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  Reply # 1592516 14-Jul-2016 14:14
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I was reading Rift backorders are now all fufilled, and new orders are shipping quickly?

 

Been considering getting a Vive instead as the package of technology seems more complete (and was shipping sooner), but Rift apparently has more titles, and more 'complete' titles (I've heard Vive's software is more like technology demos at the moment)

 

Also I've read 'rumours' that Vive is outselling Rift 2:1, so it may be gathering more steam as a platform.

 

Thoughts?
Has everyone here who pre-ordered got theirs? What was your final delivered price including customs fees?

 

Any thoughts on using something like youshop instead of paying Rifts hefty international shipping fees?

 

Also PBTech briefly had some Rifts in stock for about $1500.


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  Reply # 1592703 14-Jul-2016 18:29
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I tried the Vive today at Noel Leemings.  It's f*cking fantastic!

 

I read somewhere that Oculus won't allow the use of remailers like youshop. Oculus shipping prices are quite fishy.


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  Reply # 1592758 14-Jul-2016 19:43
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I got a Vive 2 months ago, pre ordered from HTC.

 

Its great fun, and the ability to move in 3D space is great. Vanishing realms is fantastic. Hacking and slashing D+D action.

 

A couple of weeks ago I drew a house for my daughter and we stood inside it and drew furniture.

 

Spooky how quickly kids get the hang of it of playing in VR space. (Job Simulator very popular)

 

 

 

Hopefully not end up with the better system being outmarketed by Rift.

 

 

 

A.

 

 


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  Reply # 1592762 14-Jul-2016 20:01
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By all accounts, it seems that the Vive is taking the lion's share at the moment - on the Steam Hardware Survey most of the VR gear used by the whopping 0.15% reported VR users is the HTC Vive - I believe it was at around 66% last I checked, with the Rift CV1 taking up about 30%, and the last 4% being OSVR, DK2 and what have you.

 

 

Hopefully HTC keep the momentum up and forces Oculus to reneg on their current stance.

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  Reply # 1592764 14-Jul-2016 20:18
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Late to the party here. Bottom line, how good is any of these? HD? Awesome? Compatible with lots? Will it be a VR HD screen where ever you look, or will be it version 1.0? 

 

I feel that it is most certainly the next big thing IF it is awesome.


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  Reply # 1621559 2-Sep-2016 18:02
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My rift turned up today......better than I expected, really cool. 

 

Absolutely kills google cardboard, of course. 

 

2 issues though, it is a bit fragile in maintaining a solid connection with the USB ports. I had to unplug all my other devices to get it working, for some odd reason. eg, I could get a picture but no audio. I am not the only one who has had such issues from reading online too. 

 

Second issue is that I cannot get a turn cos the kids took it over. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1622237 4-Sep-2016 09:01
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surfisup1000:

 

My rift turned up today......better than I expected, really cool. 

 

Absolutely kills google cardboard, of course. 

 

2 issues though, it is a bit fragile in maintaining a solid connection with the USB ports. I had to unplug all my other devices to get it working, for some odd reason. eg, I could get a picture but no audio. I am not the only one who has had such issues from reading online too. 

 

Second issue is that I cannot get a turn cos the kids took it over. 

 

 

 

 

Figured out the USB issue --- Modern PC's have a fairly low limit to the number of USB3.0 devices that can be attached (compared to usb2.0) , such that it is fairly easy to hit the max.  I have 4 ext. hard drives, one ext drive dock, memory card reader, bunch of peripherals/peripheral wireless receivers (headset, 2 mice, keyboard, flight stick) 2 monitor usb extenders, oculus xbox 360 controller, oculus rift headset, oculus sensor device, usb3.0 7 port hub (for all those devices), 2 iphone usb cables (old connector/new connector)

 

As such, I hit the usb3.0 device limit as per this very informative site...

 

 

 

http://plugable.com/2015/09/08/not-enough-usb-controller-resources/

 

My solution it seems, is to install a usb2.0 bracket and plug all non-usb3.0 devices into that. 


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  Reply # 1627861 12-Sep-2016 13:32
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I preordered both the Rift and the Vive, ended up cancelling the Rift and am super glad I did. Having the option to use standing room or roomscale in addition to seated adds a whole new level to the experience.

 

Unfortunately if you want to be able to use either of them for web browsing you really need to wait for next gen. I was hoping to be able to have multiple big screens all setup around me for browsing while watching movies etc but the resolution means the screens need to be enormous. Personally I'd say if you are a gamer with spare cash grab a Vive. If not then wait for next gen.


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  Reply # 1627927 12-Sep-2016 15:05
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Rappelle:

 

 

 

Did you end up trying a Rift?

 

 

No, and if the opportunity comes up I'll have a look but they apparently have similar image quality and to be honest even if the image quality of the Vive was half as good as a Rift I'd still go with the Vive. Being able to point a gun, swing a sword, dodge swinging swords and fire arrows is just so much more immersive and fun. If you aren't a gamer then none of those things matter of course so the cheaper Rift might be a better option but I am so it isn't :)


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  Reply # 1627947 12-Sep-2016 15:48
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Rappelle:

 

Stripy:

 

Rappelle:

 

 

 

Did you end up trying a Rift?

 

 

No, and if the opportunity comes up I'll have a look but they apparently have similar image quality and to be honest even if the image quality of the Vive was half as good as a Rift I'd still go with the Vive. Being able to point a gun, swing a sword, dodge swinging swords and fire arrows is just so much more immersive and fun. If you aren't a gamer then none of those things matter of course so the cheaper Rift might be a better option but I am so it isn't :)

 

 

I just think it's in poor taste to come into a thread about the Rift, claiming the Vive is much better when you've not even given the Rift a go. The Oculus Touch controllers should be coming out within a couple of months; given reviews for them have been exceptional so far, I have no concerns having bought the Rift. I am a gamer, and the comfort and increased image quality are important attributes for a system you might wear for hour-long+ periods. Those who get Touch controllers will be able to have all the enjoyment of motion controllers, and all the comfort and clarity of a good headset. smile

 

 

I'm sorry if you find my personal opinion offensive but I never said the Rift sucked, I just explained why I personally prefer the Vive when you asked if I'd tried the Rift.

 

It has features that I personally like that the Rift doesn't have therefore without using a Rift I know what I personally prefer. I came to the thread to point out that for web browsing this gen isn't ideal and explained why I love my Vive as other people were discussing them. The reasons I prefer my Vive are all valid at the moment. Maybe in the future they won't be. I'm not sure why that makes you defensive and I certainly wasn't trying to criticize you or your choices but either way I'm not here for a fight and if me having an opinion different than yours upsets you I'll go on my merry way and back to playing on my Vive :D


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  Reply # 1627981 12-Sep-2016 16:21
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Rappelle:

 

Stripy:

 

Rappelle:

 

 

 

I just think it's in poor taste to come into a thread about the Rift, claiming the Vive is much better when you've not even given the Rift a go. The Oculus Touch controllers should be coming out within a couple of months; given reviews for them have been exceptional so far, I have no concerns having bought the Rift. I am a gamer, and the comfort and increased image quality are important attributes for a system you might wear for hour-long+ periods. Those who get Touch controllers will be able to have all the enjoyment of motion controllers, and all the comfort and clarity of a good headset. smile

 

 

I'm sorry if you find my personal opinion offensive but I never said the Rift sucked, I just explained why I personally prefer the Vive when you asked if I'd tried the Rift.

 

It has features that I personally like that the Rift doesn't have therefore without using a Rift I know what I personally prefer. I came to the thread to point out that for web browsing this gen isn't ideal and explained why I love my Vive as other people were discussing them. The reasons I prefer my Vive are all valid at the moment. Maybe in the future they won't be. I'm not sure why that makes you defensive and I certainly wasn't trying to criticize you or your choices but either way I'm not here for a fight and if me having an opinion different than yours upsets you I'll go on my merry way and back to playing on my Vive :D

 

 

I'm not offended, I'm just calling it how I saw it. I'm glad you're enjoying the Vive- we need as much VR uptake as possible; the more, the better for everyone :)
Certainly the Vive offers the awesomeness which is motion controllers, but Rift will soon have them too, and I question how the Vive will perform in comparison after that- is more what I was getting at. I certainly didn't intend to come off as defensive.

 

 

The joys of text based conversation I guess we both gave each other the wrong impression. Can we both agree we hate GearVR? j/k :)

 

The Vive controllers are awesome, if the Rift controllers are awesome too I don't see how that will be bad for the Vive just great for everyone.
I love VR and I'll be buying the next gen model when it comes out. Going by the number of posts I see here though it's got a long way to go to hit mainstream.


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