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VR thoughts

Get advice on your tackle, or for Charlie to ask questions when he's broken his computer.

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Hunter
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Re: VR thoughts

Post by Hunter » Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:44 pm

Went for it from John Lewis. Watch this space!
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Re: VR thoughts

Post by Silk » Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:37 pm

Congrats Hunter

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Re: VR thoughts

Post by Prangster » Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:01 pm

Upgraded my Oculus Rift to a new Rift S this week for the sale price of £349 from Amazon. The main reason for the upgrade was for comfort, the rift was a little too narrow for my fat cheek bones! The Rift S for me is much more comfortable with its halo headband. I wasn't expecting a big upgrade in visuals but I was pleasantly surprised by the reduction in screen door effect and god rays. Things look noticeably sharper and the colours are a bit more natural.

On the downside because of the LCD panel the blacks aren't as good and it's less saturated. If I played a lot of Elite I might notice but in IL2 there's not a noticeable difference. The built in sound isn't a clear as the Rift headphones but it's usable. I'll have to wait till Sunday to try the microphone.

I had also considered the Index but I'd have to buy the lighthouse and controllers (I play some other VR games) but it would have cost twice as much and my computer would have struggled to run it at the higher resolution and refresh rate.

If anyone in Tangmere wants to buy my Original Rift plus controllers and two lighthouses PM me and I'll give you a good price. If not I'll sell it on Ebay.
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