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Posted 12th AprEdited by:"Ugz"

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You can pre order the Rift S at scan.co.uk
They said their shipment is coming through on the 28th of april.
On other websites such as ebay, the rift s is going for about 550 second hand.
You can use their finance option if you are looking to save money in the short run.
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I hate profiteering companies. Scan are on my blacklist now
I paid £360 about 3 weeks ago, cold.
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I paid £360 about 3 weeks ago, cold.
It’s good to see it come back in stock but this not not a good price.
james.blenkinsop12/04/2020 13:37

I paid £360 about 3 weeks ago, cold.


Where did you find it for £360? also since 3 weeks the prices have increased due to the demand and lack of supply.
cheaper at argos for collection on tuesday and in stock in places near me.

Good to see Scan taking advantage of stock levels. Not.

Edit - fluctuates between 349 and 399 on amazon when in stock.
Edited by: "MrKrabs" 12th Apr
I hate profiteering companies. Scan are on my blacklist now
maltloaf_df12/04/2020 13:45

I hate profiteering companies. Scan are on my blacklist now


It could be true, but more likely their SUPPLIER set the price. Expect ANYTHING (i.e. 40% of all manufactured goods) made in China to rise sharply in price.
maltloaf_df12/04/2020 13:45

I hate profiteering companies. Scan are on my blacklist now


*shakes fist at companies making profits*

Maybe their supplier has upped the price and this is the best they can do.
arithon6812/04/2020 13:50

It could be true, but more likely their SUPPLIER set the price. Expect …It could be true, but more likely their SUPPLIER set the price. Expect ANYTHING (i.e. 40% of all manufactured goods) made in China to rise sharply in price.


No more likely a quick buck. The RRP hasn't changed and this is above RRP = profiteering. There are stock shortages everywhere but other major retailers are still charging £399. Argos are supposedly getting stock this week and are still listing it at the previous price.
Ugz12/04/2020 13:38

Where did you find it for £360? also since 3 weeks the prices have …Where did you find it for £360? also since 3 weeks the prices have increased due to the demand and lack of supply.


eBay via Currys/PC World

Paid £400 but then a week later they had it for 340, got a 60 quid price match refund

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Edited by: "james.blenkinsop" 12th Apr
Been selling for £500 used on eBay... Was thinking about selling mine as my Index now says 2-4 weeks
Explain to me how using Scan finance is saving money :/
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chridt12/04/2020 14:33

Explain to me how using Scan finance is saving money :/ [Image]


You missed the end of the OP's sentence off, 'in the short run'.
thats even worse than normal price what the hell is this deal
please can someone tell me the normal RRP prices as the websites dont show it just says "out of stock"

how much is a oculus go ?

how much is a oculus quest?

how much is a oculus rift s?

this includes controllers right?


i plan on build mid spec pc but i really dont know how powerfull a machine i need to run VR most people
are saying you just need a pc that can handle most 1440p games and that its the same for VR , having a headset
plugged in wont make it demand anymore power then it would normally need?
Bloody hell where are eBays £1 ffv when you need it lol ! People paying near enough £500 on eBay you can have my nearly new S for that I’ll buy one later
cashinpocket12/04/2020 15:05

please can someone tell me the normal RRP prices as the websites dont show …please can someone tell me the normal RRP prices as the websites dont show it just says "out of stock"how much is a oculus go ?how much is a oculus quest?how much is a oculus rift s?this includes controllers right?i plan on build mid spec pc but i really dont know how powerfull a machine i need to run VR most peopleare saying you just need a pc that can handle most 1440p games and that its the same for VR , having a headsetplugged in wont make it demand anymore power then it would normally need?


£400 for quest 64gb and Rift S

Dont necessarily need usual 1440p demands, but minimum should be a gtx 1060 or rx 580.

Older processors are fine as long as they are i5, i7 or equivalent.

Half Life Alyx is a bit more demanding, so probably 1070 or equivalent.

The better the graphics card, the more detail you can allow in VR through super sampling and usual graphics settings
Few weeks ago scan announced oculus in stock will be on 21st of April, so this data can still change.
I wonder whether the recently inflated hardware prices might become a new standard in post COVID reality once the economy gets a kick in a guts
Sold my S last week for £563 on the bay so this is a bargain. Mind you i did include a USB and HDMI extension cable

Also dead easy to get free shipping from Scan.
ezzer7212/04/2020 14:44

You missed the end of the OP's sentence off, 'in the short run'.


Still incorrect,You’re not saving anything in the long,medium or short run........Just delaying the full cost plus an extra £125.
There is no saving to be made.
Edited by: "chridt" 12th Apr
drasim12/04/2020 15:17

£400 for quest 64gb and Rift SDont necessarily need usual 1440p demands, …£400 for quest 64gb and Rift SDont necessarily need usual 1440p demands, but minimum should be a gtx 1060 or rx 580.Older processors are fine as long as they are i5, i7 or equivalent.Half Life Alyx is a bit more demanding, so probably 1070 or equivalent.The better the graphics card, the more detail you can allow in VR through super sampling and usual graphics settings



hang so the quest 64gb cost the same as a rift s both £400?

spec wise they are different but rift s being designed for pc only direct through wireless wifi?

i would buy a rift s then i thought it was more expensive option, then i would use it on stream vr

im also looking to connect direct to my pc and without a 5.4ghz router but instead a 5.4ghz wifi card,
this way my pc would use ethernet for internet and wifi for the headset

anyone can comment iv got this right?

correct me if im wrong
MrKrabs12/04/2020 13:42

cheaper at argos for collection on tuesday and in stock in places near …cheaper at argos for collection on tuesday and in stock in places near me.Good to see Scan taking advantage of stock levels. Not.Edit - fluctuates between 349 and 399 on amazon when in stock.


Haven't seen one in any Argos for several weeks, I check all the time. I'm in London though so that might be why.
chridt12/04/2020 16:54

Still incorrect,You’re not saving anything in the long,medium or short r …Still incorrect,You’re not saving anything in the long,medium or short run........Just delaying the full cost plus an extra £125.There is no saving to be made.


The OP is saying you are saving yourself from having to sink hundreds of pounds into it immediately if you want/need it now - but you already knew that.
chridt12/04/2020 16:54

Still incorrect,You’re not saving anything in the long,medium or short r …Still incorrect,You’re not saving anything in the long,medium or short run........Just delaying the full cost plus an extra £125.There is no saving to be made.


Paying 42 just now instead of 420 is saving in the short term.

It is paying more in the long term obviously.
cashinpocket12/04/2020 16:56

hang so the quest 64gb cost the same as a rift s both £400?spec wise they …hang so the quest 64gb cost the same as a rift s both £400?spec wise they are different but rift s being designed for pc only direct through wireless wifi?i would buy a rift s then i thought it was more expensive option, then i would use it on stream vrim also looking to connect direct to my pc and without a 5.4ghz router but instead a 5.4ghz wifi card,this way my pc would use ethernet for internet and wifi for the headsetanyone can comment iv got this right?correct me if im wrong


The Rift requires a fairly powerful PC, the Quest is standalone.
cashinpocket12/04/2020 16:56

hang so the quest 64gb cost the same as a rift s both £400?spec wise they …hang so the quest 64gb cost the same as a rift s both £400?spec wise they are different but rift s being designed for pc only direct through wireless wifi?i would buy a rift s then i thought it was more expensive option, then i would use it on stream vrim also looking to connect direct to my pc and without a 5.4ghz router but instead a 5.4ghz wifi card,this way my pc would use ethernet for internet and wifi for the headsetanyone can comment iv got this right?correct me if im wrong


Quest

Standalone VR Unit, comes with Oculus store to purchase Quest games
To use the Quest with Steam VR you can either 1) use a 'link' cable to a gaming PC, or 2) use an app called Virtual Desktop to stream VR games over WiFI using a 5ghz router
Steam VR games won't look as good as the Rift S and text will be a bit more difficult to read.
If you don't have a gaming PC you can use a rented dedicated server / VPS with GPU such as Shadow and use Virtual Desktop with that, if you want to play Steam VR

Rift S

Requires gaming PC, no wireless option. All PC based VR games will have better visuals with a Rift S

If you want versatility, get a Quest. If you want better visuals, get a Rift S
Edited by: "drasim" 12th Apr
I wouldn't recommend a rift s, had one and I found it very poor and returned it. Can't adjust ipd and now the quest can link up to your PC anyway.
Obviously £431.49 isnt cheap compared to what the price should be £399.99 (without discounts) however if you are someone who is desperate and you really want a vr headset, rather than spending £500+ on a used VR headset, you can just pre order it from Scan. I own a Rift S and honestly i havnt had any problems in terms of tracking, obviously the INDEX is better in every way however i enjoyed taking my VR headset to my friends house with ease during house parties. I would say if you are not in a rush and can wait, wait till Oculus themselves has restocked on their site, or pc world. During Covid 19, you may want to do a finance option if you would rather spend big sums on groceries or something else. Naturally yes, you are going to be paying more in the long run however in the short run you are not saving money but you not breaking your bank instantly.
ezzer7212/04/2020 17:07

The Rift requires a fairly powerful PC, the Quest is standalone.


Glad you understood that!
drasim12/04/2020 17:19

QuestStandalone VR Unit, comes with Oculus store to purchase Quest gamesTo …QuestStandalone VR Unit, comes with Oculus store to purchase Quest gamesTo use the Quest with Steam VR you can either 1) use a 'link' cable to a gaming PC, or 2) use an app called Virtual Desktop to stream VR games over WiFI using a 5ghz routerSteam VR games won't look as good as the Rift S and text will be a bit more difficult to read.If you don't have a gaming PC you can use a rented dedicated server / VPS with GPU such as Shadow and use Virtual Desktop with that, if you want to play Steam VRRift SRequires gaming PC, no wireless option. All PC based VR games will have better visuals with a Rift SIf you want versatility, get a Quest. If you want better visuals, get a Rift S



virtual desktop is a workaround in order to play steam vr games? - so what your saying is that we cant launch steam vr
with a oculus but steam vr saying it supports all headsets?

Renting a server does seem like a good idea however that would be for 2D (3D) games that using a normal 1080p monitor,
i have seen people sitting in a virtual room using a monitor to play games but i can not see why you wouldnt just use
a monitor in real life?

Rift S - has no wifi option to send the game over to the headset ? really i didnt know that i thought it was wireless
i assumed since the quest is wireless surely the step up headset being the rift s is wirelessly streaming the game
across - then how does someone connect it always usb cables no other option?

Better visuals - what does this actually mean are we talking for example 4k Vs 1440p? how does it differ exactly in terms of
spec?

thanks for your feedback!
Elivercury12/04/2020 17:57

I wouldn't recommend a rift s, had one and I found it very poor and …I wouldn't recommend a rift s, had one and I found it very poor and returned it. Can't adjust ipd and now the quest can link up to your PC anyway.



iv read that the ipd is not a problem and that it will work for most people anyway, so this shouldnt be a issue

howmuch did you pay for it if dont mind me asking and are the controllers exactly the same as the quest?

Can you compare the quest and rift s when connected wired directly to your pc ?, whats it like both the same or similar ?
cashinpocket12/04/2020 21:30

iv read that the ipd is not a problem and that it will work for most …iv read that the ipd is not a problem and that it will work for most people anyway, so this shouldnt be a issuehowmuch did you pay for it if dont mind me asking and are the controllers exactly the same as the quest?Can you compare the quest and rift s when connected wired directly to your pc ?, whats it like both the same or similar ?


I don't have a quest, although I've used one briefly. Waiting for a good price. I got my rift S for £340 using 15% off Argos eBay, but I've not seen a deal that good since that I could use for the quest unfortunately.

I personally found the ipd an issue and I'm only a couple of points above the recommended, couldn't get it to focus properly for love nor money.
cashinpocket12/04/2020 21:27

virtual desktop is a workaround in order to play steam vr games? - so what …virtual desktop is a workaround in order to play steam vr games? - so what your saying is that we cant launch steam vr with a oculus but steam vr saying it supports all headsets?Renting a server does seem like a good idea however that would be for 2D (3D) games that using a normal 1080p monitor,i have seen people sitting in a virtual room using a monitor to play games but i can not see why you wouldnt just use a monitor in real life?Rift S - has no wifi option to send the game over to the headset ? really i didnt know that i thought it was wirelessi assumed since the quest is wireless surely the step up headset being the rift s is wirelessly streaming the game across - then how does someone connect it always usb cables no other option?Better visuals - what does this actually mean are we talking for example 4k Vs 1440p? how does it differ exactly in terms ofspec?thanks for your feedback!


Virtual Desktop is a workaround to play Steam VR games for the Quest only, if you want to play completely wirelessly. If you don't mind a cable, you can use a 'link' cable for the Quest.

The rented server can do both '2D' and VR games. I guess you're thinking that you'll only see a monitor? Virtual Desktop will put you in the 'VR world' regardless whether you're connecting it to a gaming PC in your house or in a datacentre somewhere in Europe.

Rift S is definitely not wireless. It uses a cable that splits into two that connects to your PC from the headset.

In regards to better visuals - games made specifically for the Quest, that you download using the Oculus store, don't look as good as the ones made for PC. Games like Robo Recall play just as well, but have noticeably worse graphics. Eleven Table Tennis doesn't play as well on Quest because it just can't handle the physics calculations that the PC can.

When you stream PC games to the Quest, the image quality is compressed and can sometimes cause stuttering. It's not so much 4k Vs 1440p.

The Quest is a great headset, and I enjoy hooking it up to my cloud based PC, but the visual quality is worse compared to the Rift CV1 when playing PC VR games.

In that respect, if you don't mind using a cable, or you're going to want to play a lot of games sat down, such as racing or flight sim, then get a Rift S.

If you want completely wireless and something you can just jump straight into, with the potential of playing PC VR games, get the Quest, as long as you don't mind getting a slightly worse visual experience than the Rift S
Edited by: "drasim" 12th Apr
drasim12/04/2020 21:45

Virtual Desktop is a workaround to play Steam VR games for the Quest only, …Virtual Desktop is a workaround to play Steam VR games for the Quest only, if you want to play completely wirelessly. If you don't mind a cable, you can use a 'link' cable for the Quest.The rented server can do both '2D' and VR games. I guess you're thinking that you'll only see a monitor? Virtual Desktop will put you in the 'VR world' regardless whether you're connecting it to a gaming PC in your house or in a datacentre somewhere in Europe.Rift S is definitely not wireless. It uses a cable that splits into two that connects to your PC from the headset.In regards to better visuals - games made specifically for the Quest, that you download using the Oculus store, don't look as good as the ones made for PC. Games like Robo Recall play just as well, but have noticeably worse graphics. Eleven Table Tennis doesn't play as well on Quest because it just can't handle the physics calculations that the PC can.When you stream PC games to the Quest, the image quality is compressed and can sometimes cause stuttering. It's not so much 4k Vs 1440p.The Quest is a great headset, and I enjoy hooking it up to my cloud based PC, but the visual quality is worse compared to the Rift CV1 when playing PC VR games.In that respect, if you don't mind using a cable, or you're going to want to play a lot of games sat down, such as racing or flight sim, then get a Rift S.If you want completely wireless and something you can just jump straight into, with the potential of playing PC VR games, get the Quest, as long as you don't mind getting a slightly worse visual experience than the Rift S



Virtual desktop - YES LOL , thats exactly what i was thinking the naming confuses me iv seen videos on youtube demo'ing
virtual desktop and steam vr and its just a guy in a PRETEND room inside vr and in front of him is just a monitor and
his playing world war z , and i thought whats the point in that?

there are also cinema vr rooms that do the same , i would put the headset on and see a giant screen and enjoy a 2d movie,
but first to answering your quesion

what im really looking for is PC VR as although i wish to play all those standalone games, i feel that if i have a pc that is up to the
spec it would be a shame for it to sit there and not use it everytime i play a game, i dont travell or plan to take vr anywhere
with me so, a few hours gaming with highest possible graphics is it important to me in both normal 2d monitor mode and also
then in vr

My conclusion for me would be a decent 1080p monitor for all the other games normal desktop gives us and i have so much
back log to play that i need a pc for anyway, then of course theres vr and if i can use the same pc to give me that second
experience that would be great now that there is so much out there to experience

Going back to what we was talking about before, i still havnt had anything not even google cardboard i was about to pull the
trigger on Gear Vr and wait untill next year to see what comes of GEN 2 , we are on gen 2 right?

So i did some research on gear vr , all i wanted was to play movies in a big cinema experience and play some basic games on my phone but i found out gear vr is no longer supported and the current mid range A series samsung phones dont support it

A50 A70 A90 are good screens alomed , i wondering if i buy a normal gear vr clone and run a 2d movie would the lenses
just make it a big screen to watch a movie?, doesnt it need software to change the picture into circles and then
the lenses turn it back into a 3d enviroment?


thanks


PS: do you know of anyway to run VR apps on my phone before buying a gear vr to see what happens on the screen itself
can i trick my phone to think a gear vr is plugged in or can i run google cardboard to see what its like
cashinpocket12/04/2020 23:20

Virtual desktop - YES LOL , thats exactly what i was thinking the naming …Virtual desktop - YES LOL , thats exactly what i was thinking the naming confuses me iv seen videos on youtube demo'ingvirtual desktop and steam vr and its just a guy in a PRETEND room inside vr and in front of him is just a monitor andhis playing world war z , and i thought whats the point in that?there are also cinema vr rooms that do the same , i would put the headset on and see a giant screen and enjoy a 2d movie,but first to answering your quesionwhat im really looking for is PC VR as although i wish to play all those standalone games, i feel that if i have a pc that is up to thespec it would be a shame for it to sit there and not use it everytime i play a game, i dont travell or plan to take vr anywherewith me so, a few hours gaming with highest possible graphics is it important to me in both normal 2d monitor mode and alsothen in vrMy conclusion for me would be a decent 1080p monitor for all the other games normal desktop gives us and i have so muchback log to play that i need a pc for anyway, then of course theres vr and if i can use the same pc to give me that secondexperience that would be great now that there is so much out there to experienceGoing back to what we was talking about before, i still havnt had anything not even google cardboard i was about to pull the trigger on Gear Vr and wait untill next year to see what comes of GEN 2 , we are on gen 2 right?So i did some research on gear vr , all i wanted was to play movies in a big cinema experience and play some basic games on my phone but i found out gear vr is no longer supported and the current mid range A series samsung phones dont support itA50 A70 A90 are good screens alomed , i wondering if i buy a normal gear vr clone and run a 2d movie would the lensesjust make it a big screen to watch a movie?, doesnt it need software to change the picture into circles and thenthe lenses turn it back into a 3d enviroment?thanks PS: do you know of anyway to run VR apps on my phone before buying a gear vr to see what happens on the screen itselfcan i trick my phone to think a gear vr is plugged in or can i run google cardboard to see what its like


Tbh I would buy a quest. You can plug it in.

If I thought about a rift s I would just spend more and get a vive.
CoeK12/04/2020 23:24

Tbh I would buy a quest. You can plug it in.If I thought about a rift s I …Tbh I would buy a quest. You can plug it in.If I thought about a rift s I would just spend more and get a vive.


According to these guys the quest and rift s are both 400 pounds and so vive is a lot more and nobody seems to be paying any attention to it now it's mostly quest rift s or index

I personally wanted gear VR for movies basic games then pc vr for everything demanding

However it's been dropped and gear VR is not supposed to work with newer phones anyway


Really feel that the oculus go has taken the movie market but I wanted a phone solution and now there isn't one

I'm trying to work out how to DIY mod it myself for less then £100 using my samsung and bluetooth headphones I already own
cashinpocket12/04/2020 23:52

According to these guys the quest and rift s are both 400 pounds and so …According to these guys the quest and rift s are both 400 pounds and so vive is a lot more and nobody seems to be paying any attention to it now it's mostly quest rift s or indexI personally wanted gear VR for movies basic games then pc vr for everything demanding However it's been dropped and gear VR is not supposed to work with newer phones anywayReally feel that the oculus go has taken the movie market but I wanted a phone solution and now there isn't oneI'm trying to work out how to DIY mod it myself for less then £100 using my samsung and bluetooth headphones I already own


Sorry I meant valve. Ie the index.

I had the gear VR as I got it for free. It was OK but the rift and quest are much better than it ever was.
CoeK12/04/2020 23:55

Sorry I meant valve. Ie the index.I had the gear VR as I got it for free. …Sorry I meant valve. Ie the index.I had the gear VR as I got it for free. It was OK but the rift and quest are much better than it ever was.


I need to know if any Samsung phone can fit physical in a gear vr and also if you can "see" the screen on the other side if it's just normal video

Let's say youtube video or iplayer or prime movies would it just upscale it?

I mean make it a huge screen
?
cashinpocket13/04/2020 00:02

I need to know if any Samsung phone can fit physical in a gear vr and also …I need to know if any Samsung phone can fit physical in a gear vr and also if you can "see" the screen on the other side if it's just normal videoLet's say youtube video or iplayer or prime movies would it just upscale it?I mean make it a huge screen?


You mean just stick it in the gear with a YouTube video on without using a VR app? No that won't work at all.
CoeK13/04/2020 01:26

You mean just stick it in the gear with a YouTube video on without using a …You mean just stick it in the gear with a YouTube video on without using a VR app? No that won't work at all.


That's exactly what I mean just to use the lenses to see it in big picture like a cinema screen

I think its possible if there is a app that can turn your screen into a vr menu and use it to say watch any video file or stream it from somewhere

I don't mean actually moving your head around just a big screen to watch a movie

Also there are phone vr games on google play that would work right?
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