Originally Posted by Gooddoc
Go for it! Competition is always good. It doesn't seem Roon has any real competition, so opportunity there for sure. Companies like Sonos/Heos/etc. are clearly more interested in hardware than their software interfaces because they all suck in comparison.
We'll see what happens. At the moment, I am teamed with a small investor on a concept we are working towards pitching to a bigger fish by the end June. If that goes well, I'll have zero time. If it doesn't, I'll be looking for something else; maybe "replacing Roon" could be it. However, I am not so sure the investor we have on the hook would like Roon's business model. I don't know there is enough user-base to make them salivate, lol.
All I do know is I am super tired of using my skills to make other people money. It's my turn! I get paid well, but it'd feel so much better to have an idea my brain spawned be paying me. Or, at least, an idea that I actually love and stand behind. All I'm building now is software to move around planes at job one and money at job two -- neither interest me much any longer, lol. The regular paychecks, on the other hand, are hard to look past.
But hey, mostly all I work for is to buy A/V stuff and cars, haha. Paying the mortgage and other bills is just a necessary evil -- like "saving", lol. It's the toys and vacations I really
work for...well, that and I absolutely love what I do when it is interesting work. Right now the dream is a theater room w/ Christie Eclipse. If the pitch goes well, I may get there in "a few" years! (*) Of course, the investors could like at us like we're crazy and walk -- never know until we try! The market research says there is plenty of money to be had in the space we're in, so...hopefully not. Alas, it also says many have tried what we are and failed, so we have to differentiate. But, while our concept is different, convincing someone we can succeed where others failed is the hard part -- heck, sometimes reading the research temporarily deflates me
...and it's my
(*) Though, I don't know who I'll buy it from...the singular person on this forum "pushing" it into home theaters will never get a cent of my money. In fact, I'm willing to admit that I'm both petty and petulant enough to allow my "disgust" towards them to drive me even harder towards success simply for the satisfaction of thumbing my nose at them while buying from someone else -- sad but true, lol.