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User Info: Cobra1010

Cobra1010
2 months ago#1
Does both sensor need to be plugged into the mains at all time? I only have one socket in my room available, the other one in behind my wardrobe. If thats the case then i'll have problems trying to get one of the sensor's cable around the room without it looking really ugly.
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User Info: cory1225

cory1225
2 months ago#2
well technically you only need one, but it performs, and syncs best if you have two.

Seated play I usually just use one but if you are using room scale I recommend two.

I would just get a surge protector with multiple outlets, you can get one from walmart for like 10 bucks
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User Info: lightningbugx

lightningbugx
2 months ago#3
The power cable for the sensors are approximately 9 feet, and the wall wart branches to the side from the socket, not down. As such, you should use a traditional power strip unless you resort to an extension cable.

The sensors only have a power cable. The sensors and controllers connect to the headset via bluetooth. There is a sync cable that can be used to link the two sensors if the wireless signal quality is questionable. The USB port on the back side of the sensors are solely used for firmware updates.
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User Info: Cobra1010

Cobra1010
2 months ago#4
cory1225 posted...
well technically you only need one, but it performs, and syncs best if you have two.

Seated play I usually just use one but if you are using room scale I recommend two.

I would just get a surge protector with multiple outlets, you can get one from walmart for like 10 bucks

Does the second one have to be at the opposite end of the room? Or can they both be in front?
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User Info: Silvererazor

Silvererazor
2 months ago#5
Cobra1010 posted...
cory1225 posted...
well technically you only need one, but it performs, and syncs best if you have two.

Seated play I usually just use one but if you are using room scale I recommend two.

I would just get a surge protector with multiple outlets, you can get one from walmart for like 10 bucks

Does the second one have to be at the opposite end of the room? Or can they both be in front?

The point of the sensors is to track your motions. So if you use only one sensor or use them pointing in the same direction, then you will get blindspots and problems with tracking.

User Info: Cobra1010

Cobra1010
2 months ago#6
Ok so if i ditch the room scale option and just do seated play. I'll only need one? Is it sufficient or will the sensing and connection be weak?

This kinda sucks. When i've finally decided to buy the Vive, i have these hardare problems.
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User Info: wildog2006

wildog2006
2 months ago#7
ITT: Extension cables do not exist
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2 months ago#8
ITT: The Rift is not an option.
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User Info: Moonse

Moonse
2 months ago#9
Cobra1010 posted...
Ok so if i ditch the room scale option and just do seated play. I'll only need one? Is it sufficient or will the sensing and connection be weak?

This kinda sucks. When i've finally decided to buy the Vive, i have these hardare problems.


Understand the base station is just looking for the LEDs on the headset and controls. If you're seated and have the base station facing you and assuming you don't intend on turning 180 on your chair then you're perfectly fine.

Room scale however, one base station will have problems if you turn your back on it or bend over at certain angles. Room scale is not suited for a single base station but it can work for plenty of games that only have you facing one direction.

You can also buy a battery pack. Find a DC 12V battery. Base stations draw about 5w.
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User Info: skullbone

skullbone
2 months ago#10
You're spending 700+ dollars and you can't buy some extension cords? Don't ditch the room scale just get a cord
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