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HP Reverb G2
« on: October 18, 2020, 05:45:22 AM »
Today I pre-ordered the G2!  :D :D
It's going to upgrade my Rift CV1 and will be used mainly for simming. The most important problem I ran into when playing DCS World on my CV1 was clarity. The immersion VR gives is just unparalled, but the lack of clarity made me stop using VR in DCS in the end.
The G2 should fix this issue, will let me get rid of the mounted sensors as well.
Given the specs I believe the G2 will be the best headset for simming purposes for now and a damn fine all purpose VR experience in its own right for the coming time.
Can't wait for my unit to be delivered! :D

One thing I was worried about was loosing access to my Oculus Store games, but aparently there is a solution for that as well:
https://github.com/LibreVR/Revive
« Last Edit: October 18, 2020, 05:46:57 AM by Yskonyn »
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Re: HP Reverb G2
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2020, 06:39:26 AM »
I donít think you need to use revive anymore. I used it initially with my vive, but did not need to use it with my reverb and all steam games worked on my  rift s too.

I also preordered the g2 back In August, so I should get mine in November with the first shipment. Really looking forward to it.
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Re: HP Reverb G2
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2020, 08:44:21 AM »
Ok thatís good news.
I am pretty stoked ! The resolution and pixel density should approach the quality of looking at a regular monitor. Thatís all I was wishing for, really, coming from the Rift.
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Re: HP Reverb G2
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2020, 09:07:50 AM »
Ok thatís good news.
I am pretty stoked ! The resolution and pixel density should approach the quality of looking at a regular monitor. Thatís all I was wishing for, really, coming from the Rift.

I only wish it had a better FOV. Then it would clearly be the ultimate headset.
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Re: HP Reverb G2
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2020, 11:57:40 AM »
Yeah the FOV is slightly less than the Index at max spec, but its a good bit more than my Rift, so Iíll be happy either way.  :)

On the subject of Revive; could you elaborate, cause indeed, I didnít have any issues with Steam games showing up in Oculus Home, but how does this work for the reverse?
For example: I bought Lone Echo and Beat Saber in Oculus Home; how would I get to display them in Steam or otherwise be able to start them without an Oculus headset without Revive?
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Re: HP Reverb G2
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2020, 12:03:32 PM »
Yeah the FOV is slightly less than the Index at max spec, but its a good bit more than my Rift, so Iíll be happy either way.  :)

On the subject of Revive; could you elaborate, cause indeed, I didnít have any issues with Steam games showing up in Oculus Home, but how does this work for the reverse?
For example: I bought Lone Echo and Beat Saber in Oculus Home; how would I get to display them in Steam or otherwise be able to start them without an Oculus headset without Revive?

I'm pretty sure I've just run games directly from the Oculus app on my Reverb headset.
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Re: HP Reverb G2
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2020, 12:12:49 PM »
Nice! Thatís good to hear, indeed.
I suspected that would not be possible. Thanks!
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Re: HP Reverb G2
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2020, 12:46:16 PM »
Nice! Thatís good to hear, indeed.
I suspected that would not be possible. Thanks!

Don't break out the cigars yet. Let me confirm, but I'm pretty sure because I run VR games with Oculus on my sim rig that only has a reverb attached to it and I never installed Revive on that system. just Oculus app, WMR and SteamVR. 
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Re: HP Reverb G2
« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2020, 01:10:46 AM »
The Reverb should be delivered to me next week.  :smitten:
Have you got any info about when youíll get yours, JH?
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Re: HP Reverb G2
« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2020, 04:42:30 AM »
The Reverb should be delivered to me next week.  :smitten:
Have you got any info about when youíll get yours, JH?

You lucky bastage! When did You Preorder?
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Re: HP Reverb G2
« Reply #10 on: November 08, 2020, 02:41:26 AM »
Late. October 17th somewhere. But I was lucky to preorder at a place where I still made the first batch.
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Re: HP Reverb G2
« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2020, 02:23:00 PM »
after watching some reviews on youtube from people who have received their G2's already i went ahead and ordered one  :D they all seem super impressed so i dont think i will be having buyers remorse  #:-)

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Re: HP Reverb G2
« Reply #12 on: November 09, 2020, 02:24:28 PM »
Late. October 17th somewhere. But I was lucky to preorder at a place where I still made the first batch.

I'm so jealous. Still no word. I ordered on September 3.

On a positive note, the Combat Ready Panel from winwing arrived today. The Take-off Panel is due for delivery on Thrusday.
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Re: HP Reverb G2
« Reply #13 on: November 11, 2020, 09:06:15 AM »
Well, that was probably to be expected...
Just received word from my retailer claiming that HP was unable to scale up production after a super successful pre order period for the G2, that they have decided to release production on a first in first out bases for countries and then retailers.
This effectively means that my retailer expects to only receive about 10% of total pre orders in the coming week. For those who ordered near the end of sept and later (me!) they now expect shipment to arrive in januari. Boohoo.
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Re: HP Reverb G2
« Reply #14 on: November 11, 2020, 09:23:14 AM »
JH, how do you like your Reverb controllers? I think Iím within a few weeks of getting a new system with the latest 300xxx graphics card. That should be able to play Reverb games in max resolution. The next step will probably be a Reverb 2.
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