Pimax 5k+ received! Early experience (Spamenigma)


#370

84 i can say now that I found my issue is good on both headsets.


#371

give mirrors edge a go in VorpX, can you tell me that widescreen is the prefered aspect ratio now (the game didn’t support a narrow aspect ratio anyway as it letterboxed it), can you check that you have to change the ini file from 120 to 180.


#372

Without having to trawl through 362 replies (I gave up after a few) can we have your opinions of the 5K+ itself? With respect at this moment I don’t care that much at the moment about the setup process but I’m sure it’ll come in handy when I receive mine in twelve years time :slight_smile:


#373

I will do an opinion/mini review write up from my perspective. More time needed to play yet :slight_smile:


#374

SDFFR has the best black levels ever!


#375

I have just tested playing rocket league in VR. First was using built-in steam.theatre, then vorpx and finally big screen. I didn’t adjust any settings in rocket league so everything still pretty much highest. I set PiTool to ‘small’ FOV and SteamVR to 40%.

All 3 scenarios were totally playable, but vorpx made rocket league in 3D! so I actually played a match… we lost btw… :wink: but its playable in all 3 setups including in 3D!

I’ve no idea yet if I’m just being fooled by this game but colours and brightness look a bit better today (made a seperate post to check with others if .90 has changed anything or if its just me).

Had FPS jumping around a bit, 60-90fps, so I need more tuning and probably turn some game settings down. But I actually feel like gaming even in 2D on a big screen in VR is a much nicer experience that it has been in the past.


#376

Introducing the Pimax 0K, now covering the full FOV of human sight. It has the deepest blacks and is light/comfortable enough to use as a sleep aid.


Need your advice on a 2080 model (and got scam'd)
#377

So… after over a week of chasing pimax about the backlight leak fault. I eventually received an email yesterday aplogising for the delay and arranged for support to contact me. Today I’ve been told to send the HMD back to a UK address and once done they will send a new one.

I then asked for timescales, as obviously I wouldn’t want to just return and then wait for weeks for a replacement. And I’m also on holiday for a couple of weeks from next week, so knowing the timing of this is useful!

I’ve been sent another email suggesting it will be 7-10 days and I can continue to use mine for now and return when new one arrives. Will see how that goes!


#378

That’s pretty fair I’d say. Let’s hope new one is perfect, as they all should be.


#379

Please take note of the serial number so that we know if some other poor backer gets the same one in future.


#380

Is anyone using 2.0 lighthouses? My HMD will only track with 1.0 lighthouses.


#381

Which headset did you receive?


#382

A 5K+, no issues at all with 1.0 lighthouses.


#383

My replacement Pimax HMD has finally arrived today \o/, was quoted 7-10days after support finally got back to me, actually took 26days shipping so in total its taken exactly 5 weeks to resolve the fault…

So hopefully I can get back to properly playing and trying things. Before that I have a some initial observations!

#1 The plastic on the newer HMD feels more solid, its not squishing and clicking like the original one, especially around where the power button is! (so an improvement there).

#2 On the original one whilst doing a quick comparison on plastic quality I noticed this:

I can guarantee that it has not been knocked, I imagine the plastic has split due to it being weak near the power button area!

#3 The new HMD that arrived I looked underneith and see this:

For reference this is the original:

So quality control still failing there, or Pimax have a dog! :slight_smile:

#4 The sticker underneath on the original shows the following:


On the new one it shows:
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I’ll continue to compare inside and out and report any other observations!


Did I just get a regular 5k?
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#384

Observation #5 The headstrap has changed!

The original one is this:

And I found the back part is like its made for really small heads, it doesn’t fit right at all at the back!

The new one is this:

Completely different material at the back, will see how that feels…


#385

Did they maybe send you the old 5K and not the 5K plus?
What a bad quality control !!


#386

Interesting my headstrap matches the 2nd one.

Sticker is interesting 2 that they are having presumed issues keeping materials properly switched out assuming it is the 5k+ & not 5k. The foam though should have also been caught in Quality Control; ideally by tge assembly personel.

The headstrap variation makes sense why some have had comfort issues.


#387

OK so I’ve powered on the HMD and the screens so far look fine! However I think I’ve found another difference…

Observation #6 possible new (to me) lens distortion effect.

On my original pimax I’ve wondered what people refer to as distortion. The only distortion I see is the geometry one where the image shrinks and slightly skews the further it moves towards the edge. I asked someone else the other night what they call distortion and they mentioned ‘like in a fishbowl’. Which I assume related to the same geo effect I could see.

On the new one, I’m instantly drawn to an actual lens distortion towards the edge, something I don’t believe I’ve seen before on the original HMD. Now I’m wondering if ‘this’ is what some people are seeing and referring to as distortion?

I obviously now need to do some back and forth tests to compare and ensure I’m not just going mad here, but gut feeling at the moment is there is a difference with the lenses for the worse!


#388

That is disgraceful. Lied about shipping, then shipped a faulty one in response to a faulty one, and it looks like it is the wrong model. RMA #2 coming right up!


#389

Aside from the obvious foam cushion being messed up on the new one, I’m not yet believing there is a fault here… I’m saying it all as I see it so bare with me!

The face pad is shoddy! I’ll just swap that over before returning the faulty one but obviously not everyone has that chance.

Although I have no reference of what the 5k display was, It looks to be the same display as original, with the nice bonus dot effect showing on light bits :slight_smile: so the stickers are just wrong.