I found the solution! It turns out that my laptop has Nvidia Optimus installed. As far as I know, only some laptops can turn this setting off. There are two ways to do so. No.1 is to go into your BIOS settings (usually F2 or DEL when starting up) and look for a setting that says something like "disable Nvidia Optimus". I don't have that setting sadly
No2. This method is less successful but might help anyway. Go into Nvidia setting on your desktop and change preferred graphics processor to high-performance Nvidia processor in global settings. I still think I might invest in some type of HDMI repeater or maybe the Vive Breakout box as using these has worked for a post with a similar problem on nearly the same laptop, the post was brought to my attention by Richooal on the Oculus Support forums. Hope this helps anyone with the same or similar issue in the future. Thanks to Richooal on the Oculus Support forums, and everyone on the Oculus subreddit who helped with this.
To whom it may concern,
I purchased an Oculus Rift and Touch controllers set for Christmas a few days ago. I went through the installation but when I got to set up, the app wouldn't detect that my HDMI was plugged in.
I was frustrated and went searching through forums to find a solution. I tried several different things.
Reinstalling (I tried also deleting EVERYTHING related to Oculus and installing again), Repairing, Checking the connections on the Rift headset, updating drivers, and nothing worked!! I restarted my PC several times!!
Inside the App, I also found that Oculus had "encountered an error"
I requested a support ticket and I got a very vague and unhelpful response, although Oliver did seem very nice. Waiting on a second response. Thanks Oliver!
Now I do know that my graphics card is just SLIGHTLY ( I have a GTX 970M, minimum = 980M!) under the minimum recommendations but countless others have gotten the Rift to work on less. I dont see why having an underpowered graphics card affects the APP of all things. The main issue though it the firmware update 708/34a904e8da which I can't find online or on the app.
There is nowhere to update it or no place to find a reason for it not being updated already. I have scoured the internet and have found no way to manually update the firmware, besides going into the library and looking under updates. It's not there either. So I ask you Oculus staff, how and where do I update it!! I would really like to use your product since I have already paid €400 for this. It should just work.
That is all I have to say, I would really appreciate a response soon.
64bit Windows 10
Nvidia GeForce GTX 970M
Intel Core i7-5700HQ CPU @2
Log File is included.