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HTC VIVE PRO Headset (Headset only - Does not include controllers) - £393.99 @ Game
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HTC VIVE PRO Headset (Headset only - Does not include controllers) - £393.99 @ Game

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Posted 21st FebEdited by:"sandueugen92"

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If you are planning to get Valve Index, it may be worth waiting a few weeks, but stock will be very limited. I wasn't keen on missing out on the next valve index sale, so if like me, you're in need of a new headset or an upgrade to your existing one, at this price, this headset is worth it.
This works with the original HTC Vive base stations and controllers.

Specs:

Screen:Dual AMOLED 3.5" diagonal
2880 x 1600 615 PPI resolution
1440 x 1600 per eye
90hz refresh rate
Field of view:110 degrees

VIVE PRO HMD includes
Headset
Headset cable (attached)
Face cushion (attached)
Cleaning cloth
Earphone hole cap (2)
Documentaion
Link box
Power adapter
DisplayPort™ cableUSB 3.0 cable
Mounting pad
6 months of Viveport Infinity subscription
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You will need to buy the controllers separate which cost £300.
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Ive already got the original vive is it worth buying this or ditch it all to get the index?
Waddayawant21/02/2020 20:20

Ive already got the original vive is it worth buying this or ditch it all …Ive already got the original vive is it worth buying this or ditch it all to get the index?


I've considered getting an index. It's supposedly in stock before Half life Alyx will ship on 23rd of march. However, there's talk shortages cause of various reasons. I doubt I'll get a chance to grab one.
VR numpty here. Friend's Occulus Quest was all the convincing I needed. I'll do my own research but may as well ask here: Would buying this an pairing it with Valve's Knuckle controllers work?
There are not a lot of reasons to give up on the original vive for the pro version, but it has gone down in price quite a lot.
The resolution increase is what's important for me, plus amoled screen has better contrast and is ideal for darker grittier games.
Dice621/02/2020 20:25

VR numpty here. Friend's Occulus Quest was all the convincing I needed. …VR numpty here. Friend's Occulus Quest was all the convincing I needed. I'll do my own research but may as well ask here: Would buying this an pairing it with Valve's Knuckle controllers work?


This headset with knuckles? Yes, htc vive is compatible with valve knuckles
Waddayawant21/02/2020 20:20

Ive already got the original vive is it worth buying this or ditch it all …Ive already got the original vive is it worth buying this or ditch it all to get the index?


But to answer your question, it seems like valve index is the way to go, if you can get your hands on it.
Edited by: "sandueugen92" 21st Feb
Dice621/02/2020 20:25

VR numpty here. Friend's Occulus Quest was all the convincing I needed. …VR numpty here. Friend's Occulus Quest was all the convincing I needed. I'll do my own research but may as well ask here: Would buying this an pairing it with Valve's Knuckle controllers work?


Yes it would
You will need to buy the controllers separate which cost £300.
Inside out tracking is the future, I used to hate having three sensors set up.
Quest all the way for me, cant go back to tethered now, even if its slightly grainy and a bit uncomfortable (Frankenquest mod helped.) The latency seems fine to me for streaming games like Boneworks and Elder Scrolls wireless from pc although ymmv, link cable is fine if that's your bag. If I really had to go tethered again, then it would be the Index over the Vive Pro. But for anyone unsure what to get and who wants to play Thrill of the Fight, Beat Saber and anything really physical then I recommend trying out a friend's Quest before shelling out on a tethered headset. I love it and you might too.
A bit dated now, project proton is the future.
Dice621/02/2020 20:25

VR numpty here. Friend's Occulus Quest was all the convincing I needed. …VR numpty here. Friend's Occulus Quest was all the convincing I needed. I'll do my own research but may as well ask here: Would buying this an pairing it with Valve's Knuckle controllers work?


Nope.
Will wait for index then
tempt21/02/2020 21:54

A bit dated now, project proton is the future.



yeah but how far into the future? next year? 2 year+?
Waddayawant21/02/2020 20:20

Ive already got the original vive is it worth buying this or ditch it all …Ive already got the original vive is it worth buying this or ditch it all to get the index?



I bought just the index headset but returned it 5 days later becomes i simple coukd not cope with loss of the vibrant colours and deep dark black levels that oled hmd brings with it, blacks were grey and colours were most definitely washed out on these lcd based hmd, and the index was the second lcd hnd i tried, the first being a wmr hmd, so i am sticking with my cv1 and vive, although i am going to grab the knuckles at some point to replace the wands.........but if those things are not important to you then the index is quite a nice hmd.
Waddayawant21/02/2020 20:20

Ive already got the original vive is it worth buying this or ditch it all …Ive already got the original vive is it worth buying this or ditch it all to get the index?


Loved my original Vive, preferred the ski mask style over the audio strap that came later....Didn't really like the fit of the pro and the lenses were not improved, so made the higher res screen a little silly IMHO...

Hated the Rift (it was way too hot to use, too many cables)... The Rift S is really good (still feels a bit cheap) but was £100+ cheaper than I sold my Vive for (got a deal from StockMustGo on ebay). I'm looking to buy an Index but if not for the knuckles would probably stick with the Rift S.

slannmage21/02/2020 21:37

Inside out tracking is the future, I used to hate having three sensors set …Inside out tracking is the future, I used to hate having three sensors set up.


Must admit I was a skeptic but have not had any issues at all. Love the fact I can take the headset anywhere now.

Who knows, I may just ended up sticking with the Rift S
Edited by: "SavageDonkey" 21st Feb
XP20021/02/2020 23:33

I bought just the index headset but returned it 5 days later becomes i …I bought just the index headset but returned it 5 days later becomes i simple coukd not cope with loss of the vibrant colours and deep dark black levels that oled hmd brings with it, blacks were grey and colours were most definitely washed out on these lcd based hmd, and the index was the second lcd hnd i tried, the first being a wmr hmd, so i am sticking with my cv1 and vive, although i am going to grab the knuckles at some point to replace the wands.........but if those things are not important to you then the index is quite a nice hmd.


That's very comforting to hear. I'd gladly take oled contrast and colour over 144hz refresh rate. The only issue with vive pro was the price. It recently dropped to £600. At the current price, it would be a shame not to get it
Termeh21/02/2020 21:57

Nope.



It will with base stations, Steam VR is plug and play so you can mix with older and newer hardware.
Swiftflash21/02/2020 21:49

Quest all the way for me, cant go back to tethered now, even if its …Quest all the way for me, cant go back to tethered now, even if its slightly grainy and a bit uncomfortable (Frankenquest mod helped.) The latency seems fine to me for streaming games like Boneworks and Elder Scrolls wireless from pc although ymmv, link cable is fine if that's your bag. If I really had to go tethered again, then it would be the Index over the Vive Pro. But for anyone unsure what to get and who wants to play Thrill of the Fight, Beat Saber and anything really physical then I recommend trying out a friend's Quest before shelling out on a tethered headset. I love it and you might too.



To be fair the tether doesn't get in the way very much, I rarely notice it and it becomes totally second nature to work around it. There will totally be cheaper wireless add ons at some point. For me latency is too big a problem even on current headsets barring the index, I don't tolerate quest framerates very well even when it's native never mind capture.

For me I don't think quest is the one to go for, it is certainly an indicator of direction, but it has a few too many compromises and things that aren't quite finished yet. The next iteration will be a real game changer, the current version is just a hint of it. For me Index is definitely the premium experience that will last longer.

That being said quest is kind of decent in it's own right, if it wasn't for the double purchasing issue I would have one just for the week a month I travel for work.
I'm really tempted by this as I have the wireless adapter for the original Vive (and the DAS) and wouldn't go back to using a cable again, this is a great price but is it worth the upgrade over the Vive?
sandueugen9222/02/2020 00:00

That's very comforting to hear. I'd gladly take oled contrast and colour …That's very comforting to hear. I'd gladly take oled contrast and colour over 144hz refresh rate. The only issue with vive pro was the price. It recently dropped to £600. At the current price, it would be a shame not to get it



Yeap, i mean i also have the PSVR and even that with its lower res per eye just wipes the floor with the lcd hmds i have tried, it is just impossible for me personally to move backwards on these two points once you have seen them, but possibly if the index was someone's first hmd then they might not notice these things, ,but unfortunately for me oled was the first and it has ruined lcd based hmds completely.
Johnmcl722/02/2020 00:56

I'm really tempted by this as I have the wireless adapter for the original …I'm really tempted by this as I have the wireless adapter for the original Vive (and the DAS) and wouldn't go back to using a cable again, this is a great price but is it worth the upgrade over the Vive?


I found the pro to be a worthwhile upgrade over the og vice at a much greater price than this. If the pro had slightly wider fov and better audio I think it would be better than the index. I'm not going index mainly because of the poor black levels.
Waddayawant21/02/2020 20:20

Ive already got the original vive is it worth buying this or ditch it all …Ive already got the original vive is it worth buying this or ditch it all to get the index?


I'm thinking about keeping the original vive but adding the knuckles controllers for the finger tracking etc
Err.. Oculus Rift S with Touch controllers included at £399 is a no brainer compared to this. Unless you have an extremely narrow or wide ipd in which case try one first, or if you've got a grand and you want the best consumer hardware right now then get an Index.

Vast majority of the best games are on Oculus store, they have the best software and the best hardware to price ratio (by a country mile).

If you don't need controllers and want purely for Sims to use racing wheel / Hotas etc, then perhaps there's value here, but would look elsewhere personally
Damian_Bragg22/02/2020 03:46

I found the pro to be a worthwhile upgrade over the og vice at a much …I found the pro to be a worthwhile upgrade over the og vice at a much greater price than this. If the pro had slightly wider fov and better audio I think it would be better than the index. I'm not going index mainly because of the poor black levels.


How much did you pay for the pro upgrade? Also, is the audio really poorer than the original with deluxe audio strap?
sandueugen9222/02/2020 08:46

How much did you pay for the pro upgrade? Also, is the audio really poorer …How much did you pay for the pro upgrade? Also, is the audio really poorer than the original with deluxe audio strap?


A lot - whatever the original RRP was. I didn't have the deluxe audio head strap so not sure - I thought it was meant to be roughly the same. The ones with the pro are very average. Very slightly better with the rubber band mod and boosting the bass.
Damian_Bragg22/02/2020 03:46

I found the pro to be a worthwhile upgrade over the og vice at a much …I found the pro to be a worthwhile upgrade over the og vice at a much greater price than this. If the pro had slightly wider fov and better audio I think it would be better than the index. I'm not going index mainly because of the poor black levels.


How do you find the sweet spot on the lenses? I've seen a few comments that the Pro is a bit worse and it's something the Vive isn't great for.
Johnmcl722/02/2020 11:17

How do you find the sweet spot on the lenses? I've seen a few comments …How do you find the sweet spot on the lenses? I've seen a few comments that the Pro is a bit worse and it's something the Vive isn't great for.


I've honestly not had an issue with this at all. You just need to know how to put it on - sounds simple but there is a best way. I'll assume you're right handed: 1. Loosen all the straps 2. Hold the HMD against your face with your left hand and twist the knob at the back until it's snug. Keep the HMD held on your face with your left hand and then adjust the top strap until the sweet spot is perfect (use some text directly ahead). This takes ~10 seconds once you're used to doing it and you can game for hours (minus the adult beverage breaks). I play all sorts of games and never once felt the sweet spot was difficult to achieve or changed in-game. Everything is so much sharper with the pro, sold my OG a few months back and tested it before sending - couldn't believe how basic the visuals seemed having been with the pro for over a year.
Johnmcl722/02/2020 11:17

How do you find the sweet spot on the lenses? I've seen a few comments …How do you find the sweet spot on the lenses? I've seen a few comments that the Pro is a bit worse and it's something the Vive isn't great for.


I will want to see the quality of the lens for myself. If they are not that great, I will try the Gear VR lens mod. Did anyone have any experience with that?
sandueugen9222/02/2020 11:52

I will want to see the quality of the lens for myself. If they are not …I will want to see the quality of the lens for myself. If they are not that great, I will try the Gear VR lens mod. Did anyone have any experience with that?



My advice is don't try the gearvr mod, stick with your present sealed and clean Vive or upgrade to the vive pro, as i did the gearvr mod and it did work and everything was crystal clear, but i was getting eye strain after about 20 mins. something i have never had with any HMD i have tried, it had messed with the eye comfort of the vive and nothing i did could bring it back until i replaced the original lens back in.........and as a reward for doing this i then had dust in the HMD, and let me tell you even with a can of air getting it back to its original state was one major pain.....so i would advise thinking very carefully about this mod as it's a gamble if you will be able to use it or not.
XP20022/02/2020 14:47

My advice is don't try the gearvr mod, stick with your present sealed and …My advice is don't try the gearvr mod, stick with your present sealed and clean Vive or upgrade to the vive pro, as i did the gearvr mod and it did work and everything was crystal clear, but i was getting eye strain after about 20 mins. something i have never had with any HMD i have tried, it had messed with the eye comfort of the vive and nothing i did could bring it back until i replaced the original lens back in.........and as a reward for doing this i then had dust in the HMD, and let me tell you even with a can of air getting it back to its original state was one major pain.....so i would advise thinking very carefully about this mod as it's a gamble if you will be able to use it or not.


Thanks! I would've hated tinkering with an expensive headset.
Thanks for the feedback and I think I'll go for it, I agree about mucking with the lenses which is not something I'm keen to do. Any recommendations where to get the kit for the wireless adapter to fit it to the Vive Pro?
Johnmcl722/02/2020 18:07

Thanks for the feedback and I think I'll go for it, I agree about mucking …Thanks for the feedback and I think I'll go for it, I agree about mucking with the lenses which is not something I'm keen to do. Any recommendations where to get the kit for the wireless adapter to fit it to the Vive Pro?


You can buy the adaptor kit from here:
game.co.uk/en/…372
Seems to be a good price
Johnmcl722/02/2020 18:07

Thanks for the feedback and I think I'll go for it, I agree about mucking …Thanks for the feedback and I think I'll go for it, I agree about mucking with the lenses which is not something I'm keen to do. Any recommendations where to get the kit for the wireless adapter to fit it to the Vive Pro?


You can get a game elite subscription for £3. You'll get 4% reward points = £17 from the £436 headset. So that's £14 off the adapter, if you want to go through the trouble. Don't forget to cancel the subscription.
Edited by: "sandueugen92" 22nd Feb
sandueugen9222/02/2020 20:13

You can buy the adaptor kit from here: …You can buy the adaptor kit from here: https://www.game.co.uk/en/m/vive-wireless-adaptor-clip-for-pro-2493372Seems to be a good price


Perfect thanks, I don't know how I missed it.
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