Originally Posted by odyssey
However, market development could be slow, requiring many demonstrations and word of mouth. Will they have enough financing if it takes five years to reach critical mass?
I agree with Glimmie that there is no viable market or critical mass to reach for this. Hi-end niche market won't be able to sustain this business model in the foreseeable future and mass market already got Apple, Netflix, etc,.
On the other hand, if this thing were able to fly, K system has a lot more reason to succeed than Prime Cinema.
K has sold more than 4k systems, has a closed secured box, already use HDD or network to beam some niche content to the customer, has great metadata service and UI. K could release a dedicated player for day&date material.
If studios pull the plug, you only lose the investment for the player.
Last, I believe when the network infrastructure takes a quantum leap, average FPD size reach 80", and studios finally find a DRM they are comfortable with, day&date will come regardless of studio/cinema owner politics.