Jump to content

Please give us an option to turn off the automatic brightness in the vive pro 2,and maybe also to turn off the Display Stream Compression (DSC)And let us chose our own resolution!


Recommended Posts

Hello there,

Please give us an option to turn off the automatic brightness in the vive pro 2,and  also to turn off the Display Stream Compression (DSC)And let us chose our own resolution!

The picture can be sharper i know that for sure..

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Yes we should be allowed to adjust the brightness manually. I'm wondering if the lack of brightness adjustment is intentional or if they just haven't implemented the feature. Should be a very basic one. Used to being able to adjust brightness of my Index in steamvr dashboard. If they won't allow that at least let us adjust the brightness in vive console?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Posted (edited)

Hi all.

Just got the Vive Pro 2. I have been using Vive Pro for a couple of years now. and I have to say that my first impression was the huge difference in the blacks. In the pro 2 the blacks are very gray. In a scene in Half Life Alyx, in an area where it is supposed to be dark, this new gray brightness is so strong and annoying in comparison with Vive Pro that I now have second doubts about my new purchase. 

I have been searching everywhere to find some kind of brightness settings but I cannot see it anywhere. SteamVR shows Night Mode control for Vive Pro, which at least something. But when I switch to Vive Pro 2, even this Night Mode settings disappears. 

I even tried to edit some files like c:\ProgramData\HTC\ViveSoftware\ViveVRRuntime\htcvr.vrsettings, but my custom setting for contrast gets overwritten immediately after I start SteamVR.  This is the settings I used :

{
   "driver_fog" : {
      "EnableCRLog" : 0,
      "EnableHmdLog" : 0
   },
   "driver_lighthouse" : {
      "deactivateStandbyOverride" : 2
   },
   "htcvr" : {
      "DisplayResolutionAuto" : false,
      "DisplayResolutionMode" : 4,
      "preferFrameRate" : 120
      "Contrast" : 0.1,
      "Saturation" : 1
   }
}


It is as if they are systematically trying to avoid this. I now understand that the cause of this massive change is because they are using LCD as opposed OLED. I would have to say based on what I see this is more like a down-grade than an up-grade (or may be a side-grade). The resolution of Vive Pro 2 is much better and the screen door effect of the Vive Pro is gone. So loving this part of it.  But I am agonising over whether I should return the Pro 2 and stick with the good old Vive Pro with beautiful deep blacks, or just accept this gray-is-black feature and then enjoy the high res. And my eyes hurt after I used the Vive Pro as if someone has been shining a bit too much light into my eyes. I got this snow effect afterwards when I took it off as if everything is a little white.

I just wonder could they really not do the resolution upgrade with an OLED. Is such resolution and a switch from 90Hz to 120 hz not possible with OLED. May be someone informed can shed light, but I for one, as a customer and a fan of Vive, am rather disappointed with this new design choice. If I had a choice between Pro 2 and something else with the same Vive Pro OLED style black, I would buy it instantly!

Hope some vive pro engineers look into this. Thanks.

Edited by Spline
  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I noticed the automatic dimming yesterday and thought it was odd! I looked up and down and noticed the display actually adjusted itself. That really hinders me in games with dark scenes.

Are you also having issues with clarity? It's like there is a plastic film on the lenses, it looks that bad. I actually checked a few times just to be sure there isn't any on the lenses.
 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Glad I ran across this thread.  I thought my eyes were going bad or my goggles were having power brownouts.  I agree this is an annoying feature.  Not sure why it's even there when the user doesn't see the lights outside their goggles anyway.  This really needs to be removed.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

3 hours ago, C.T. said:

Noted on the feature requests.

One thing to clarify with the OP, DSC is required for 5K/120Hz..

Cheers

Thanks for the reply C.T.

I think steam VR motion smoothing is the number 1 requested feature!

Please please please 😃

Link to comment
Share on other sites

5 hours ago, C.T. said:

One thing to clarify with the OP, DSC is required for 5K/120Hz..

Hi, are there any other higher resolution/(less hz) options possible for cards that can't use the DSC compression?   I have found that there is a drastic difference in sharpness that I can achieve with my 1080ti on a Pimax 8KX which is pushing resolutions even higher than the VP2.  The refresh rate being used is 75hz though.   I have found the 75hz to be perfectly fine though, so if it were possible for you to implement a higher resolution option at something like 75hz then it would really help the VP2 compete against headsets like the G2 and 8KX on systems that have cards that can't do DSC.   As we all know getting a new GPU right now is nearly impossible so the VP2 compares poorly against those headsets when it comes to sharpness and clarity which is supposed to be a major selling point of the headset.

I really like the VP2 in comparison to my 8KX other than the huge sharpness difference.  I would really like to keep the VP2 but will have to return it if there is no way to get a sharper image with my current system.    

Edited by willacegamer
additional thoughts
  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...