Does the name really matter that much? I think the name Pimax 8K has already become a brand that most ppl recognise, so from a marketing perspective it would just be stupid to change the name now, so close to release.
The 8K-confusion about it not being "true 8K resolution" is a mess indeed, but personally I can't understand why ppl see this as a huge problem. Its 2x4k panels, align them horisontally and u get 8k (8000) pixels in a row (well almost at least..7600 something). Simple marketing term, nothing wrong with that if u ask me.
No its not 'real 8K' in TV standards as it would need close to 4000 vertical res totally, but no matter what, its still 8K pixels totally rendered horisontally. I know its a bit misleading if you are a tech-guy, but is this really crucial to the big masses? Most ppl out there have still no clue about the difference between 1080p and 4k, and even less about real 8K.
Let the Pimax team call it whatever they prefer, after all its their own decision and not ours.
Also, the confusion itself is not a big issue compared to the negativity from sceptics, using the 8K-name as the first thing to whine about when the headset is even mentioned.
Say something good about the Pimax 8K in public and you will instantly get bashed by 10 trolls saying "- gaah its not true 8k". Well, so what?
Just because they don't believe in the product, just because they didnt back it and just because they need to express their excuse why they think it will fail, they keep bashing that 8K name. And hilariously this seems to be the perfect subject to bring up in a Vive Pro vs Pimax 8K discussion, especially if the 8k sceptics feel threatened.
Btw, why is nobody whining about Microsoft's hilarious "steal" of the term "Mixed Reality" and how come they still can use it as their primary marketing-thing when their headsets obviously have NOTHING to do with mixed reality, augmented reality or anything similar. Its plain and simple VR headsets just like Vive and Rift. And people still buy it... Well, maybe because people simply dont care about that false advertising Microsoft has made. They sell thousands of headsets anyway.
And one last thing... IF the 8K headset meets (at least) most of our expectations, IF it succeeds and IF it really works as we all hope for upon release - nobody will even care anymore about that 8K name confusion. Those of u that care about resolution and FOV will for sure buy one and live happy ever after. 8K or not, dont forget the fact that this VR headset is using BY FAR the highest resolution panels of them all currently available hands down, no competition. Whenever u call it 8K, 6K, Horizon or even Pimax Pro
Let's wait a few more moths until release, without taking any sudden unnecessary conclusions today.
Just my two cents