8K arrived the 22nd october 2018(Ludx) (French and English Reviews)


#101

Not at all, was kinda a dark path analogy :wink: Hey, at least your MB went to rehab and is on the straight and narrow now. Good times ahead! Lookin forward to your updated thoughts now all is working.


#102

Thanks Ludx! Best of luck with your new HMD!


#103

No linkbox needed as far as I know. @SweViver


#104

I can confirm no linkbox needed, HMD detects the lighthouses through the sensors.

However there is no connection for firmware updates or standby though so you may still be able to use a linkbox to achieve that (or maybe a bluetooth adapter? I don’t know as not looked into it since I have a linkbox).


#105

Congrats on getting it working. Was quite scary reading through this whole thread and it was your USB drivers in the end. I’d be crying at this point lol.


#106

The linkbox talks to the the lighthouses.You may want to keep it plugged in so that it tells them to turn off automatically when steamvr closes.


#107

Yea, that’s what I meant by ‘standby’ :slight_smile:

…although in the 2 1/2 years I’ve had them I’ve not used standby mode.


#108

No they dont, actually that is the headset that get everything, if the lighthouse are on it just watch them to see where it is (thats why its a lighthouse) and the controllers probably talk directly to the headset also since Iam using them without link box.

This morning I noticed a sub-pattern in the SDE, and this one is annoying yes.
Not just like the pixels next to others, its chunk of pixels, forming squares, with horizontal lines.
Tried to take picture of it but couldnt, have to draw something.

Close view of pattern looks like :

     0  0  0  0 
   0  0  0  0
 0  0  0  0

But zoomed out looks like :

 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  
    0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
      0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
    0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
      0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
    0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 
      0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
    0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
      0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
    0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0 
      0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
    0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Or like this, not sure

 0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    
      0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  
    0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
      0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
    0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
      0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
    0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
 0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0  
      0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  
    0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  
  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
      0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
    0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
      0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
    0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
 0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0

@spamenigma @Heliosurge @Skyrimer can you notice this on the SDE/pixel pattern?
Mostly on sky, clouds or snow.


#109

O dp see diagon grid from time to rime usually really bright white. @Chucksta is whom you mean though as @spamenigma has the 5k+


#110

Oh yes, right thanks for correcting me ^^

Hmm yeah but Iam not talking about the diagonals, but some horizontal lines actually.
Wonder how I could take a picture of this.


#111

Yeah, that’s why I find it annoying. It seems to be more obvious in some things than others. When it is obvious, it is annoying.

I’m not sure I am noticing it so much now. I could be getting used to it, or that I have just stayed clear of games and experiences that are not optimised for VR.


#112

Just press the cam of your phone against the lens and see if it focuses sharp. If not, tilt/move it slightly. Fiddle with it a bit and you’ll see it getting sharp and you can shoot the pics.


#113

Yeah I notice this more in bright white a mild mesh of dots. As mentioned with the upscaling seems to cause this. Alien Isolation though looks amazing. As chuck said in somethinhs more noticeable.

If they can get better subpixel rendering or upscaler more configured for the diagonal arrangement. I think because we are used to standard grid pattern in monitors & Screens in doors & windows we are apt to notice the effect a bit more until were more used to it.

@neal_white_iii created some grid representations of what appears to be upscaled “voids”.


#114

The linkbox also has built in bluetooth which is what tells the lighthouses to turn off.


#115

They actually turn off after a moment of non in use, which they didnt do when I was using the Vive and woke up when grabb them.
@sjefdeklerk , will try.
@Heliosurge ok, just wanted to be sure if it was my unit or not, thanks


#116

Just don’t drop it like @spamenigma, especially if it is an S8(+) or S9(+). Here is a picture of my S8+ that got cracked while it was in my pocket.

Edit: I knew that the S8+ had issues with cracking before I bought it, so I wasn’t that angry when it happened. I was more surprised, since I pulled out my phone from my pocket and the glass was cracked.


#117

Hate glass backed phones mild crack on back of my lg g6. No reason a simple acrylic back as it will work with wireless charging.


#118

Not too big of a fan either. The cracking is a nuisance since it compromises the waterproofing and the glass on the back makes the phone slippery to hold and more likely to drop (and crack).


#119

My S8+:

It happened when it fell from my night stand, so like 40 cm above floor. Samsung really messed up with the S8, way too easy to break. Replaced it with the Note 9 btw, really love that phone. Anyway sorry @Ludx not meant to make a ‘show your cracked s8/s9 here’ thread but this is some Samsung frustration here :wink:


#120

Indeed you’d think these companies would have learned from Apple’s iphone! (But then again maybe they did - repairs equal more money)