@Davobkk The lens material is optical grade acrylic. There is nothing wrong with the material they are using.
A lot of the issues this headset has are due to lenses initially designed for an FOV that was too high.
The reason I always bring up lenses is that since the kickstarter this HMD has needed less magnification. I brought it up all the way back then, as did a ton of other people.
The lenses as they are presently are not ideal for the highest FOV, and while they implemented a software FOV option, those lenses were not designed for the lower FOV options either.
This is 1 reason why the thing is so finicky to set up and get a clear image across the FOV, and varies so wildly by user.
They don’t need to get rid of much FOV, they just need lenses optimized and designed specifically for the normal FOV setting that everybody loves to use.
Most reviews I have seen indicate, as do most posts on the forums, that most people play most games on the normal FOV setting anyway. Its the setting that is the least finicky, and has less distortion.
Pimax initially designed their lenses for the large FOV setting.
Lenses with less magnification optimized for the normal FOV setting would minimize the distortion, but would also increase the pixels per degree of FOV in the HMD.
IE a true visual upgrade would result without needing a higher resolution display.
That, combined with this 120hz OLED panel would make a worthy next gen follow up product.
If they just slapped this display into the current unit, it would still have all the problems of the current unit.