I have my pimax 8k + from few days, it’s time to write a short review and then i will keep it update.
*almost 0 SDE, it’s visible a little only in dark scenes as aliasing, most of times at the edge of objects but still minimal, almost perfect.
*super wide fov, my first headset with this kind of fov, I love it! ( large fov, I want it larger as possible, I hate the old small potato fov of htc vive)
*clear image with smart smoothing off and steam 120%, almost real I can say.
*Build quality seems ok, nothing of special, my units have some little “bubbles” around the surface, but almost imperceptible, I like the coating.
*the comfort kit is cool, I like the big foam but the glasses spaces will let in a lot of light and cause light reflections all over lenses, i’m in conctact with pimax staff for resolve it.
*head strap, it’s terrible, even worse than the Vive one, the upper strap is way to short, the back can’t go down in my head so still quite not comfortable, the side strap hit my ears and become uncomfortable after few minutes, just like Vive one.
I will wait the MAS that will come with all vision headset during next months and then update this review.
*light bleed, the foam and the headset comfort kit are to wide for my skinny face, I can easily put a finger on headset side foam, a lot of light come inside from there and cause intense colorfull light reflection on my lenses, even if I play in a dark room I can see some reflection on my lenses but only in dark scenes, probably coming from the panel this time, they are not like god rays because they are all over the lenses, but they are just minor and occour only in a very dark scene, not in normal gaming so its ok. (happens with my vive too).
*With smart smooting on: my image get blurry, doubled and trembling, not always but almost, seems that it happens when frame drops from 90 to 89 so basically when it drop from 90 to 45 (smart smooting?)
Basically all the time cause frame drop of 1 fps happens all the times, i can show it with a video in steam vr home but for now only pictures, the pimax team is working on it.
Ive already reinstalled pitool latest version.
as you can see from image its not “a little blurry”, its sheet, even on the super big screen in steam home is impossible to read, seems as doubled overlapping low resolution image, and int even trebbling a lot as hdm shaking.
Smart smooting off comparison:
First time when i plug and played it i was like : WOW BIG FOV AN NO SDE BUT DAMN ITS BLURRY, still better than vive but… then after disabling it i was like: WOWOWOWOWOWWOWOOWOWWOOWOWOWOWOWOWOW
(only in a dark room, if there is light in my room i will see only reflections )
CONCLUSION FOR NOW:
I really like it, MAS will improve the stability on my head and the general comfort , the sde is almost completely gone and it’s incredibly sharp when I can render at full resolution 120%, few bugs with pitool and few crashes but I will have very nice time with it in my space sim!
Hoping for a comfort kit without glasses spaces and smart smooting fix soon!