Seeing as the moderators for some reason hid the previous thread on this (by renaming and then merging) I thought I’d re-start it.
So we’ve now been told that there are not going to be any new headsets or anything to do with wireless so I’m at a lose as to what these announcements could be - bar an announcement of a takeover.
Just to clarify, this is not a general Pimax Now discussion thread but a specific speculation thread on the BIG announcements promised by Kevin back in April!!
I can tell you I checked my emails and no shipping notifications.
I think it was always going to be more than just a shipping announcement from Kevin’s original tone.
Kevin (PimaxUSA) said that it wasn’t that either. I have some ideas as to what announcements might be made, but I’m going to avoid speculation this close to the Pimax Now event.
It’s the 29th here in Asia and all I really care about is getting a working headset with no issues.
Yup, agreed that’s what really matters but can’t help passing the time trying to second guess what’s in store! What about lens upgrades?
Man I’d be very very happy to pay $200 to have the distortion fixed. I’d pay way more actually. 8k-X without distortion would be really a cool headset
Of 60 people asked on Pimax roadshow livestreams about 8K-X distortion, only 1 person mentioned it.
Yep and even that person said it was barely visible.
I hope there’s an announcement about some legitimate upgrades made to the 8KX since January, and not just a “we plan to ship things soon” update.
Distortion is very easy to fix!
It is the face shape! If the lens is too far on the eye then you will see distortion!
Solution: The upholstery on the face has to get thicker!
There should be several to adjust it, or the distance from the lens to the hood must be adjustable as with the index!
Then the distortion is gone!
i have known pimax for many years and have been there from the start.
I think you will announce that the 8kx will be shipped soon.
it won’t be much more.
Pimax has always made many promises, but a lot never happened !!!
Kevin also always points to this but imho that is not a proof of anything but that VR newbees do not know what to look for. I doubt that without eye-tracking an out-of-the-box-“no distortion”-experience is possible for 90+ % of the people. Unless you really know how to dial your pimax in to your individual needs. And i must say that it is just fact that pimax headsets have that distortion problem but others simply do not have it (at least for me). I am pretty certain that this has to do with the wide-fov, but tbh how should pimax know how to correct for a distortion free experience automaticly with soon available eye-tracking, if they do not know right now why so many users have that problem in first place…
The comfort kit sounds like it is a step in the right direction. But still i read of many who experience distortion or other issues despite using the ck.
On topic: i am really curious about what pimax will announce. A new upgrade option? Hmm. I think it will be an upgrade option for the soon released 8kx. 100$ or so and you are able to upgrade to a new version which boosts hz up to 120Hz via new hdmi 2.1 chips which will be available to trade in the 80Hz version early 2021.
They need to do that unless they smack all backer in their faces with delivering soon an 80hz headset and in h1 next year an upgrade hdmi 2.1 8kx-version.
It is a pettty that the 8kx is massively delayed. But the good side is that interface successer chips are available in quantity soon. Also new wireless chips for low energy - high bandwidth -low latency wifi.
At CES this year I saw no distortion on the 8kx. I have a 5k+ as well as Index.
I think they will probably announce a new discount for accessories for backers as a sort of apology for stringing everyone along for 3 years but not much more. Of course status updates on 8kx and mas as well.
My 8K+ worked right out of the box. I guess I must be one of the lucky ones. I did adjust the IPD.
But I did not see any difference. I hoping they talk more about the MAS and the difference between the deluxe and the standard version also about pre orders. I will not be able to watch it live because of work so I do hope they will tape if and I can watch it after work.
I just want my basestations and controllers.
Sick of playing VR handless. Can’t even remember when I ordered my 5K now.
Typical company that doesn’t keep its promises with current customers but creates new products regardless.
Or maybe a free protective sleeve or something like that.
The did post a recording last time. I will also probably watch it later (after work).