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HP Reverb

Discussion in 'Virtual Reality' started by fastboy, Mar 21, 2019.

  1. lokiss

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    It's more they feel light and cheap, not so much unusable. The actual headset looks very good, the numbers on the games at ss 2.0 are mightily impressive. The choice really is what you'll mainly want out of VR, if it's mainly sim games then the HP leads the way from what we know of the device.

    Lots of unknowns about the index, but definitely the better general purpose platform.
     
  2. danoliver1

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    I'd take those fps numbers with a pinch of salt, I also have a 1080ti and with ss at 2.0 with a cv1 so lower res than the reverb I get much lower numbers.
     
  3. fastboy

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    the silence from HP about this is deafening tho..I mean in this day and age zero promotions?
     
  4. [Death]

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    reports on Reddit its been recalled!
     
  5. Bishie

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  6. Calo

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    Whats the definition of 'Reverberation' again? ;)
     
  7. Bishie

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  8. Ravenger

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    TLDW;

    +Amazing resolution and clarity
    +Excellent microphone
    +Very comfortable
    +Built in headphones
    +Not too heavy
    +Great for Sims

    -Small sweet spot
    -Less stereo overlap
    -black levels poor
    -low brightness
    -requires top-end graphics card
    -WMR controllers are bad - poor ergonomics and tracking.
     
  9. Grim5

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    That graphics comparison is great - the reverb has next gen quality compared to a rift s.

    But the negatives are a real let down for me

    Feels like they put all the cost into the screen quality and sacrificed tracking, controllers etc
     
  10. lokiss

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    To be fair that's more a legacy of it being a WMR device, with no effort required in those areas for the target audience.

    I think they could have resolved the small sweet spot issue though, and why did they yank it?
     
  11. Ravenger

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    They've not been specific, but they identified an issue which could have caused the device to fail in some way (don't know if that means it'd be useless or just degraded - e.g. bad mura), so they decided to stop delivery, cancel orders and recall the few that had been sent out. You only get one chance to make a first impression, so it's best to pull it than to generate loads of complaints due to quality issues.
     
  12. fastboy

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    yea but HP straight out lied to the reviewers in that video at 15:10

    not good HP,not good at all.
     
  13. aoaaron

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    Does look great but I'm not sure if its worth it...
     
  14. mash44

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  15. fastboy

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    just a tad more clarity :)
     
  16. lokiss

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    Indeed, one step closer to living the dream.

    But I never hold much faith in these comparison shots. That last text shot comparing the s to the cv1/pro shined the rift s in a better light.
     
  17. Vega

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  18. Grim5

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    Disappointed, won’t be getting this one.

    The controller and tracking i can’t ignore

    Last hope is the htc cosmos now as far as good inside out tracking headsets go - the rift s is too low resolution
     
  19. Vega

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  20. mash44

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