Pimax 8K / 5k+ Review: The Next Big Thing In VR Is Here ! Pimax 8K vs 5K Plus – The MRTV Review

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This is the official MRTV Review of the Pimax 8k and the Pimax 5k Plus! The Next Big Thing In VR Is Here – The second generation of VR headsets has arrived!

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My Pimax Rig:

GTX 1080ti (but will likely be replaced by 2080ti at one point, made sure to make this 2080ti ready) http://geni.us/rVXQ

Asus Rog Strix Z370-F Gaming Mainboard http://geni.us/cOpoT

Intel Core i7 8700k Processor http://geni.us/hml9Do

32GB DDR4 Ram (G.Skill Ripjaws)

1 TB Samsung SSD NVMe http://geni.us/FnSW

4TB Seagate HDD http://geni.us/wgsIhxA

Fractal Design Define R6 Blackout Case http://geni.us/I5CQ

Seasonice 850W Focus Plus Power Supply http://geni.us/txdn

be quiet! Dark Rock 4 cooler http://geni.us/lSm7

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My recommended VR hardware: https://www.amazon.com/shop/mixedrealitytv

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My Pimax-Ready VR Rig:

GTX 1080ti (but will likely be replaced by 2080ti at one point, made sure to make this 2080ti ready) http://geni.us/rVXQ

Asus Rog Strix Z370-F Gaming Mainboard http://geni.us/cOpoT

Intel Core i7 8700k Processor http://geni.us/hml9Do

32GB DDR4 Ram (G.Skill Ripjaws)

1 TB Samsung SSD NVMe http://geni.us/FnSW

4TB Seagate HDD http://geni.us/wgsIhxA

Fractal Design Define R6 Blackout Case http://geni.us/I5CQ

Seasonice 850W Focus Plus Power Supply http://geni.us/txdn

be quiet! Dark Rock 4 cooler http://geni.us/lSm7
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28 thoughts on “Pimax 8K / 5k+ Review: The Next Big Thing In VR Is Here ! Pimax 8K vs 5K Plus – The MRTV Review”

  1. My problem concerns an update using the new Pitool beta software 1.0.1.197 & firmware. During installation, it started to update the firmware to my Pimax 5K which then froze the Pitool software on completion. After this, I had to reboot my PC, after the reboot the headset became unusable I have tried all the suggestions on the Pimax forums from other users who have also experienced the same problem while installing the new beta software. Many have struggled to get their headsets running again. Following methods by others that eventually got their headsets running again, I have had no luck. This includes using the Dfue.exe and selecting new firmware. It has not worked for me. I am left with a headset that is unusable/broken with the light by the headset on/off button blinking alternately between red and green. I have uninstalled the Pimax software rebooted the PC reinstalled the old software tried the USB and DP cables in different sockets but still with no luck. Can anyone help, please? I feel as though there is either a language problem at the Chinese end or they are just not interested with past customers. Is there any other software that can do the equivalent of a low-level format and installation of the firmware? I don't know why this beta software was released (probably to try and match the Valve Index running at 90-120 & 144 Hz) but it is not beta more like Alpha, maybe not even that. It should come with a link to some of the problem posts on the forum and carry a warning in very big letters that it may be unstable on some headsets. (Apparently on headsets of a certain number according to the forum.) So can you help me, please? Or at least get someone at Pimax tech too. My request has been received and is being reviewed by our Personal User Support team. The reference of your ticket is 20221. I have sent 3 emails now about this ticket and my patience is running out.

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  2. These would be better if they had build in headphones like the 4k units, a better headband system maybe like rift S but by the time you buy all the stuff you need these just don't make sense to me.

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  3. I'd like some much to purchase the Pimax 5k+ VR headset for my racing simulator because of the wide FOV. I will not likely purchase whilst there's some faults in all areas with Pimax. Hardware, Software, Customer Service and accessories. Have been reading comments here and other sources. They have to get their act together if they want more customers

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  4. What's not so nice is that I've received a 5k+ (2 months too late) with at least one dead pixel on the left display almost in the center, so it's very annoying. It looks elongated (horizontally), so it's more than one pixel. I emailed Pimax about this issue but got no reply for three weeks now. So that's 730 € I won't get back.

    Also, there's an obvious distortion of the scenerie when e.g. looking to the left and then straight ahead again. That doesn't occur with my OG Vive or Odyssey Plus.

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  5. Don't buy the pimax 8k the company sucks I bought mine 5 months ago and it had a broken headphone jack I have tried everything to get support and they ignore my messages .. over and over they reply with we will contact you ,, or other bullshit now their support site is down again .. look at all their empty promises for hand trackers ect.. DO NOT BUY IT .. also the visual is not that great picture an oculus but instad of black you have a fish-eye lenses … it's total crap waste of 900 dollars I'm trying to get a lawsuit going if you been riped off contact me . they can't just take your money .. that's theft

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  6. Pimax is a scam company. They charge your credit card but don’t deliver your order. They don’t answer your enquirer about what they don’t deliver. Don’t waste your money on this company.

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  7. Please do a new review with the new stuff but I also want to see what the radeon vii is able to do for this. I think the 1tbps of throughput can really make a difference with vr. Especially when you can over clock it.

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