Bigscreen Beyond - 5k OLED and tiny

Moat companies seem to advert more in US dollars.

Do you think the cable is so severe an emcumbrance, that its existence negates all other bulk reductions?

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Summa sumarum !

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If I recall correctly, I think the big screen devs said that their OLED displays were off the shelf, so that could explain why the screen is 1 inch and not bigger

Tyriel seems to like it.

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Just cancelled my Crystal preorder and threw my towel in with Bigscreen. Several hundreds of dollars saved, probably a similar fov but it’s the comfort that’s really attractive. Many of early testers saying they can wear this for hours, sounds perfect for those long flights in MSFS.

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I think it makes sense for a lot of people. If you don’t care about eye tracking, standalone, wireless etc then a more stripped down headset with better comfort and price (assuming you already have base stations and controllers, otherwise it’s about the same price or more expensive) makes sense.

I’m on the fence, I actually don’t really care about the upcoming features of the crystal like ET, wireless and standalone. They are definitely very nice additions and a good value add but they aren’t big enough of a deal to really sway my decision. That said the crystal comfort has been fine for me, but I’m sure the beyond is a lot lot better. Anyway, crystal has been fine for me in terms of comfort but what has been great is the brightness of the panels, the colours/contrast, the refresh rate and not needing to us LH. Beyond will have probably better colours/contrast, but likely much dimmer, and definitely with a lower refresh rate (although with OLED response times it may be that 90hz on beyond feels better than 120hz on crystal).

It’s a tough call tbh. I have the crystal right here and right now, so that makes the decision for me. Had they both been available at the same time I probably would have went for the beyond to be totally honest. I might still down the road.

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I guess there’s nothing to stop Beyond using the Wigig60 module and turn it into a wireless headset down the road.

We know Sony are releasing a WiFi unit for the PS5 and no doubt PSVR2 will get a similar streaming unit.

Apple are making an offboard unit and Valve are working towards making Steamdeck2 VR compatible.

Theirs nothing to stop Pimax doing the same and I hope the 12k has a major redesign or that will look like a dinosaur before it gets released. Too late for Crystal though.

Next week we should find out what the breakthrough in optics are from Bigscreen and I pray it’s 100FOV.

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Right from the get-go I feel those shots validate my opinion about the importance of light power capacity – the version of each shot with the highest peak brightness (not necessarily the same device in every case - depends on several factors, not least of all what the camera is doing), constantly looked the most like a “real space”, and least like a “just a picture”, even when it was the one exhibiting lowest resolution, or blurriest focussing – can’t wait for HDR to become standard. :7

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I’m actually on the fence. The idea of having a lightweight headset with such great comfort is just so attractive. But I’m afraid I’ll end up hating the FoV…

Going to see what Apple presents in 9 days first … Although I’m pretty sure it will be a disappointment in terms of SteamVR compatibility…

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Thats great too hear,they are working on a little bigger field off view if i am not mistaking(only slightly )

I am also thinking about it but not sure at the moment…And i wish they pumped up the brightness like the psvr2 hdr levels…

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he is still using that broken hmd tool wich messes up vertical fov

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It’s now only 4 degrees off Crystal.

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Woooh that pretty much kills the Crystal use case. Why would you get a Crystal at this point? All that crap like wireless who cares, most people don’t buy a high end headset to watch low end video streaming anyway.

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Bigscreen should send a unit to Pimax and have them test the FOV because I’m sure they’d get a 121 degree unit back - certified Pimax style.

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