Samsung Odyssey & Odyssey Plus News

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#323

Yes…this has been a big improvement for me for VTOL VR. My two Oculus sensors often get clipped when I drop my hands down lower…which is where some of the VTOL VR controls are.

#324

So using Microsoft Chat, I chatted with a rep for a few minutes and they are refunding me $200 and it should hit my card in 3-5 days…! I don’t have to return the O+ or go back to the physical store…

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#325

Another victory. Good for you AV8R

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#326

@komemiute have you found a mule or have you given up. Not much time left.

#327

I gave up. :slight_smile:

#328

This guy is a fan of the O+

https://mrtv.co/2018/11/mrtv-preliminary-samsung-odyssey-review-best-current-gen-headset-on-the-market/

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#329

That’s a good read. Thanks! (Wish I’d bought two)

#330

O+ is on sale again - $299.99…

#331

I hate them…
(Becasue they don’t sell them in good old Europe)

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#332

Thanks for the tip! Hmm…I might test the waters with the wifey - that way if I don’t get board approval now, I might do for the next sale :stuck_out_tongue:

Need to see if NZ Post’s US purchasing address works for it etc. but I’ve ordered things that way in the past.

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#333

So my O+ is reaching Japanese ricer car levels of tricking out…but I think I’ve finally cracked the last nut. I received my Studioform Creative O+ head strap yesterday, installed it, and am now in HMD heaven. For the record, that makes:

I believe my O+ is transforming into something that may have intelligence and try to escape. I dunno.

Anyway…the Studioform Creative is a simple Velcro strap that wraps around the posts that hold the headphone pieces and loops up and over the HMD. It is designed to take the weight off your forehead, and after testing last night it works like a dream. And a bonus side-effect is that having some (most) of the weight on the strap actually caused the bottom gap to completely disappear. The light gap had gotten smaller with the addition of the super-comfy VRCovers faceplate, but now this has made the entire faceplate seal completely.

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#334

You have to wonder why some of these mods are not standard, out of the box features. Especially the head strap. Having the weight distributed across your head is one of the main reasons the Rift is so comfortable.

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#335

I agree. I’d rather pay $100 more and have the parts integrated. Aftermarket to the rescue. Of course, it all started with the awful initial fitment. I can’t help but wonder who the trial sample population was and what their feedback was. Maybe whoever was in charge was a ready, fire, aim kinda person…

#336

Hair might be the reason. Not impotant for the most of us, I assume :wink:

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#337

Looks like the O+ is on sale in Canada now for $449 CAD. Might be a bit more expensive ($41 more?) than picking it up in the United States…but just figured I’d mention it:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-ca/p/samsung-hmd-odyssey/8n2d0nk20p8m?activetab=pivot:overviewtab

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#338

For now, the reviews I read about the Odyssey + are very positive. The resolution is the same as that of the Odyssey and VivePro.
I think my choice is done, I will soon buy one.


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#339

Welcome to Mudspike @kaloyan! :mudspike:

I like my Odyssey+ and a couple of things I would pass on after owning it for a while:

  • The screen is great, probably the best out there if you aren’t going for something like a Pimax 5k

  • The fit and comfort is not great. It can be helped with aftermarket things like the vrcover and extra strap.

  • It’s a good desktop sit-down VR solution, for flight sims. For jumping around stuff the Vive and Rift are probably better hand controller solutions.

  • Windows Mixed Reality can be fiddly to get working sometimes, with the Oculus Rift probably the most seamless set-up out there.

If you order through Microsoft you get a decent 30 days to return it as well.

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#340

My forehead was numb today after an hour of combat. I got to get that headstrap

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#341

That’s my biggest complaint. I’ve gone back to using the v1, which is very comfy. The strap is tempting, but with a few add-one and you are nearing Vive Pro territory.

#342

When you played the whole night with your O+ on:
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