Good morning Pimax,
I am 52 years old, i have backed 8K-X and Kat VR.
This will be my first headset, so VR has a great future.
Now after presentations, my suggestions are :
PIMAX 5K+ WILL BE THE BEST HEADSET FOR GAMERS AT CES 2019, for fov and clarity
PIMAX "FLAG" SHOULD BE 5K+
the only problem here is that Pimax has backers of 5K, many 8K backers AND 400 8K-X backers
so instead of two options to 8K backers i am suggesting to pimax to give three options
1) 5K+ NOW
2) 8K NOW
3) WAIT FOR 8K+ with new panel (RGB AND PATTERN AS 5K+)
With three choices you, pimax are correct with backers more than 100%. I tell this, because I know you are already giving 5K+ as a choice to 8K backers and without 5K+ there would not be a comparison between 5k+ and 8K at all. But facts are facts and 5K+ is better than 8K, i believe at @mixedrealityTV and this was not in your business plan. 5k+ choice could not be enough for all 8K backers so i believe you must try to improve 8K with 8K+ edition to meet their wishes
Then there are 8K-X backers like me...
Here there is an error of comunication in your backing campaign.
"- For the next generation GPU, support 8K input with 90Hz refresh rate.
- Only for those who own a PC with at least GTX1080ti (still testing, may need 1080Ti SLI, or the next generation graphic card e.g. Nvidia Volta), CPU i7, and 16GB memory.
- Based on our tests, no obvious difference in VR GAMING experiences between 8K and 8K X"
Do you see the word Gaming ? 8K-X is for gaming
8K-X is not an experiment like someone is saying in the forum
8K-X is not to develop software
You have sold me 8K-X for gaming and now to meet my wishes i need not the original 8K-X but the evolution
because there is not a PC running native 8K until 2022
@Heliosurge and others are speaking of a new chipset or bridgeset to switch between NATIVE 8K for videos/applications and the upscaling for gaming. This is what i am dreaming and hoping for as 8K-X backer
if this technical solution does not exist, if it's impossible also waiting several months give to me and Pimax 8K-X backers these options
2) 8K X
where 8K+ has the new RGB panel and the scaler (the old one?) and better perfomance for gaming compared to 8k and possibly 5K+ .
while 8K-X is native with new RGB panel without upscaler and the headset has two cables for videos and applications
For me it's impossible to go down from 8X-X to 5K+ for gaming
I had others expectations or perhaps i would like that my first VR headset for gaming must be authentic 8K.
So for me, the born of 8K+ and to have more details about 8K-X is very important to take a decision.
Now, with this 8K i am in trouble. More than Pimax.
AT CES 2019 if 8K+ IS NOT FINISHED PUT IT UNDER A GLASS
NO BAD REVIEWS AND ALL THE ATTENTION MUST BE FOR 5K+
I RECOMMEND THIS TO PIMAX
collaboration with VorpX (software) and ROTO VR (chair)
Put in your head that You aren't a startup and all doors will open.
@SweViver said the sweet spot is 100 degree, then there is a little area at left and at the right of the sweetspot where the image is not perfectly at focus but it's not easy to see, then the image continue to be clear. So, if you can improve or solve this. A sweetspot of 140 in the normal FOV selection instead of 100 Would be a great thing
Eye tracking and FOV rendering is the future for Pimax.
ALL THE TIME YOU GIVE TO EYE TRACKING AND FOV RENDERING WILL BE PAID BACK.
Good work Pimax.