My current Pimax cable sometimes drops video signal, after seeing a teardown video I'll be replacing the cables but before i start a few questions:
1: honestly can't tell if its micro USB or mini USB on the PCB connection from online. anyone know for certain?
I was thinking I'd run very short USB/HDMI cables into a hub that would sit on (or in, depending on size) the HMD then out to the PC.
2: Or is there a replacement cable similar to pimaxs but more durable and longer? say 5m (14-15feet)
3: If i go the hub route anyone know of any hubs that could do 4k 60 and 3x USB in?
as it would be Pimax 1xHDMI 1xUSB, Nolo 1xUSB, LeapMotion 1xUSB.
and because it wasn't complex enough have some mic in solution for a modmic.
I'm half tempted to sell it all and just hedge my bets on the 8k or something lol But i do love ghetto setups.
If i can just find the right hub or option that would make roomscale a ton smoother, if i can get it all going ill make a video on it. Problem being is Finding the right hub so many of them have boatloads of useless extras (SD card readers etc).
Otherwise ill go the simple route of just replacing the hdmi and usb, however i still haven't found a combination cable like the Pimax has.
Generally I've seen other threads where people have multiple cables To a hub near their PC, i just figured if I'm gonna go to the effort of disassembly i might as well look at potential modding options.
I know the hub route is a long shot and I'm guessing the issue comes down to power. Is it just not feasible to get all those connections down to one cable and power it away from the HMD? i could look at a compact battery pack to mount on it.
Open to suggestions.