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Offline Chad Brown

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Horror of Horrors
« on: May 30, 2018, 05:45:40 am »
Last night I discovered that the left earpiece of my Rift HMD is completely non-functional. The right earpiece is functioning sporadically and will function when I play with the headband and get it set properly. This is a significant problem as I have become accustomed to racing in 3D and the thought of racing on a flat screen is almost obscene at this point. Unfortunately I will likely have to send the HMD into Oculus for repair or replacement. I am currently working with their Support department to resolve the problem but I will likely be without my favorite piece of hardware EVER for a little while. Until the unit is sent off I will probably have to use headphones to race. Not ideal but racing on a flat screen is not an option anymore.

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Re: Horror of Horrors
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2018, 06:31:30 am »
Yup, Now the Rift is not turning on the display. I tried to run on my 22" 1080P Screen. I HAD 3 of these screens , but after getting the rift I gave one to my Nephew for his gaming computer. The FOV was completely **** up. I cant see my corners the same way I can in VR. I am irritated as ****.

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Re: Horror of Horrors
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2018, 07:10:32 am »
Wow sorry to hear that Chad. I know what you mean. I doubt I would be able to go back to my single 2D monitor setup now. Definitely spoiled by the Rift. It's not just looking out of the side windows either. It's "feeling" the braking zones and where you are on the track.
The things we do to make our hardware work... many years ago I had my gaming headphones fail. The only other headphones I had were connected inside my snowboard helmet. So I did a raid in World of Warcraft sitting there with a snowboard helmet on!
Hope the Oculus folks can get you back up and running.
Maybe a quick fix would be to get a cheap pair of earbuds and run the wiring along the Rift cable to an audio port on your PC?
i7-7700, nVidia gtx1080ti, Oculus Rift, Logitech Momo.

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Re: Horror of Horrors
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2018, 07:50:28 am »
That might be an option. I recall having some very long audio cables that might do the trick... but that doesnt help my Rift not turning the display on.

Interesting though that the Oculus software thinks the rift is working fine and only one earpiece works. Makes me think that there is a broken solder joint in the headset or something.

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Re: Horror of Horrors
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2018, 04:34:29 pm »
Maybe you audio problem are separate from your video problem?  Just a coincidence?
I'm at work so I can't look at mine but can you unplug the ear piece and switch it to the other side?  If so does it work
Not sure if they symmetrical or not?

I had the problem with the head set not turning on a couple of months ago.  Not the open beta thing but it was something else but I can't remember what I did to fix it, sorry.  Seems like I googled it and found the solution.  I'll look in my history and see if it is still there.

Hope you get it resovled

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Re: Horror of Horrors
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2018, 05:35:07 pm »
Totally oblivious to what you guys are talking about but that's not why I'm doing this message.  Just want to say that it's really cool that there is so much help from everyone when we have problems.  I greatly appreciate it!

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Re: Horror of Horrors
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2018, 08:02:02 pm »
I switched the earpieces to the other sides. They are intended to be side specific but can connect to the other side's connection. The same side is having audio problems. regardless of which earpiece is connected.

I have done a lot of things to try and troubleshoot the issue. In the end I suspect I am going to have to send the headset in for repair. This sucks.

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Re: Horror of Horrors
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2018, 06:28:51 pm »
Hey Chad,
where you at on this?
Is it getting fixed, is it gonna take long, are you taking a sabbatical from racing, should we start a Chad Brown Legal Defense Fund to get you a new one?
Inquiring minds want to know!

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Re: Horror of Horrors
« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2018, 08:36:50 pm »
LOL. I have sent back my headset to Oculus. They should have received it today. They will look at it and send me back a replacement. It sounds like I should expect them to take 3-4 days to inspect and decide on the best replacement/repair option. I expect to have the replacement by next week sometime.

I should be taking part in the race tonight (as long as we have attendees). I raced on Sunday and had some troubles moving back to 2D but it will be temporary.

On another note, this has provided me with the perfect motivation to complete an area of my basement which will offer more VR room for movement. I had to tear out a bar that was not being used to do it but it will be completely worth the effort I think. I still have to finish the floor and wall where the bar was attached but I am hoping to do that over the next few days. I will then begin the migration of the Oculus sensors and finally the Racing rig to the new area.
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Re: Horror of Horrors
« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2018, 05:16:46 am »
I received a reply today from Oculus that I will be receiving a replacement Rift. I dont know if it has shipped yet or not but I at least know that a new (refurbished) one is coming back to me. Also my wife told me tonight that she is buying me a 3rd Rift sensor for my setup. I am excited as this will allow me to have full 360 degree tracking with no loss of signal.

I am hoping to pick up the items needed to finish the update to my Play Space for my rift before the new HMD arrives. I will likely only get up the two sensors I currently have. I have not yet received the 3rd one but have been planning out my new VR room for a bit now and am excited to get it built out.

This makes me think of how excited i was to build my Racing Rig. Sim racing was new and exciting and I had a desire to immerse myself in it. The Rig was a project I really and truly enjoyed making. This new VR space is the same. I absolutely love the VR games I have played and wish to experience them with more room to walk around and explore.

The new space should be about 10 feet by 10 feet. This is slightly bigger than Oculus recommends but with the third sensor I should have a very robust setup that will not lose tracking in almost any situation. (Never say Never). For those of you who have VR setups let me know what kind of experience You have had.

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Re: Horror of Horrors
« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2018, 11:48:07 am »
That's good news Chad!  Be nice if you get the replacement in a couple of days.
Sounds like you are going to have a nice set up.
I pretty much only use my Rift for racing,  don't do any standing.
Is there wireless options for the head set available?

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Re: Horror of Horrors
« Reply #11 on: June 08, 2018, 04:06:30 pm »
Yes, the tpcast wireless adapter has been released. The only downside is that it's also around $400 to $500.

https://m.newegg.com/products/9SIAA787D87434


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Re: Horror of Horrors
« Reply #12 on: June 08, 2018, 04:46:45 pm »
Yes, the tpcast wireless adapter has been released. The only downside is that it's also around $400 to $500.

https://m.newegg.com/products/9SIAA787D87434

Yikes! I'll take a dozen!

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Re: Horror of Horrors
« Reply #13 on: June 08, 2018, 05:38:24 pm »
At that price I will wait for Oculus to come out with their version of the wireless solution built into the HMD. I suspect it will be part of the 3rd version (CV3). The CV1 works very well and I don't see any reason to upgrade it further until a vastly superior HMD is released at a reasonable price. (im looking at you Vive Pro)

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Re: Horror of Horrors
« Reply #14 on: June 13, 2018, 03:32:55 am »
I received my replacement Rift today in the mail. Unfortunately I was not able to hook it up and test it before I had to run off to work. I will try to get it tested tonight after work. I hope it has no problems. *Fingers Crossed*
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