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  1. Ok so i've been a fairly early adopter of VR and bough not one but 2 HTC vive original headsets over the years. Last year I was looking to upgrade and got won over by the promise of a module headset that I wont have to replace again, just buying modules to change features and bought the cosmos. The cosmos elite comes out and its shipped with the older 1.0 base units and controllers for some crazy reason? the technology was replaced already so send the updated units its expected by people buying VR. Having seen the pricing today I am feeling a little bit betrayed by HTC now. I was won over to buy another HTC headset (the cosmos) because of the promise of the module system saving money in the long run, by changing or adding features without needing to buy a new headset. The new lighthouse tracking faceplate gets released and to replace my aging htc vive original I would need to buy 2 controllers, 2 base stations and the faceplate for €219. The cosmos inside out tracking is horrifically bad, the worst I have ever witnessed (including from some phone devices). Ok not a problem until you realize the base station 1.0 are permanently out of stock so you have to buy the 2.0, which also means the more expensive (for some unknown reason, is blue plastic more expensive to make?) 2018 controllers. 2x2.0 base stations + 2x 2018 controllers (the original ones dont work with the 2.0 base stations???) then the faceplate. Its almost as much as buying the full headset bundle again, rending my initial purchase mute and a pointless waste of money. I am now seriously considering purchasing the valve index and never looking back at HTC again, if it wasnt for the 8 week delivery delay I already would have. I dont normally post stuff like this but these arent cheap and HTC have essentially lied and mislead my purchase, leaving me very unhappy with the company. It took so long to release the faceplate to confirm this that I doubt I could return the cosmos I had purchased and given the poor reviews I doubt I could sell it either. Its looking more like a paper weight day by day. Some added things: My existing setup would be going to a family member when it gets replaced so re using the current 1.0 base stations and controllers isnt a valid option. plus the base stations will probably need replaced soon as they are really starting to audibly hum. I could buy another original htc vive bundle (still cheaper than the base units and controllers) only they are also permanently out of stock.
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