They should have charged way more. The 2 channel guys would still have bought it bc it would still have been a relative bargain to them.
At it's price point, it tried to loop everyone in, except it was full of features no one wanted, 2 channel, and lacked features the majority wanted, streaming.
They tried to make it a catch all, but lost out on the majority, and didn't charge enough for the minority.
Sure the hardware looked and felt great, which is cool for people displaying their equipment front and center, but majority are just unboxed and put in a rack or cabinet to never be seen again.
Charge $2500 for the 205 and strip the 203 down to nothing but blu ray with apps for $300. The pano 400 is exactly that with amazing results.
Regarding apps, even enthusiasts take advantage. I purchase my share of hard disc, but when a title pops up on vudu with 4k/hdr/atmos as a rental for a movie I will 100% only watch once, it's a no brainer. Not to mention the netflix/amazon only shows like stranger things etc that are streaming only.
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Last edited by klimo; 04-03-2018 at 08:44 AM.