Received this very day.
There’s no coming back. FOV, guys!
SDE may be 1/10th than OG Vive : that’s 90% improvement (very suggestive I know). Noticeable, yet really really good.
Firmware 181. Large Fov on 1080Ti/i7 4790K.
No cracks on plastic. Smooth installation, had to PC-restart.
No black dots with entire blue/red screen.
At first, moving world effect. Then IPD and HMD placement ajusted : better, still here but my brain seems to filter ! No need to grow VR legs all over again.
First wow moments : Blue (never seen the logo from Jurassic World 2 intro so clearly). Seen in Bigscreen Movie Pacific Rim (1, awesome), some 360 Ansel screenshots of my favorite games.
3 (minor) issues :
-From time to time, erractic white dots/snow appearing as fast as they disappear (2-3 pixels only on entire FOV for 3 secondes in 10mn). Cable seems ok.
-Somewhat annoying effect never heard or read about, like a ‘horizontal’ ‘vertical sync’ when moving rapidly in demanding sequences.
-some light leaking in around nose area, yet will be masked by hand tracking module
TLDR: VR 2.0 is here! Thank you Pimax!