News LTT @ CES2019 | Pimax 5K Plus impressions; Lots of improvements!

freshVeggie

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Overall, Pimax has improved their VR headset across the board, making Linus interested in it again. Good, quick watch.
In short what has been improved massively:
- distorted image at edges
- bad tracking latency
- LCD screen

The 5 Plus has a better screen, better than Vive. Larger FOV is done better with improved lense edge distortion. Much lower screendoor effect.
At 2x2560x1440 screens, 90Hz and 200° FOV, it's arguably a good choice even compared to its big brother, the 8K. That only does 80Hz but has 2 4K screens. Can you drive 2 4k screens at +80fps with today's hardware though?

Pimax 5K Plus costs $699, 8K $899. Enthusiast-oriented.
If you're still on the fence, you can buy and send me the 5K Plus. I'll playtest it and report here..... :tightly-closed-eyes:

Linus first did a video on the Pimax 8K back in late 2017 and wasn't impressed. So, this is good news.
 
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Kuro

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Definitely interested in the 5K one too.. Only VR games I play are standing/sitting so should be perfect for me.
But for now Oculus will do.