Pimax VR for competitive gaming? Nope

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#1

Hi all,

So I recently got my Pimax 5k+ and there are a few main issues stopping me from using it for competitive gaming.

1) The colors are too dull and due to that, i cannot see in shadows (needed for the game I play). My Vive pro MASSIVELY trumps it in colours. I am using the pimax 5k+. is the BE any better?

2) The Vive controllers seem to have ‘jolty’ tracking whilst using the headset…

3) There seems to be a semi-transparent black wall that flickers between the 2 eyes when I play the game.

2 and 3 make playing a bit harder where as 1 just makes the experience literally ‘duller’.

Not sure how many of you have got a vive pro to compare but thats the headset I am adapted to and I switched back to it because of points 1,2 and 3 :slight_smile: . I play VR about 5ish hours a day.

Thanks,


#2

Try adjusting Brightness level. Shadows should be more prominent as with ED folks see the Gas clouds that are invisible on the Vive.


#3

I tried adjusting brightness from ‘high’ to ‘medium’ to ‘low’ and the colors are still very dull unfortunately… I am assuming that OLED might have a little bit of a difference but generally its not good enough with the LCD screens they decided to ship with.


#4

Maybe something wrong with your hmd. Lcd you will get more shadow details as it doesn’t mute them like vive & oculus does. No it won’t be as vibrant due to Oled having infinite contrast (black is black & white is white)


#5

Helio it’s all depends of game title, used color palette , saturation, dx version and so on…
OP do not wrote what is the name of this competitve game. He should check games options, ini files or mods if exist


#6

The difference between the pimax screen and an OLED screen is massive. After playing 20+ hours a week with a vive pro for the last 3-4 months, the difference between it is so big, that the experience feels too flat to justify. I will probably have to find a place to try the BE version of the pimax to decide whether or not I want it.


#7

The difference between OLED and LCD, well is just exactly that - they are totally different technology- but that should not come as a surprise.
I have a Odyssey and had a Dell Visor, and now the 5k+. I find the 5k+ a fairly good LCD but surely it’s not an OLED for all the pros and cons that has. I like the 5k+ in Star Citizen (Vorpx) that looks good, games like Skyrim also look good. I would not opt in to the statement that in general the 5k+ is not a competitive screen but surely it does not match the black levels of an OLED. If that’s what you need I would check out the BE, I think the 3 musketeers might have mad Vids about that one, but I am not sure.
But would love to hear how your experience with that one went once you get your hand on it.


#8

yeah ill be testing out the BE probably but i first need to make sure the other 2 issues I have are resolved otherwise I wont bother.


#9

I have never noticed that semi transparent wall in the games that i play a lot, like Skyrim or PC2, DCS - at least it seems to be rather game/PiTool related? I did check ED shortly but not much.
I cant say much to Tracking - don’t have it yet - but I don’t remember the 3 Musketiers mentioning that it was an issue… so maybe also a bad driver version atm, or other setup problem?


#10

i mean the thing is… every hardware setup is going to have different problems. ‘It works on my machine’ isn’t really going to solve any issues is it :slight_smile: . Generally these problems are happening and I am reporting them to see if others have experienced the same or to let the pimax team know, not get responses saying ‘streamer/reviewer x,y,z never had a problem so it must be perfect’ really now…


#11

My intent was not to play down your issue or distract from it - but just blowing one horn does not help pin point an issue either - imho.
All I am saying is I have had two HMD’s that did not (do not) have the black screen effect and that I have sawn positve reports on the tracking.
That does not imply that your issues are not there or are less relevant - only that they might be due to a “other” subset of HMDs or to this specific HMD and or Software and Hardware compination - which I see as a bit of help (sure not as much as if i could solve your problem) to get a direction in error solving. SO no bad intent on my side and sorry that I cant help solve it more, hope some one else has more luck.
Edit: Spelling


#12

Check getting started faq there is a tool for checking usb latencies & may help.