11-09-2017 08:28 AM
according to valve, they fixed it in an update a long time ago, but i'm not sure if their fix actually fixed it.
Cause my windows get really reflective if it is dark outside and/or my roller shutter is closed.
Thats what i'm mostly concerned about, cause i don't have curtains, only the shutters.
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11-09-2017 09:08 AM
I wouldn't rule it out. I don't know exactly what they did to fix the reflection issue, but as you can imagine, some surfaces/objects are going to reflect differently that others, so it's likely not a simple issue that can be resolved with a software update.
In our own tests we find that reflections still provide a challenge and recommend that such surfaces be covered or moved when possible.
11-09-2017 10:50 AM
what about windows at night? that can be quite reflective and i can't easily fix it, cause i don't have curtains, things like my mirror and tv i can easily cover up with a towel if they cause problems.
11-09-2017 10:59 AM
Am I correct in surmising that you are considering getting Vive but you don't have it yet?
You mentioned shutters that you can close? I wouldn't worry about windows too much, mirrors and other opaque but reflective objects tend to cause more trouble.
11-09-2017 04:06 PMSolution
To add on, since the launch of the Vive, the software and firmware have advanced and are better able to tollerate minor environmental reflections. I like to think of the Vive as a vampire; it doesn't like mirrors or direct sunlight.
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03-12-2018 06:26 AM
My 2c as a humble new user...
I had a huge tinted window. I was plagued by tracking problems for days. I places a curtain in front of the big window, and ALL of my problems disappeared. Completely.
(Night time, daytime, shutters... didn't make a difference)
I would get rid of ANYTHING reflective. And especially Windows.
03-12-2018 08:39 AM
A tinted window would definitely cause a problem! Usually, thick curtains are the best solution to that type of issue! If you don't have curtains at the moment, you can test with a thick blanket just to see how it looks.