So I purchased the CV1, without demo'ing it.
I fly Aces High 3, only game I play. RIFT was gonna bring new dimension to the game, which is does in spades. I mean WOW! However the SDE is killing me. I was quite surprised, this is a no brainer, why would anyone settle for such a poor display quality in an HMD.
Now I understand the whys, I understand the limitations, I understand even why someone might convince themselves for the trade offs that were made. Been reading a lot, too much maybe.
But I cannot see into the distance in the flight game. The pixelation is exponential with distance.
You must look directly at something, up close, for any kind of clarity.
The overall FOV is fine, but the focusable area is so small that over 50% is out of focus, add the SDE and your eyes cannot focus on much, they want to focus on something and get tired trying to and failing.
Then add in the refresh rate, 90Hz flicker OWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!
Now again, a flight game, even fields, light sky colors, it all blends to a piece of screening ocsillating rapidly......
Now I have read many things about mods and yada, I have even done my first. I made a faceplate extender cushion tonight.
1- it will add some better comfort I hope
2- It will push the entire HMD out from my face, equidistantly, about 1/4 or 3/8". My manually pulling it out seemed to help moi.
The other thing that comes to mind is this.
Add a layer of rear projection screen material, 1 cm on top of OLED display or whatever distance your testing deems best. This material is designed to pass the light, it would provide a slight polarizing effect, theres multiple kinds. This way the fresnel lens would not see the pixel boundries, the brilliance could be increased without as much god ray issues. It can be worked into the eyecups where the displays attach, just a spacer and.......................
OCCULUS, this is a simple cheap fix, why a silly client has to point it out is just dumb. You are at the forefront of a revolution and stumbling over a very basic, untill the display tech gets to a point that sde do not matter, cheat damit!
PS: I was thinking this way and then found all the mods for this, so I am not really crazy. But the right projection material is the way to go.
Hi quality rear projection materials, plastics is waiting.............