Author Topic: VR -- HTC Vive vs Rift S vs Valve Index  (Read 23 times)

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VR -- HTC Vive vs Rift S vs Valve Index
« on: August 05, 2019, 11:02:18 AM »
Just a short, personal opinion.
HTC Vive was good as adequate VR experience.

Overall current gen VR is oke for DCS. The immersion is like 10000000000x fun!!!

The Rift S vs Vale Index.
Honestly, I'd buy a Rift S (again, as I returned mine due to battery problems). The Rift S image quality is nearly identical to the Valve Index. Rather, I couldnt notice a difference.

- The Index however has bigger FOV, and you certainly notice it!
- Sound in the Index has more bass.
- The index has no access to Oculus store exclusive titles.
- Index is "cheap" when u upgrade.

(Dis)advantages of Rift S?
 - Both Oculus Store exclusive store content AND steam games.
 - Inside out tracking works flawless, even when u need to push buttons in F-18C down below your knees.
 - Touch controllers included as standard.
 - Price. Similar in features as Valve Index, but much more cheaper.
 - Setup, what setup? Plugin, install oculus home, and fly DCS. Its that simple!

If I am getting into VR, which to buy?  Rift S. Well worth the money.

Soon I may receive a HP Reverb.
« Last Edit: August 05, 2019, 11:04:09 AM by 159th_pappavis »
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Re: VR -- HTC Vive vs Rift S vs Valve Index
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2019, 11:14:40 AM »
Thx for the updates Papps, good to follow how they're getting along and working for people. -I won't be getting one just yet, although if I start hearing that they're without any meaningful problems, I might start seriously thinking on getting involved.

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Re: VR -- HTC Vive vs Rift S vs Valve Index
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2019, 06:28:02 PM »
if I start hearing that they're without any meaningful problems

Depends what one sees as a problem. Setup, install, use has already been perfect since Rift DK2-days.

My only gripe with VR -- particular to DCS World - is the relatively low res compared to what you see on a normal screen.  The Rift S & Index greatly improved on resolution and immersion with new builtin surround sound is just plain awesome.

The HP Reverb is said to have real, proper resolution.
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