Originally Posted by Ph8te
I don't see the R series until holiday time. Vizio had been spreading the announcements over a couple of months and I don't think would take away from the P series launch by including the R series information.
The fact that Samsung has elected to enter the $120,000 105" 105S9 in the VE shootout this weekend has caused me to increase that the 2014 Vizio Reference Series, including the 120" model, are for real this year.
I expect the 105S9 to get a lot of praise and probably also an award or two at this year's shootout - Samsung is trying to steal Vizio's thunder.
So I have increased confidence that Vizio will me making an announcement regarding pricing and availability of the Reference Series before the end of the year.
Whether they choose to capitalize on having all of the press present to combine an announcement on the R Series with a press event for the P Series is a question of strategy and timing - it sounds like the R Series was on display at the press event earlier this year for the M Series but all information regarding the R Series was under embargo (and still is).
It's now a game of chicken as to whether Samsung is going to announce unbelievable discounts on their $120,000 flagship monster-screen TV before or after Vizio has announced pricing on the 120" R Series...
But count on Samsung making the 105S9 available to consumers this year and likely at a price significantly less than $120,000...
Isn't competition great (for us consumers :-)