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Can you turn off the Rift, or do you always just let it sleep?

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Love it, I don't see why folks think it's so poor in resolution, headsets and cellphones are nothing compared to OR, I am amazed.

 

One?

 

Does it stay in sleep mode all the time you are not using it?

 

Will it hurt to store it in the case while plugged in? Stays a little warm.

 

Can I turn it off in task manager?

 

Should I just unplug it and put it in the case when not using?

 

Would I have to put in my standing height again if I did disable it?

 

Thank you.

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I would like to know the answer to the OP question too, not everyone goes to the Orbx forum, or that forum or another forum, that's why I come to the Virtual Reality forum to learn a VR question.. I don't have time to lurk in every forum. :=)

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For those without access to the Orbx forum, here is WebMaximus' reply to the OP over there (hope he doesn't mind me sharing it here at AVSIM).

 

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The rift stays asleep as long as the sensor in the headset indicates it is not being worn.

I would not store it in the case while plugged in.

If plugged in it is always pulling at least a trickle-current

Unplugging it and placing it in the case is probably safest, but I use mine a lot, so it has a hanger on the wall.

Most games and the oculus home itself have a reset view button that will restore your view to zero for whatever position you are currently in.

 

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24 minutes ago, Buziel-411 said:

For those without access to the Orbx forum, here is WebMaximus' reply to the OP over there (hope he doesn't mind me sharing it here at AVSIM).

 

 

Actually, that's my reply. :laugh:

 

No, I don't mind.

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7 hours ago, wb5okj said:

I would like to know the answer to the OP question too, not everyone goes to the Orbx forum, or that forum or another forum, that's why I come to the Virtual Reality forum to learn a VR question.. I don't have time to lurk in every forum. :=)

Here you go Donald, a freshly baked copy of my reply over at Orbx :biggrin:

 

"Glad to hear you're happy with your new VR headset 

As for your questions the simple answer that I guess pretty much answers most of them is I've had my headset for more than 6 months now and I've never unplugged it since I first installed it. I do power off my PC every night though which of course also will power off the OR since it's connected to the PC. Or maybe it will still get some power via the USB ports...hmm...

Anyways I suggest you do the same because I haven't noticed any issues doing it like this and I never heard anyone saying you should unplug it once connected.

Edited to add that if you really want to be on the safe side I suggest you ask the same thing over in the OR forums. Also you might have noticed there's a small sensor in the upper and middle part between the displays. This is the sensor that will let the OR know if you wear it or not. You can try this by simply holding your finger close to the sensor fooling it to think you put it on. You will then see how the displays come on and likewise how they go off as soon as you take your finger away.

So...with this said I would say that the displays are never on unless you wear the headset as long as you don't cover this sensor which of course will not be the case if you just put the headset to sit on your desk when not used."

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Thanks a lot WebMaximus, I really appreciate the answer. I don't unplug my HDM its so on handy to get to the back of my computer, I do however power down the computer when I'm not using it. I turn off all power to the computer anyway. I only use VR for flightsimming, have never been into actual gaming, I might start with Robo Call however, LOL :biggrin:

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14 hours ago, HiFlyer said:

Actually, that's my reply. :laugh:

 

No, I don't mind.

Oops, my bad! I went to the thread with the same title as this one and assumed WebMaximus' just used a different username. :laugh:

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5 hours ago, wb5okj said:

Thanks a lot WebMaximus, I really appreciate the answer. I don't unplug my HDM its so on handy to get to the back of my computer, I do however power down the computer when I'm not using it. I turn off all power to the computer anyway. I only use VR for flightsimming, have never been into actual gaming, I might start with Robo Call however, LOL :biggrin:

Not a problem Donald :smile:

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1 hour ago, Buziel-411 said:

Oops, my bad! I went to the thread with the same title as this one and assumed WebMaximus' just used a different username. :laugh:

Not sure I'm totally following but never mind :biggrin:

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are you guys using the DK2 or the CV1?

I have the DK2 but was looking at maybe upgrading as the prices are coming down slowly. 

cant decide whether to wait for the next gen with 4k screen. 

 

regards.

 

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I'm using the CV1, never had the DK2.

If you should get what is available today or wait for what will be released tomorrow is the everlasting question I guess valid in most situations within this business :biggrin:

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Would really like a VR headset (Rift for instance)... money is the issue.

Just a question... does the Rift has batteries or is it wired?

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10 hours ago, Anders Bermann said:

Would really like a VR headset (Rift for instance)... money is the issue.

Just a question... does the Rift has batteries or is it wired?

Both the Rift and the Vive are wired.

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On 7/24/2017 at 3:27 AM, gingerterry said:

are you guys using the DK2 or the CV1?

I have the DK2 but was looking at maybe upgrading as the prices are coming down slowly. 

cant decide whether to wait for the next gen with 4k screen. 

 

regards.

 

Get CV1 now, we don't know when the next generation will be out. I went for it, I did not want to wait and wait and kill myself reading the great threads and dreaming only to have a wreck or heart attack, and have to say "Please let me enter your kingdom Lord"

 

Look at my wife and say "I love you sweetie, I will be waiting for you, love you more thasn anything."

 

And as my sight grows dim "Man, why did I wait on the Oculus Rift, now I will never know the joy of true immersion in VR?

 

CROAK.

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Not only wired, but the best thing since Fat Albert on Saturday morning cartoons.

 

When mine came in my wife asked "Are you ready to try it?"

 

I said "I'm not just ready, I am primed and ready, I got my paisley patterned double breasted suit dry cleaned and settled outta court!" 

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On ‎7‎/‎24‎/‎2017 at 3:27 AM, gingerterry said:

are you guys using the DK2 or the CV1?

I have the DK2 but was looking at maybe upgrading as the prices are coming down slowly. 

cant decide whether to wait for the next gen with 4k screen. 

 

regards.

 

I got the Rift on the summer sale with Touch. FlyInside has a setting for 3840x2040 which I use and works OK with a GTX 1080 video card. Get 25/95 to 30/90 in the LAX basin. In the new LasVegas default scenery I get about the sam fps unless I am flying right down the strip, on the Las Vegas Strip it gets pretty choppyy VR, but around the periphery of the strip it does OK. 

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