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    268 comments  ·  Oculus Rift S and Rift » General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Joe Petrie commented  · 

    If Oculus was expecting us to just replace these headsets every couple years they should cost at least half the price...****, I don't even replace computer components that often that cost way less. This is just ridiculous. I have controllers and other components that are 20 to 30 years old that still work just fine.

    Honestly, this is the equivalent of your car manufacturer telling you to buy a new car because they decided to not allow anyone to make replacement parts for the model you own.

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    Joe Petrie commented  · 

    A few months ago my cable started acting up. It's an issue right at the point where the cable is attached to the headset. When I turn my head right the screen goes blank. I bought my CV1 in December of 2017. I was shocked and appalled to find that replacement cables were no longer available. This is pure nonsense. Not only should the cable have been stronger, but the unit itself should have been made better to prevent this problem from occurring. Replacement cables should also be available. Of course the unit should also have been made to use standard cables, but then they would have no way to attempt to force you into buying a new unit.

    Unfortunately, I bought a Rift S in December 2019 (before I knew my CV1 was even having issues) for the computer in the living room for the kids. While it seems to mostly work, it has not convinced me it's a suitable replacement for the CV1 regardless of its lack of need of sensors. The controllers are worse (not sure why they changed them) and it's issues with USB3 expansion cards is atrocious (I have USB3 on-board of my main desktop though). I have had constant issues with it not going to sleep and when it seems finally "go to sleep" it doesn't come back on until I reboot the computer...I think I might have resolved that though by using the Oculus Tray tool (3rd party)...which should not even be necessary. The issues with Windows 10 and audio are also very troublesome. I still use Windows 7 on my main desktop where my CV1 is and it works just fine. I'm sure I'll run into the same issue with this thing in the next 2 years. Maybe a little later as it's not used often.

    With that being said...I'm also willing to pay for a replacement cable. It's not a big deal and I would expect to have to do this eventually. 2 years seems short, especially when only being used for sit-down simulator games...But that's probably the average lifespan anyway which explains the 2 year warranty.

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