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Postby Tyler » Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:37 am

On the heels of a temporary $200 price cut, today Facebook’s Oculus has announced that the Rift and Touch will be receiving a permanent $100 price cut, bringing the bundled price of the virtual reality system down to $499 once the summer sale it over. The company has also announced that it will now be bundling the two products together in a single package.

1) It would be nice to have everything in one box. It's going to be a PITA when I bring it places
2) Since the price is going up to $500 you might as well buy it now for $400 if you're on the fence...bmyoungs.
3) Doesn't look like it will include the Xbox One controller/dongle or Rift Remote

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Postby bmyoungs » Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:07 pm

Tyler wrote:On the heels of a temporary $200 price cut, today Facebook’s Oculus has announced that the Rift and Touch will be receiving a permanent $100 price cut, bringing the bundled price of the virtual reality system down to $499 once the summer sale it over. The company has also announced that it will now be bundling the two products together in a single package.

1) It would be nice to have everything in one box. It's going to be a PITA when I bring it places
2) Since the price is going up to $500 you might as well buy it now for $400 if you're on the fence...bmyoungs.
3) Doesn't look like it will include the Xbox One controller/dongle or Rift Remote

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I'm over it for now. I wouldn't even have time to get it set up let alone play it. It will go on sale over Christmas

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Postby Tyler » Sun Jul 16, 2017 5:50 pm

Tyler wrote:I'm trying to find a USB card I can add to the front of my case in an empty disc tray spot. This will make hooking things up much easier.

I pulled the trigger on a PCI-E USB card. My motherboard doesn't have enough juice it seems to power all of the sensors, extension cables, and the other stuff I have plugged into my computer via USB (headset, speakers, webcam, wireless mouse)
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Postby Tyler » Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:07 am

Got my USB card yesterday. It seems to have fixed all of my tracking issues. Was an easy install.

I get some areas of bad tracking when my hands are near the ground. To fix this I think mounting the sensors higher would be more beneficial than a 3rd tracker, but that isn't easy to achieve.
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Postby Tag » Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:46 pm

rift sux team HTC
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Postby Tyler » Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:10 pm

Tag wrote:rift sux team HTC

Pft.... $800 vs $400 for almost identical tech.
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Postby Tag » Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:16 pm

i was over at bennys, not my own like you thought to rusty or something!

i dont know anything other than VR is fun
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Postby Tyler » Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:23 pm

Tag wrote:i was over at bennys, not my own like you thought to rusty or something!

i dont know anything other than VR is fun

I'm teasing. I know it was Benny's. I'm glad Benny bought that. I have borrowed it a couple of times and used it to introduce VR to a lot of people
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Postby Tyler » Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:23 pm

Made some simple wall mounts tonight for the sensors. Tracking has improved a lot because of it. I may paint them over the weekend to match the wall. We'll have to see what Jocelyn thinks of them when she sees them...

I will leave the far corner one up all the time, but have the cord tucked away and not plugged into the PC. I will remove the closet sensor from the mount because that cord is in the way and Evie would pull it down.

The poster 3M stuff is much stronger than I was hoping for. Used 1 piece on 1 sensor and 2 on the other.

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Postby Tyler » Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:48 am

I posted this picture to r/oculus to show off my simple mounts. Numerous people said my TV is going to get broken once I get into a real Echo Arena match.
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Postby Corey » Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:20 am

Tyler wrote:Source of the post I posted this picture to r/oculus to show off my simple mounts. Numerous people said my TV is going to get broken once I get into a real Echo Arena match.

Time to dedicate the spare bedroom to VR!
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Postby wags83 » Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:34 am

Corey wrote:Source of the post
Tyler wrote:Source of the post I posted this picture to r/oculus to show off my simple mounts. Numerous people said my TV is going to get broken once I get into a real Echo Arena match.

Time to dedicate the spare bedroom to VR!

Yes! Paint all the walls black and install LED lights in a cool design throughout so it's really futuristic-y. And then a pedestal in the middle of the room holds the headset and hand controls but it retracts into the floor once you're ready to play.
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Postby Tyler » Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:29 pm

It was shipped a few days late, but Corey and I get our headsets from Amazon on Monday. This is the old SKU that comes with the Xbox controller. Our Touch controllers will probably be another week.

I need to return my Best Buy unit on Monday because the return window is closing. Hopefully Corey and I can find some good Xbox controlled games to hold us over for a week
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Postby Tyler » Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:43 am

Tyler wrote:Source of the post Corey and I get our headsets from Amazon on Monday

Today is the day. I also get EVEN MORE CABLES in the mail. I'm embarrassed by how many cables, dongles, couplers, adapters I've bought because of the Rift.

I had a combination that was working well, but then it started getting glitchy on me. Corey will save himself a lot of hassle if his headset/sensors can reach to his computer without the need of extensions. However, I am finding the sensors are the easiest thing to extend...as long as your on board USB 3.0 slots are powerful enough, if not, you need to buy a $27 USB card.
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Postby Tyler » Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:40 am

Best Buy units were successfully returned today without an issue. She asked if there was an issue or if it made me motion sick. I said nope and may have blamed the return on the ol' ball and chain.

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