Well, having been on the forum long enough to see companies release projectors with little fanfare to others with months of pre release hype only to keep promising ship dates in a couple of weeks, to others that meet their target dates.
Personally, I've enjoyed my setup for six years; hey what's another couple of months?
What I liked about Mac's question, was he was thinking like a marketer. There are more TVs sold before Super Bowl than at any other time of the year. Makes a good release target.
Tom has the inside track at JVC and his response tempers our hopes of early release.
As others have commented and I would have to agree with this sentiment:
Orsen Welles onced pitched this tagline back in the Seventies... : "At Paul Mason, we will sell no wine before its time."
It sounds like JVC follows that credo.