HP - Mixed Reality Headset and Controllers (2018 New) £245 amazon.com
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HP - Mixed Reality Headset and Controllers (2018 New) £245 amazon.com

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Found 22nd Jan
Great price (includes custom charges pay in USD) for this when you consider it's another 120 odd quid on amazon.co.uk
Recommended PC Specification

NVIDIA GTX 965Ml /

AMD RX 480M(2GB) equivalent or greater video card for notebook and

NVIDIA GTX 980 / AMD RX 480(2GB) for PC; Intel Core i7 /AMD Ryzen 7 1700

equivalent or greater CPU; 16GB+ RAM memory.

Compatible OS
Must be connected by a cable to a PC running Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.

Required connectors
1x

USB 3.0 port plus 1x USB 2.0 port and compatible HDMI 1.4 or Display

Port 1.2 for 60 Hz HMD Mode, HDMI 2.0 or Display Port 1.2 for 90 Hz HMD

Mode.

Windows Mixed Reality headsets and motion controllers
Give you the freedom to create the content you imagine with full rotational and positional tracking built into the headset.

Built-in audio out and microphone support
through 3.5mm combo audio jack.

What's Included

2 in 1 HDMI 2.0 and USB 3.0 cable
2 x wireless motion controllers
HP Mixed Reality Headset
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19 Comments
Just wait for amazon uk to catch up
Dell, Acer, Lenovo and all other Microsoft Mixed Reality headsets are around this price on amazon.com if you don't like this design
Great price. Hope the Samsung Odyssey goes down too.
This headset is poor, unless you have tried it i wouldn't order it from a 3rd party on Amazon USA. A good chance you will want to return it.
I have to agree with Mtc1 I bought this last November. It was my first venture into VR and I was really disappointed. Unless you spend all your time looking at the centre of the display you'll notice a horrible blur around all the edges. It really breaks the immersion! I sent it back and got the oculus touch when it came down to £349 and have been very impressed, both with the software and the hardware. It's far superior even though technically on paper the HP has a better display is honestly not noticeable!
Edited by: "steven5watson" 22nd Jan
OK, so i'm really ignorant of VR/ MR tech. I though these headsets were the "next gen" beyond HTC Vive and Oculus Rift? Is that wrong?

When will the next gen equivalent hit with proper inside out tracking that doesn't leave a nest of snakes over the living room floor?

Cheers.
mtc11 h, 11 m ago

This headset is poor, unless you have tried it i wouldn't order it from a …This headset is poor, unless you have tried it i wouldn't order it from a 3rd party on Amazon USA. A good chance you will want to return it.


A bit more info, what were the actual reasons you sent yours back for? Just saying it's poor doesn't give us much to make an informed decision.
sheppio6 m ago

A bit more info, what were the actual reasons you sent yours back for? …A bit more info, what were the actual reasons you sent yours back for? Just saying it's poor doesn't give us much to make an informed decision.


Poor design - visor moves around during use putting the image out of focus.
Overheats - gets really hot pretty quick, you can feel the heat on your eyes.
Image quality - although the resolution is higher the cheap LCD panels are nowhere near the quality of the oled on the Rift, Vive or even Gear VR, the image looks washed out.
Build quality - feels really cheap, i'd say £199 would be a good RRP.
965m/980?
steven5watson4 h, 20 m ago

You'll notice a horrible blur around all the edges. It really breaks the …You'll notice a horrible blur around all the edges. It really breaks the immersion!


All headsets have this is called how lens work, I'm not sure how they would fix this without eye tracking as vr works by focusing the lens on a point of the screen, so no matter which headset you use you get a softer image around the edges, properly configuring your interpupillary distance fixes some of this though. I'm just guessing here that your Hp wasn't set up right as the IPD settings are buried in the system settings menu and not set in the mixed reality app.

if it wasn't set correctly you would loose clarity and probably quite easily slip into the blur zone which sounds like what was happening on your Hp headset, i cant speak for the hp but the dell one i have doesn't move about at all once i have it on and its nice to be able to flip up the visor to talk to people or take a break.

I have owned a psvr and a vive so have quite a bit to compare them too, and i love my mixed reality, the revive plugin gives me access to the vive and oculus store so i have the best of both worlds steam support is pretty spot on too. i dont have space for towers and sensors so the inside out tracking suits me down to the ground the fact that to get it running you just plug in a hdmi and a usb is great too and makes it super portable, and space saving.

another thing i love about this headset is it doesn't have the overly intrusive screen door issues that the vive and the rift have, i found it really immersion breaking that most things feel like your looking through a mesh due to the low pixel displays, its still there if you really look for it on the dell visor i have but massively reduced due to the higher resolution.
Edited by: "Lebdude" 22nd Jan
Lebdude1 h, 17 m ago

All headsets have this is called how lens work, I'm not sure how they …All headsets have this is called how lens work, I'm not sure how they would fix this without eye tracking as vr works by focusing the lens on a point of the screen, so no matter which headset you use you get a softer image around the edges, properly configuring your interpupillary distance fixes some of this though. I'm just guessing here that your Hp wasn't set up right as the IPD settings are buried in the system settings menu and not set in the mixed reality app. if it wasn't set correctly you would loose clarity and probably quite easily slip into the blur zone which sounds like what was happening on your Hp headset, i cant speak for the hp but the dell one i have doesn't move about at all once i have it on and its nice to be able to flip up the visor to talk to people or take a break. I have owned a psvr and a vive so have quite a bit to compare them too, and i love my mixed reality, the revive plugin gives me access to the vive and oculus store so i have the best of both worlds steam support is pretty spot on too. i dont have space for towers and sensors so the inside out tracking suits me down to the ground the fact that to get it running you just plug in a hdmi and a usb is great too and makes it super portable, and space saving.another thing i love about this headset is it doesn't have the overly intrusive screen door issues that the vive and the rift have, i found it really immersion breaking that most things feel like your looking through a mesh due to the low pixel displays, its still there if you really look for it on the dell visor i have but massively reduced due to the higher resolution.


Yes all headsets are prone to this but the HPs 'sweet spot' is smaller than most. The Oculus Rift has a slightly bigger sweet spot but the god rays (shafts of light protruding from bright colours) are really off putting.
The best headset Ive owned so far is the Samsung Odyssey. The sweet spot seems really good on it and minimal blurring around edges. Its not perfect though.
PiiWii10 m ago

Yes all headsets are prone to this but the HPs 'sweet spot' is smaller …Yes all headsets are prone to this but the HPs 'sweet spot' is smaller than most. The Oculus Rift has a slightly bigger sweet spot but the god rays (shafts of light protruding from bright colours) are really off putting.The best headset Ive owned so far is the Samsung Odyssey. The sweet spot seems really good on it and minimal blurring around edges. Its not perfect though.


Ooooooooo jealous. Did you import the odyssey? I'd love one of those. I watched a decent YouTube review and although the resolution didn't seem much better the figures say it should be. Do you mind me asking how much is cost you? And did you have tj pay import tax if you imported it?
Lebdude1 h, 29 m ago

All headsets have this is called how lens work, I'm not sure how they …All headsets have this is called how lens work, I'm not sure how they would fix this without eye tracking as vr works by focusing the lens on a point of the screen, so no matter which headset you use you get a softer image around the edges, properly configuring your interpupillary distance fixes some of this though. I'm just guessing here that your Hp wasn't set up right as the IPD settings are buried in the system settings menu and not set in the mixed reality app. if it wasn't set correctly you would loose clarity and probably quite easily slip into the blur zone which sounds like what was happening on your Hp headset, i cant speak for the hp but the dell one i have doesn't move about at all once i have it on and its nice to be able to flip up the visor to talk to people or take a break. I have owned a psvr and a vive so have quite a bit to compare them too, and i love my mixed reality, the revive plugin gives me access to the vive and oculus store so i have the best of both worlds steam support is pretty spot on too. i dont have space for towers and sensors so the inside out tracking suits me down to the ground the fact that to get it running you just plug in a hdmi and a usb is great too and makes it super portable, and space saving.another thing i love about this headset is it doesn't have the overly intrusive screen door issues that the vive and the rift have, i found it really immersion breaking that most things feel like your looking through a mesh due to the low pixel displays, its still there if you really look for it on the dell visor i have but massively reduced due to the higher resolution.


Well it was very noticeable on the hp for me. I barely see it on the Oculus. I set the ipd up in the hp but it was still horrible. I had to put the headband to the top of my forehead and really tighten the strap to get an anywhere decent image. It was still blurry round the edges.

The hp one did move about quite a lot but a friend of mine recently got the lenovo. He said it suffers the same blurriness around the edges but without seeing it for myself I can't comment. I'd very much like to try another Windows MR headset though, specifically the Samsung one but doubt we'll ever see it over here without importing.
Luckily my brother works in the states and is backwards and forwards all the time. I paid 499 dollars which is the list price right now. Its a nice headset but the headphones could do with being a bit more adjustable for people with big heads like me! The main sell for this over the Rift for me was the ease of setup. Just plug an hdmi and a usb3 in the pc and youre good to go. No external sensors to faff about plugging in and much less cables trailing about everywhere. The Rifts controllers are better than these though.
steven5watson11 m ago

Ooooooooo jealous. Did you import the odyssey? I'd love one of those. I …Ooooooooo jealous. Did you import the odyssey? I'd love one of those. I watched a decent YouTube review and although the resolution didn't seem much better the figures say it should be. Do you mind me asking how much is cost you? And did you have tj pay import tax if you imported it?


I did get a quote from Big Apple Buddy to get one shipped directly to me and it was around 640 dollars! Even then you are running the risk of getting hammered on import duty so be careful if you thinking of doing this. It deffo isnt worth that!
PiiWii24 m ago

I did get a quote from Big Apple Buddy to get one shipped directly to me …I did get a quote from Big Apple Buddy to get one shipped directly to me and it was around 640 dollars! Even then you are running the risk of getting hammered on import duty so be careful if you thinking of doing this. It deffo isnt worth that!


Yes I did the same but have been stung badly for import duties before with an ar drone years ago. Such a shame it isn't out over here but I have a feeling it's something to do with the oculus.
the best uk one
steven5watson49 m ago

Yes I did the same but have been stung badly for import duties before with …Yes I did the same but have been stung badly for import duties before with an ar drone years ago. Such a shame it isn't out over here but I have a feeling it's something to do with the oculus.


I kind of wish the samsung had come out over here as no doubt it would of followed the price drop these have got. The dell one is supposed to be the best of the ones that did get a uk release and if you look on eBay you can get a brand new dell one for between £170-£230.

played a fair bit of robo recall and super hot and i love it.
Lebdude30 m ago

the best uk one I kind of wish the samsung had come out over here as no …the best uk one I kind of wish the samsung had come out over here as no doubt it would of followed the price drop these have got. The dell one is supposed to be the best of the ones that did get a uk release and if you look on eBay you can get a brand new dell one for between £170-£230. played a fair bit of robo recall and super hot and i love it.


Stop tempting me with your ebay whiles.... *goes off and searches ebay for dell mixed reality headset*
Lebdude22nd Jan

the best uk one I kind of wish the samsung had come out over here as no …the best uk one I kind of wish the samsung had come out over here as no doubt it would of followed the price drop these have got. The dell one is supposed to be the best of the ones that did get a uk release and if you look on eBay you can get a brand new dell one for between £170-£230. played a fair bit of robo recall and super hot and i love it.


Good shout, a lot of the ebay items are the bundled devices from the recent laptop promotion that went on. Understand that the US discounts also relate to excess stock left from the laptop promotion, so the price drop isn't going to be permanent. Have a cheeky bid on a Dell Visor on ebay at the moment myself
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