I remember several avs members saying the DTV 1080 would be available in early October. Also, a poster on the ***************.com (under the Zenith section) stated that Zenith told him the DTV1080 would be at select retailers by October 1.
[This message has been edited by Andrew Sabin (edited 10-02-2001).]
WOW! "Viscount" sure don't "discount". I spoke with Cousins this morning and the latest from their Zenith distributor is sometime this month. Probably more likely the middle to later part of the October. It never fails to amaze me that each and every new box faces these delays.
I work for a scientific instruments manufacturer as a product evaluator. I evaluate the new products for functionality and shake the bugs out. Our company (and others in our industry) also have this problem of delayed product shipments. The root cause is too aggressive an introduction date by Marketing coupled with too few resources for testing. Often, when the product becomes 'final', last minute bugs are found and have to be fixed and another 'Final' product is sent for final testing. Eventually a shippable product comes out xxx weeks late.
This delay doesn't surprise me at all (although the delays seem excessive compared to the ones we've had.)
It looks like Zenith has done it again. Derwood posted on the ***************.com that Zenith has pushed back the DTV1080 until Nov. 1. Why can't they just give a release date and stick to it? I'm starting to think they are deliberately lying to us, hoping that suckers like myself will continue to wait.
The Zenith rep must have thought you were asking about a different model or gave you the wrong date. To my knowledge, Zenith was telling everyone the DTV1080 would be available in July or August back in June. However, with each new delay, the 1st or 2nd quarter of 2002 is starting to sound more accurate. Hopefully, it won't be that long.
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