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TPCast Wireless Adapter for Oculus Rift or HTC Vive on sale - $149 + shipping (about $40)

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TPCast has a sale right now for both the Oculus and Vive versions of their wireless adapters for VR Headsets.

Both models are priced at $149, and it includes all accessories needed.

TPCast for Oculus Rift (CV1) - https://www.tpcastvr.com/store/TP...-p97616958
TPCast for HTC Vive (Original) - https://www.tpcastvr.com/store/TP...-p93101456

According to reviews, the adapter is not noticeable (both in comfort and in weight) once you put on the headset and are playing a game. Supposedly the framerate and quality stays the same with no perceptible latency. The microphone doesn't work with the default software, but you can get that along with reportedly better image and signal quality using OpenTPCast [github.com] (free software, but requires a $25 license due to VirtualHere [virtualhere.com]).

Shipping is not free - standard Fedex ground is about $40.
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Does it work with the Rift S? EDIT: Doesnt look like it. Probably why they are discounting it.

And why would you lose FOV using this?
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Does it work with the Rift S? EDIT: Doesnt look like it. Probably why they are discounting it.

And why would you lose FOV using this?
I think the field of view loss is marginal, but it does this because it can't quite push the full resolution to device. This is just reading other peoples' reviews, though, and they all mentioned that it isn't noticeable unless you look for it or directly compare with a wired headset.
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I have no experience with this device, but I did read that has other issues beyond just loss of FOV.

Others said it is unreliable. It will sometimes turn off your screen for a bit, without warning, and this issue is unavoidable. I don't recall where I saw that, otherwise I'd include a link.
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I have no experience with this device, but I did read that has other issues beyond just loss of FOV.

Others said it is unreliable. It will sometimes turn off your screen for a bit, without warning, and this issue is unavoidable. I don't recall where I saw that, otherwise I'd include a link.
It definitely requires more work initially to set up, or else you can have poor signal. A good location for the transmitter is helpful, but a lot of the signal issues go away when you also go through the side process of installing OpenTPCast, which most people recommend if you're going all out and getting this wireless system (if you're getting a niche addon for an already niche product, might as well take the extra time to ensure it works the best).
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Damn.. shipping cost kills the deals
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Forty dollars shipping? You can get a Kettlebells shipped cheaper than this.
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Good price other than shipping. However, it has green and blue bars on the sides of the screen that will burn in the OLED over time, and they're noticeable if you have a high FOV.
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Damn.. shipping cost kills the deals
The shipping cost is presumably a way for them to help recover the markdown - the review I just watched on YouTube said the device is unusable laggy without installing the $25 opentpcast firmware. If it wasn't for the shipping I'd get this for my son's rift
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I have no experience with this device, but I did read that has other issues beyond just loss of FOV.

Others said it is unreliable. It will sometimes turn off your screen for a bit, without warning, and this issue is unavoidable. I don't recall where I saw that, otherwise I'd include a link.
It is unreliable if you don't have many 5 ghz wireless bands in your area that are free. If it is in a basement or a suburb with few houses nearby or the country the reliability is good. In a city with hundreds of 5 ghz signals near you it is pretty spotty.
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How much does this strain one's eyes?
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How much does this strain one's eyes?
Does what? VR or the wireless adapter item in this thread?

For VR, it's easier on my eyes than a monitor, after a bit of getting use to the experience.

I recommend trying out a high end model at a local store or VR playground. Just tell them you want to see if it fits your vision, and they let you try it for a few minutes for free
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How much does this strain one's eyes?
See my above reply, and PM me if you want more details. Over the last 5 months I've done a ton of research. I have tried 6 different VR sets, and purchased 3 sets, literally ranging from $25 to $1,000.

A used $200 Vive from eBay, in my opinion, is HANDS DOWN THE BEST VALUE for your money.

THE BEST QUALITY I HAVE FOUND, is the valve index.
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