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Ya, I think we are still quite a ways away from a reliable and quick enough foveated rendering/eye tracking to make it seamless. But yes that would be ideal as hardware requirements would drop significantly.

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But that's not a current reality. All we can do right now is throw pixels at it.

It's already being done. SMI, Tobii, etc. already have working implementations. Nvidia have also shown off some cool stuff of theirs.

This is an early impression from a couple years ago: Source

Pimax already has the mount and port built into the headset, I'm not sure which company will be offering the accessory, or if it's their own implementation. Point is foveated rendering is already here, it's not some pie in the sky idea years away. Starbreeze already uses it for Imax (so I was told on another forum) too.
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IMO, its easier to call the headsets "4k, 5k, 8k, and 8kx" than anything else. And its only misleading if you dont read the FAQ. Which they dont try to hide at all.

I generally agree, but those are technical specifications, standards. I'd prefer people not play loose with them because it degrades the usefulness of a standard.

For example, you don't rate a package of 2 valves at 250 PSI if it only is rated to handle 125 PSI per valve.

But yeah - resolution != PSI woof woof
    
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I generally agree, but those are technical specifications, standards. I'd prefer people not play loose with them because it degrades the usefulness of a standard.

For example, you don't rate a package of 2 valves at 250 PSI if it only is rated to handle 125 PSI per valve.

But yeah - resolution != PSI woof woof

i mean. 4k is literally abused every day. I see tons of 4k displays and tvs all over the place, but none of them are actually 4k, theyre uhd. In my opinion, its more of a lingo, or slang for an actual resolution, than a reliable standard. Because literally noone really followed the standard. At least that I've seen.
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4k is a marketing term... Before TVs started using it 4k meant 4096x4096 resolution for textures. It's mildly misleading but a quick look at the specs of what you're buying will tell you exactly what the resolution is. It's not like people who buy a firepro gpu should expect their gpus to light o fire when working
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It's not like people who buy a firepro gpu should expect their gpus to light o fire when working

Wait, they don't? I've been scammed! thinking.gif
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But that's not a current reality. All we can do right now is throw pixels at it.

It's already being done. SMI, Tobii, etc. already have working implementations. Nvidia have also shown off some cool stuff of theirs.

This is an early impression from a couple years ago: Source

Pimax already has the mount and port built into the headset, I'm not sure which company will be offering the accessory, or if it's their own implementation. Point is foveated rendering is already here, it's not some pie in the sky idea years away. Starbreeze already uses it for Imax (so I was told on another forum) too.
Hey, the sooner it gets here, the happier I'll be! I can't wait to have an optimally fully functioning headset to play around with. I've always been the biggest champion for immersion in media/gaming, and I know standard displays will never cut it.
    
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4k is a marketing term... Before TVs started using it 4k meant 4096x4096 resolution for textures. It's mildly misleading but a quick look at the specs of what you're buying will tell you exactly what the resolution is. It's not like people who buy a firepro gpu should expect their gpus to light o fire when working

exactly. I truly dont think pimax is trying to scam anyone with the name.

edit: why the heck did they change the thread name? i didnt put that. thats pretty irritating.
Edited by drm8627 - 9/21/17 at 2:37pm
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i mean. 4k is literally abused every day. I see tons of 4k displays and tvs all over the place, but none of them are actually 4k, theyre uhd. In my opinion, its more of a lingo, or slang for an actual resolution, than a reliable standard. Because literally noone really followed the standard. At least that I've seen.

You are referring to 2 different standards which have different aspect ratios and are used in different industries. The DCI standard is 4096x2160 and the UHD standard dictates resolution which is 3840x2160.

Nevertheless, they are standards within their respective domains.
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You are referring to 2 different standards which have different aspect ratios and are used in different industries. The DCI standard is 4096x2160 and the UHD standard dictates resolution which is 3840x2160.

Nevertheless, they are standards within their respective domains.

I remember the Pimax devs making a comment that there were no standards for VR yet, so that is why they called it 8k, its 8k in their own vr standard. i vaguely remember it and cannot track it down right now.
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I remember the Pimax devs making a comment that there were no standards for VR yet, so that is why they called it 8k, its 8k in their own vr standard. i vaguely remember it and cannot track it down right now.

It's not like Playstation VR is marketed as a 1080P VR experience. It isn't a standard if you are one one agreeing on it... Playstation VR, Oculus Rift, and HTC Vive all just stick to the resolution and are not being deceptive like Pimax.
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