The screen door effect sucks, it just does. Looking at the world through millions of dots breaks realism and immersion.
Thankfully, HTC agrees and has released an update to their HTC Vive headset called the HTC Vive Pro.
Vive Pro includes dual-OLED displays for improved picture resolution of 2880 x 1600 combined, a 78% increase in resolution over the current Vive HMD.
The increased resolution does reduce, but not eliminate the visible pixels. The higher resolutions improve the clarity of text, graphics and overall experience all come into sharper view.
In addition to improved resolution. The Vive Pro also features integrated, high-performance headphones with a built-in amplifier to offer a richer sound. Vive Pro’s new head strap also improves on the original design with enhanced ergonomics and comfort, including a sizing dial for a more balanced headset that decreases weight on the front of the headset. Additional improvements include dual microphones with active noise cancellation and dual front-facing cameras. The dual front-facing cameras are of little use currently. However, once the developers play around with them, you can expect some innovate ideas.
“There’s a clear need in the VR market for a premium VR experience with high-resolution display, integrated audio and the best components available today in a headset,” said Daniel O’Brien, GM U.S., VIVE. “Vive Pro offers an immediate upgrade for both VR enthusiasts and enterprises that want to utilize the best VR experience.">
More details on Vive Pro availability and price will be made available soon.