Depends on field of view (FoV). Allegedly the Samsung Odyssey looks more or less like 1080p on a normal sized computer monitor, that headset runs 78% higher resolution than the Rift (1440x1600 vs 1080x1200). Both have roughly equal FoV. If the FoV is bumped higher, more resolution is needed to compensate. Similarly, 1080p looks different depending on how big the screen is. On a giant wall sized TV, 1080p looks low res. You can easily see individual pixels up close. That same resolution on a tiny laptop screen makes the pixels a lot less obvious though, unless looking with a magnifying glass.
@MowTin - What resoloutions are vamilla/1k/BestChoice/4k? Well what resolution is 1k & Best Choice?
Here's another take on equivalent detail !!
Clarity of detail is all about pixels per degree of vision.
So, let's say the monitor is a 27 incher and it's on your desk about 1 meter away. That'll give you 1920 horizontal pixels spread across 33.3 degrees of your vision, giving a PPD of 57.7
It's going to be a looooooong time before a VR headset comes close to that. By my reconning the CV1 and Vive have a PPD of approx. 14, the Vive Pro will have a PPD of approx. 18.
The proposed Pimax 8K PPD will be about 16 (if we're talking about the 4K that's upscaled rather than the 8K marketing), this is because the available pixels are spread over such a wide FOV.
Unless my maths is completely wrong, a single 4K panel (or the equivalent if separate panels are used for each eye) and a 120 deg FOV could achieve a 21 PPD, which is what I'm hoping for with CV2.
Yeah, I'm not going to be disappointed with that. At the very least, we can be reasonably confident that a CV2 if released 8-12 months after Vive pro, will have 8-12 months of technical advancement. Just in time to coincide with my HMD and GPU upgrade window.
Well 2K resolution is approx. 2000 pixels horizontal (2048 or 1998 depending on format), the Vive Pro screens are 1400 horizontal each.
So is the Vive Pro just under 2k per eye?
I think people should have way more hope for higher resolutions for the cv2. Especially if it drops in 2020. I'm going to put out a bullish minimum of 130' fov and minimum 4k panel per eye approx.
I won't wait 2 more years that's for sure, whatever the best headset is in 12 months time... that's what I'll get & I'm talking whole package including operating software.
...wait let me just go & see if any new objects have landed in Home.
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