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Hmmm I have my Steam Link but it is below my expactations. Hate to say it but I am selling it.
post #192 of 227
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Hmmm I have my Steam Link but it is below my expactations. Hate to say it but I am selling it.

What about it disappoints you? I'm thinking of getting one.
post #193 of 227
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What about it disappoints you? I'm thinking of getting one.

I hated the quality.

It was OK but below my expactations. Also I could feel the minimal lag. I am going to be giving it another shot in 5 mins and will update.

I remember reviews saying that steam link was better than having a 50 foot HDMI cable from your PC to living room but no I rather have the 50 foot HDMI cable.
post #194 of 227
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Originally Posted by iARDAs View Post

I hated the quality.

It was OK but below my expactations. Also I could feel the minimal lag. I am going to be giving it another shot in 5 mins and will update.

I remember reviews saying that steam link was better than having a 50 foot HDMI cable from your PC to living room but no I rather have the 50 foot HDMI cable.
Curious what games you are playing.

In my experience, on a wired connection the delay is unnoticeable in most games I have tried (Rainbow Six Siege SP, Ori and the Blind Forest, Borderlands, Xcom 2, Witcher 3). The only time that I could tell there was latency was when I was playing CS:Go and Rainbow Six Siege online for ****s and giggles. For single player games, the Steam Link has been wonderful in my experience.
post #195 of 227
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Curious what games you are playing.

In my experience, on a wired connection the delay is unnoticeable in most games I have tried (Rainbow Six Siege SP, Ori and the Blind Forest, Borderlands, Xcom 2, Witcher 3). The only time that I could tell there was latency was when I was playing CS:Go and Rainbow Six Siege online for ****s and giggles. For single player games, the Steam Link has been wonderful in my experience.

I tried Rocket League (offline) and I could notice the lag. MAYBE it is because of my TV though so I will give the benefit of doubt.

Steam Link is a good product but honestly it was below my expectations. I expected the exact same visual quality. It is by no means bad.

I would still rate Steam Link 7-8 out of 10 for sure.

Ori and Blind forest was nice on the Steam Link.
post #196 of 227
I notice lag when I tried Rocket League over a wired connection (PC to HTPC in the living room). I think that game is either so fast paced that it makes the lag noticeable, or the game itself just has a small bit of lag. May want to try some other games/settings.
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post #197 of 227
Ok guys. Taking back everything I said about Steam Link.

I had selected BEAUTIFUL within steam before for streaming and for some reason it got stuck on performance. When I switched it back to Beautiful again everything was great.

Crystal clear visual quality as if I had connected my PC to the TV.

Surely this is not a device to play online games. I mean of course you can but dont bother. But for single player games my final rating is 10 out of 10.
post #198 of 227
I actually picked one up from GameStop over the weekend, along with a Steam Controller, and had a couple of hours to play around with it.

First thing is that it is tiny, compared to all of my consoles. During initial setup, it auto downloaded new firmware to After first setting it up, the gameplay was so very choppy, along with massive input lag. A quick look at settings and a restart of the game fixed everything. I played some CS GO vs bots and it ran beautifully, and smoothly. Then I tried VVVVVV, and it ran well with a tiny bit of input lag. So far I'm impressed, and sometime this week I will try GTA V and Witcher 3, and post back.

Now the Steam controller....I can not begin to describe how much I dislike it. It crashed my games, failed to save settings, and if I changed its settings while in game the only way I could get back in was to force close the game and relaunch it. And aiming with the touchpad is not intuitive. Since I couldn't adjust settings in game, fine tuning controls is hard/impossible.

By the way, I'm on wifi wireless AC.
post #199 of 227
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I actually picked one up from GameStop over the weekend, along with a Steam Controller, and had a couple of hours to play around with it.

First thing is that it is tiny, compared to all of my consoles. During initial setup, it auto downloaded new firmware to After first setting it up, the gameplay was so very choppy, along with massive input lag. A quick look at settings and a restart of the game fixed everything. I played some CS GO vs bots and it ran beautifully, and smoothly. Then I tried VVVVVV, and it ran well with a tiny bit of input lag. So far I'm impressed, and sometime this week I will try GTA V and Witcher 3, and post back.

Now the Steam controller....I can not begin to describe how much I dislike it. It crashed my games, failed to save settings, and if I changed its settings while in game the only way I could get back in was to force close the game and relaunch it. And aiming with the touchpad is not intuitive. Since I couldn't adjust settings in game, fine tuning controls is hard/impossible.

By the way, I'm on wifi wireless AC.

I am not excited about the controller one bit.

Next to my TV in the main room, I have an Xbox One Gamepad and problem solved. I also have a seperate mouse and keyboard but so far did not plug it in.
post #200 of 227
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I am not excited about the controller one bit.

Next to my TV in the main room, I have an Xbox One Gamepad and problem solved. I also have a seperate mouse and keyboard but so far did not plug it in.

Did you get the controller too? I much prefer my Xbox One gamepad, but wanted to give it a fair shot.
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