I am being new to the party, have not backed the kickstarter yet as there is still some important information I am missing. Also the kickstarter FAQ seems to be a bit vague about everything (res, panel type, matrix type, IPD range, etc.). Below I tried to consolidate the info about the panels and resolutions I had and put the question marks where due.
- 8K and 8K(X) panels
- HW resolution 3,840 x 2,160 (2x), LCD RGB matrix
- 5K panel
- HW resolution 2,560 x 1,440 (2x), LCD, OLED(?), matrix type?
The engadget article says that output resolution was only 2,560 x 1,440.
Kickstarter FAQ says the input for Pimax 8K and 5K will be 4K. Is 2,560 x 1,440 supposed to be this 4K?
If it is only 2,560 x 1,440 then it makes 1,280 x 1,440 per panel/eye which means different aspect ratio and 2x horizontal upsampling compared to vertical upsampling. Is my understanding correct?
Even that hw resolutions of OR or Vive are lower (and both accept native resolution input, i.e. no upsampling) there is significant supersampling set in software to compensate for lens warping. From what I read about games as ED people use 1.5 even up to 2.0 supersampling, so I assume even et 2.0 there is perceived image quality difference.
Now, does Pimax use also supersampling before warping and if yes, what are the typical values?
This coefficient directly influences the rendering resolution and therefore the video card requirements, but I cannot find any info about it in any hands-on/review article so far.