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oeqvist
06-09-2004, 09:23 AM
Is it worth the upgrade? I understand TrackIR 3 is inferior to Track IR 2 but Track IR 3 PRO of course better but how much?

How well do it work in direct sun light. Track IR 2 doesn´t work at all really.

Also smoothness and precision and everything else how do they compare?

I really love my TrackIR 2 is it a waste of money upgrading to TrackIR 3?

oeqvist
06-09-2004, 09:23 AM
Is it worth the upgrade? I understand TrackIR 3 is inferior to Track IR 2 but Track IR 3 PRO of course better but how much?

How well do it work in direct sun light. Track IR 2 doesn´t work at all really.

Also smoothness and precision and everything else how do they compare?

I really love my TrackIR 2 is it a waste of money upgrading to TrackIR 3?

oeqvist
06-09-2004, 03:05 PM
No Track IR 3 users? And this was the place to search I hoped http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif Well no wonders I am quite pleased with my TrackIR 2 but I sure would like to know how these new compare http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Scen
06-09-2004, 03:07 PM
I've posted a response a few times on this board but in Short I've owned a TIR2 and I now own a TIR3 Pro.

I can't tell the difference. If there is one it's very slight.

I hope that helps

Scendore

blairgowrie
06-09-2004, 03:44 PM
That's really disappointing news! I have a T1R 2 which doesn't work too well because the room I have my computer in has banks of windows on three sides and the light problem overwhelms the camera. I tried the new software but had to revert back to the original software because of stability issues.

I was thinking of an upgrade to TIR3 Pro but now will probably bide my time.

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Huxley_S
06-09-2004, 03:56 PM
My Track IR 3 should arrive in the morning http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif I'll let u know about the daylight thing.

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Charlie_52ndVFW
06-09-2004, 04:21 PM
Thats funny. I've owned the TIR1, TIR2, and TIR3 Pro. I think there are significant upgrades to each one, especially the TrackIR 3 Pro. I have seen a major jump in performance with the 3 Pro. I will have a review up shortly. Waiting for the website to get finished.

Also: The regualr TrackIR3 is NOT inferior to the TrackIR2. Both models of the TrackIR3 received a completly new and upgraded optics system. This allows for the higher resolution among many other BIG differences from the older generations.

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Cragger
06-09-2004, 05:46 PM
The TIR 3 polls slower however therefore reducing the captures per second and having less precise movement. The TIR 3 is priced lower than the TIR2 for this reason. TIR3Pro is the best right now but my TIR 2 will be fine for however long I need it.

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Scen
06-09-2004, 11:32 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by blairgowrie:
That's really disappointing news! I have a T1R 2 which doesn't work too well because the room I have my computer in has banks of windows on three sides and the light problem overwhelms the camera. I tried the new software but had to revert back to the original software because of stability issues.

I was thinking of an upgrade to TIR3 Pro but now will probably bide my time.

http://img14.photobucket.com/albums/v41/blairgowrie/FBWebpage.jpg <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Well that's no good. I ran the new sofware without a hitch and with the new threashhold feature I got rid of my window problem

Works great even in broad daylight.

Scendore

Alexi_Alx_Anova
06-10-2004, 02:02 AM
I've had TrackIR1, TrackIR2 and now TrackIR3Pro. I didn't notice as much difference between 2 and 3Pro as I did between 1 and 2. There is an improvement, but not that much. 2 with the 3.1 drivers was just fine, I'm just a gadget **** and so had to have a 3Pro.

Alexi

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blairgowrie
06-10-2004, 05:24 AM
I am beginning to think I have a flakey unit which could explain the problems with the new drivers and the instability. Most of the time I find I am looking at the seat or can view to the right but not the left. I have tried the different profiles from the Track Point site and they all seem to act the same way.

I thought if I got a 3Pro it would settle the issue once and for all. I could let one of my FB friends try my unit and see if they can get it operating properly. At the moment, it is sitting in its box.

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Alexi_Alx_Anova
06-10-2004, 05:49 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by blairgowrie:
Most of the time I find I am looking at the seat or can view to the right but not the left.http://img14.photobucket.com/albums/v41/blairgowrie/FBWebpage.jpg <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Do you wear glasses? Filtering out spurious reflections from reading glasses can make a world of difference.

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blairgowrie
06-10-2004, 06:27 AM
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Do you wear glasses? Filtering out spurious reflections from reading glasses can make a world of difference.

Alexi

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Yes, I do wear glasses. I also sit on a smooth leather couch which has a shiny reflection. Which button do I press to filter out reflection?

And thanks for your help Alexi. Much appreciated.

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oeqvist
06-10-2004, 09:56 AM
okay how truthful is naturalpoints comments about trackir 3 being usefull in direct sun light conditions?

Scen
06-10-2004, 10:05 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by blairgowrie:
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Do you wear glasses? Filtering out spurious reflections from reading glasses can make a world of difference.

Alexi

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Yes, I do wear glasses. I also sit on a smooth leather couch which has a shiny reflection. Which button do I press to filter out reflection?

And thanks for your help Alexi. Much appreciated.

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IIRC there is a button under the tracking tab called threshhold. Basicall you adjust it by looking at the tracking window and as you raise the threshhold you will see other things filter out of the room.

Make sure the TIR can only see your dot and nothing else or it can freak out on you.

Scendore

Scen
06-10-2004, 10:07 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by oeqvist:
okay how truthful is naturalpoints comments about trackir 3 being usefull in direct sun light conditions?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Well during the day I couldn't use my TIR because I had a window behind me in my office. With the new software even a TIR2 can filter out the rest of the sunlight. I dunno about being in broad daylight.

With the new software I can play no problem even with direct sunlight behind me.

Scendore

oeqvist
06-10-2004, 11:09 AM
okay so it´s the software not the glasses themself? I too have a window behind my computer screen...

IV_JG51_Razor
06-10-2004, 12:05 PM
Haven't any of you guys ever heard of window shades?!! C'mon now, there's a war on. Black out those windows, or I'll have the Civil Defence after you!! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

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oeqvist
06-10-2004, 01:16 PM
Don´t work my curtains aren´t dark enough and the sun comes in at a totally horisontal angle

blairgowrie
06-10-2004, 02:28 PM
And there is 23 windows that I would have to cover with shades. We live in the country on a large piece of property with great views. The main floor is fully open concept. That's why there are so many windows.

I'll try Scen's advice and may re-try downloading the 3.1 drivers. Thanks Scen.

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blairgowrie
06-10-2004, 03:04 PM
I have just re-installed the 3.1 drivers and tried to tune out all light sources except the dot from my battery operated LED attached to my headset. I moved the threshhold slider all the way up until my LED dot disappeared but there was still a small red square in the top right hand corner.

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JG27_Gundog
06-10-2004, 03:27 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by blairgowrie:
And there is 23 windows that I would have to cover with shades. We live in the country on a large piece of property with great views. The main floor is fully open concept. That's why there are so many windows.

I'll try Scen's advice and may re-try downloading the 3.1 drivers. Thanks Scen.

http://img14.photobucket.com/albums/v41/blairgowrie/FBWebpage.jpg <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I went from the tir1 to the tir3pro with the tir hat. This setup runs fantastic.
blairgowrie, would it be possible for you to turn your desk 180 degrees?

blairgowrie
06-10-2004, 03:58 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by JG27_Gundog:

I went from the tir1 to the tir3pro with the tir hat. This setup runs fantastic.
blairgowrie, would it be possible for you to turn your desk 180 degrees?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I think a 180 would make it even worse. 90 might work and put my back to the only wall (north) where there are no windows. I'll give that a try. Thanks for the suggestion Gundog

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Slammin_
06-10-2004, 05:53 PM
You might consider making some kind of 'blinder' or cowl for the reciever. Maybe a cone shape or something. I bet you can make something like that work in your environment.