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  1. OK so I hooked up the wireless VIVE Adapter and so far is working awesome with the Aurora R9 Test 1 - all default settings - wireless receiver is up high on the TV - check Test 2 - move receiver lower at about counter level - in progress In short - at this point as per @SanityGaming - not every gaming machine is created equal. I originally spent $1599 on this dell gaming machine I bought on Amazon as it had good reviews. However as per my original post - though it worked very well with many games including a WIRED VIVE - I noticed this stuttering jumping issue with the wireless adapter. So to test the theory I was able to return the dell and get an Alienware Aurora R9 for the same price. I will report back after I move the receiver down to the counter height. Stay tuned!
  2. I know this is an old thread - but it appears we never heard back from the OP. I too was having some doubts - I wrote them here: - another member said it was because I bought a dell. So I am ready to test again with an Alienware Aurora R9 - I will update.
  3. So no answers? - no big deal - I will report back with my findings - I bought the wireless adapter again and an Alienware Aurora R9 Intel Core i7-9700 - 16GB Memory - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER - 1TB HDD + 256GB SSD - we will see.
  4. Hi Guys - Based on a reply in this original post - I am looking for a gaming desktop read to go - I don't want to build. The reason my VIVE wireless adapter is not working properly is because - according to the forum member whom replied - pretty much DELL makes cheap crap. He stated "nobody who knows anything about computers buy a prebuilt PC especially a DELL" - in all honesty I never had an issue with DELL - but am willing to try something else to see if this "problem" I am having with my wireless VIVE adapter will go away with a new machine. (though - the computer did work well with the VIVE tether and other games - I'll leave it at that) I was able to return the machine. In my quest to enjoy a tether free VR experience with my PC - I want to buy the wireless adapter again (I previously returned that) and am willing to buy a decent machine and try it again. What are your recommendations? I looked at this one - but not sure if it has a free PCIe slot - if anyone knows - much appreciated: https://www.amazon.com/Alienware-Desktop-i7-10700KF-GeForce-AWAUR11-7088BLK-PUS/dp/B08CRZ7H9Z/ref=sr_1_2?crid=U4IW6C3FRAVZ&dchild=1&keywords=alienware&qid=1599057347&sprefix=alienwa%2Caps%2C198&sr=8-2 Also looked at this: https://www.bestbuy.com/site/alienware-aurora-r9-gaming-desktop-intel-core-i7-9700-16gb-memory-nvidia-geforce-rtx-2070-super-1tb-hdd-256gb-ssd-white-lunar-light/6411895.p?skuId=6411895 I think at the moment - my concern is if any of these RIGS will have any free PCIe slots at 16x. Also - they only come with 16GB - is this enough. I had an ASUS ROG with 16GB and it was great for VR - but did not have any PCIe slots (hence why I am looking for another) - but at times loading things was pretty slow here and there, as most of the memory was pegged thanks to Windows - so I upped it to 32GB and performance improved dramatically...I gave that machine to my son now. Thanks for your advice
  5. Or this https://www.amazon.com/Alienware-Desktop-i7-10700KF-GeForce-AWAUR11-7088BLK-PUS/dp/B08CRZ7H9Z/ref=sr_1_2?crid=U4IW6C3FRAVZ&dchild=1&keywords=alienware&qid=1599057347&sprefix=alienwa%2Caps%2C198&sr=8-2
  6. Damn - I have an ASUS ROG - but the one where it does not have a PCIe slot. I went against my better judgement. BUT - I am able to return the computer no questions asked. In answer to your question it seems they upgraded the memory, SO I am willing to try this again with a new RIG - I'd like to spend about $1500 any suggestions? What about this one? https://www.bestbuy.com/site/alienware-aurora-r9-gaming-desktop-intel-core-i7-9700-16gb-memory-nvidia-geforce-rtx-2070-super-1tb-hdd-256gb-ssd-white-lunar-light/6411895.p?skuId=6411895
  7. Never mind answering - I returned this garbage. Very disappointed- I was going by I assume game reviews on Amazon I should’ve stuck to the forums this thing is plagued with numerous problems shame on HTC for releasing this they just went down a few notches.
  8. Hi guys - I searched the forums and did not find exactly the issue - so forgive me if this has been reported: I bought a wireless adapter and I am about to return it - but wanted one last ditch effort to see if it is a configuration thing. I have a pretty powerful machine - brand new just set it up: Dell G5 5090 2020 9th Gen Intel Octa-Core i7-9700 up to 4.7GHz I 32GB 1TB PCIe SSD 2TB HDD I GTX 1660 Ti 6GB WiFi USB-C HDMI Win 10 In summary - when looking at still images in the surrounding VR area - they seem to jump when looking around. For example when "The Lab" is loaded, the splash screen Valve logo appears to jump to meet my center when looking around. When the main lab game selection area is in view - as you look around the screen is not smooth - there is noticeable jumping of the imagery - I did not have this problem with the tether. If I play beat saber - the beat saber music selection menu seems to jump as I move my head - but playing the game itself is fine. Is this the nature of the "almost 0 latency" that I am noticing? Does the sensor need to be high up? - I have full strength on the meter - but it is in front of the TV. I am charging the batter now and will redo the room scale boundaries tomorrow just as one final check. Thanks for your help
  9. Just an update on this thread - our family room remodel is done and I mounted at about 12 ft high and 12 ft apart and it works awesome !! Very pleased. i recall someone telling me the base stations should be about 7-8 high and at least 7ft apart - so that is why I was concerned it may not work. - I don’t know where I heard that from https://twitter.com/retrogameboyz/status/1286849746569658370?s=21 Thanks for the info!
  10. Agree - Best Buy sold me this awesome gaming ($2K+) computer with my VIVE - worked really well - BUT now I can't go wireless because I don't have any room for the card. I am on my 3rd tethered cable BTW that thing gets kinked beyond belief - son playing Climby is the real culprit. Your suggestions are well received - I hope they listen.
  11. Hi there - I have the original HTC VIVE and love it - we are having a new family room built - BUT the ceilings are much higher 10 1/2 - 16 ft (vaulted) - I am considering putting outlets in the ceilings for the base stations - I assume flush mounted with the provided bracket will be too high and I really don't want to use long down rods to the required height. So - If my assumption is correct where they would be too high to function correctly - does anyone know if future VIVEs will require base stations? If Base Stations are essentially eliminated then I don't need to put the outlets in the ceilings, as I will just buy the latest model when it comes out. I ask this because I also have an Oculus Quest which does not require base stations for room scale as the cameras are built into the headset. Thoughts? P.S. I did send HTC a support request as well but figured I'd check in with the community. Thanks
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