Originally Posted by DanFrancis
Considering the Kaleidescape system we employ in our demo facility retails for 63k, and there's roughly 1-2k spent on movies per quarter (blu-ray), plus my partner and I still go see commercial films...I can totally see the justification for this system. Plus, judging from what I saw at CEDIA, 2k is certainly sufficient for the content- though toy projectors need not apply: better be DCI to hang with this crowd.
Apples and oranges. When looking at a product, even the most expensive ones, you have to look at the value proposition. If you've got a 63K Kscape system you can store thousand of movies, ANY movie you want, it can be watched throughout the home, has an awesome feature set and user interface etc.
This device costs 35K for a box that does nothing
but allow you to play a movie for a $500, which you have a limited time you can watch. Most damning of all, if you're really lucky you get to see a movie you're actually interested in since most studios aren't participating. This is a failed business model right out of the gate, because it doesn't offer a value proposition that is going to entice the people who can afford it into buying it.Edited by David Haddad - 12/13/12 at 12:06pm