Is the HP Reverb g2 worth buying?

Hi there, I was wondering if the HP Reverb G2 is worth buying? It’s pretty expensive. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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If you have to ask, then Oculus Quest 2 is probably better value.

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Yes it is - I switched from a Samsung Odyssey and the improved resolution/clarity (screen door effect basically gone) makes it a keeper. You do need a very good graphics card. My GTX1080 only gives a tolerable experience in MSFS (it does much, much better in Aerofly FS2).

I have a Geforce RTX 2060 Card… The reason why I don’t really want to go with the Quest 2 is because I don’t want to use facebook

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That’s cause Aerofly is a dead world!!!

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Worth it, i have an oculus rift s and G2, out of the box better perf and resolution.

I’m new with the VR world, I don’t know anything about it…I’m a newbie when it comes to VR.

Agree - with my GTX1080, the FS2 VR experience is really smooth and helicopter fans comment that their flight model is top notch. Unfortunately, I can’t enjoy the MSFS VR traffic & weather with the same smooth experience until I can upgrade my graphics card (maybe in a few months), then it will be MSFS 100% with my G2!

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Right now the G2 is clearly one of the best. I’ve had a number of them and it’s superior to all of them including the quest.
Are any of them comparable to a 4K monitor…NO. Someday hopefully.

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The G2 has the best display, hands down. The biggest complaint I see with it is mediocre controller tracking - but if flight simulators (especially MSFS, which doesn’t have VR controller support) will be your primary usage, that really doesn’t matter. That being said, I’ve seen a variety of reports on this from “certain games are practically unplayable” to “what controller issues?”

The Valve Index has a fantastic screen as well, and utilizes lighthouse tracking - meaning greater range and precision on the controllers. This will be $999 USD as opposed to the G2’s $599 USD, though.

HTC/Vive also has a couple headsets (the Cosmos and Cosmos Elite, matching the G2’s and Index’s prices respectively), although I haven’t heard much that would give it an edge over the G2 or Index.

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I’ve got one. I’m probably selling it. It has the clarity but it doesn’t have FOV, build quality or much of a sweet spot.

I’d have a Quest 2 but for Facebook so I’m waiting another generation. Or two.

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I have a Quest 2 and a Reverb G2. I love the G2 for flight sim both MSFS and X-plane because of clarity.
I have hardware yokes and throttles so don’t need the tracking just use a mouse to work instruments. The quest 2 wireless is nice for Oculus ready games. Quest 2 requires a USB-3.2 port and Rift cable so plan MSFC about $60. you also really need the deluxe headset strap to keep it in place so another $40-50

Here is a short collection of comments about this:

Then if you’d like to read some more:
https://www.reddit.com/r/HPReverb/comments/l8vvun/is_this_thing_actually_junk_is_there_an/
https://www.reddit.com/r/HPReverb/comments/l9qhjv/small_sweet_spot_is_a_real_issue_at_least_on_my/
https://www.reddit.com/r/HPReverb/comments/lcce85/failing_to_even_sell_this_unfinisheduntested/
https://www.reddit.com/r/HPReverb/comments/la4ef7/disastrous_hp_support/
https://www.reddit.com/r/HPReverb/comments/l8m74x/customer_support_nightmare/
https://www.reddit.com/r/ValveIndex/comments/lc9nrd/bought_an_index_to_replace_my_reverb_g2_one_base/

[update]
Fresh from the oven:
https://www.reddit.com/r/ValveIndex/comments/lcn4du/x570_users_do_you_have_any_issues_with_the_index/

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Thanks for the links.

Mine worked for 2 days, then endleas error codes (and i’m not alone). HP Support is horrible, they got a lot of logs, but then…nothing. Since 2 weeks no support. So mine went back. For me the G2 is in public beta test - absolut no recommendation

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For a flightsim I would always opt for the headset with the highest resolution (which is currently the Reverb) as distant details are vanishing with less resolution.
I’m quite happy with the G1 which I bought more than a year ago.
We are still not quite there in terms of resolution but there are some technological hurdles to overcome first.

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I’m glad I can contribute to the demise of the G2 :joy:

Kidding apart, I’m awaiting for this: HP Reverb G2 Gasket | Etsy

Once received I’ll know for sure whether I should have spent my 600$ on a Yoke instead.

In the meantime, I have a great time with the trustworthy Index, TAA100+SS124 gives legible TBM EFIS (even the small green letters on the MFD) and if one day I can upgrade my test system with a high end 30XX, I know at least running the Index at TAA200+SS100 gives a much better effective resolution than the G2 in practice (but too low fps for now on a 2070S), because it is overall less detailed in the center, but it is not degrading as fast off center than the G2 and in the end, 80% of what you see when including the peripheral vision is more detailed in the Index - even at TAA100+SS124 already.

I have an geforce RTX 2060…I quess that would be a problem…

For some reason XP11 seems to have a slightly larger sweet spot and much less overall blur when looking around inside the cockpit. XP11 actually in my opinion right now is much better for VR than MSFS2020.

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Blur seems OK in MSFS for me. Other games are maybe a little crisper but not enough to be offensive.

It’s the lack of sweet spot primarily. There’s no such thing as looking around. I can only keep my eyes pretty much straight ahead. FOV is also pure binoculars.

I do however have an absolutely humongous head so the IPD won’t be quite enough and it’ll also be further away from my eyes compared to many people.