Would you like to see an 8K X released in late 2019? Or mid 2020 if it can be upgraded to have more IPD room, more panel utilization, one cable, better plastic housing, microphones and audio input jacks, proximity sensor and 4k RGB OLED or LCD screens?
If the 8K X uses full panel utilization of its panels with no magnification, then it will have a higher PPD than the OJO/Reverb, an insane selling point. (Highest FOV + Lowest SDE)
Here’s the PPD of the current top headsets, with a subpoint in a deduction for Pimax due to its panel utilization (77-79%) and magnification.
Table includes: Pixels per degree; horizontal, vertical & diagonal pixels per inch; single eye horizontal FOV and vertical FOV values.
1.Reverb-| 25.40| 98.0 | 98.0 | 1057 | 80.61 | 80.61|
2. 8K X - | 21.9 | 40.3 | 71.7 | 801 | 174.31 | 98.05|
(no magnification, full rgb display)
3.Rift S - | 17.5 | 83.6 | 74.3 | 535 | 73.08 | 82.21|
(8K/X Magnified - values from 1.)
4.^/100*78| 17.1 | 31.3| 55.9 | 625 | 135.96|76.4|
(also current PPD of 8k & single eye fov values of 8K & 5K+)
5.Index - | 16.5 | 74.9 | 83.3 | 598 | 96.62 | 86.96|
Note that the values are within 1% to this image (eye rotate values)
I personally wouldn’t mind waiting till a mid 2020 release so the newest panels can be used.
Extra binocular overlap, IPD room and panel utilization can be given by reducing magnification and having panel and lens adjusted IPD, by incorporating this modification:
Into the design, which gives more IPD room and allows the screens to move; and then reducing the magnification.
Better audio input solder/new audio input, plastic housing, microphone, proximity sensor and one cable design (DP 1.4/1.5) can be worked on and then when new screen tech becomes available a screen with the same dimensions is added as the last step and the 8KX can release in Q1-Q2 2020.
Would you like to wait until mid 2020 to see the newest best panels used and in the meantime the above modifications are made?
- Yes! Q1-Q2 2020 release, Wait to use the latest RGB OLED/LCD panels; meanwhile modifications to design are made for more IPD room and binocular overlap, more panel utilization,one cable (DP 1.4/1.5), better plastic housing (thicker or denser), better quality solder for audio input/new audio input, microphone, proximity sensor added.
- No, I’d prefer a Q4 2019 release.