Ordered October 27, 2018
Received on March 11, 2019
Opinion after 6 days of use.
Previous goggles: Pimax 4K, Samsung Odyssey Plus.
The carton is well protected, not creased. Goggles without external damage. Although the housing looks very delicate. The plastic is of poor quality and quite thin. Thanks to this, the goggles are not heavy - but they do not seem to be a solid construction. Lenses not scratched.
I installed the .109 PiTool version. After connecting the goggles, an update started immediately, which lasted a while and everything went quickly and efficiently.
No problems. Of course Windows 10 updated, Nvidia drivers also the latest. Antivirus disabled.
The first impression is actually a highly visible SDE, especially compared to Pimax 4K and Odyssey +. The colors are a bit washed out but acceptable (although compared to Odyssey Plus it’s a big difference - but you know OLED vs. LED). FOV is really big. The image’s clearness is impressive, but unfortunately, SDE can see it so clearly.
From the very beginning it seems to me that the goggles are too close to my eyes. If you take them slightly away, the picture seems even more accurate. It would have been useful to have a thicker facepad. The ears hurt from the stripes but after a few days it is less noticeable.
I use the goggles mainly for flying on the DCS simulator. I installed beta version .111 and tested various settings. At the moment the best configuration for me is:
Smart Smoothing on
FFR on (conservative)
FOV Large - the blur effect on the edges is too much seen at normal, and the performance is similar to
FOV Large and FFR enabled for FOV Normal with FFR disabled.
Refresh Rate 90Hz - smart smoothing works better then at 72Hz.
Render quality 1.0
Steam VR SS 100%
in game PD 1.0
Resolution for one eye 4267x2633
To be honest, Brainwarp still needs a lot of work. You can see it in DCS. When performing acrobatics by plane the picture splits, vibrates and it is the biggest defect of the Pimax 5K + at the moment for me. FPSVR shows the frame generation time at the level of 15ms so it has a good supply of up to 45FPS but unfortunately turning the plane and looking through the wing, the picture vibrates and splits. With the configuration of i7 8700K 4.8GHz, RTX 2080 Ti, 32GB RAM and SSD M2 I would like to be able to enjoy a smooth image. Fortunately, it will be possible to improve the software - I hope. I am asking You programmers to check the operation of Brainwarp on the DCS simulator - if it is going smoothly - everything else will work for sure
For tracking, I use one HTC Vive station - it works without any problems, I just need to find the optimal place because I noticed that while sitting motionless, the image vibrates a bit. I must probably install it closer to the side and higher to look at me from a corner from above.
Unfortunately, it was not without problems, on a dark background I noticed a blinking white pixels - I know it is the fault of a faulty cable. You can see them only on a dark background and not always - there is no tragedy. Another disadvantage I found was one dead pixel on the right screen. I noticed him on a flight in DCS when I was looking for a tanker in the sky. It is literally one and it does not bother me so much - but … In the equipment of such a class it should not take place
Problems reported for support (SUPEN-2817).
Despite everything, I’m happy. I noticed that with every next day more and more convinces to Pimax 5K+ and I’m getting used to SDE. Is it possible to get a thicker Pimax facepad?
I would like to thank the whole Pimax team for the wonderful work and wish you further successes in the growing VR technology market.