> EDGE is not intended to be a technology platform like our VP line products. We have no intention of adding Color Management to EDGE before it goes to production (or after it is in production).
I know manufacturers (and Product Managers
) like to make lists of what their products CAN do, versus what they CAN'T, and you did a great job of that with the initial post. But to avoid a gazillion questions about "can it do this and that", as well as assumptions some will make "I'm sure it will have Test Patterns", it might be a good idea to outline the boundaries for this new product more clearly, so that potential users can decide more easily if it fits their needs.
E.g., you could start with:
- no color management
- no test patterns
- no support for 768p plasmas
- limitations on preset adjustability
Comments like Andre's about ancillary benefits, e.g. in spite of lacking 1:1 mapping, would also be very appropriate. Or, instead of making a list of NOT this and that, phrase it as a list of features that go beyond it's intended purpose (removes all the negative prefixes).
I don't see any reason why making the reasons more obvious why someone might prefer a VP-series product wouldn't be a good thing. While the Edge may be a fantastic product at a breakthough price, it's not going to be all things to all people, and avoiding a lot of speculation and disappointment should be a good thing. Otherwise, we're going to see the next 100 pages of discussion fill up fast.