Being first to market with anything is not in general the best place to be.
Right! I would rather be last and let everyone else hang themselves first!
If I were a manufacturer I would like to be about 3-5 months behind to see if I could be better for the same or slightly lower $$$.
I would rather wait 3 to 5 years
...by then I'd bet the cost of the DMDs would be down and I'd have all the bugs worked out.
This would set a pattern in the market to wait for me to come out with something most would be willing to wait for and the market would have the attitude...."Yah the first ones out are nice but I'm waiting to see see what Allen's going to release. His stuff in the past has been better and cheaper in cost. Good Value stuff.
There are boatloads of people who will be willing to pass by all of the competing products because they know that you build the best, and the best is always worth waiting for. They can live with their 720p machines for months or even years longer.
This teaches the market to wait for me as I have an excellent track record and worth waiting for. Not that the other guys don't have good stuff too, but when you are spending this much money it is nice to know your options.
The longer people wait, the more they will appreciate the fine job that you do, as by then they will know ALL of the available options. Being last to market has its advantages!
I was not a real fan of the Ruby. Over time this units warts have become common knowledge. Now the rest of the warts are coming to light, ie softness due to budget lens and now the bag is off of the face so to speak.
For the last 7 months it has been the finest 1080p projector available for under $10k...still is. Oh yeah, that's right...It's the only
I honestly don't know what your intentions were with that little speech (if you weren't joking, that is), but I fear it is not as persuasive as you might think. The InFocus 72XX series projectors represented "middle of the road" pricing. They were never the cheapest best bang for the buck units nor were they the best no compromises projectors either. Even the SP 777 was $30k until competition came in at a lower price point. They established a niche for themselves as bright projectors with reasonable contrast. I like them, and I would buy another one if their 1080p entry has the right combination of brightness, contrast, features, and flexibility, but don't fool yourself, I will neither wait forever for them to introduce a unit, nor will I hesitate to buy a competing product if they don't deliver what I want. The only reason I am willing to wait right now is because I have been enjoying that "wart ridden" 1080p Ruby for so long now that I am not as anxious as others to move up from 720p. And I'm probably one of the biggest InFocus fans around here.