Oculus Rift CV1 First Impressions

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  1. mark7

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    Hi all, can anyone confirm if the Oculus Rift CV1 will work with only USB 2.0 ports?
    Looking to try out by ordering from Amazon but my PC USB 3.0 ports have failed the Oculus test!
    Thanks in advance, Mark.
     
  2. MarcG

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    Mine failed too, I had to go to device manager and disable the one it mentions that failed as all my others are 3.0, so double check all your USB drivers/Ports.
    oh and yes 2.0 does work but whether there's a latency issue I'm not sure, a google search can help you there :)
     
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    My headset plugs into the motherboards USB 3.0 port but my sensors do not work and only connect via 2.0 ports.
     
  4. F1Fan07

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    I had that problem with a 1st gen USB 3.0 chipset. A cheap USB 3.0 card (the inateck one is recommended on the Oculus site) will get you up and running. Use Windows drivers, not manufacturers though.
     
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  5. mark7

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    Thanks guys, ordered with the Inatech usb card just in case!
    Looking forward to setting up for Mondays RF2 release:)
     
  6. MarcG

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    Just to bounce what I wrote about below in the first post, I'd say recently I've past the 550 Hour mark in terms of VR usage, so to me that's £1 per Hour of Enjoyment which means it's paid for itself after roughly 9 months (It's how I work out a lot of purchases in life...except for beer which is £4.50 for 30minutes...!).
    I foresee many hundreds of more hours which will bring the initial cost down even lower, well happy :D

     
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    RIFT just been delivered will be trying rf2 tonight!!! cant wait!
     
  8. vegaguy5555

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    Why is this sooooo exciting? Even for someone who has had one for more then three years.

    I have to be careful here, because, if I say too many good things and you put it on for the first time and get dizzy while having your eye ripped apart by aliasing because nothing is set yet you may think we are all crazy! But, if you can get past that, it really is a fun experience. Even three years ago with my first DK2 and my GTX980 I still thought it was pretty cool! I spent the hole weekend reading through all the threads and trying and failing and swearing. I was soooo close to virtual reality and "my head mounted device was not recognized by Windows"!! But once I learnt how to force Oculus into "direct mode" I was getting my eyes ripped apart by aliasing and I was sooo amazed.

    Well! I hope I didn't say anything wrong to spoil your your first vr experience. Let us know how it went? And don't be afraid to ask for help although it is much easier now! :)
     
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  9. LokiD

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    well as i posted over at reiza

    well had to send back VR wearing glasses i got bad eye strain. Really bad, not to mention pretty uncomfortable.... And that resolution far too low for something that near your eyes.(even with capable amount of ss applied) It's amazing and the immersion is the best. But the cost is poor visuals. VR with better resolutions will be unstoppable. For now, too early in tech to beat flats in a overall basis.
     
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  10. patchedupdemon

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    I've tried my mates cv1 out a few times and I agree fully with what you say,vr is the future,but with the resolution it has now,it's not viable for me either,I don't wear glasses either.
    I wouldn't be able to ignore or adapt to such poor visuals,my brain is messed up as it is lol
     
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    Ya! I know what you mean. I'm split as well but still use it a lot latley. Thinking of putting the triples back in and seeing if there is a different between DX11 and 9.
     

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