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i5x

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  1. i5x

    New TV

    We have a 65" so get to fuck with that tory nonsense, this isn't the GF! We did actually have a quick look at the 75 but decided that would be a bit extravagant.
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    New TV

    Not just Witch other places consistenmtly have it top also, having owned its bigger brother the GX I can 100% see why. If it is to be wall mounted check out the GX, as I said I managed to get a deal on it that brought it more in-line price wise with the CX, it comes with a special wall mount that quite often places have free fitting, we didnt want to wait so did outsleves. It looks very neat on the wall, as we wanted to keep as much floor space for VR the GX just ticked every box for us. Screen burn was something we looked in to and ofc is a potential problem with any OLED, since Sony use LG pannels it is a similar risk for both (unless that has changed in last year or so?). Lg have actually a few things on the TV's now to help stop screen burn now, a forced pixel refresh that we do once per week as well as the obvious screen saver modes etc. However this is something only time will tell I guess. When I upgrade my PC screen either this year or next it will prob be another LG tv OLED it is that good, provided ofc it still have GSync. The GX has completly turned me around from not being convinced to the point they will 100% be in the running for next purchase.
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    New TV

    CX / GX are excellent. We bought a 65" LG GX because no season tickets, we actually were going to buy the CX but ended up with the GX. It's basically the same telly, with a slimmer profile, comes with its own bracket so more flush when on wall and I think I different remote. Managed to have the guy give me some of their stupidly priced cables with it in Currys which I then proceeded to ask for a refund for, ended up only paying £50 extra than the CX. Since it was going on a wall anyways made sense. I was not convinced about LG initially when I was reserching, Samsung were never really in running this time because OLED's pic quality just looked so much more sharper. The LG had a few extra features over Sony, wich I knew we would make use of (Gsync). As well as usuall stuff runing to it also a PC with a GTX 3090 and Gsync enabled making it a 65" inch OLED gaming monitor that can run 4k @ 120hz. At some point wll also get arround to buying a PS5 and have that attached too. Hav zero regrettes about it as it is fucking brilliant.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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:
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    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.
  11. 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.
  12. i5x

    *Shakes head* Everton again.

    there got it to work #freechippytits
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    *Shakes head* Everton again.

    sorted it below...
  14. 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...
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    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.
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    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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    *Shakes head* Everton again.

    My grandmother had the 1st RC CofE joint service for her funeral in Liverpool. I went to RC and CoE schools in the area. Sectarianism has not exisisted on any large scale for a long time thankfully, for either club and I am proud to say our area is one of the most supportive of chucking out hate groups like those idiots who tried to arch here a couple of years ago. The whole Everton is RC and LFC is CofE is garbage too, I won't go in to details because I have previously. If blues do indeed know their history they would realise they were founded my Methodists anyway St Domingos was methodist. Surely if we are all Orange because of the founder, they should all be methodist and... Actually Chapel was named after St Domingos House which was build by West Indian trader in sugar/ slaves and former mayor of liverpool George Campbell. So following the "logic" I hate to think what that would make him, apart from Bagshot crazy. Maybe they should bring back their old favorite of "Everton is White" they used to sing. Edit: I actually hate seeing this sort of stuff trying to divide the area and clubs to neatly fit adgendas.
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    Waterproof, Bluetooth headphones?

    This is not something that I have lots of experiance with, however, I do know the big problem is alot of places say our buds are waterproof, then when you look at their site they turn around and say nope dont use for swimming eg Jabra and Bose both advertise like this, so double check on manufacturer website. Ones that are for swimming are few and far in between I know Sony and Aftershokz do some but they have mp3 players attached.
  21. i5x

    The IPTV Thread

    I just pit it down to me being lazy and using wireless. I know something I know I need to sort, have a cable just need some motivation.
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    The IPTV Thread

    Yeah thanks Turdsy sorted me out with an invite to OG. Very happy with it so far , not had any buffering at all.
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    The IPTV Thread

    all works great thanks, will upgrade it to multiroom as soon as I can find where the android box has been hidden.
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    The IPTV Thread

    Cheers - would appreciate a pm very much
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