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  1. i5x

    Oculus Quest

    Funny you say it is not main stream, I mean you are correct, however, watching them from dk1 under 55k units in the world to seeing them on shop floors feels very main stream even if technicallythey are not quite there. Originally I think the resolution was 600x800 per eye if memory seves, simply because of screen technology. Having watched them advance, both technically and commercial sense, I reckon they will get there. As much as I can't stand Facebook their buyout was probably the best thing to happen as far as main stream goes - even surpassing the technical upgrades, )). It gave VR publicity it would never have attained. Even the BBC refused to have any news articles because their senior tech guy said it was bound to fail just as it had done in the 90s with the crt screen tech. Facebook actually forced people to take notice (the bastards). Oh and yeah Climb 2 = Crytek.
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    Oculus Quest

    We currently have a Quest 2 and Valve Index. Yes the Valve Index is excellent, however, I have an £1800 graphics card powering it, along with very high end mobo, cpu etc, everything that can be over clocked and all running perfectly together. If we hook up the Quest 2 to the same machine the difference is not night and day. Infact in all honestly it is negligible to the point we are considering selling the Index as the controllers alone are brand new rma and like the lighthouses are difficult to buy right now without paying hugely inflated prices. This would pay for my lower end gaming pc to have some upgrades that it is due. So it is not the fact that Index is better, it is just down to the fact it is not really a level playing field as mostly people don't have the hardware to run them side by side for a fair comparison. This kind of might sound pedantic but I think the fact it is not necessarily the expense of the headset more the equipment running it that is the limitation. Whilst throwing cash at it isn't the answer people would like to here, it does bode well for the future as let's face in in a few years the new standalone vr systems will be able to house the equivalent kit I am running at a fraction of the cost. Last page I read about motion sickness, something that had absolutely plagued me to extreme levels. What I have noticed is as fps and resolutions have icreased is the effects have lessened. I still can't walk about and have to use the teleport systems I games, however, now I can spend a fair amount of time in there before I begin to feel light headed. This is the case for both Index and Q2 (when tethered to pc). In all honesty right now to fix this the answer is to throw money at it unfortunately. Going from a 2080ti to a 3090 has drastically improved things again simply by increasing frame rate. Btw take a look at Climb 2 should be already released, looks great fun and will look forward to vr sickness and vomiting off to of skyscrapers.
  3. i5x

    Oculus Quest

    For use with PC this cable from amazon works well and £50 cheaper than official link cable. Has been well worth the cash as have been able to make use of the 3090 I bought a little while ago with the Q2.
  4. i5x

    Soundbars

    We have an Arc; managed to get £90 or so discount. I wanted to go full 5.1.2 as I wanted atmos that actually worked how it was supposed to. It looked very tidy mounted on wall and is quite low profile. It has really made a diffidence especially to bass, I was not 100% convinced we wouldn't end up having to buy a sub but we have not felt the need yet. The treble has a nice sparkle but not overly aggressive and really like the voice enhancement feature (brings mids forward so more pronounced) Sound fills the room nicely and poor cat seems to be a bit scared of it , which I guess attests to the accuracy of my comments.
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    Oculus Quest

    I suffer really bad VR sickness, similar feeling to travel sickness bit 10x worse. It is not a problem if it is something like a racing game or something steated, it is when you have to get up and walk about, I just have never been able to go more than 5 mins at a time. The new pc I build for SO, which is a bit if a monster rig, and the Index I was actually able to play HL: Alex for well over 30 mins due to higher fps. I should be able to crank the fps up to 90hz or so and get even more time in there. I think I could have managed even longer but had to cut it sort as game was due to begin. Btw if you like physics in games and building bazaar cotraptions Boneworks is decent. Idea of some of the stupid things that can be done:
  6. i5x

    Oculus Quest

    Quick how to from Reddit : Obvious this will not work with none VR games, also Netflix app is pretty cool.
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    Oculus Quest

    Been using VR since Oculus Kickstarter and Rift dk1 about 6 years or more ago. Your best bet of you want quick and easy is an Oculus Quest 2 for about £300 or so, no pc required. Just whack it on your head and away you go, it can even be connected to a pc if you decide to go down that route later. It is the Rift S that requires a PC, or Valve Index (we have this one currently and a monster pc for it). There are other headsets out there for PC like Pi Max but they are main ones. Was discussing hardware last night and they have to aim at mid range / lower tier to actually be able to mass market and sell these things. Tbh anyone asks about VR we tell them Quest 2, then that way if you don't like it, or get motion sickness you can return it for minimal outlay and if you love it you can build around it if you decide to. Edit: would recommend Elite headstrap to go with it as it is uncomfortable without it for £50.
  8. Is Cyberpunk the best game of trying to tank my framerate with the new graphics card then? Been trying to get my hands on a 3080 for ages, and had sold my last one a couple of months back and bought an LG tv with gsync in anticipation of new cards. Kept missing out as the SO kept changing mind. Bored of waiting so decided to get a 3090 instead. I have ended up ordering 3 of the buggers because they added the ones I wanted in wrong order. Either way the one I wanted is coming Tues so planning on pushing the new card some.
  9. i5x

    *Shakes head* Everton again.

    there got it to work #freechippytits
  10. i5x

    *Shakes head* Everton again.

    sorted it below...
  11. i5x

    The IPTV Thread

    Usually you can see the difference in channel quality on mine (4k 65" oled). The other lot sorted their stuff out very quickly and I was presently surprised. As a back up option this sounds decent though.
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    The IPTV Thread

    Might Have to give a try I like the idea of a backup and even at the scammers price it is decent enough. I would ask for a pm, however, since the name and app has been shared on forum I have no need...
  13. i5x

    Qwant

    Used startpage.com which is similar idea of being privacy based, it is google search engine with all the tracking stuff stripped out. That, firefox plus a few addons works pretty well for me.
  14. i5x

    Playstation 5

    If you did priority pre-ordrer from them you are given a discount code which you use to knock £2k off price and you can only order if you have the discount code. It is so people can not skip the cue whilst allowing pre-orders to complete purchase. Article about it: https://www.techradar.com/uk/news/ps5-consoles-are-being-sold-on-currys-for-pound2449-and-theres-of-course-a-catch
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    *Shakes head* Everton again.

    Gotta love auto correct and dyslexia combo
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