what acuity everybody talks about G2 Did I get a bad unit? Yes it’s sharpest among all of the HMD but only in tiny portion of a screen - everything else is a blurry & not by any means clear (wiith mod / without gasket, different tilting angles, different ipds (mine is 66-68, I don’t wear any glasses & my vision is sharp, I can see clearly SDE in G2 on white colours).
It’s really not clear for me except 5-6 cm diameter circle in the middle.
I would like to have Quest 2 level screens without FB & with light houses & direct PC connection.
I didn’t try VP2 yet, but despite g2 & 8kx are sharper than Q2, they suck on so many points that it’s not usable for some very important use cases for me:
- small sweetspot
- awful comfort - I always need to readjust this awful piece of garbage
- screen on head turn has slight artifacts (pixels grid & ripple is visible) - it’s not good for desktop work, it’s still one of the best, but riple & aliasing push it off.
- very small area where you actually can use the clarity of HMD - while index/q2 have the whole edge to edge area clear to me - I can’t use index as it’s too low resolution, but atm Q2 is best HMD for desktop (code writing work) for me, no one still beaten it, I hoped for VP2 but my expectations are limited now due to reports about binocular overlap issues & some other cases, but still waiting deliverty & hope I will enjoy it
Mura - first I didn’t notice it, but in bright scense & especially in desktop mod it’s awful - so sharp display & with this dirty screens which you always want to wipe
while I have quite big clear area - it has issues with both eyes seeing 2 portions at once clearly, also the lenses are more wider on 8kx than on previous pimaxex, but I still can put it on min level where my both eye see clear in the middle (lenses still not centered & I see in left eye the right edge of lense centre & vice verse for right eye) but when I see an object in middle both eyes are seeing it clear - so in this combination it’s more comfortable, but the clarity spot is limited to the middle & the rest of lenses are blurry, if I spread lenses a bit further e.g. from 60.3 to 64-65 - I have 100-110 degrees of clear view & that’s nice, even outer edges not so blurry, but there is not eye strain or fatigue & I play for 8 hours but it never feels so comfort as in other HMDs - like you wear sombebody’s glasses & it feels off, & it’s bacause different eyes don’t see clear the same spots at once, the feeling decreases in a while but I never could able to completely eliminate. So optics IMO is drawback although it has own strong sides
rotational blur - Oh, why nobody talks about it ( I just so it 1 week ago on forum) it’s so awful, I just never thought it would be a case for so expensive HMD, Iknow it’s firmware issue & kinda linked to limitation of bandwidth etc, but if you decrease FOV - it’s still there & if your head is still & you roll/drive plane/car - no issues but as soon as you move your head the picture becomes blurry mess - just an awful experiece, together with Mura it’s very experience breaking points. Pimax seems never manages to finish their R&D & do things properly.
When you move your head white solid colors - e.g. in browser / desktop work - looks distracting, it’s because they didn’t optimize firmware - you see a lot of green pixels & other artifacts & ripple - very distracting if you keep your head still the image look good but as soon as you start move your head apart of blurr which is another case - the pixels ripple, artifacting, shimmering is not good - it’s not distracting on darker colours, but on bright it’s awful - it’s not SDE - I see SDE quite clear but it’s effect from dynamic RGB subpixels behaviour, Valve couldn’t fix it more than for 1.5 years, now they almost eliminated it on their recent firmware, but it took ages & it’s still not perfect, so I don’t believe Pimax even will do any significant improvements here (alreade passed a year since 8kx release)
Due to this screens issues Quest 2 is very decent for me for desktop working, I don’t use it for PC gaming at all as I hate air link/usb link /VD approaches - coz they limit performance & decrease panels potential - Q2 screens on native - e.g. if you look hd picture looks awesome, on games - they don’t due to mentioned problems. But Quest 2 screen has no optics issue, it has no any ripple, it’s aliasing is perfect - no jagged edges, good brightness & colours, no rotational blur, no smear, no any artifacts. Edge to edge clarity. FOV is not biggest but decent (about 90-95 for me) & I don’t see vertical FOV difference between 8x, index & q2
I so hope VP2 will be ok for my eyes, I don’t mind index glare and HTC always made decens artifact free screens, but there are a lot of different reports, so i keep my expectations low