I’m hoping some of the more experienced users here might be able to give me a hand, I’d primarily like to use the PiMax for movie watching, while our main TV is otherwise occupied with home improvement shows
A few issues to work through, I’ve received a PiMax 4K headset with headphones.
I’m running it on an XPS 9560 (i7 7700, 32gb ram, GTX1050 onboard(disabled), Aorus Gaming Box with GTX1070).
I’ve hooked up the Pimax to the GTX1070 (both USB and HDMI), which then connects to the PC via Thunderbolt.
The PC recognises the GTX1070 as an external GPU without issue.
I’ve installed PiPlay, which successfully identifies the headset.
The Pimax logo displays on the screen ona field of stars, and is sort of sharp in the very centre, but gets very blurry around the edges.
I can play a movie trailer from within PiPlay which seems to work fine, except for the blurriness.
I’ve made IPD adjustments, which don’t seem to have any effect on the focus outside the very centre of the screen.
I’ve also installed SteamVR, which finds the headset, I tried using Simple Player VR, however this opens up within its own window on the main PC screen, I see no way to shift it to the Pimax?
If I click the ‘mirror’ option within SteamVR, it opens a second window on my laptop screen showing the black view I have within the headset, but no way to switch the 2 feeds that I can see.
Lastly, using the headset as an extended desktop - I have the default windows logo, my right eye sees only the very right half of the screen, my left eye sees only the very left half of the screen.
With both eyes open, the image is almost like double vision and gets painful after a short time, there doesn’t seem to be enough overlap between the view of each eye to give the correct effect (hopefully this makes sense)
So the issues at present:
- The view through the lenses is very blurry and the screen seems too ‘close’ (troubleshooting on Gearbest mentioned setting the distance to screen value in PiPlay, but I can’t seem to find this)
- SteamVR finds the headset, but the images of any appliacations open with the PC montior not the headset
- The images through each lens on an extended desktop are widely divergent, which makes usability almost impossible. Is there any way to bring them more into line?
I’ve emailed and tried to send a skype message to Pimax, but no response as yet.
Any assistance appreciated, thanks!