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Samsung Odyssey+ Virtual Reality Headset £250 Amazon US

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Posted 25th Nov 2019

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Generally regarded as being one of the best of the Mixed Reality headsets - works great with Steam VR and definitely punches above it's weight at this price.
Only down side is having to wait for it to arrive from the USA (though Amazon are usually pretty quick)

NB You can save some additional money by using a USA currency card rather than using Amazon's crappy exchange rate
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I have the Odyssey plus and a freind at work bought the rift S so had a chance to try them side by side. We both picked them up in the USA when we were working there. The image quality on both is great! I liked the removable cable on the rift s (the o plus is fixed to the headset along with the headphones). Both were comfortable to use but I liked the O plus' physical eye spacing adjustment. The rift s controllers are smaller but the battery doors kept coming off. I had no issues with the O plus wmr controllers. The real difference was the software. The Windows Mixed Reality O plus worked as soon as I plugged it in with no faffing. The rift s was more awkward with extra software to install and setup. We tried beat sabre on both and it worked flawlessly!

The biggest issue is with both headsets is first person shooters. Due to the cameras being on the headset it cant pickup the controllers very well when they are lined up (when aiming a rifle). Its possible to do it with your hands further away from your body but its feels unnatural. Sniping was really hard too.

I still love my headset despite this as there's so many great games from the windows wmr store, steam and even the occulus store (a bit more faff installing extra software!). I especially like the custom soundtracks for Beat Sabre :-)

For info I ran both on my alienware 15 r3 laptop with a gtx1060. The Rift S uses the mini display port while the O plus uses HDMI. Both need a usb 3 port.

My O plus was $100 cheaper than the Rift S but I couldn't see $100 worth of difference!

Edit: apologies for spelling mistakes, was typed with one finger on my phone :-p
Edited by: "BraveSirRobin" 25th Nov 2019
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how does warrenty work with amazon US, does it have to go back to states?
Edited by: "maddogb" 25th Nov 2019
maddogb25/11/2019 09:16

how does warrenty work with amazon US, does it have to go back to states?


Yes, Samsung don't have a computer division in Europe anyway. I've owned both versions of this and the original is much better.
I've added this to my basket on Amazon USA several times. Shipping and import fees has always made it not worth the risk of the import. This comes out to £251 all in so it's getting there
Really wanted this but the vmr controllers are pants. A
Here is a review on the new vs the old headset which I found useful:


roadtovr.com/sam…gn/
I have the Odyssey plus and a freind at work bought the rift S so had a chance to try them side by side. We both picked them up in the USA when we were working there. The image quality on both is great! I liked the removable cable on the rift s (the o plus is fixed to the headset along with the headphones). Both were comfortable to use but I liked the O plus' physical eye spacing adjustment. The rift s controllers are smaller but the battery doors kept coming off. I had no issues with the O plus wmr controllers. The real difference was the software. The Windows Mixed Reality O plus worked as soon as I plugged it in with no faffing. The rift s was more awkward with extra software to install and setup. We tried beat sabre on both and it worked flawlessly!

The biggest issue is with both headsets is first person shooters. Due to the cameras being on the headset it cant pickup the controllers very well when they are lined up (when aiming a rifle). Its possible to do it with your hands further away from your body but its feels unnatural. Sniping was really hard too.

I still love my headset despite this as there's so many great games from the windows wmr store, steam and even the occulus store (a bit more faff installing extra software!). I especially like the custom soundtracks for Beat Sabre :-)

For info I ran both on my alienware 15 r3 laptop with a gtx1060. The Rift S uses the mini display port while the O plus uses HDMI. Both need a usb 3 port.

My O plus was $100 cheaper than the Rift S but I couldn't see $100 worth of difference!

Edit: apologies for spelling mistakes, was typed with one finger on my phone :-p
Edited by: "BraveSirRobin" 25th Nov 2019
Very tempted by this. I've been thinking about getting into VR for a while now.
MrPorky8325/11/2019 10:54

Very tempted by this. I've been thinking about getting into VR for a while …Very tempted by this. I've been thinking about getting into VR for a while now.


I would definitely encourage you based on my personal experience - this headset really is great and I would be very surprised if you regretted the purchase!
Oled panel VR HMD for £250, i mean that is a bargain right there....and the BT is built into this HMD, so the controllers work through the HMD, no need for a BT dongle for desktop PC users, which again is a win.
Edited by: "XP200" 25th Nov 2019
new to VR I have aan android tv can i just plug in and play? thanks
I have Lenovo WMR headset. While i find it great for 90% of games, some dont work very well due to the way the heaset picks up the controllers.
However, as an entry level VR, this one is rated one of the best for image quaity.
and providing your PC is able to cope, this will play Half Life : Alyx.
rhodri2925/11/2019 11:55

new to VR I have aan android tv can i just plug in and play? thanks


you'll need a gaming PC for something like this.

If you haven't got one, try Oculus Go
ToxicNeo25/11/2019 12:01

you'll need a gaming PC for something like this.If you haven't got one, …you'll need a gaming PC for something like this.If you haven't got one, try Oculus Go


Cheers mate
rhodri2925/11/2019 11:55

new to VR I have aan android tv can i just plug in and play? thanks


No, you will need a PC and suitable dedicated graphics card to use this headset (Some gaming laptops are also OK)
You might want to take a look at the "Oculus Quest" as that is completely stand alone.
rd3d225/11/2019 12:03

No, you will need a PC and suitable dedicated graphics card to use this …No, you will need a PC and suitable dedicated graphics card to use this headset (Some gaming laptops are also OK)You might want to take a look at the "Oculus Quest" as that is completely stand alone.

Thanks for the info
Rift S have fixed the first person shooter issue with the controllers being to close to the cameras not working. Now it works very well.
I've also had both, though my Samsung Oddy was the non plus version.
Both are great headsets. Rift S wins it for me. Less god rays, amazing controllers, comfort...
Love your review... The biggest issue with inside out tracking being that it doesn't work.

Thank you for saving me money on buying the S.

Still love the tracking on my Vive. May now save for an index as I thought the future might be moving to inside out instead.
Edited by: "SavageDonkey" 25th Nov 2019
BraveSirRobin25/11/2019 10:02

I have the Odyssey plus and a freind at work bought the rift S so had a …I have the Odyssey plus and a freind at work bought the rift S so had a chance to try them side by side. We both picked them up in the USA when we were working there. The image quality on both is great! I liked the removable cable on the rift s (the o plus is fixed to the headset along with the headphones). Both were comfortable to use but I liked the O plus' physical eye spacing adjustment. The rift s controllers are smaller but the battery doors kept coming off. I had no issues with the O plus wmr controllers. The real difference was the software. The Windows Mixed Reality O plus worked as soon as I plugged it in with no faffing. The rift s was more awkward with extra software to install and setup. We tried beat sabre on both and it worked flawlessly! The biggest issue is with both headsets is first person shooters. Due to the cameras being on the headset it cant pickup the controllers very well when they are lined up (when aiming a rifle). Its possible to do it with your hands further away from your body but its feels unnatural. Sniping was really hard too.I still love my headset despite this as there's so many great games from the windows wmr store, steam and even the occulus store (a bit more faff installing extra software!). I especially like the custom soundtracks for Beat Sabre :-) For info I ran both on my alienware 15 r3 laptop with a gtx1060. The Rift S uses the mini display port while the O plus uses HDMI. Both need a usb 3 port.My O plus was $100 cheaper than the Rift S but I couldn't see $100 worth of difference!Edit: apologies for spelling mistakes, was typed with one finger on my phone :-p


Just as a different view to this.

I also have this headset and while the screen is good quality and the tracking works better than frequently described, I have had nothing but issues with the software, having to restart my PC almost every time I want to use the headset.

In addition some games are not designed with WMR controllers in mind, while you can get around this it is extra fuss.

This has basically stopped me using the Odyssey+ and while many people are happy with WMR there are just as many who find its software problems too much of a trade-off.

This is a very good price and I have given heat but be aware that WMR is not for everyone and if anything these issues are getting worse with Microsoft seemingly not caring about VR at the moment and focusing on its AR side.
ToxicNeo25/11/2019 12:01

you'll need a gaming PC for something like this.If you haven't got one, …you'll need a gaming PC for something like this.If you haven't got one, try Oculus Go



rhodri2925/11/2019 11:55

new to VR I have aan android tv can i just plug in and play? thanks



Personally I have an Oculus Quest which I would highly recommend over an Oculus Go.

Do you have a gaming PC Rhodri?
rd3d225/11/2019 12:03

No, you will need a PC and suitable dedicated graphics card to use this …No, you will need a PC and suitable dedicated graphics card to use this headset (Some gaming laptops are also OK)You might want to take a look at the "Oculus Quest" as that is completely stand alone.


The Oculus Quest will now also give you the best of both worlds with the Oculus Link. You can connect it up to a high-spec PC with a USB3 cable and it will operate similar to this Samsung headset and the Rift S etc. I gave it a go at the weekend and all worked well.

In standalone mode, the wire-free nature of the Quest is fantastic and, for me, outweight the lesser graphical capabilities.
Yeah I've got a Viveport subscription which I use along with my Quest and a GTX 1080 based PC.

viveport.com/inf…ity

At £5 a month it makes VR gaming almost as accessible as Game Pass does for flat gaming.

Viveport had Doctor Who: The Edge Of Time on it straight away at release for example.
Get a quest
I have been waiting for this deal to come along (affordable import). I seem to be a lone voice in objecting to giving Facebook any of my money or Data so the Oculus family are out of the question for me.
Stevef525/11/2019 14:52

I have been waiting for this deal to come along (affordable import). I …I have been waiting for this deal to come along (affordable import). I seem to be a lone voice in objecting to giving Facebook any of my money or Data so the Oculus family are out of the question for me.


Facebook collects data about you even if you don't have an account.

They have a profile on you compiled b from other sources such as web trackers, other people's phone contact lists, etc.
I'm new to VR and want one for HL Alyx.

Is this worth it for the price or should I wait for black friday see what we can get in the uk? I see that this doesn't seem to be available in uk stores?

I also need advice for setup. Do I use this on my gaming pc which is connected to 1080p 144hz monitor. Or should I use my other pc and connect it to 4k tv downstairs? How does the tracking setup work with this in a smaller vs larger room?

Thanks
hd194425/11/2019 15:35

I'm new to VR and want one for HL Alyx.Is this worth it for the price or …I'm new to VR and want one for HL Alyx.Is this worth it for the price or should I wait for black friday see what we can get in the uk? I see that this doesn't seem to be available in uk stores?I also need advice for setup. Do I use this on my gaming pc which is connected to 1080p 144hz monitor. Or should I use my other pc and connect it to 4k tv downstairs? How does the tracking setup work with this in a smaller vs larger room?Thanks


You'll never see it in the UK as Samsung don't have a computer division in the EU. I've owned this headset, the original Odyssey, HP and Lenovo WMR, Oculus Rift, Rift S, Go, Quest, Mirage and HP Reverb. My advise to anyone would be to buy the Oculus Quest.
Azwipe25/11/2019 17:00

You'll never see it in the UK as Samsung don't have a computer division in …You'll never see it in the UK as Samsung don't have a computer division in the EU. I've owned this headset, the original Odyssey, HP and Lenovo WMR, Oculus Rift, Rift S, Go, Quest, Mirage and HP Reverb. My advise to anyone would be to buy the Oculus Quest.


Why would you advise that? I am looking for one for HL Alyx if that is anything to go by. So games that are fps view pretty much. Thanks
hd194425/11/2019 17:11

Why would you advise that? I am looking for one for HL Alyx if that is …Why would you advise that? I am looking for one for HL Alyx if that is anything to go by. So games that are fps view pretty much. Thanks


The reasons i wouldn't buy an Odyssey + 1/ they have totally ruined the fit and comfort compared to the original. 2/ the sweet spot is tiny compared to the Rift S or Quest. 3/ the anti SDE filter does a decent job of reducing screen door effect but it looks less sharp. 4/ The controllers (same with any other WMR) area lesson in how NOT to design a controller. The Quest gives you the best of both worlds, stand alone or connect to a VR capable PC, the Samsung panels in the Quest loos as good as the original Odyssey and better than + model.
Azwipe25/11/2019 17:25

The reasons i wouldn't buy an Odyssey + 1/ they have totally ruined the …The reasons i wouldn't buy an Odyssey + 1/ they have totally ruined the fit and comfort compared to the original. 2/ the sweet spot is tiny compared to the Rift S or Quest. 3/ the anti SDE filter does a decent job of reducing screen door effect but it looks less sharp. 4/ The controllers (same with any other WMR) area lesson in how NOT to design a controller. The Quest gives you the best of both worlds, stand alone or connect to a VR capable PC, the Samsung panels in the Quest loos as good as the original Odyssey and better than + model.



Azwipe25/11/2019 17:25

The reasons i wouldn't buy an Odyssey + 1/ they have totally ruined the …The reasons i wouldn't buy an Odyssey + 1/ they have totally ruined the fit and comfort compared to the original. 2/ the sweet spot is tiny compared to the Rift S or Quest. 3/ the anti SDE filter does a decent job of reducing screen door effect but it looks less sharp. 4/ The controllers (same with any other WMR) area lesson in how NOT to design a controller. The Quest gives you the best of both worlds, stand alone or connect to a VR capable PC, the Samsung panels in the Quest loos as good as the original Odyssey and better than + model.


Interesting. I'll take a look at that one. Thanks for your help!
Worth noting that Cex will give you a £253 voucher for one of these if it's mint so you can try it and swap for a quest if you don't like it and make a tiny profit.

I've ordered one just before this price drop rather annoyingly. I'm only interested in sitting down and will probably only use it for Google Earth and games I have already.
AmFearLiathMòr25/11/2019 13:14

Personally I have an Oculus Quest which I would highly recommend over an …Personally I have an Oculus Quest which I would highly recommend over an Oculus Go.Do you have a gaming PC Rhodri?


No I don’t. Thanks for the info
rhodri2925/11/2019 20:09

No I don’t. Thanks for the info



Ah okay without a gaming PC then really your only option is a Quest if you want to go down the 6 DOF route (which is the route to go down).

I've had PlayStation VR for over a year and although many of the games are great the tracking is awful and the controllers are even worse.
AmFearLiathMòr25/11/2019 20:30

Ah okay without a gaming PC then really your only option is a Quest if you …Ah okay without a gaming PC then really your only option is a Quest if you want to go down the 6 DOF route (which is the route to go down).I've had PlayStation VR for over a year and although many of the games are great the tracking is awful and the controllers are even worse.


Great think I’ll cross my fingers for some deals on the quest Black Friday cheers
Well, mine just arrived. It will not go over the top of my head let alone reach my actual face. My head is too big. I never had this problem with a PSVR. If you have a large cranium then forget it.
Balfington26/11/2019 14:37

Well, mine just arrived. It will not go over the top of my head let alone …Well, mine just arrived. It will not go over the top of my head let alone reach my actual face. My head is too big. I never had this problem with a PSVR. If you have a large cranium then forget it.


Has anyone ever called you a big head?
Ordered!!! Heated added, got a playseat x2 and g920 wheels cannot wait for Xmas, setting it for the family and me of course!! Woo woo
Mine just arrived. I do also have a fairly large head, but thankfully it fits easily (there is a dial at the back to adjust the size and it expands quite a lot).
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