Those wanting 8kx uprgrade for free or offering so kindly some 100 - 200 $ premium with getting loaner unit while they wait should really stop and think for a while.
How much do you really think would that Pimax cost and how much profit they would make on these pledges?
What would you say is the price of used headset, let’s say 1 - 1,5 year with associated wear - scratches (even lenses), bumps etc., not to say heavy porn usage also substract the cost of the ageing technology. I don’t think many people would pay really that much, maybe 30 % - 50 % of the original price?
Then you have to account for costs to Pimax , shipping back and forth (I’m not sure about customs) etc., some people there need to handle it, lot of administration, refurbushing it etc. I think these units will probably go to trash, because it might be best from economical point of view.
The prices you paid for the pledges are lower than what’s necessary for Pimax to make profit - you helped to fund the project R & D. You had risks, but that’s the game, but now you want 2 units for that price (some offered 50 - 200 USD), are you really serious?
Pimax made that offer on 400 8kx units to make a good gesture, while knowing they make big loss there. If they made it with everyone, they could just go bankrupt right now.
Anything Pimax does is wrong in someone eyes. They offered 5k+ and people are bashing them for that. If 5k+ is better in every way, then go for it, you got the option.
From what I see based on reviews 8k is quite distinguishable from 5k+, it has better SDE, better colors, worse text readability etc. so it’s easy choice for me once the headsets are available for purchase as I’m not kickstarter backer. If you want more clarity, go for 5k+.
It seems people would be more happy if the Pimax didn’t do 5k+ but I guess they found something to create drama about anyway.
I see here many reasonable people seeing this and commenting. But this 8kx for free suggestion plays on people wanting more stuff for free and lot of people fall for that and it’s full blown drama all over again. Especially when this came from MRTV, which I don’t quite understand his motivation behind this.
From my point of view, as I’m watching this project, and latest progress, reviews etc. it’s success in almost every way and I cannot wait for commercial release. The Pimax communication really sucks, but I don’t blame them they don’t communicate that much, because everything they say or do just turns to shitstorm here.
I hope the Pimax won’t get discouraged by many of the unreasonable demands and drama over here. If I imagine being in their skin, I would be probably really angry / disappointed when such great products (according to reviews etc.) and Pimax themselves are dragged in the dirt here in the forums again.
I didn’t have need to participate in all that drama before, but this is just too much for me now, when they clearly had delivered great products and I just had the need to put my put my two cents in.
// rant over
P.S. If you believed you could play anything besides Fruit ninja and similiar games on 1070, then the blame is on you in my eyes