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Long time DK2, CV1 users, today I bought the Rift S on an impulse

maxpare79
Level 10
Hi everyone, long time user (used to be a mod here as well), I had no intention of buying the S when I saw the specifications and my main disapointment is with the audio, but today some user reviews have started popping up on reddit and it looks like the S is a winner (minus the audio).

Someone says the clarity is like going from 480p to 1080p so lets hope this is tru, because it did convince me.
Let's just hope there are not user reviews that are motivated by trying to justify their own purchases. I will report back with a detailed analysis once I have it.  I will design and 3D print something to put some decent headphones on it, a bit like Tested did but better ๐Ÿ˜‰

I am a spacesim/flightsim/racesim enthusiast first ๐Ÿ™‚ I9 9900k@5.0, 32gb RAM/ 2080ti Former DK2, Gear VR,CV1 and Rift S owner
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DaftnDirect
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I'm managing my expectations with the resolution, I mean I'm expecting a noticeable improvement but I'd rather be pleasantly surprised than expect too much.

Intel 5820K OC@4Ghz, Titan X (Maxwell), 32GB Corsair Vengeance DDR4, ASRock X99 Taichi, Samsung 500Gb 960 Evo M.2, Corsair H100i v2 Cooler, Inateck KTU3FR-4P USB 3 card, Windows 10 Pro v20H2 (19042.964)

Techy111
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Hi @maxpare79 how you doing mate ? Yeah I did the same, ordered an S at 4pm today, due in the morning from Currys. If it's not as good as they say it goes back lol let us all know how you get on ๐Ÿ˜‰
A PC with lots of gadgets inside and a thing to see in 3D that you put on your head.

maxpare79
Level 10
Bought it directly from Oculus because they sell to Canada without taxes and shipping is free. But sadly I don't think that Oculus has a try it and return it policy. It was available on Amazon but with taxes it was almost 100$ more
I am a spacesim/flightsim/racesim enthusiast first ๐Ÿ™‚ I9 9900k@5.0, 32gb RAM/ 2080ti Former DK2, Gear VR,CV1 and Rift S owner

maxpare79
Level 10


I'm managing my expectations with the resolution, I mean I'm expecting a noticeable improvement but I'd rather be pleasantly surprised than expect too much.


To be fair what is praised the most is the "clarity" not necessary the resolution, clarity is basically an equation that includes the resolution, the SDE and the optics, so I hope I will be pleasantly surprise
I am a spacesim/flightsim/racesim enthusiast first ๐Ÿ™‚ I9 9900k@5.0, 32gb RAM/ 2080ti Former DK2, Gear VR,CV1 and Rift S owner

Shadowmask72
Level 16
Hello Max good to see you're VRing around. 

 ๐Ÿ™‚ 


System Specs: ASUS NVIDIA RTX 3090 TUF GAMING OC 24GB , i9 9900K CPU, 16 GB DDR 4 RAM, Win 10 64 Bit OS.

maxpare79
Level 10
Hey Shadow! Yeah mostly on and off, tried the Odyssey+ a while back and returned it, now I got curious again, the Reverb has also caught my attention for sims. But no way I am touching the Index at that price point.
I am a spacesim/flightsim/racesim enthusiast first ๐Ÿ™‚ I9 9900k@5.0, 32gb RAM/ 2080ti Former DK2, Gear VR,CV1 and Rift S owner

DaftnDirect
Volunteer Moderator
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maxpare79 said:



I'm managing my expectations with the resolution, I mean I'm expecting a noticeable improvement but I'd rather be pleasantly surprised than expect too much.


To be fair what is praised the most is the "clarity" not necessary the resolution, clarity is basically an equation that includes the resolution, the SDE and the optics, so I hope I will be pleasantly surprise


Yep, when I say resolution I really mean overall clarity and that also includes the software rendering. I don't want to sound over cautious, just from past experience with each launch there can be a bit of seesawing from pessimism to optimism to realisation.... I'm trying to stay slightly downbeat to maximise (hopefully) my enjoyment when I experience it.

By the way max, hope you hang around in the forum for a while mate.

Intel 5820K OC@4Ghz, Titan X (Maxwell), 32GB Corsair Vengeance DDR4, ASRock X99 Taichi, Samsung 500Gb 960 Evo M.2, Corsair H100i v2 Cooler, Inateck KTU3FR-4P USB 3 card, Windows 10 Pro v20H2 (19042.964)

SkScotchegg
Level 11
I've had a text to confirm Rift S is coming tomorrow, so very excited!  ๐Ÿ™‚
UK: England - Leeds - - RTX 2080 - Rift CV1 & Rift S - Make love, not war - See you in the Oasis!

dburne
Level 16


I've had a text to confirm Rift S is coming tomorrow, so very excited!  ๐Ÿ™‚

Some people have all the luck!

Edit: Just logged on to Amazon, mine has shipped and is arriving tomorrow - woohoo!
Rift CV1| Rift S| Quest| Reverb G2| Index| Vive Pro 2