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- Nov 7, 2016
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Everyone has their opinion. Didn't even Jon say Theia wasn't competing with V1 and others? Most people won't pay $500 for a detector. If you think that number is small, what percentage of those do you think will pay a grand or more? I also think the "in the neighborhood" point is flawed. Where these companies are located makes zero difference. Sure, lot's of info on Theia is out there on.....wait for it....the internet!I agree with @SwankPeRFection.
You can go back and reference where 3 of the 4 big players are located. The amount of information released about Theia. It’s a small world. Especially when your competition is also your neighbor.
It’s a kick at the can before something comes out that will do as much more than the V1G2 will be able to do..... with or without an app.
It’s only advantage will be price point. Best to rush it out and recoup as much R&D capital back before you lose those potential sales/customers.
There’s not going to be any metric, (outside price) that the V1G2 will be able to compete with Theia.... on any level. You even get a knob with Theia.
The advantage use to be build quality. Built like a tank. It’s a stone axe.....Well that’s out the window
Open API for 3rd party developers. Metal case... I’m struggling to see where Valentine would have an advantage.
Oh wait..... found one.
Time. Maybe sooner than it should of. Maybe it needed more testing and vetting to work out all the QC and other issues.... but, “Those that wait.... Masterbate”
Get as many crumbs from a fairly small pie while you can.
While I also disagree that G2 was "rushed out", that might be semantics as I totally agree that it clearly needed more work. The failure rate observed on RDF is abysmal. I don't know what the actual failure rate is but what we've seen here clearly represents a major financial cost to VR. I'd still buy mine again because I expect VR to straighten it all out.
I'll also buy Theia. How many G2 owners will do the same? Bottom line is that many of us who can afford a $500 RD can also afford to buy a thousand dollar RD later this year or next year. Those who cringed at plunking down 5 bills on a detector were never going to buy Theia in the first place. Ditto those who bought the R7 not on features or performance but because it was 70 or 80 bucks cheaper than V1.