as is true for just about everything tech related, It will definitely be improved upon. Whether that is a newer revision or a completely new headset is the question. The current headsets will likely not have upgrade paths. That is a very difficult thing to do. Having the 4k, I can only draw on the experience of it. Pimax has continually improved the Software and firmware as time has moved forward. I can only assume that this will continue with the current headsets too. I would expect to see a newer version of the 8k, Possible 8k X or even a different but improved version for consumers in the future. It will likely be pretty far out into next year i would guess.
[quote=“Dan, post:1, topic:8174, full:true”]1. Can the 8k upscaling process be improved?
For example either with a firmware update or replacement chip down the line?[/quote]
As I mentioned elsewhere, the scaler is a simple chip which probably has NO firmware to update. The chip is almost certainly soldered in place, so the only feasible upgrade would be to replace the entire circuit board in the headset.
Nothing official. Quite a while ago, I read the specs on the bridge and scaler chips.
There’s been no news of substance regarding brainwarp. Eye tracking can POSSIBLY be used to reduce distortion and implement foveated rendering, but we don’t know the capabilities of the particular module Pimax will be offering.
It might be the case but my understanding of the Pimax 8k was that is was to be a modular system leanding itself to updates and addons as they come online. It would be handy and versatile if the scaler chip board could be swapped out down the track for something better, be it another scaler or even running full display res via updated DP hardware.
At a price but a kit for those handy with electronics with stipulations about such and/or a return to vendor upgrade path. In an era of throwaway consumption leading to sever environmental consequences, it would be nice to see Pimax offer upgradability on their product ensuring long term usage.