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Re: New Steam Machine / HTPC - built for the Oculus Rift
« Reply #15 on: February 24, 2015, 10:54:12 pm »
Thanks man!

Trying to get my controller to work in minecraft:  http://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/2x2u9n/minecrift_xbox_controller_support/

Will get to your list soon!
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Re: New Steam Machine / HTPC - built for the Oculus Rift
« Reply #16 on: February 24, 2015, 11:11:55 pm »
>Welcome to Oculus,

I got a little misty
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Re: New Steam Machine / HTPC - built for the Oculus Rift
« Reply #17 on: February 26, 2015, 08:43:20 am »
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Re: New Steam Machine / HTPC - built for the Oculus Rift
« Reply #18 on: February 26, 2015, 12:31:53 pm »
HDMI is digital, the signal would have to be highly distorted to run into issues. And the issues would probably look like the digital TV blocks when the signal goes bad. My guess is under 100' HDMI wouldn't need a boost.

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Re: New Steam Machine / HTPC - built for the Oculus Rift
« Reply #19 on: February 27, 2015, 11:33:32 am »
Understood.  There are some HDMI limitations.  For example, getting over 75hz with HDMI gets difficult.  Not sure a lot of the technicals, but I heard some warnings about not being able to get a blue light on the DK2 with lower quality cables or runs that were too long.

I picked up some 10 foot HDMI and USB extensions, so I'll like you know.  I don't expect much trouble but thought I'd check to see if any of you have had experience with getting much more length. 

Excited to chill on the couch while rifting.

I picked up 1 of these:  http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0069A75JE/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

and 2 of these:  http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001MT1EQM/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Re: New Steam Machine / HTPC - built for the Oculus Rift
« Reply #20 on: February 27, 2015, 06:22:49 pm »
That's true, HDMI is retarded when it comes to refresh rates and screen resolutions. Blame all the content distributors and their medieval encryption requirements of HDMI content.  I believe there are different revisions of the HDMI standard. I have an AMD card that is two years old and it appears to handle the 75Hz ok. Luckily, I haven't had any issues.

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Re: New Steam Machine / HTPC - built for the Oculus Rift
« Reply #21 on: March 02, 2015, 02:59:37 pm »
OK so this is really weird.  I purchased those 2 USB 10 ft extensions as well as the 10 foot HDMI extension.  So the HDMI part works great, and as expected I had to reposition my IR camera to stay within the volume.  What I didn't expect was that adding a 10 foot extension to the HMD USB, caused some really weird effects.  It technically works but it gives you a very minor case of VR parkinsons. 

You can easily tell by loading up the Oculus Desk Demo, turn on the camera bounds option and try and sit as still as you can and stare at the plant or lamp or something.  You'll notice the view twitch and spaz out just a little.  It's really hard to notice for a newbie though.  Regardless, it's bad. 

To further ensure I wasn't crazy, I left all cables stock except for the HMD USB, sat just as I would if I had no extensions and I had lots of problems.  Twitchy spazzy view.  So I closed the demo, removed the USB extension, fired the demo back up and it was perfectly smooth and still as it should be.

Very unexpected!
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Re: New Steam Machine / HTPC - built for the Oculus Rift
« Reply #22 on: March 02, 2015, 04:39:50 pm »
Keep trying and see if it fixes itself. I think I know the twitch you're talking about. Sometimes unplugging and replugging and restarting things will fix it. I haven't used any custom cords, but even the default ones can be testy like that.

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Re: New Steam Machine / HTPC - built for the Oculus Rift
« Reply #24 on: March 05, 2015, 08:47:34 am »
You may be further along in your build process for this not to be a consideration, but have you seen this...

http://shield.nvidia.com/

Nvidia Shield Android TV Console

Part media streamer, part gaming rig, the Nvidia Shield Android TV Console is the latest device to vie for that spot next to your TV. It's powered by an Nvidia Tegra X1 processor, a 256-core Nvidia Maxwell GPU with 3 GB RAM, and Android TV, giving it the ability to support 4K output and a new class of Android games. But in addition to its ability to pump TV and movies into your living room and play games locally, it also supports Nvidia's Grid service, which lets you stream PC-quality games directly to the box and makes that ugly HTPC a thing of the past.

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Re: New Steam Machine / HTPC - built for the Oculus Rift
« Reply #25 on: March 05, 2015, 04:18:04 pm »
You may be further along in your build process for this not to be a consideration, but have you seen this...

http://shield.nvidia.com/

Nvidia Shield Android TV Console

Part media streamer, part gaming rig, the Nvidia Shield Android TV Console is the latest device to vie for that spot next to your TV. It's powered by an Nvidia Tegra X1 processor, a 256-core Nvidia Maxwell GPU with 3 GB RAM, and Android TV, giving it the ability to support 4K output and a new class of Android games. But in addition to its ability to pump TV and movies into your living room and play games locally, it also supports Nvidia's Grid service, which lets you stream PC-quality games directly to the box and makes that ugly HTPC a thing of the past.

I'm pretty sure the Shield console is gonna be vaporware. It's $200 and requires a subscription. It can only play Xbox 360 quality games. The frames per second in the demos they were showing were very sad. If you're going to pay that much money, you might as well get something that will let you play today's games.

I would be more likely to get something like Steam Link. Have a high powered gaming PC in one room but be able to play the games in your living room.

 

 

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