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The Oculus Rift DK2: In-Depth Review (and Comparison To DK1) 54

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Benz145 (1869518) writes "The hotly anticipated Oculus Rift DK2 has begun arriving at doorsteps. The DK2s enhancements include optical positional tracking and a higher resolution panel, up from 1280×800 to 1920×1080 (1080p) and moved to a pentile-matrix OLED panel for display duties. This means higher levels of resolvable detail and a much reduced screen door effect. The panel features low persistence of vision, a technology pioneered by Valve that aims to cut motion artefacts by only displaying the latest, most correct display information relative to the user's movements – as users of the DK1 will attest, its LCD panel was heavily prone to smearing, things are now much improved with the DK2."
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The Oculus Rift DK2: In-Depth Review (and Comparison To DK1)

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 28, 2014 @08:02AM (#47549027)

    No official dates but they have mentioned it would be a bit worrisome if they didn't release by end of next year.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 28, 2014 @08:16AM (#47549115)

    Yeah. With Pen Tile [wikipedia.org] that 1920×1080 resolution is only for green.For red and blue the resolution is half that. Some people even call it a scam.

    Over all that have to split the display between both eyes. It doesn't sound too good now.

  • by RyuuzakiTetsuya (195424) <{taiki} {at} {cox.net}> on Monday July 28, 2014 @09:28AM (#47549711)

    You mean like you have to for WhatsApp or Instagram?

    Oh wait, you don't. What's shocking is that despite their main product being a privacy sink to whoever's willing to buy, Facebook themselves seem to be really good stewards of other tech companies.

  • by NeverVotedBush (1041088) on Monday July 28, 2014 @09:55AM (#47549941)
    DK2 is only now showing up in dev offices and homes. There were 100 or so early copies but the production run DK2s only started shipping last Thursday. Only a handful have received them yet. This week is when all the DK2s from the March 19 first day to order will hit their destinations in the USA. Mine arrives tomorrow.

    To the guy calling it vaporware, it isn't. A lot of people are treating DK2 as the consumer version and buying it now - which it was going to basically be before they got the cash infusion from Facebook (just became final last week). The CV1 has been pushed out a little since they can now really improve it and there is not the same pressure as there was before to make a profit and push out something not quite ready.

    Oculus has assembled a very powerful team and they now have the resources to do this right. CV1 will most likely be very impressive. Hell, DK2 is very impressive.

    The progress on this has been amazing. The display is something you either have to have very deep pockets to go custom or you piggyback on the phone industry which is what Oculus has had to do up to now. They now have the resources to build a custom display, optimized for VR goggles, and the team to make it all work. They made it over the hump. It's hardly vaporware and it is very, very cool.

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