Originally Posted by AV Science Sales 5
Yes and a lot of people have been waiting on it. It will be expensive.
I hear this quite often...while I get there are higher costs associated with a new product, I hope for their sake it is not too expensive. Their products are already premium-priced and occupy a relatively small niche in the marketplace...I'm sure a majority of VPL users here don't have one.
If the 4k product gets stupid expensive, there will be further challenges for them, at least at the start. I enjoy my Lumagen, but with the VPL, which already has pretty good color and reasonably good grey scale, I would really have to consider how much more its worth to get a 4k version. Maybe 25 or 30% premium, but not sure about more than that (unless it does some new things - perhaps with motion handling for example - that the current units do not do).
One other benefit of the 4k version is to isolate 4k HDMI requirements from a processor or avr, extending the life of devices you may otherwise like (and don't need to otherwise upgrade for Atmos or DTS:X)
Finally, if the Sony replacement for the 1100 includes greyscale and cms tools that work well, it further erodes interest in the Lumagens, at least for (future) Sony projector owners.
Nonetheless, hoping for the best in this area...