anyone else picking one up?
@john2910 might be getting one.
Here is a mild previrw of FoV values from Voodpode.
I have enquired to see if his 8kX was set to Normal.
honestly i was not bothered by the quest 2 fov half as much as i thought i would be. All sins were forgiven for being so so simple to get running and run consistently, so seeing its a solid 10 degrees higher than quest 2 is a great bonus.
FoV unless really low low shouldn’t be much of a bother depending on the individual.
I am curious on the subjective test as Voodoode confirmed his 8kX was on Large with him only preparing 130 wide.
BSB while has a great form factor but FoV decreases if you have a large ipd. And the upscaling deception. Only a minor upscaling but to get full res it is only 75hz.
oh god its fucking fantastic. this is literally going to be on my head 12 hours a day for work now.
Look forward to hearing your evaluation when your ready.
Lenses are fantastic, clear end to end, never had a non Fresnel headset so never experienced this. no screendoor effect that i can see. controllers feel great. tracking is rock solid. the hands only tracking is fantastic- feels like being tony stark. passthrough in adequate lighting is superb. gets spotty/grainy in dim lighting but you know… buy a lightbulb haha. little light leak around nose but never owned a headset that didn’t have that. strap is dogshit as you would expect. Premium chinese strap and knuckle controller covers on the way from china. i have no major complaints aside from fact it didn’t exist sooner and shop i had to get it from charged 30 over msrp.
Awesome! Here is
@Axacuatl eval on OpenzmR.
So, I got my Quest 3 after all.
great lenses: they have edge2edge clarity. Although at the outer rim, while the acuity seems to remain great, it does seem to be slightly darker; sort of a unintended Vignette effect. Oh well, at least that will help people struggling with motion sickness …
displays are fine too, with the caveat that the blacks are not great. When trying the Abyss (TheBlu) where it is supposed to be pitch black, it was grey, and I mean not the kind of grey which is near to black. If I compare it to the Crystal (at the roadshow last year): in the Crystal I couldn’t tell where the displays end and the housing starts. Don’t worry, in the Quest 3 you can tell - easily.
the form factor is nice, much better than the Quest 2. I am going to fit the BoboVR battery strap with the Quest 2 to 3 retro-fit pack from BoboVR today, I expect it to be really comfy. The standard soft strap is junk though.
controllers with the AddOn laces are nice, like a light version of the Knuckles. I didn’t have any tracking issues so far, but didn’t test them heavily either.
the dock is cool, albeit too expensive - but still, such a convenience factor and it looks neat.
passthrough is a revelation to me as I only knew the Vive, G2 and Quest 2 passthrough so far. It makes moving in your space a joy, which shouldn’t be underestimated. Another great gain in convenience.
MR experiences are fun, e.g. Thrill of the Fight with a fighter standing in your living room or Espire 2 fighting gun men from behind your desk, or in Vermillion. Demeo, and Eleven should be fun too but I didn’t try them yet. And there is a number of other MR experiences or previously released apps/games with MR updates which look cool and should be fun. .
however, that doesn’t mean that I would recommend using it for MR/AR activities which are demanding in terms of acuity of the passthrough, e.g. sitting at your real monitor and trying to work with the real and virtual monitors at the same time: the virtual ones will be fine, but reading text on the real one is tedious. It works for a couple of minutes, but it is labor. So this is a step in the right direction with usable results on the convenience & MR parts, and it will help in isolating you less from your environment, bu not yet for real MR productivity.
PC VR: I tried it, set it to godlike in VD, but wasn’t blown away yet. So today I am not yet prepared to let go of the G2 for sims, it wasn’t that great yet to suggest it is on the same level. Possibly not all of my settings are where they need to be, and I didn’t spend too much time on it yet, so this may or may not improve.
So I will definitely keep the Quest 3, but am not yet letting the G2 join the 8KX on the shelf.
I took some Frequency Response measurements of the Quest 3 and Index Speakers
Posted By SupOrSalad on r/virtualreality
Porta Pro Measurements
Just ordered mine from Amazon. $649 cad, delivery tomorrow.
I really wanted to get the Big Screen beyond to replace the Reverb G2 and also for better compatibility with my vive trackers, but at $1449 I couldn’t justify it. (also their markup is not a fair usd-cad conversion).
Yeah as a fellow Canuck often price conversions not very friendly.
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