Wasn't pimax marketing the 8K as using 4K RGB panels ?
Is it fair on both sides of the table to discover this panel finally doesn't have more subpixels than the 5K/5K+ ?
As far as I know this is even still not acknowledged by pimax and I think to remember a recent quote where they were still claiming it to be RGB.
Yes, "technically" they were not obliged to offer the 8K>5K+ switch but they couldn't do otherwise, as it would have been terrible to pimax image if bakers had to discover later the disclosure of the 5K+ developped with the KS funds. So I don't take this switch offer as a flavor, it was just the optimal commercial decision.
The 8K as marketed was the flagship making the kickstarter success (in term of founding).I'm fine with the 8K technical goal not being reached, this is the risk of any KS. But I'm not fine with "how" this missed goal happenend, hidding to bakers the 4K panels were not RGB.
Now things are what they are and I'm ok with switching from a 8K to a 5K+ as long the deal remains fair. I have already suggested a solution if the coupon can't be used for getting base stations, people should then be able to ask for a refund of the coupon value.
And believe me this is not my prefered solution. By accepting such a coupon refund I would already be accepting a compromise because I would then have to bother with sourcing those base stations myself. This was not the initial KS plan at all, it was never stated you would have to own a vive or buy one to be able to use your pimax with full functionnality in case you don't add BS to your initial pledge.
The ideal solution would be that pimax find a way to let us use the coupon for getting base stations. They say it cannot be sold separately but is it really the case here ?
I feel I would just receive them bundled with the headset from my pledge. This is just a modification of my pledge, exactly as switching from 8K to 5K+ is also a modification of my pledge. So I can't take the excuse the problem would be the BS cannot be sold separately.