Pimax 8K Screen upgrade to 8K+


#1

@xunshu, I really feel good for all 5k backers who are now receiving a better screen in 5K+. Having said that, for the 8K backers, this has somehow created a dilemma about which HMD to go for. I would personally prefer not to be put in this situation and ask Pimax to also upgrade the 8K screens and get an 8K+. Perhaps this can be an option for those backers preferring to get their HMD next year along with the controllers and base station. Could this be a possibility?. I would appreciate if this can be proposed to your CEO and provide an official answer.

Thanks


#2

I am willing to wait for a better screen!


#3

I think the same way, i would prefer to wait for a 8k screen upgrade to 8k+ until controllers and bases are completely done.


#4

Would smaller panels (thus better screen utilisation) be enough to make up for the upscalling blur?

What would be really cool, would be for the scaller to able to use 1:1 pixels resolution on a smaller area (like 130-150 degrees@80fps) through one unique display port (since the whole screens aren’t used in full anyway).


#5

The problem with your proposal is that no alternative for the panel exists.


#6

Earlier, it has been stated that 8k and 8kx has the same screen. Also that the 8k can be upgraded to 8kx by removing the scaling chip and installing new cables.

I Hope Pimax gives us more information on this as it will be important in determining if going for 5k+ or 8k.

Added a mark for @xunshu.


#7

I am ever happy to wait pimax 8k until the 5k become 5k+, lol.


#8

What you want is the 8K X, that’s really the only way to get the same clarity as the 5K+, to output from your computer at 4k per eye and send that to the 4k panels. Because the problem is upconverting, any time you upconvert to a non-native resolution as a display panel, you get a blurry picture. The quality of the upconversion is in how blurry it will be.


#9

I missed that information. If that would be confirmed my problem of decision would be gone.


#10

Added the answer to FAQ: