HP VR1000 Mixed Reality Headset (inc controllers) pre-order £379 @ Amazon (also available from Microsoft Store)
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HP VR1000 Mixed Reality Headset (inc controllers) pre-order £379 @ Amazon (also available from Microsoft Store)

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Edited by:"mtc1"Found 4th Oct
This seems to be a bit of a bargain, the Acer headset was supposed to be the budget option and that is £20 more.

This headset has gone on pre-order in the US for $449, all the other headsets so far are more or less a straight 1$=1£.

Depending on UK price for the Samsung Odyysey this could be the bargain option.

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Doubt the Samsung one will be cheap because, well, it's Samsung.

This is a decent price, but being limited to the Microsoft store until further notice is a bit off-putting. I'll take another look at these devices when they get full SteamVR support.

Will these do exactly as a rift/Vive would + AR?

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benhawkins1 h, 3 m ago

Will these do exactly as a rift/Vive would + AR?



Yes, mixed reality is just the Microsoft VR platform. The headsets have much better resolution than the Rift/Vive at 1440x1440 2.89" LCD(705ppi) v 1080x1200 3.54"OLED(456ppi). Also because the handset tracking is built in to the headset you don't have all the messing around to set it up.

The Samsung Odyysey HMDhas a slightly higher resolution 1600x1440 3.5"OLED (615ppi) , the pixels per inch is quite a bit lower because the screen is bigger, not sure what that means in the real world.

Steam support is coming store.steampowered.com/app…ew/
Edited by: "mtc1" 4th Oct

Rob_130446 m ago

Doubt the Samsung one will be cheap because, well, it's Samsung.This is a …Doubt the Samsung one will be cheap because, well, it's Samsung.This is a decent price, but being limited to the Microsoft store until further notice is a bit off-putting. I'll take another look at these devices when they get full SteamVR support.



As far as am aware. Microsoft announced that these Mixed reality headsets will work with Steam VR once released (Christmas) techradar.com/new…mvr

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ocelot209 m ago

As far as am aware. Microsoft announced that these Mixed reality headsets …As far as am aware. Microsoft announced that these Mixed reality headsets will work with Steam VR once released (Christmas) http://www.techradar.com/news/microsofts-windows-mixed-reality-headsets-will-support-steamvr


They are available in 2 weeks, the Samsung November. Steam VR will follow.

Good price but early impressions for the Samsung Odyssey are very favorable. I'd probably wait for a head to head review between models.
Edited by: "daBluone" 4th Oct

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daBluone33 m ago

Good price but early reviews for the Samsung Odyssey are very favorable. …Good price but early reviews for the Samsung Odyssey are very favorable. I'd probably wait for a head to head review between models.


That's what i'm waiting for, the reviews so far are pathetic, half of them can't even get the spec right never mind actually write an objective review.

The only things that put me off the Samsung are the headset doesn't pivot like the others and the display is incredibly underwhelming at 615 ppi, they've been demonstrating 1200 ppi screens for ages.
Edited by: "mtc1" 4th Oct

mtc118 m ago

That's what i'm waiting for, the reviews so far are pathetic, half of them …That's what i'm waiting for, the reviews so far are pathetic, half of them can't even get the spec right never mind actually write an objective review.The only things that put me off the Samsung are the headset doesn't pivot like the others and the display is incredibly underwhelming at 615 ppi, they've been demonstrating 1200 ppi screens for ages.


As much as chasing the highest spec is longterm goal they've got to hit a price point and performance level that the mass can use.

Guessing the Samsung Odyssey doesn't pivot because it's almost double the weight of the other models.
Edited by: "daBluone" 4th Oct

mtc12 h, 3 m ago

Yes, mixed reality is just the Microsoft VR platform. The headsets have …Yes, mixed reality is just the Microsoft VR platform. The headsets have much better resolution than the Rift/Vive at 1440x1440 2.89" LCD(705ppi) v 1080x1200 3.54"OLED(456ppi). Also because the handset tracking is built in to the headset you don't have all the messing around to set it up. The Samsung Odyysey HMDhas a slightly higher resolution 1600x1440 3.5"OLED (615ppi) , the pixels per inch is quite a bit lower because the screen is bigger, not sure what that means in the real world.Steam support is coming http://store.steampowered.com/app/719950/Windows_Mixed_Reality_SteamVR_preview/


but the tracking will be woeful as when you go out of the HMDs camera/sensor FOV its relies on just IMU data to track not very precise.

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powerbrick6 h, 12 m ago

but the tracking will be woeful as when you go out of the HMDs …but the tracking will be woeful as when you go out of the HMDs camera/sensor FOV its relies on just IMU data to track not very precise.


From what i have read and watched they have got the tracking pretty much spot on.

mtc137 m ago

From what i have read and watched they have got the tracking pretty much …From what i have read and watched they have got the tracking pretty much spot on.


watching dubious paid to review youtubers is not really proof.

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powerbrick1 h, 47 m ago

watching dubious paid to review youtubers is not really proof.


I take it you've used the controllers have you?

mtc11 h, 34 m ago

I take it you've used the controllers have you?


Where did I say I had? Even Tested said once out of the cameras fov your arm will just hang in space, rubbish, now thats how you break immersion.

Youre really pushing these new HMDs, you on commission?

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powerbrick12 m ago

Where did I say I had? Even Tested said once out of the cameras fov your …Where did I say I had? Even Tested said once out of the cameras fov your arm will just hang in space, rubbish, now thats how you break immersion.Youre really pushing these new HMDs, you on commission?


The tested video is good, they seemed pretty impressed by the tracking ?????

mtc11 h, 15 m ago

The tested video is good, they seemed pretty impressed by the tracking …The tested video is good, they seemed pretty impressed by the tracking ?????


the hmd yes, not the controllers, they said when you move the controller to the side your arm just stays there as it has lost LOS with the HMD cameras.

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They stated the field of view for the tracking cameras is much bigger than the actual field of view, tracking is only lost when the controller is way out of view, they also say they have not seen any snapping when the controller comes back in to view. Try watching the video
Edited by: "mtc1" 4th Oct
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