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JMB-3D
(@jmb-3d)
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06/08/2020 7:48 pm  

Ok This is what I think.

Comfort,
not bad needs modding why.
The lenses rest on the bridge of your nose, I've got a large nose but don't get this with the index.
Light bleed at the sides due to the fit, if you've got a large head will probably fill the gap.
i didn't notice it whilst playing.
Weight is ok.

Build
pretty good and feels strong, the light across the front is an issue for me as it heats up the headset, over long periods this will only make you sweat, fans defiantly need, i use the wind sim which helps.
I don't see how people wearing glasses can use this and as for the eye tracking I just don't get how that will fit without it touching your face, eyelashes.

Connections
all fine and worked with the usb c to usb adapter ive been using with the index.
Lead needs another meter or two on it.

Ipd
the dial works ok.

Setting up
worked straight away no problem

Software
works ok and integrates with steam vr well.

Graphics
Dialling in the HMD is not really that difficult, i messed around for a bit with settings and found the best view i could get was using the graphics conifg, need to use parallax otherwise graphics suffer with distortion of the lettering on signs etc.
Could only run at 75HZ, 118HZ no good, thats with the latest software.
Colours all ok, i found the view to be misty but turning up the gamma and brightness in iRacing helped get rid out that a bit.

Tracking
Tracking all seemed fine with 2 or 3 2.0 base stations, i will test the 9 axis tomorrow as i think that could well be useable and save money on base stations.

Motion compensation
No good as mentioned already and for me will not allow me to use the hmd with the race cube.

Conclusion
still work to be done, will be great for seated racing (No Motion Sim rig) with the FOV which is great.
You need to spend time getting the best setting for the view but i believe that is achievable as i only spent a few hours on it and got it to a useable standard.
I was using large FOV in native mode (75HZ)
Would i recommend spending the money, its a bit of hard one, i want to say yes but for theirs to many niggles just comparing to the index which just works with out any issues. On the other hand I've got no doubt this will work well with other non racing games.

My Rig - Fasetech Racing Cube Simulator (4DOF)
Vive Pro, Asus ROG STRIX X299-E GAMING Motherboard, Intel Core i9-7900X CPU
Asus GeForce RTX 2080 Ti DUAL OC 11GB ,
Fanatec Cs Elite wheel, v1.5 Shifter, Hand brake, He Pro Pedals, Carbon fibre bucket seat, Wind Sim, WAITING ON...Pimax 8KX VR


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gianlu320
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16/08/2020 1:25 pm  

Thanks a lot for your opinion and review.

can I ask you a question...

could you explain why the motion compensation is not good in your opinion?

i currently use a Pimax 5K+ but I am thinking to buy the 8KX but I need to be sure motion compensation works flawlessly.

on my Pimax motion compensation works quite ok.

The only problem I have is when I use the jetseat and bass shacker, those two create problems to the motion compensation due to vibrations.

 


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JMB-3D
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17/08/2020 5:53 am  

gianlu320, when i was testing the Pimax 8KX the motion compensation was very poor, i tried all settings to get it working, it worked but not good enough.

so when i went round a corner a the race cube turned approx. 45- 90 (I use 180) degrees the picture in vr would drift and then i was also looking at a black screen in the VR, so half the car and half a black screen.

the tracking was not keeping up with the motion, it wasn't unusable. ( I Sold the 8KX, it wasn't worth the time and hassle)

too race for 20 mins or two hours you need a reliable solution, Pimax is not reliable and tbh the view is better with the index, 

i think so many people hope to have the large FOV but it has its draw backs, the edges were warping as well, i found it annoying and uncomfortable.

On the other hand the Valve index is right, the Index is pretty much flawless considering all the factors, 

My advice to anyone who wants to really use the Race cube to its full potential is to invest in the Index, and 3 x 2.0 base stations, a vive tracker, follow the set up guides and you wont be disappointed. 

Good luck.

My Rig - Fasetech Racing Cube Simulator (4DOF)
Vive Pro, Asus ROG STRIX X299-E GAMING Motherboard, Intel Core i9-7900X CPU
Asus GeForce RTX 2080 Ti DUAL OC 11GB ,
Fanatec Cs Elite wheel, v1.5 Shifter, Hand brake, He Pro Pedals, Carbon fibre bucket seat, Wind Sim, WAITING ON...Pimax 8KX VR


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