Hi Sebastian, the premise that Pimax should offer free upgrade to 8kX is ludicrous and giving existing 8kX backers $50 voucher as compensation is insulting considering that the price difference between 8k and 8kx is $200.
How would you feel know that other people got a free upgrade to something that you paid 30% more for ? Especially when that could have been spent on other things whilst 8kX users were waiting… What you are saying there makes little sense.
I personally think that the main reviewers probably deserve the free upgrade though… but everyone else should pay to upgrade if that option is made available.
I have ever ask option to upgrade from 8k to 8k x. (I am a winner of activity who should get free 8k and want to get 8k x instead by paid more money, but it look no any reward from the partner, another winner just ask me too and I tell that may you will not get anything).
I don’t care that if I have to paid more money for cost of return or paid the different price of 8k and 8k x, but It look they dont’ want to do that.
But I don’t happy to downgrade to 5k+ because we back 8k since first.
It look like you buy a super car, but get a choice to get other car which be faster. Yes we can drive so fast in that car, but it is not a super car.
I want to know the limitation of 8k, how much it could be the best. What is the future of us. We still don’t see any announcement from pimax about the plan.
I don’t have a newsletter. But it indeed upgrading to 8k x would be a very nice gesture. I bought a 1070 laptop for the 8k because Pimax said that’s enough. But then it wasnt which sucked for my laptop purchase for example.
I agree the indepth reviews from the 3 big testers are pretty much the only source of information for backers to decide either 5k+ or 8k. Pimax really should take this responsibility and inform us the correct 1st hand information so we can agree with our choices (or disagree, afterall i believe ppl backing the 8k are expecting a product that offers LESS noticeable SDE, AND higher clarity than it’s liittle brother 5k) but as it turns out, we are not getting the 8k we thought we are getting.
So if someone is upset because they bought a laptop with a 1070 hoping it would work with the 8k, Pimax should offer them a free upgrade to a Pimax 8KX that requires 2x 2080ti’s that will still likely never run it?
5k is upgrade to be 5k+
8k has option to get 5k+ and get $100.
While pimax never confirm that 8k is better than 5k+, they let us to make a decision by ourself.
But from all review, 5k+ is looking better than 8k.
It is funny when “cheaper” is “better”.
But if they have pro and cons, I will assume that no any headset is better.
So 5k+ should be same 8k (And they should have the same price).
If people have to choose 5k+ and 8k by themself, although they change to 5k+ or stick 8k or not, they should get the same $100.
$100 is should not for change the headset, but backer will get for upgrade their gpu because 1070 is not enough as they promise (Infact we will not get any refund, so we will get coupon for accesories and save our cost to buy wireless adaptor or other). So I still be happy with my 8k although something is worse than 5k+. But as I have said, I don’t want any reward, but I want 8k should be best as it should be. If pimax can’t confirm that 8k is better and let us to get 5k+ and $100 because they can’t make 8k to be better. We should not be forced to get 5k+, but should stay with 8k and some more benefit.
If I have to buy both headset, yes pimax get more benefit, but why no any discount for some 8k backer? We can’t make the right decision if we never try headset by ourself.
Maybe there should be an option to obtain both headsets (for additional amount) or a return option after first usage for switching to other version. Used HMD’s may be sold to business customers.
Without any statement of Pimax about the potential and further improvements of the 8K it’s nearly impossible to make the “right decision”. At least one side will become or stay unsatisfied in the future if the impression arises the wrong decision was made.
Pimax always talked about seeing the community in the first place. But in this important decision, the community has to rely on its own and the assessment of three outstanding testers. Those who already did an incredible amount of work for Pimax before.
And now the community is having to find answer to questions whose technical background is unclear or could easily be completed by Pimax. It’s really a good moment for Pimax to provide concrete information about the future of the 8K. Thanks in advance @deletedpimaxrep1!