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Rift s display port

Hi all, I’ve recently bought a gaming laptop and as the specs look up to scratch to run a rift I was looking to get one. But then noticed rift s is soon to be released and needs less USB’s which the laptop would have struggled. So decided to wait for rift s. 
The only thing is, my laptop doesn’t have a display port only HDMI. Will there be any way round this with an adapter? If there is an adapter would it work?
 I’m new to pc gaming so forgive me if I should know this stuff lol. 

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  • durbinsplumbdurbinsplumb Posts: 3
    NerveGear
    Thanks, hopefully that will do the job. 
  • KNP54KNP54 Posts: 288
    Nexus 6
    I might wait before buying an adapter.. It's possible that Rift S might come with it's own HDMI->DisplayPort adapter!
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  • LujhoLujho Posts: 63
    Hiro Protagonist
    Does anyone know why the switch from HDMI to DisplayPort in the first place? Is it just because the latter is newer? does DisplayPort have a higher bandwidth or whatever?
  • dburnedburne Posts: 3,504 Valuable Player
    edited April 2019
    If I were to get a Rift S, I would have much rather had HDMI as I have front HDMI connector along with USB 3 connector on front of my case, makes it real easy for plugging in the Rift and unplugging if desired. 
    Also those with the new Virtual Link adapters could use them for connecting HDMI. 

    Wondering if I do decide to eventually get a Rift S if a display port to HDMI adapter would work, hopefully so.
    Yes it certainly would be nice if it came with one as well.

    Don

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  • jayhawkjayhawk Posts: 824
    3Jane
    edited April 2019
    Lujho said:
    Does anyone know why the switch from HDMI to DisplayPort in the first place? Is it just because the latter is newer? does DisplayPort have a higher bandwidth or whatever?
    DisplayPort is faster, but I think the biggest reasons you see DP on computers is because a free standard was needed that wasn't proprietary like HDMI is. HDMI is mainly geared toward A/V equipment.
  • durbinsplumbdurbinsplumb Posts: 3
    NerveGear
    Just noticed on the oculus website, it says it comes with display port > mini display port but no mention of hdmi adapter. 
  • DAAN81202DAAN81202 Posts: 3
    NerveGear
    I have the same problem I have a laptop that is capable of for vr and I wanted to get the rift s but I only have hdmi. I hope some YouTube will make a video when it is out so it can be confirm that an adapter works before I buy the rift s or @OculusSupport can confirm it...
  • Sheldon_BSheldon_B Posts: 2
    NerveGear
    edited May 2019
    i try the HDMI with DP yes please don't do it... i see the "3 green check" oh yay it working! (i put on my head-set) nope....nothing so i will try the DP>USB-C Active, hope will work for the VR i will keep update


    UPDATE: the usb-3 won't work on the VR
  • rjnmd70rjnmd70 Posts: 27
    Brain Burst
    So Display Port is actually older technology. The RIFT S comes with a display port to mini display adapter but that is it. I actually have no issues when it comes to desktop as my card  has 2 hdmi/2 display ports. Problem for me is, I was going to test on the laptop last night but laptop only has HDMI In and Mini Display. The problem is the Mini Display sits right next to the usb slot and you cannot plug in both the Mini Display and USB at the same time as there is not enough clearance. Yes there are other USB ports on the laptop but they are on the other side of the laptop which sc&^ws you because the cords of the display port and usb are not long enough to plug one in on each side. I therefore need to find out if you can either use a display port to hdmi adapter or a usb extender if I am going to try it on the laptop.
  • JDarsleyJDarsley Posts: 1
    NerveGear
    rjnmd70 - did you come up with a working solution?  I'm having the same problem as you: the mini-DisplayPort socket is too close to the USB socket, so the DisplayPort-to-mini adaptor crowds out the USB connector.

    I think my preferred solution would be a short mini-DisplayPort extender, as I'm confident that a mini-DisplayPort connector without adaptor would sit alongside the USB.  Anyone know if an extender would work?



  • hrustalshrustals Posts: 2
    NerveGear
    edited July 2019
    JDarsley said:
    rjnmd70 - did you come up with a working solution?  I'm having the same problem as you: the mini-DisplayPort socket is too close to the USB socket, so the DisplayPort-to-mini adaptor crowds out the USB connector.

    I think my preferred solution would be a short mini-DisplayPort extender, as I'm confident that a mini-DisplayPort connector without adaptor would sit alongside the USB.  Anyone know if an extender would work?



    Be careful with mini-DisplayPort extenders - they will not work with Oculus Rift S... This problem described on the Oculus website, only original adapter (mini DP- DP) which comes with Oculus Rift S certified... I've got DP - USB Type C adapter, and it doesn't work... :( I've just tried to connect Oculus Rift S to IMac 27 (2017) which has only 2 USB-C connectors from it's Radeon 580 8gb. Oculus starts, but it cannot turn on cameras on Oculus Rift S for positioning...
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