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Anyone else have an issue with a thick haze in the Rift S headset when flying at night in P3D v4.5?

The conditions on the monitor mirror are clear but in the headset, it's like flying in a serious thick fog.

It's only a night.

dusk to night is fine also.

tried changing settings for HMD in nvidia control panel, no joy.

any thoughts, ideas, or suggestions would be much appreciated, thanks.

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forgot to list sim version

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Try with HDR off at night that used to be a culprit in the Rift-CV1. It could be the black levels of the display not capable of displaying enough contrast. You might need unique brightness/contrast levels for night flying.

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That would be my thought too - too much brightness. I have special settings for night with significantly lower brightness. Never thought to try to turn HDR off. I´ll try that.

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I've tried all of the above now and no luck. There is a haze-like effect when it gets very dark. This could be a limitation of the HMD itself., e.g., the back is not as black as a screen. I'll try in Elite Dangerous and see if there's a similar problem there. Also a game that has as a lot of back. 

Other than the haze, it looks better than the CV1, though. No banding, everything is actually dark. 

 

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Verdict for Elite Dangerous - the "haze" is still there but much less pronounced than in P3D. Barely noticeable. I think this mostly due to the black levels of LCD vs. OLED. 

I'll take it though, even for P3D. Still much better than the CV1. I flew through a thunderstorm and it is really scary not being able to see anything and then have the sky light up from lightning and just briefly seeing a massive cell right ahead of you. 

 

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16 hours ago, andreh said:

I've tried all of the above now and no luck. There is a haze-like effect when it gets very dark. This could be a limitation of the HMD itself., e.g., the back is not as black as a screen. I'll try in Elite Dangerous and see if there's a similar problem there. Also a game that has as a lot of back. 

Other than the haze, it looks better than the CV1, though. No banding, everything is actually dark. 

 

With a high certaincy that is the limitation of the HMD. I own one and in my case I have this whitish haze too. LCD isn´t capable producing "that Black Colour" like OLED:

I also had exactly this issue with Pimax 5k Plus. 

Regards Marcus

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I found a slight mitigation to the haze problem with Rift S,

to restore some clarity.

with HDR on;

I have brightness level at 1.88,

bloom at 0,

saturation at 1.26.

Only thing is cockpit/panel lighting is pretty bright like this,

but overall it does get rid of some of that haze effect when real dark.

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forgot to identify HMD

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It's the same in Elite Dangerous, but to a much lesser extent. It's never really that dark in Elite - light from stars, planets etc. In this game you can compensate nicely by reducing Gamma. 

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