Anyone tried to use the vive link box to get 4k native running?


#1

As far as i know we need the support of DSC for native 4k.
The vive link box does have a mini dp-in and HDMI-out, maybe using an DSC compatible converter chip inside?
Please Pimax, could you try?
I do not have an DP2mini-dp-cable lying around and i think you do need a special piplay version to support that, right?

I looked at fixit for the chip in the link box, but they did not open it.

Please, let this be true!

Thank you @Pimax-Support for trying!!!


#2

Hi, our hardware engineers disassembled this box before and found that STDP2650 chip inside doesn’t support DSC actually, please be advised.


#3

Thank you for trying.

Just to clarify:
If we find a DSC compatible chip in a DP-to-HDMI konverter box, we can run the 4k in native VR?
Sure, or just in theory?
Anyone @Pimax-Support tried that?
Does then the scaler turn itself off?
Can the slim cable of the 4k handle the 4k signal?

It should be a trivial task to find a compatible cheap dp-to-hdmi adapter. I am curious why we still can not use 4k on the 4k. Do not get me wrong, i do not really need this feature. But it would be nice to have, if doable without a lot of hassle…


#4

Hi, we may consider a similar box with our own algorithm in the future.