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Windows Mixed Reality Headsets are on sale at the Microsoft Store. Includes Motion Controllers.

Lenovo Explorer Windows Mixed Reality Headset with Motion Controllers - $200 [microsoft.com]

Samsung HMD Odyssey - $400 [microsoft.com] - OOS



Samsung Headset Specs:

Resolution: 2880 x 1600
Display: AMOLED
Refresh rate: Up to 90Hz
Field of view: Up to 110˚
Integrated AKG headphones and dual array mics


Lenovo Headset Specs:

Two high-resolution liquid crystal displays at 1440 x 1440
2.89" diagonal display size (x2)
Front hinged display, so you can flip the headset up while working
Up to 105 degrees horizontal field of view
Display refresh rate up to 90 Hz (native)
Built-in audio out and microphone support through 3.5mm jack
Single cable with HDMI 2.0 (display) and USB 3.0 (data) for connectivity
Inside-out tracking
4.00m cable



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Windows Mixed Reality PC hardware guidelines [microsoft.com] Use this link for recommend hardware/ports/adapters.

You will need to buy a Bluetooth 4.0 adapter.

You also need to be using a HDMI 2.0 port, so anyone with older GPUs need to buy a Display Port to HDMI 2.0 adapter [amazon.com]. with out this the headset will only run at 60hz and not 90hz.

If needed get 6ft. USB 3.0 extension + HDMI 2.0 extension, as 10ft may or may not work. anything longer than 10ft. will not work.

For the Samsung Odyssey the headsets build in headphones may break if laid down wrong so getting a VR stand [amazon.com] is highly recommend.

If you need replacement face covers you can buy them from VRCover [vrcover.com]. Samsung Odyssey cover [amazon.com] WMR cover [amazon.com]

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Basically its slightly below a vive or rift.

They are all basically the same ie:. Acer, lenovo, hp, dell windows mixed reality.

The outlier is the samsung odyssey which is wmr as well but it has higher res oled displays and a few other bonuses. Easily the best wmr out there but its usually 400+

Basically these units have built in tracking which is nice, but not quite as good as a vive. It can be a little touchy.

The main dif between acer hp lenovo etc is comfort

I have the dell version which i think is the best besides the samsung. The visor flips up. Which i dont think the others do.

Other than lesser tracking, these have higher res than a reg vive.

Otherwise, support game wise is still in development. You can play many games with wmr that odfficially support vive or rift but sometimes theres a few hoops to make it work.

There are plenty of titles that are rated for wmr and overall it works very well. Theres no way i could reccomend a vive over this due to 2x the cost.

Id say wmr delivers 80% or more of the vive experience for half or less of the cost.

Lastly be sure to get an hdmi and usb 3 extension.
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thanks op . been waiting on these to go below 200 bones..
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Bestbuy has the Odyssey for the same price
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This will go FP. Thanks for the heads up. Been waiting for the explorer to go on sale for 200 again. It's the best of the mixed reality headsets.
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TU, I really wish the Samsung would come under the $299 mark. I was so stupid for not getting it for $300 when they were bundling it with gaming laptops around Christmas last year.
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This will go FP. Thanks for the heads up. Been waiting for the explorer to go on sale for 200 again. It's the best of the mixed reality headsets.

I'd probably get that one too, but I need something with IPD adjustment unfortunately.
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Anyone else getting an error at checkout for the lenovo?

EDIT: managed to get an order through on mobile
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The Explorer is $200 again. [microsoft.com]

I'd probably get that one too, but I need something with IPD adjustment unfortunately.
Get the Samsung if you have IPD > 67. It works for me fine.
I tried Explorer first but returned it as the software adjustment definitely didn't work for me at IPD 72
(PSVR uses software adjustment too but it works just fine after setting it to 72)

If Explorer could support larget IPD, I would stay with that as it's really light and much more convenient than Samsung, e.g. flipping up to go back to non-VR use.
Samsung's built-in headphone isn't that great and not comfortable, I'd rather to use my own but the non-removable headphone made it hard to use others.
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Get the Samsung if you have IPD > 67. It works for me fine.
I tried Explorer first but returned it as the software adjustment definitely didn't work for me at IPD 72
(PSVR uses software adjustment too but it works just fine after setting it to 72)

If Explorer could support larget IPD, I would stay with that as it's really light and much more convenient than Samsung, e.g. flipping up to go back to non-VR use.
Samsung's built-in headphone isn't that great and not comfortable, I'd rather to use my own but the non-removable headphone made it hard to use others.

ever use the HP mixed reality? I bought that at $150, and am wondering if the Lenovo's benefits are worth the extra $50.
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Buying one of the Lenovo's because I really want to try out beat saber. I'm a lazy bum and maybe this can get me to have fun and move a bit. Some people say that if you move properly it burns as many calories as tennis.

https://www.roadtovr.com/playing-...es-tennis/
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If I hadn't already gotten the Oculus Go I'd probably grab the Lenovo but I like the free-range flexibility of the Go. I'm not a big gamer, I like watching videos and movies and what not on the Go so different use case.
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Can anyone summarize these headsets in terms of use, features, pros / cons for those of us who know very little about VR headsets? What are those funny LED / dots on the motion controller?
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