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I have some HTC COSMOS glasses. Until now I've used them on the PC without any problem. But now I want to use them for demos, that's why I bought a laptop.
The laptop, ASUS G731G is new. It comes with an HDMI input, the board is RTX 2070.
I can't connect the Display PORT directly. I bought a miniDisplayPort to HDMI adapter. But it doesn't detect it. I've been trying for hours. Is there a solution?
Thanks

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10 hours ago, fceron said:

I have some HTC COSMOS glasses. Until now I've used them on the PC without any problem. But now I want to use them for demos, that's why I bought a laptop.
The laptop, ASUS G731G is new. It comes with an HDMI input, the board is RTX 2070.
I can't connect the Display PORT directly. I bought a miniDisplayPort to HDMI adapter. But it doesn't detect it. I've been trying for hours. Is there a solution?
Thanks

HDMI adapter won’t work.
Try type C to DP adapter instead.It

But I’m not sure if it is from GPU, you may have to figure it out on your end.

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@fceron - HDMI and Displayport are not fully interchangeable in the context of VR headsets - to run the Cosmos or any current gen HMD, you'll need a port that can drive native Displayport support for the most part. You will not be able to use an HDMI port to power a Cosmos or any modern HMD (Rift S, Index, PiMax, ect...) using any type of adapter unfortunately.

The G731G seems to be a weird model - there isn't a ton of official info about that specific variant - only more generalized info for the family of laptops that one belongs to (which looks to be the Strix Scar III). The official specs for that family are pretty vague about what standards are actually supported on that port. I'd maybe recommend checking with Asus to see if that port a) Can support DP 1.2+ signaling and B) that the USB-C port is wired to the Nvidia GPU. You can usually double check the Nvidia wiring on your side by going into the Physx-page of the Nvidia control panel. I've copied an example below from the laptop I'm writing this from which has the USB-C port only wired to the Intel graphics making me unable to power an HMD via USB-C.

We've had the most reliable experience on the USB-C side with the Club3D CAC-1507 USB-C -> DP 1.2 adapter. There are a ton of white label USB-C -> DP adapters from Chinese OEMs, it gets way confusing quickly to ID them by brand name. In general when looking for an adapter you want it to be able to support DP1.2+ signaling at 4K @ 60hz, and support as much bandwidth as possible, ideally over 20Gbps.

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Thanks for your response and helpful notes.  Unfortunately, my ASUS usb-c does not
connect to GPU, which seems wrong since it is rtx 2070.  Vive should really put out
notice about the GPU connectivity issue, would not have bought otherwise.  Was gift for my
grandson.
 
Thank you again

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@ronvive - I'm sad to hear that. It's really a cost cutting measure on behalf of the laptop manufacturer. Surprised a 2070 laptop wouldn't have a Minidisplayport or dGPU wired USB-C port tbh. Note that if you don't have that miniDisplayport or compatible USB-C port, that laptop won't work with any current gen desktop headset (Rift S, Index, Pixmax, etc). You can use first gen headsets like Vive 1and Rift CV1 if you have an HDMI port. You will probably be able to use Quest Link with that laptop but Quest Link isn't quite the same experience as a dedicated desktop headset.

We've had lots of internal debate about how to handle comms about laptops but ultimately it gets really complex because lots of laptop manufactures started marketing their products as "VR ready" to the point where the term became meaningless. At the end of the day, there are thousands of laptop models which come out each year and each is wired uniquely and there's no solid answers at this point. Hopefully

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