So, I have just spent an our writting a full transcript of what Kevin had said about the lighthouses supply and deliveries back on March 17th in this ITW with Sebastian from MRTV:
Please forgive me if there are some transcript (minor) errors, that’s not my native language and even youtube subtitle had sometime difficulties to follow.
But I guess the global idea about how LHs deliveries (and how it should have been discussed with us) was made very clear by Kevin in this ITW 2 months ago. It is not like I/we would have interpreted things from in between the lines. No, he has made very clear statements showing Pimax would leave us the final word about if LHs should be shipped without waiting the controllers are ready.
Here is the transcript:
(March 17th 2019)
"We have other scoop.
Lot of people have been asking about when things are going to be released, some of the accessories and other things.
I can announce that the production on the lighthouses is now begun. There was some shortages on supply and some other things that you got to work through on this kind of things but we do have all that resolved and we are gonna be taking care of the backers and the pre-orders that have lighthouse that are part of it.
The only debate is, and this is something that we might ask people what they want to do, it is very likely the lighthouses will beat the controllers to market.
So, we are running through new versions of the controllers literally every day, they look different than they did even at the CES, but I think the lighthouses are going to beat the controllers to market.
So therefore our debate is right now should we go ahead and deliver the lighthouses, or, or, should we wait ? and ship the lighthouses and the controllers together ?
You know, if there was gonna be say, for example, a month between them and the controllers, would you like to wait a month and get them together or just get them (LHs) right away ?
You know, not right away like we gonna ship next week or anything, but we are close, very close on those. Close as “not in next week or two”, you know, but sometime after that.
I think we are going to make an announcement that will have some good very solid date information on the lighthouses. It won’t be this “maybe, kind of sort of, possibly, at certain date”.
They (LHs) are actually being made, they are actually being built, right now. They are coming off the -insert smart acronym here- line. They are coming off the line, there is some aspects to them as well what you bundle with them, what kind of power supply, different regions have different plugs and different power supplies, and instructions that come with them, but we are doing all that right now, so it gonna get squirted away rather quickly.
We have got a production schedule just like for the headsets, it will be available, moving forward. Backers again first, then pre-orders will get them. We have made arrangements to provide, you know, those, with the backers, the ones that have been planned, those are the ones that are going to get them very rapidly.
But like I say, it comes down to, you know, for a lot of people it may be that they get the lighthouses at their door when they don’t have the controllers in their hands, and then they will have to wait a little bit.
You know, we think about that, but we are where we could break up the deliveries and give them that part. But this is something to talk about and debate about and, you know, if people think that’s the way it has to be then I think we have to agree with the customer, you know.
–skipping some talk about v1/v2 compatibility–
So it is something to debate, maybe we open it up so people can talk about that to us, we have some process for that, or you get them away, but we will have to figure out how this can happen now, now we are at the endgame on that.
But yeah, and then there is of course the controllers and those will be, you know, this is something we are working on everyday and, clearly, our goal is to get that out as soon as possible. We are going to put out some videos showing the functions of them and showing people how they work and what they look like and all of that, but, it’s gonna be, you know, before we start showing under that degree, I don’t want to step on the headlines on those but that’s one of the things we are going to be wanting to talk about very soon.
MRTV: so I think the discussion about if you should bundle them (LHs) with controllers will start in the forum right now, that’s going to be… interesting.