How long do you think it’s going to be before the 8K CV release?
I’m no Pimax hater… I own the 4K and I’m a full 8K backer #352… but unless Pimax releases RIGHT now a serious upgrade to the Pimax 4K that seriously reduces ghosting, solves the issue of anyone having drift and provide steam compatible tracking controllers (preferably outside in tracking) … the 4K has no future.
While I’m excited about receiving my 8K next year and linking it with my Obutto simpit… I also purchased the MS Mixed Reality HMD from Samsung (got it a couple of days ago). I also tried the least expensive MS HMD by Acer. The MS HMD’s are in the same price range of the 4K and while the 4K does have better resolution the MS HMD’s just provide a much better immersion and value. These include:
The MS headsets are truly plug and play. There’s going to be no waiting for updates to any driver from Samsung to resolve issues. It works now… it’s solid. I can take my MS Samsung HMD to a friend’s house, plug it into his computer and as long as he has Windows 10 latest update, the system will just work without installing any software. That’s really nice and I tried it. It works solid.
It runs at 90hz and there IS NO GHOSTING. You can use it with ALL games. There are lots of games I can’t play with the 4K because I can’t stand the ghosting. It’s also brighter.
It has Inside out controllers - It works, it’s solid. No more NOLO!!!
I had my 4K for a year. I don’t regret it and I feel I got my money’s worth from it. It still provides excellent resolution that to this day other HMD’s haven’t matched. It’s incredible for watching movies. I think it works best in cockpit simulation games (less motion and no need for trackable controllers). But after receiving my Samsung HMD… I’m putting away the 4K. I’m in the camp that believes the ghosting on the 4K can’t be resolved. The MS HMD’s coming to market now is a serious threat to the 4K IMHO!
Either Pimax seriously improves the 4K now or they are going to need to hit a homerun with the 8K. I don’t think Pimax can count on the 4K being a “cash cow” much longer myself … the “cash cow” term came from another article about Pimax that called the Pimax 4K a “cash cow” for Pimax, however Pimax reps have repeated that term on occasion. I hope Pimax doesn’t believe the hype!