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HTC Permanently Reduces The Vive's Price To $599

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It's good to see the Vive priced competitively. I'd been recommending the Rift to people on limited budgets, and the Vive for people who can afford the best system available today.
 

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They're all playable on the Vive with ReVive. I was a little tempted to get a Rift at the current low price, but I put the money toward a 1080ti instead.

The only downside to the Vive is HTCs terrible support. If something goes wrong with your Vive and you try to get warranty repair, you're going to have a bad time.

It has to be easier getting support for the Rift.
 

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I don't think either are worth the money. Both come with way too many cables, especially Vive. Holy crap I had the misfortune of setting up a couple. I wanted to smash the headsets against the wall... You literally get 5 pounds of clutter with your purchase. The headset itself doesn't feel much better than a cheap generic VR helmet.
 

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I'm sitting on the sidelines until the next gen. Hopefully wireless.

But, if I bought now, it'd have to be Vive. Valve has been putting a lot of effort into better Linux support, this year.
 

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Well, I was completely sold on the Rift at its new low price, but now I'm back in the confusion. As it sits the Vive is now a viable alternative. It will still be a bit before I will be ordering, but provided there isn't a crazy black friday sale that throws things all out of wack, I might end up going Vive now. Man... I really want a VR headset.
 

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What is this "permanently" business? Nothing is "permanent". They'd be stupid to leave it at $600 "permanently".

And what is this "wireless" business? Do you have any idea what type of bandwidth frequency (in GHz) would be required to stream content to 2x1440p/90fps screens? You really want a router strapped to your head? Something that broadcasts constantly near your cerebellum. Yummm... Tasty cancerous brain.
 
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