Originally Posted by mark haflich
There is no way this thing will cost only $10,000. The Redray player was supposed to be $1000 and it came in at $1450. I will eat a crow raw if it comes in at $10000. I think it will be plus or minus $14500.
Well, now, that could be fun to watch.
I'll trust your judgement on this, Mark. The projector may end up costing closer to $15k than $10k. I still plan to fly out and see it., if at all possible. FWIW, a non-techie just posted in the Red Forum about seeing that demo I mentioned. He said they were watching "Avatar," but at one point someone from Red stopped the demo. Here are the viewer's comments:
"And then after all of that annoying inner monologue I started to just drop it and enjoy Pandora. I was ready to sit back and watch the rest of the two plus hours. I was ready for the destruction of the tree, ready to roll my eyes when they said unobtanium, ready to cry (manly tears) when NotRipley doesn't make it. I was so ready for the adventure and then --
THEY SHUT IT OFF.
The guy (whose name I've forgotten) was frustrated. He MAY have been disgusted. He was definitely frustrated.
"Stop stop stop... it's... it's not supposed to look like that." Frustrated RED Guy says, "It looks better than that. Stop. Turn it off." He mentioned something about the colors popping more (they were popping just fine I thought. clearly, I'm a plebeian).
I guess the moral of the story is this:
I haven't seen REDLaser, but I bet it's badass."
IIRC, they were watching the demo with the Red codec on a Sony 1000 projector because the Red projector was down. This is anecdotal, and I don't even know who this guy was, but it's comments like this that make me want to see it so bad. My reaction may be different, but I know what I value in a projector. If I like it, I'll buy it. And that new Stewart screen, too.