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Oh my God it's worth the wait.

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Well in my opinion anyway.
My first step into VR, Was super excited, then a bit apprehensive with comments about resolution and lens flair, glasses etc.

I am a bit of am image whore currently running a 27" 165hz 1440p Predator. Powered by a GTX980Ti

Anyway set up a CV1 that came today... Already had the software installed. So basically plugged my camera in and used a camera mount to place it above my monitor. Then plugged the head set in via USB and HDMi. an that was it done. Found, done, set no calibration needed.

Go to Oculus home screen. Looks great, yep there is a little screen door(pixilation) but bloody hell for first generation I was really impressed, Same goes for the FOV, Don't know what it is and quite frankly don't care It's plenty wide enough for me. Same goes for resolution, yep it looks low after looking at my monitor. But on the other hand it's end less. swish my head from side to side showing a complete room.

Fire up lucky's tail, awww so cute, moving head in and out watching him wave to me when I get close. Start to move, whowwww motion sickness exists. Well that weird feeling of moving when your body isn't. Took me a little by surprise. Got used to it fairly quick, but yeah weird feeling.

Tried to get steam version of Project cars to work.... FAIL. going to have to read up on this I guess.

Tried dream deck. cool little demos, one with the two robots was my favourite, stood up looking around.

Quick go on elite and dangerous. First time to really see how far I can push the settings. Turns out I can put it on ultra and it sticks to 90FPS. That might have to be tweaked a little if things get busy in the heat of battle.

technical limitations/negatives

Full black screens do have a bit of red pixilation to them,

cables could probably do with being longer, Fine for seated/standing, but would make for very limited room scale, although extension cables can be used I believe.

There is lens flair with black on white, Does it bother me? hmm not really, maybe because I'm used to experiencing lens flairs etc. with wearing glasses?

Resolution could be higher, but that comes at a performance hit on current hardware, It's more than good enough for first generation VR.

technical positives.

Holy crap it's VR like I've dreamt of for years.
tracking is great.
set up easier than I could have ever of expected.
it's ridiculously light.
head phones are really nice quality. I was using BOSE quite comfort 15s before, Don't really feel the need to switch back. Base may be a little low for some but I'm not really a base freak.
Screen is bright and clear.


wearing glasses...
 While not ideal, it certainly isn't a deal breaker. Head set is definitely a lot comfier with out them, but liveable with them.  Had no problem putting the head set on and off. if you follow the simple instruction posted several times on this forum. Place the front onto the bridge of your nose and slide the head strap over your head. Taking them off I've found placing your figure into the triangle and the back of the head set and slide it off your head works just fine. Had no issues at all getting the head set on or off.

Over all, more than happy with my purchase, and can only say hold on it's worth the wait. I was down as an April delivery, Got an E-mail on the 12 say it would be mid May, but they arrived today 15th April. So you could argue that they are on time. Sent Via UPS in the U.K. had them redirected to a pick up point via their phone app as I only returned off holiday today.

Hope all the above makes a bit of sense, and maybe puts a few minds at rest. 

Any questions please ask, I'll do my best to answer them. Although I am a VR newbie.

Modded Coolermaster RC-1000 Cosmos/1000W Corsair HX Series i7 6700k o/c to 4.7ghz Corsair H100i water cooler. Zotac 1080Ti 16 gb DDR4 o/c to 3000mhz Predator XB271HU 27" 2560x1440 IPS G-Sync 165Hz

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abukr87 said:

Thanks for the review, I can't wait until having mine!! I am always checking my emails but... still waiting. I hope I'll have it soon.
Thanks guys by the way, I am new in vr experience and your posts look very helpful!!

This is also my first VR experience, and it's everything I'd hoped it would be. Just be realistic about how good 1080 x 1200 looks when it's less than 1" from your eyes.

Modded Coolermaster RC-1000 Cosmos/1000W Corsair HX Series i7 6700k o/c to 4.7ghz Corsair H100i water cooler. Zotac 1080Ti 16 gb DDR4 o/c to 3000mhz Predator XB271HU 27" 2560x1440 IPS G-Sync 165Hz