Originally Posted by 8472
I'm just curious how many people who prefer the vive actually have a 10x10 to 15x15 to dedicate to vr.
I really wanted to like the vive, but it was just too darn big, too darn heavy, had no built in headphones, needed two lighthouses for 360 motion tracking, forced the cables to go over the head instead of out of the back, required more power than just the usb power, and really felt as though it was never really intended to be used in a seated position.
Once the rift's motion controllers come out, it'll be very interesting to see how it compares to the vive.
Comfort is very subjective.
Keep in mind you will need at least 2 cameras for the touch controllers and unless you have them across the road from each other plus remember the long cable you would need to run , 360 with no occlusion will probably take as much work and be less effective.
If you only use a small space and the above is said, yeah gotta use what your face is comfortable with.
It works the same seated as standing there is no limit to sitting vs the rift. Basically if comfort is not an issue and 360 no occlusion fun I.E. Vr was the goal 100% the vive. It sounds like you had comfort issues, not technology issues with the vive.
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Self contained tracking maybe project tango Esq will definitely be appreciated when it rolls out. The vive in its current form is PERFECT for us enthusiasts, we all know gen 2 or maybe 3 before really cleaning up basics of design and these become mass market friendly (and comfortable).Edited by supermi - 7/2/16 at 4:03pm