The new Vive Pro & Current TPCast

Ayeohdee
New Arrival

The new Vive Pro & Current TPCast

I am very excited to hear about the features on the new Vive Pro coming this year and I will without a doubt be purchasing it as soon as its released. I know I am in a sense barking up the wrong tree here but TPcast really hasnt helped me much with my question and I am sure a few other  are also curious, but I am using the TPcast wireless solution for my Vive which is without a doubt the easiest $300 I have ever spent for VR, its transfored my VR experience and I never want to go back to that cable, has the Vive Pro been tested with a TPcast unit that Vive has in house?? Couldnt hurt to ask right? Thanks for any info.

Blindcoder
New Arrival

Re: The new Vive Pro & Current TPCast

I've been looking for info on this as well. Though I'm not having any luck getting a response from either HTC or Tpcast unfortunately.
Fbmowner
Settler

Re: The new Vive Pro & Current TPCast

TPCast Responded to me and said they are not sure if it will work. I am assuming they do not have a sample pro unit to test it with. 

 

-Ayeohdee  ( i made 2 accounts by accident )

Wyzau
Settler

Re: The new Vive Pro & Current TPCast

I got this response from TP cast:

 

Regarding your question, yes, the current TPCast wireless adapter is not compatible to the new Vive Pro. Some components on you Vive Pro will not compatible with current TPCast adapter, however, our developer working to make the current TPCast adapter be compatible with your new Vive Pro. 

We will email you once we have the latest update regarding this concern. 

Best Regards, 
TPCast support.

Wyzau
Settler

Re: The new Vive Pro & Current TPCast

Another response from TPCast:

 

Yes, our developer still working to make the current TPCast Wireless adapter will be compatible with your new HTC Vive Plus. As of the moment, we are still waiting for the update to our developer regarding that. Expect it soon, keep on subscribing our website for you to get the email updates. 

 

So, they will make the current TP Cast compatible with the Vive Pro - which is great Smiley Happy

Fbmowner
Settler

Re: The new Vive Pro & Current TPCast

This is promising, lets hope they come through!

xatazch
New Arrival

Re: The new Vive Pro & Current TPCast

I just got this from TpCast. 

 

"We do apologize for the latency of the reply, we got the update with our developer regarding the compatibility of the current TPCast device to Vive pro just today. The current TPCast device is not compatible with the Vive pro due to data and video transmission process is different. We have TPCast version 2.0 in which compatible with Vive pro. 

Thank you for your understanding. "

CaTaPulT
Architect

Re: The new Vive Pro & Current TPCast

The Vive Pro uses a Propriatery cable between the link box and the headset and with propriatery plugs (I believe) thus the TP-cast using the old Vive connectors would not work. TP-Cast will have to make some kind of adapter cable with the proper plugs to fit the Vive Pro.

Regards: Jack

Mroj2162
Explorer

Re: The new Vive Pro & Current TPCast

Any luck with them getting close for adapters for the new htc vive pro
bitdman
Settler

Re: The new Vive Pro & Current TPCast

Why the long silence. Did TPCast and Vive find something impossible to do? It's July 10th and not even a "we are still working on it". GEEZ guys, come on. We can go to Mars know and You cannot make two items compatible????

Vive Staff

Re: The new Vive Pro & Current TPCast

@bitdman There is a Reddit rumor going around that the TPCast Plus has been delayed into Q4 but I would defer to TPCast's customer service on that one. 

 

It's worth noting that while TPCast is associated with ViveX, they are not an HTC Subsidiary and are responsible for their own product development and release timelines. You will not hear TPCast messaging directly from Vive as it's not our product. 


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dtdynd
Pioneer

Re: The new Vive Pro & Current TPCast

The TPCast 2.0 is my only hope of ever experiencing wireless, since laptops are not compatible with the Vive Wireless Adapter. Hopefully TPCast will get it done.
KRONOS
Settler

Re: The new Vive Pro & Current TPCast

I'll give you a sadder story. I have put together an ITX beast machine - to be semi mobile. It's designed for both a VR development and a live performance. It cost me months of work and thousands of USD. I have recently returned a complete and fully functional Rift + TP Cast, thinking I was making an upgrade getting the new Vive Pro (with the Knuckles and inhouse wifi module I hoped). But since the initial disappointmement of not being able to even run the headset without all the accessories (unavailable separately atm), I also found out the wireless kit won't do, as my ITX motherboard simply doesn't have a second PCIe slot.

So TPCast is my only hope to ever even think of running the Vive Pro wirelessly on my rig.

That, or going back for Rift and saving another few thousand bucks. I still have two weeks to decide, but I've got to tell you, looking at the VIVE Pro sitting here like a paperweight, each new wasted day makes it less and less appealing.