reality (VR) headset
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2018, 04:20:02 PM »
Interesting. How does the head tracking work without sensors? Just uses those cameras on the front?
Yes, and you need enough light for those cameras to work. I was having trouble with centreing and realised what the problem was, I forgot I was driving with a downlight on above me last night, and had no problems at all  :). The tracking is excellent, you can look as far as you can into a corner and it never loses track, amazing.
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Re: Lenovo Explorer Mixed Reality (VR) headset
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2018, 04:21:50 PM »
You might want to read this topic on ARSE as well, if you're interested

http://arseforums.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=21605&p=451990&hilit=lenovo#p451990
Thanks Bird, it was on the ARSE forum where first saw the headset mentioned  :).
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Re: Lenovo Explorer Mixed Reality (VR) headset
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2018, 05:15:11 PM »
Did you try it on ACC?

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« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2018, 05:44:17 PM »
Did you try it on ACC?
No, a disaster apparently  ;D ;D . I am using a gaming laptop at the moment.
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Re: Lenovo Explorer Mixed Reality (VR) headset
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2018, 09:25:58 PM »
Watched a few reviews and ordered one  ;D at that price why not

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Re: Lenovo Explorer Mixed Reality (VR) headset
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2018, 12:35:34 AM »
I take it you purchased the headset from the link you posted Roo...

Just wondering how long it took to arrive in OZ ?  At that price would be worth having as a backup.

I see on PC Case Gear there's been a recent price rise on both Vive headsets. ::) v1 and 2.
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Re: Lenovo Explorer Mixed Reality (VR) headset
« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2018, 05:46:38 AM »
I take it you purchased the headset from the link you posted Roo...

Just wondering how long it took to arrive in OZ ?  At that price would be worth having as a backup.

I see on PC Case Gear there's been a recent price rise on both Vive headsets. ::) v1 and 2.

cheapest shipping option said 5 to 7 days when I ordered last night

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Re: Lenovo Explorer Mixed Reality (VR) headset
« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2018, 06:43:04 AM »
I take it you purchased the headset from the link you posted Roo...

Just wondering how long it took to arrive in OZ ?  At that price would be worth having as a backup.

I see on PC Case Gear there's been a recent price rise on both Vive headsets. ::) v1 and 2.
Yes it only took a week to get here once the company reopened after a weeks break :)
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Re: Lenovo Explorer Mixed Reality (VR) headset
« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2018, 06:51:48 AM »
We were discussing last night that this headset is a good deal to dip your toes in the water of VR.

I must stress that your PC has to pass this test

https://www.microsoft.com/en-au/p/windows-mixed-reality-pc-check/9nzvl19n7cnc?activetab=pivot%3aoverviewtab

You need a processor that has to be able to run specific "instructions" all the recent Intel should be ok.
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Re: Lenovo Explorer Mixed Reality (VR) headset
« Reply #12 on: October 12, 2018, 07:18:06 AM »
I ran my first few VR races last night 8)  the sense of real world scale is amazing (just like reality but virtual  ;D ;D ;D) .
This device only has a software IPD ( inter pupil distance) adjustment , so you need to measure what your's is, and then enter that figure in the Win 10 "settings"

https://www.google.com/search?q=how+to+measure+ipd+for+vr&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-b



In AC there is also an App that is added for VR settings "super sampling and IPD adjust".
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Re: Lenovo Explorer Mixed Reality (VR) headset
« Reply #14 on: October 12, 2018, 07:46:47 AM »
thanks for the links roo. I had a little dabble with vr with my gear vr and some playstation move cameras which worked but took a lot of tinkering to set up so this looks a lot easier. based on my previous experience I'm not sure I'd use it for league races more just for fun but we'll see.