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The Rift Maintenance Thread

RuneSR2RuneSR2 Posts: 4,313 Valuable Player
Maybe it could be great with a thread about taking proper care of the Rift (and Quest - or whatever hmd you use).

I'd be happy to start with one subject. Especially the Rift CV1 is known for the straps becoming white after some years - it looks like this (note this is not my CV1, I found this photo on the web):



That does look bad - can't have guests over and then hand them a hmd that looks like something the cat dragged home from the sewer, lol - and my CV1 was starting to look much the same. But I just found a great solution (I think) - now my CV1 looks mint again (or close)  :D



Also, I still use this solution for storing both Index and CV1 - basically means no dust at all and CV1 looks like new with very little dust accumulated:

Had some large transparent bags for CGC mags, but they work for HMDs too ;) Index is in the front, CV1 in the back. The bags aren't completely sealed to allow some ventilation and avoid any build-up of humidity and moisture.  

If you have some tricks or ideas for taking great care of your hmd, do post them here!

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  • RuneSR2RuneSR2 Posts: 4,313 Valuable Player
    edited January 2
    A few days ago I saw some inflated prices for Rift CV1 sensors and Touch. But even if you cannot buy a new Rift CV1 or the cable anymore, there're are still many accessories in the Store - like brand new Touch or sensors:

    https://www.oculus.com/rift/accessories/

    Personally I just bought a new Oculus Rift Fit Facial Interface - maybe €39 isn't exactly cheap, but shipping is included and my current one is more than 2 years old, I hope to get some of that fresh CV1 smell back too!  :D 

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  • snowdogsnowdog Posts: 7,234 Valuable Player
    I got a silicone face cover from Amazon UK for 14 quid because my sponge on my Rift S was starting to look a bit gross, haven't even had it for a year!!!  :open_mouth:

    It's WAY overpriced imo, half the price would be about right I think, but it's very easy to put on and take off and can be cleaned with antibacterial wipes (not that I've bothered, I might get some for when I go to Kent next week and bring my PC and Rift S up with me so that some of my Mum's friends can try it out, and so that I can work on my game whilst I'm down there).

    You can get one from here, but please note you WILL get Rift (S) Face wearing this:

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07ZCV9G5T/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1


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  • RuneSR2RuneSR2 Posts: 4,313 Valuable Player


    Don't you just hate/dislike



    all the stupid/annoying 



    unboxing YouTube videos



    where some dude opens a box



    filled with utterly boring stuff



    that no-one really cares about?



    But of course this post is different! Feels like getting NEW CLEAN UNDERWEAR after more than 2 years:o Now I'm ready for NEW CV1 ADVENTURES!  o:)

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  • dburnedburne Posts: 2,993 Valuable Player
    Ugh...
    CV1 is so, well, yesteryear!
    Don

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  • RuneSR2RuneSR2 Posts: 4,313 Valuable Player
    dburne said:
    Ugh...
    CV1 is so, well, yesteryear!
    I often think about cornflakes when using the CV1  B)


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  • OmegaM4NOmegaM4N Posts: 632
    Neo
    My CV1 has been kicking it out the park recenlty with Boneworks and Borderlands 2 VR just because of the controllers...so i am glad stuck a pair of lens protectors on it from day one to keep them in perfect condition, and it was just last month all packed up ready to go into the nearest trade in shop, weird how a few games can change all that. lol
  • RuneSR2RuneSR2 Posts: 4,313 Valuable Player
    edited January 8
    OmegaM4N said:
    My CV1 has been kicking it out the park recenlty with Boneworks and Borderlands 2 VR just because of the controllers...so i am glad stuck a pair of lens protectors on it from day one to keep them in perfect condition, and it was just last month all packed up ready to go into the nearest trade in shop, weird how a few games can change all that. lol

    After testing many games and apps it's my impression that the CV1 offers like 50 - 100% (=1.5 to 2x) better performance than the Index due to ASW 2.0 and it's lower res, maybe even like 150% (2.5x) in some cases. Even CV1 ss 2.0 (10.4 mill pixels per image) usually works better than Index res 100% due to ASW 2.0. (That said I also got several games performing in solid 90 fps using Index res 200% (17 mill pixels per image), like Lucky's Tale, Pistol Whip, Space Pirate Trainer, Synth Riders, Beat Saber - the more simple games, but also Boneworks.) 

    I would be able to play, but I would not really be able to enjoy, Asgard's Wrath nor Stormland if I only used Index and not the CV1. And then CV1 works perfectly with temporal antialiasing  (TAA), while TAA greatly reduces image quality and clarity using lcd hmds. I tried Stormland Index 100% SMAA and it just did not look right - jaggies were still present - not so using CV1 ss 2.0 TAA, image was simply perfect, even the most distant mountains/cliffs, buildings and structures.   

    Therefore keeping my CV1 fit for the next year or two has high priority to me - could go for Quest Link, but the CV1's sound, weight and tracking - and the nostalgia - won me over. Also Tested noticed image compression and artifacts in Alyx using Quest Link, I have the feeling I'd do that too - and 36 fps asw isn't something I think I'd appreciate in Stormland...
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  • OmegaM4NOmegaM4N Posts: 632
    Neo
    edited January 8
    ^^Yeah, i tried the Quest for 2 days but it was just too heavy for me personally to get any comfort from it, and moreso with the fact that going from the CV1 to the Quest was like balancing a feather on your nose to balancing a house brick on your nose, one that after 20 mins starts to grind away the skin on the bridge of your nose. lol

    So it seems my CV1 has recieved a last hour reprieve due to BW and BL2 VR and due to the CV1 awesome controllers that just shine in these two games, plus i just grabbed a new Cv1 cable from ebay for £37, so i can at least not worry about the cable replacement....and life was good again. lol

  • dburnedburne Posts: 2,993 Valuable Player
    edited January 8
    My poor CV1 sitting here in it's box all lonely and such. Have not used it since getting my Rift S in May when it was released.
    Guess I should sell the CV1 really, but just can't bring myself to do so. Guess I will just hold onto it for nostalgia purposes. I even bought an extra cable for it as a just in case, which I never had to use either.
    Don

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  • lensmandavelensmandave Posts: 304
    Trinity
    Just trade in the cable for a world cruise or something Don. :D
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  • dburnedburne Posts: 2,993 Valuable Player
    Just trade in the cable for a world cruise or something Don. :D
    Lol yeah tempting, it is still even sealed up in it's box.
    Don

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  • RuneSR2RuneSR2 Posts: 4,313 Valuable Player
    edited January 9
    Got my refurbished CV1 today, just a spare unit in case I should ever need it  o:) - Quite some journey, but box looked fine:



    Had to spend time giving it some thorough cleaning - and suddenly it struck me that using another person's toothbrush or Oculus facial interface may not really be different  :# Luckily I still had my old facial interface ;) 

    Now the two twins have met  <3



    Just tested it - it works perfectly, lenses are fine, no scratches. Sound was fine. So that also gave me a spare cable. Image quality was different though - my refurbished CV1 had more warm colors, more deep colors. I'm starting to think that my old CV1 is showing signs of age and usage, although the old one still looks great - just different. The old one seems to be more bright, but I know that at least Sony's Trinitron CRTs usually get more bright as they age, maybe oled is similar - or Oculus could of course have changed oled screen models, I don't know if my refurbished CV1 was produced before or after my first CV1. 
    Btw, the refurbished CV1 was easy to set up - the Oculus desktop app immediately detected a new hmd and asked if I wanted to set it up - needed to pair Touch to the new hmd though. After testing the refurbished CV1, it was a breeze re-installing my original CV1, it was immediately recognized, no need to set up the Rift or re-pair Touch - it just worked as always. 

    And then I finally found the question to one of the biggest questions in the universe: Why do men keep the original boxes? 

    - Because they never know when they'll get spare parts in need of proper storage!  B)


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  • OmegaM4NOmegaM4N Posts: 632
    Neo
    edited January 10
    ^^I never thought of grabbing a secondhand CV1, but i have a Vive so i think i am covered for the next year plus if one goes down, and hopefully by 2021 we get some new vr HMD on the market.
  • RuneSR2RuneSR2 Posts: 4,313 Valuable Player
    edited January 11
    OmegaM4N said:
    ^^I never thought of grabbing a secondhand CV1, but i have a Vive so i think i am covered for the next year plus if one goes down, and hopefully by 2021 we get some new vr HMD on the market.

    I also have spare hifi stereo amplifiers, hifi cd players, and don't mention the spare hifi cassette decks to the wife - the rule is that I never use them, but it helps me sleep at night, lol

    Also have another spare hmd if my original CV1 breaks down, I think it's called Lindex or something  :D (sorry - admitted - that was a bad joke :blush: )
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  • OmegaM4NOmegaM4N Posts: 632
    Neo
    ^^I may have to get a spare spin as every time i pop into BL2 VR for 20 mins two plus hours fly by before the backache tells me it's time to rest, but on a plus at leats standing is better than sitting.....VR, they healthy choice. lol
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