After watching @SweViver’s latest lovely as hell comparison video, it seems as clear as day that the extra PPI on the 5K+ and its pixel grid layout makes it a clear winner.
So, I got to thinking. How could you make up for the PPI shortage on the 8K vs 5K+?
You need A lower magnification factor on your lenses.
You might, and I stress might lose a bit of H and V on the FOV, but you would get a way better PPD in return.
And I might add, we have already crossed this bridge with the “mormal” FOV mode
@deletedpimaxrep1 less magnification on the 8K’s lenses might be worth.looking into for a post release mail order upgrade when you have some revenue.
Maybe @SweViver can buy some lower magnification fresnels from Optolife, at about $20 if he can be told the 8Ks lens properties, and test it out? That way, there are no complaints about slowing anything down. @Neoskynet? @mixedrealityTV @neal_white_iii @Heliosurge ?
We have already seen that the testers love the “normal” FOV mode, for its increased performance, so if you had some lenses with lower magnification tailored to that mode, the SDE might actually disappear entirely on the 8K, without even needing a new panel, or new hardware.
AND WE CAN FINALLY END THE BACK AND FORTH ABOUT WHICH HMD ONE SHOULD GET!
Just my opinion, but all of the backers of both HMDs deserve the best they can get for their investment.
@mixedrealityTV can vouche for what I am saying about the lenses, as his conversation with Xtal and their demo demonstrated that you can minimize SDE with lenses tailored to such a purpose.
A lens that is optomized for the “normal” FOV mode would not need as much magnification, and could yeild a huge PPD BUMP.
This to me seems simpler than asking Pimax for free upgrades, cheaper than an 8K X, even the scaler and bandwidth limitations imposed by it would benefit.