Hi, I've been trying to research what the setup will be like when I order my vive. One thing that I cannot figure out anywhere is what the lighthouses actually need to run. I know they need power, and there is an optional sync cable. Do you have to have them connected to your computer in any way or are they wireless? I am just concerned about the 8ft power cable length. Tyvm for any help.
They do not connect to your PC directly - they broadcast signals to the HMD which is where the sensors are. With Vive you only plug 2 cables into the PC, USB and Video. The system can use bluetooth to manage the basestations power state.
You just mount them following our setup guidelines and plug them in via the included power cable.
You only plug a power cable into the basestations.
The sync cable helps in longer distance scenarios and can generally help with reliability in more complex installations.
To reach Viveport's customer service team, email email@example.com
To connect with a live support agent for hardware support, go to www.vive.com/support, click on "contact us" in the top righthand corner, and then opt to speak with a Live Chat agent David R
Technical Specialist - San Francisco, CA; Monday-Friday