HP Mixed Reality Headset £299.95 Amazon!!
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HP Mixed Reality Headset £299.95 Amazon!!

£299.95£379 21% Amazon Deals
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Found 22nd Nov
A cracking Black Friday deal for anyone considering trying out these new Virtual Reality headsets from Microsoft!

This is one of the better headsets with a great field of view for Mixed Reality Ultra and the only headset with removable/replaceable cabling.

I can personally vouch for the quality of this headset.

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HP Windows Mixed Reality Headset Cashback.
Claim £50 cashback on the HP Windows Mixed Reality Headset when bought with any HP device over £779*

Worth it for the few that grab a laptop/device at the same time.
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Daveo1782 m ago

No, these are for PC.


Strange that Microsoft didn't design it for the iPhone 😋
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Does it work a iPhone pls ?

JellybearXo5 m ago

Does it work a iPhone pls ?

No, these are for PC.

xbox one?

Daveo1782 m ago

No, these are for PC.


Strange that Microsoft didn't design it for the iPhone 😋

Any experts care to point to some good links, seems like a cheaper way to run VR on a PC + the whole windows 10 virtual thing. A whole new load of stuff to Google for me.

Good price and easy to return (highly likely). Hot

Ohhhh maaaan! I had no intention of buying a VR headset, UNTIL NOW!

Guys I tried researching but still confused. Some says this is also VR by MS OEM, some says a hybrid between VR and AR. My question is can this be a replacement for Oculus/Vive and run Steam Oculus/Vive/ VR games brought from Steam store please?
Apparently don't necessarily need powerful machine some says can run on a notebook.

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SoldSurvivor20 m ago

Any experts care to point to some good links, seems like a cheaper way to …Any experts care to point to some good links, seems like a cheaper way to run VR on a PC + the whole windows 10 virtual thing. A whole new load of stuff to Google for me.


I have put my own experiences up on moremixedreality.com

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kyeung5 m ago

Guys I tried researching but still confused. Some says this is also VR by …Guys I tried researching but still confused. Some says this is also VR by MS OEM, some says a hybrid between VR and AR. My question is can this be a replacement for Oculus/Vive and run Steam Oculus/Vive/ VR games brought from Steam store please?Apparently don't necessarily need powerful machine some says can run on a notebook.



To clarify this is a virtual reality headset that will run native Mixed Reality apps/games (with some converted from HoloLens) and also run Steam VR apps and games - though that service is still in beta. I also read that someone got it running Vive games using "ReVive" but I haven't tried that myself. (Steam VR Support is really good - the higher resolution means that stuff just looks better on these headsets than the Vive or Rift (but don't ask anyone with a Vive or Rift to corroborate that :-))

rd3d217 m ago

I have put my own experiences up on http://MoreMixedReality.com


Wow, glad I asked, thanks !

isn't it just cheaper to join the Labour party?

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JellybearXo1 h, 30 m ago

Does it work a iPhone pls ?



"PC Only, thank you for your co-operation"
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Edited by: "rd3d2" 22nd Nov

Worth giving it a spin, but expect to return it.

While MR moves forwards in some areas, it fails in others.
Consumer VR still isn't ready.

Bought this last week at the higher price so contacted Amazon to maybe refund the difference. They said return it and re-buy. Just a heads up.

Tempting but the lack of software would make this difficult. I presume you cannot use anything purchased on the oculus store??

kyeung1 h, 44 m ago

Guys I tried researching but still confused. Some says this is also VR by …Guys I tried researching but still confused. Some says this is also VR by MS OEM, some says a hybrid between VR and AR. My question is can this be a replacement for Oculus/Vive and run Steam Oculus/Vive/ VR games brought from Steam store please?Apparently don't necessarily need powerful machine some says can run on a notebook.


Yes however I'd suggest a Rift or Vive, they have much much better tracking + the touch controllers. I think rift should be £350 for black friday?

simon.clarke10 m ago

Yes however I'd suggest a Rift or Vive, they have much much better …Yes however I'd suggest a Rift or Vive, they have much much better tracking + the touch controllers. I think rift should be £350 for black friday?


But Mixed Reality works on lower spec PCs and doesn’t need those base stations so is much easier to set up and use than Rift or Vive. It’s horses for courses

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simon.clarke35 m ago

Yes however I'd suggest a Rift or Vive, they have much much better …Yes however I'd suggest a Rift or Vive, they have much much better tracking + the touch controllers. I think rift should be £350 for black friday?


The tracking is fantastic on my Mixed Reality Headset:

Virtual Bonfire .... Heat.

Also ...
hppromotions.uk.com/gb/…ing

HP Windows Mixed Reality Headset Cashback
Claim £50 cashback on the HP Windows Mixed Reality Headset when bought with any HP device over £779*

Worth mentioning for the few that pick up/need a laptop/device at the same time.
Edited by: "daoverseer" 22nd Nov

afroylnt2 h, 5 m ago

isn't it just cheaper to join the Labour party?


And about as useful.

How long is this deal lasting? I've been waiting for a good vr deal, wasn't planning on a mixed reality due to the limitations it currently has however £300 is tempting.

rd3d27 h, 2 m ago

I have put my own experiences up on http://MoreMixedReality.com


Your site is a great resort. Its really difficult to find decent reviews about gaming. Seems like MR has been used to define green screen type set ups in the past, very tough to wade through lots of ireelevent reviews.
Edited by: "SoldSurvivor" 22nd Nov

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jextwah21 m ago

How long is this deal lasting? I've been waiting for a good vr deal, …How long is this deal lasting? I've been waiting for a good vr deal, wasn't planning on a mixed reality due to the limitations it currently has however £300 is tempting.


Limitations?

Ordered cheers even if it goes back I just couldn't resist.

rd3d21 h, 45 m ago

Limitations?


Ipd calibration is lacking in all but the Samsung, reduced tracking accuracy compared to 3 sensor rift and vive, clunky steamvr support at the moment.

Another biggie is the low fov in the hp (95) as opposed to the 110 of the premium hmd's.
Edited by: "jextwah" 22nd Nov

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jextwah1 h, 27 m ago

Ipd calibration is lacking in all but the Samsung, reduced tracking …Ipd calibration is lacking in all but the Samsung, reduced tracking accuracy compared to 3 sensor rift and vive, clunky steamvr support at the moment.Another biggie is the low fov in the hp (95) as opposed to the 110 of the premium hmd's.



I know that a software based IPD setup isn't ideal but actually works well for the majority of people.

The tracking is superb and allows you to wander around outside without having to fit any boxes around the place at all (Just put a laptop in your backpack and away you go! I personally would not want to be limited to having to use VR in one place or with having the faf of carrying around and installing 3 sensors whenever I want to use VR! T

he HP FOV is 95 for Mixed Reality but if you are serious about MR (And I get the impression that you are) your FOV will be more like 110 as you will be using Mixed Reality Ultra.

I'm not sure where HP came up with 110 FOV for Mixed reality ultra but my PC is more than capable of running Ultra and the field of view on the HP was noticeably less than a GearVR (so is the picture quality).

mtc113 m ago

I'm not sure where HP came up with 110 FOV for Mixed reality ultra but my …I'm not sure where HP came up with 110 FOV for Mixed reality ultra but my PC is more than capable of running Ultra and the field of view on the HP was noticeably less than a GearVR (so is the picture quality).

I think HP quote 100 FOV for Ultra, and 90 for standard.

giltbrook6 m ago

I think HP quote 100 FOV for Ultra, and 90 for standard.


100 still sounds worryingly low to me. I found the black edges of the vive immersion breaking but bearable . Any less would be a problem I think .
Edited by: "jextwah" 22nd Nov

giltbrook17 m ago

I think HP quote 100 FOV for Ultra, and 90 for standard.


They do but try changing the quality setting on Mixed Reality and you'll see it doesn't do anything.

I really hope the Samsung Odyssey HMD gets a price drop too.

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mtc11 h, 3 m ago

I'm not sure where HP came up with 110 FOV for Mixed reality ultra but my …I'm not sure where HP came up with 110 FOV for Mixed reality ultra but my PC is more than capable of running Ultra and the field of view on the HP was noticeably less than a GearVR (so is the picture quality).




I have a Gear VR and while it lacks some chops in the processing department (s7) the display does look good - howver it is still inferior to my HP Mixed Reality headset which is born out by the figures:

Gear VR is 1280x1440
HP MR is 1440x1440


I can't believe that there is so much FUD about!

Yes but the Gear VR, Rift, Vive and Samsung Odyssey all use much higher quality oled panels. The cheap Sharp LCD panels don't come close.

I ordered and used the HP headset, i wanted it to be good but it just isn't. To someone who hasn't tried a Rift or Vive it may be OK?

Once you get away from the Mixed Reality websites most reviewers agree WMR is inferior.

mtc111 m ago

Yes but the Gear VR, Rift, Vive and Samsung Odyssey all use much higher …Yes but the Gear VR, Rift, Vive and Samsung Odyssey all use much higher quality oled panels. The cheap Sharp LCD panels don't come close.I ordered and used the HP headset, i wanted it to be good but it just isn't. To someone who hasn't tried a Rift or Vive it may be OK?Once you get away from the Mixed Reality websites most reviewers agree WMR is inferior.




I'm finding the Samsung odyssey is highly recommended and a decent upgrade to the vive/occulus in everything apart from controller tracking. However information on this HP unit and the other WMR HMD's seems inconclusive.

I think I'll hold off for now, I told myself I'd wait for wireless VR before diving back in again. £300 Rift/Vive/Odyssey and I'll give in, but I think this £300 for the lesser mixed reality sets will be the norm soon anyway.

I want the Samsung Odyssey HMD but you cant buy it in this country (UK)

chasolo12 h, 24 m ago

xbox one?


Windows Mixed Reality is compatible with Xbox One that will be releasing next year 2018 according to Phil Spencer once it has more games, not those tec demo's.
Edited by: "SoloKingxRobert" 22nd Nov

The Rift and Vive have games, the PSVR has games, if Microsoft want better then they should make them. The WMR headsets would be useless on the Xbox anyway as they don't fit securely enough for gaming. Apart from that Microsoft have already said they will not release a tethered gaming headset.

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Don't forget to check the Microsoft store - some of the best VR games are discounted at the moment.


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Arizona Sunshine, Space Pirate Trainer and Superhot VR have all been ported from the Vive or Rift and look much better on the new Mixed Reality Headsets.

NB Don't forget to check prices on Steam VR in case they are cheaper there.
Edited by: "rd3d2" 22nd Nov

I'd say this is pretty much spot on

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