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The JoinUsInVR steam group summary says:
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- Heavy distortions at edges of screen
- Dim LCD performance
- Generally considered unrefined

....is this still the case? Considering this excludes lighthouses and controllers, seems the Index is a better and cheaper deal. +rep OP either way
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If you're spending this type of money on a VR headset, I'd recommend getting the Valve Index instead, or going the HTC Vive or Oculus Quest route and spend the extra money you're saving on games or accessories. The Pimax isn't the best reviewed and you're still going to have to purchase controllers and lighthouses which puts it in the same price range as a Valve Index.
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The JoinUsInVR steam group summary says:
https://steamcommunity.com/groups...750030453/
- Heavy distortions at edges of screen
- Dim LCD performance
- Generally considered unrefined

....is this still the case? Considering this excludes lighthouses and controllers, seems the Index is a better and cheaper deal. +rep OP either way
Yes. It works. There are better solutions.
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EF MicroCenter ads. They don't have. A single store in my state and don't deliver on the deals.
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If you're spending this type of money on a VR headset, I'd recommend getting the Valve Index instead, or going the HTC Vive or Oculus Quest route and spend the extra money you're saving on games or accessories. The Pimax isn't the best reviewed and you're still going to have to purchase controllers and lighthouses which puts it in the same price range as a Valve Index.
i imagine it's the same group spending $100 on a milk frother.
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i imagine it's the same group spending $100 on a milk frother.
Wait, what? The Valve Index group, or the Pimax group?
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Wait, what? The Valve Index group, or the Pimax group?
?? i was referring to the SD'ers spending $100 on the milk frother that made FP
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?? i was referring to the SD'ers spending $100 on the milk frother that made FP
Are you implying buying the Pimax is a bad idea, or the Index?
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Yes. It works. There are better solutions.
I disagree. The distortion is quite low with their current distortion profile, especially at "normal" fov in pitool. The Panels are more dim yes, but your eyes adjust in a minute and you can no longer tell. It seems refined enough for my use in racing Sims and general gaming.
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I have a Pimax 5k+ non OLED edition from the Kickstarter and a Valve Index. I'd be happy to answer any questions.
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I have a Pimax 5k+ non OLED edition from the Kickstarter and a Valve Index. I'd be happy to answer any questions.
You have both the models I am interested in. Whats your thoughts as far as screen quality between the two? Not the FOV difference but overall screen quality. Details, black level, screen door effect? Overall impressions on both. Thanks again.
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You have both the models I am interested in. Whats your thoughts as far as screen quality between the two? Not the FOV difference but overall screen quality. Details, black level, screen door effect? Overall impressions on both. Thanks again.
I actually think they're really close in terms of pixel density and matrix, neither has really noticeable screen door effect. The Index, as a result of much higher refresh or just the nature of the screen seems to have better response time/less ghosting. But it's nothing atrocious. I think overall the Index is a better unit, especially for the price. In terms of details/black levels I don't think the difference is so significant it's really the deciding factor. They're pretty comparable.

The only downside is for people with glasses, it can get quite annoying for me. I have stylish, thick Ray Ban glasses, and they do not fit properly. In the Pimax they fit fairly comfortable. For the index, I had to 3d Print lense adapters, and they aren't the most comfortable thing. I'm considering Lasik for the first time in my life, chiefly because of VR.

For me what it really comes down to, is what you're using them for. With Sim based games, I think the pimax is actually better, I know you said not FOV. But it's impossible to not put it into consideration as the biggest differences between the two in my opinion are response time/fresh, comfort and FOV. The index has the advantage of a better overall unit and sound (I used my Vive Deluxe Audio Strap on my Pimax, it's a necessity so you have to factor that cost in too.) The Index is more comfortable in almost every way.

As far as the OLED version, I can almost guarantee the OLED version is better in the areas you are wanting to know about though.
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