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Originally Posted by Volusiano
I bit the bullet and signed up as an early bird backer yesterday. They have 33 out of 50 claimed by now. But they list 46 backers total, so I don't know how the other 13 backers are different than the 33. The total price raised is consistent with the early bird price times 46, however.
I do realize that the price will probably drop by next year, but I'm moving into a new house and I'm in the market for a new TV soon so this is good timing for me to jump in. At least when the price drops in the future, I won't feel so bad that I got the discounted price NOW ahead of time.
As for whether this product is proven or not, it's already been proven through the Xiaomi release so if this is the next improved 4K version of it, then I'm optimistic that it'll continue to perform on the track record that the Xiaomi has established so far. I have a friend who owns a Xiaomi 1080p for 8 months so far and he's still quite happy with it.
***While this is the "Early Adopter" market for Laser 4K - UST Projectors, I personally think that there is a tidal wave forming. If (always a big if) other manufacturers jump aboard and start developing more quality UST Projectors at the right price point - - it will open up a whole new market for folks who've always wanted that "big theater" effect without the hassle of mounting a projector. And - if the focus is also on developing a solution for gamers - - it's game, set and match.
There will always home theater enthusiasts' who have the money, time and space for larger, dedicated theaters & seating, but for the average Joe - - a cost effective, UST 4K Laser Projector opens up a whole new world of options. I'm moderately enthused about HDR and less so about Dolby Vision. I've always enjoyed Dolby Atmos, even from DD+ (lossy-compressed) sources like Netflix streaming. Give me a sharp 100" - 150" projector picture and I'll be in heaven - - especially with the ease of setup of a UST.
Home Theater Setup
SONY 75X900F & 49X900E, BenQ W1080ST, Denon X5200 & Emotiva XPA-3
AudioSource 100VS, OPPO 103 & Samsung K8500, 9.1.4 Setup - Speakers - Studio 60's,
V.2 (FL/FR), CC-690 (C), V.5, ADP 590 V.5 (SS), MilleniaOne 2.0 (BS) - Velodyne 810 Sub,
Cornered Audio (FH/RH), Definitive Technology (Front Wides)