Originally Posted by mark haflich
You can say all you want and I value your posts. I am not spreading doom and gloom. They are begging for content and will take even 2K content so that they will have enough content to launch. They made one lame ass post from Sundance and disappeared. They refused to answer customer inquiries. They still are not responding to end user inquiries I think. No. I don't know exactly what they are doing now and frankly I don't care. Their conduct to consumers over the least six months make them worthless in my opinion. Let some competitor flourish instead. And Red has no shot at significant HT consumer penetration with a machine at $1750.
I have no personal reason to defend Odemax (or Red) and only pick what I know from the Internet, and just want the information to be based in facts. To me the Odemax distribution system and the RedRay player is some of the most interesting new developments in consumer content distribution, and it would be very sad if they got hampered because of bad reputation before they even has launched because of aggressive FUD spreaders on the Internet .
To me they do exactly what everybody else in consumer electronics does; They announce something and months (or even years) later they release something.
Odemax has no reason to answer end user questions because they are not live and have no end user yet.
They might also be under contract to not reveal Hollywood Studio content because the Studios want to have control over launch promotions.
Remember there is quite a bit of competition between content owners and distribution systems.
They are responding to Independent film makers that has valid content they want to have distributed on the Odemax system, where many have signed up.
From what the Scott Poarch from Odemax said in the podcast interview on the FXguide site
, they will have content from other content owners than Independent film makers, but they are not allowed to speak about it yet.
It doesn't surprise me that it can be slow for them to sign content owners on a completely new system platform that has no earlier affiliation with known content or distribution companies, but when they are able to demonstrate fully how it functions it might get easier.
As for the price of the RedRay player; yes it is expensive compared to the Today's price of DVD or BD players, but like those players it will eventually fall in price.
The RedRay player is also much more advanced than a BD player and should be considered high-end.
When I see that owners of $20000 projectors and 4K-UHD TVs say it is too expensive then "I raise my eyebrows ever so slightly"........
If we exclude the Chinese "unknown brands" low price 4K-UHD TVs, the lowest prices from known brands start with $4,999 for a 58" from Toshiba and goes upwards from there depending on size.
I can't say that i find that the first 4K playback able player like the RedRay is shockingly expensive.
As for you not spreading "doom and gloom", not that you're not entertaining, but you are kidding, right?
We will see what Odemax is able to serve consumers of interesting content, hopefully from sometime in July. I reserve my judgement till they have been Live for some time.