first I’m sorry for not responding all the time here. As some of you perhaps know, I’m on a US trip to test some cool VR stuff and I’ve also been on the Oculus Connect 5. There will be some very exclusive videos if you want to see some diversion of the Pimax topic, only if you’re interested.
Ok, I will arrive at home next week and after creating the videos I will do some more testings for the decision of 5K+ or 8K and also when the 5K+ will be improved.
However I think I’m the only tester that will stick to the 8K, but why?
Yes, you can always try to do some comparison by using 16x zoomed-in pictures of the lense or stuff like this. I also made that and tried to compare. And yes you will see a difference there with the pixels and matrix and stuff,
Perhaps my eyes are very bad (although I think I have the best eyes from all of my friends ^^), but I cant really see a huge difference in quality of the image if you just using your eyes to try to compare both headsets, because your own eyes will be using the headsets, not a zooming-camera. Sounds stupid and unprofessional, but think about it.
So I honestly dont understand this huge trouble about the decision. You wont do anything wrong when you choose the 5K+ and you wont do anything wrong when you choose the 8K. Both are very good headsets.
However why I mostly suggested the 5K+ in my review video was because of performance reasons. You need about 20% to 30% more performance on the 8K, because you need a little better resolution to make the image quality look the same on the 8K than on the 5K+. So if you NOT buy the 2080 Ti, I would stick to the 5K+.
I will get two of the 2080 Ti, so I dont care about that, everything will run fine on my 8K, so I will stick to the 8K, because I still believe that in very high resolutions and for movies that 8K will be better. And believe me, watching movies on the 8K is f***** awesome
So my conclusion:
If you got (or will buy) an extreme high-end-pc stick to the 8K, otherwise stick to the 5K+.
However I totally understand when the other testers are not with my opinion, I think its good that not everybody has the same opinion about that.
When the 5K+ will be improved as Robin said, then we will have to do another comparison, but until now thats not the case.