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My Reverb G1 just died.  It was great but only made it 18 months so I’m a little  suspicious of HP reliability.  🤔
 

I’m considering the Index, Reverb G2, or Quest 2.  Already have Index lighthouses (my son’s) so I would only need he headset.  Thus, for me, the prices are similar.  Reverb $600, Index $500, Quest2 $350ish.   The new headset will be used primarily for DCS. 

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2 hours ago, Full Refund said:

My Reverb G1 just died.  It was great but only made it 18 months so I’m a little  suspicious of HP reliability.  🤔
 

I’m considering the Index, Reverb G2, or Quest 2.  Already have Index lighthouses (my son’s) so I would only need he headset.  Thus, for me, the prices are similar.  Reverb $600, Index $500, Quest2 $350ish.   The new headset will be used primarily for DCS. 

Were you getting a black screen in the headset?

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Kinda off the topic but I had a gradually progressing set of problems that ended with it doing a brick imitation. But yes, the very first symptom I had months ago was the screen intermittently going black. 

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I have compared both a G1 and G2 in my hands.  While I preferred my G1 and shipped back the G2, it seems like the G2 is your only option unless you can get a used G1 in good shape.  But perhaps HP will replace your G1.  I had mine replaced since it was doing the same thing as yours did.  You ought to see if they will replace it. 


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Thanks. They are evaluating my claim.  Why did you return your G2?

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Still loving my Reverb G2 so far.

I do have an Index arriving tomorrow so will be interesting to compare the two.

 

I am thinking along the line of using my Reverb G2 for flight and racing sims, Index for some other made for VR games that utilize the controllers.

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