I can pretty much agree with @sk1 here. All this talk about the SDE from receiver perspective is about how much will we still see of it and will we still be annoyed by it. And from the testers perspective, no matter if berlin meetup attendees or official reviewer, it's mostly like.. yeah different. And thats simply because, they start trying the hmd out, without noticing it badly, then they look for it and when they find it, they are in a specific scenario and color palette and dark/light vr environment, that mostly never is comparable to another scenario with another hmd. Add to that the totally different pattern of the SDE and add to that the totally different preferences and perceptions of each individual and you have the perfect mindfup for the receiver perspective.
Now we get this new series of @mixedrealityTV where he very commonplacey and out of the boxey userfriendly compares 3 headsets, and mostly talks about how really really awesome and truly truly amazing it is with the wide fov, but when it comes to SDE he never compares the amount of SDE between the hmds. He instead compares the "very similar structure" of the pattern of the SDE of the Vive Pro with that of the 8K.
"This diagonal pentile structure, just as we have it on the pimax 8K. that is very comparable".
..he states, but he never talks about if it is rather more annoying on one device than on another. he says he has a preference to the SDE pattern of the 5K. But he doesn't talk about the amount.
And i think that is simply because it just isn't as simple as that.
And another rather irritating mixing up in this series, but also in the threads is the swapping between "clarity" and "SDE".
"If you come from the vive pro and then change to the pimax 5k+ and the pimax 8k, i don't think you will feel like wow everything looks much clearer. the clarity is very comparable to the 5k+."
"Clarity" as all testers seem to agree is way better on the 5K+ compared to the 8K.
And SDE is a little better on the 8K compared to the 5K+
So don't mix that up. I think @mixedrealityTV does in his new series, but maybe not on purpose. He just keeps on talking about the experiences and then it happens, but on the receiver side everybody is like feverishly listening.
On the receiver Side of all this testing, we all can be assured of perceivable SDE on both devices.
We can be assured of the different pattern of the SDEs.
And we can be assured that it isn't as annoying as we know it to be mostly in VR.
(offcourse some will be annoyed more, some less )