User called “MostlyRIP” on Pimax subreddit posted these impressions:
I was at the roadshow in Berlin today and have to say I have mixed feelings about the Crystal.
Fist of all the image quality was really good. Local dimming worked really good and I did not notice any borders >between the dimming zones. Also distortion and chromatic aberration were not really noticable in normal use.
On the other hand it was really apparent, that the Crystal is far from ready yet. They only had one station with >working controllers (and only with wired connection to the pc). That station also had some crashes. It seems that >software wise there is still a lot to do. Also auto IPD was not yet ready.
Also if you use it wired the cable does not include power deliver. That means you either need to use batteries or >run a second cable. Battery life is supposedly 30min (not a number from pimax, but one of the organizers).
Lighthouse tracking plate is supposed to be ready 1 to 2 months after the headset.
They also had the Portal at the event. The device is a lot smaller than I thought. Sadly they only had one demo >for VR and while it was better than I expected I remain sceptical.
If you have any specific questions feel free to ask
That 30 minutes claim is quite alarming, I can’t imagine that is true tbh. Is it even possible to drain a battery that fast? ha. Maybe there was confusion and they were talking about the 30 minute time slot alloted to each person? If 30 minutes is true then that’s a deal breaker. Doesn’t sound right to me, I’m also hoping they sort it out that it can keep the battery charged while playing PCVR.
Good to hear about the visual qualities and the local dimming.
Software crashing…can’t say I’m surprised tbh. Gonna be some teething issues for any early adopters I imagine, definitely worth considering if you’re willing to deal with that before biting the bullet.
1 to 2 months for the LH faceplate makes me think 2-4 tbh, with shipping and all else.
Portal sounds promising, could end up being the device to go for ha.