Originally Posted by ArchieGriffs
I might end up biting the bullet and getting it if it's at 1440p. I'm happy with my gaming setup right now, there isn't any reason to downgrade on my resolution even if OR is better than a monitor only to have support for only a few games I would play. OR is still an infant, I'm going to give it time to let the resolution grow, and for other games to adopt it before spending hundreds of bucks.
I don't think the two things could really be compared. If it just so happened that 1080p was "perfect retina" (it isn't by a long shot) for the OR then I wouldn't care that my current monitor is 1440p. VR is all about the experience, and that's something I trust Oculus to get right.
If the screendoor is minimal at 1080p and Oculus have got the rest of the experience nailed then (personally, everyone's different) CV1 would still be worth it for me. I don't think modded Skyrim on my 1440p monitor could compare to feeling in the game with a 1080p Rift.
Hopefully this 1080p OR vs 1440p+ monitor discussion is useless, and Oculus is able to source higher res panels.