Posts by frui

    I have Index, Reverb, Pimax 5K+ and almost all the other major headsets. Reverb is definitely of the highest perceived resolution among all, but it has critical flaw of flickering now and then, so we should wait for HP for the revised edition. Immediately following Reverb are Index and 5K+, which are both of higher perceived resolution than Samsung Odyssey. 5K+ and Index are of nearly the same perceived resolution. Of course 5K+ has much bigger FOV, but Index looks "cleaner" and more "in focus" than 5K+, so the view of Index is definitely more pleasant than 5K+. Also Index is more comfortable to wear than 5K+ with Deluxe Audio mod. The FOV of Index is noticeably bigger than Oculus, Vive, and all the Windows MR headsets.


    With the above observation, my choice of headset for flight sim and other apps is Valve Index. I'd suggest just buy the headset alone, as the Index controller has the "click" problem, and it would be sensible to wait for the revised edition.


    If you have patience, you can also wait for the revised Reverb, but I am pessimistic about their efficiency.

    That sounds very tempting. Pity there is none in stock.

    Everything is fine except there is no cockpit and it starts 20 meters above the runway. Does any other Windows MR user experience this?


    Oh it's not just Lukla, but no cockpit in any scenery on Reverb. Could any other WMR user verify this?

    Thanks for the link. I added a separtely powered PCI Express USB 3.0 card. It improves the situation, but the flickering still appears after an hour.

    And others have also reported similar cases even with a powered USB hub.

    I have requested a RMA, and I will see if a replacement can solved the problem.

    I really want this headset. I have never seen such clarity. It's really HD monitor class.


    I got a Reverb. The clarity is amazing, noticeably better than 5K+. Text is smooth and readable on Windows desktop. On 5K+ it’s readable but not smooth by comparison. Cons: the FOV is about the same as Oculus OG, and the black border (edge of screen) is easier to be seen on on Reverb if you move your head. If wearing glasses all the edges can be seen at all time, and it’s very immersion breaking. The reason why Reverb has such great clarity is because with their optical design all the pixels are used, but that leaves a negative side: the ugly border. Now with this we have more understanding about Pimax’s design philosophy, which is the opposite of HP: It wastes some of the pixels for us not to see the border! Beside Reverb and 5K+ there might be better design, but that might be more expensive. Or maybe we can have something between?


    Now there are more serious problems of Reverb: compared with 5K+ it’s uncomfortable. It has no IPD adjustment. I had a very hard time set it up as the controllers cannot be found as the bluetooth device. I have to borrow an external bluetooth dongle which worked on another people’s computer.


    The most dreaded problem, is the flickering of one screen after 5 minutes or so. The problem is widely reported on Reddit, and no definite solution has been found yet. Compared with the hardware problems of Reverb, 5K+/8K are like breeze.


    I will still keep the Reverb. The clarity is just…wow! It’s hard to get back, even with the small FOV, black border, and constant flickering. After my experience with Reverb, what I want to say to Pimax: clarity is really more important than FOV. 150 degree is quite enough, maybe even 130 degree.

    I will have my Reverb tomorrow, and I will compare it to 5K+, which should be the only competitors for now.

    I am pretty sure Reverb will tramp 5K+ in clarity.

    At the end of this year Pimax 8KX will be out and it should be THE headset for flight sim.

    By the way. I haven't followed GeoConvert for quite a while. What's its status now? Have the problems of white blocks and black borders been resolved now? I'd really like to start making ortho sceneries, with so many cultivations coming.