Here is the feeling that spread in the community:
You have presented a prototype last year to promote the Kickstarter that is simply too expensive to produce (especially for lenses) And now you are blocked to reduce the manufacturing cost and this is creating delays. Some backers are not even sure that you will be able to achieve this…
So is it true ? Was your prototype a big lie ? Did you always knew you couldn’t produce the HMD as presented ?
The lack of communication on your side, the delays and the bad feedbacks of new version in CES 2018 really tend to confirm this theory.
The main interest of the Pimax 8K was to be a transition between current HMDs and next generation (LG, Google, Apple …). The initial date was JAN18. Now, looking at where we are, there is few chance to even get the Pimax 8K before 2019 (I am backer >5000).
We all knew the rules when we backed the Pimax, but you sold us an almost completed product and a delay of few month so we could easily estimate that we got scammed.
Please prove us (backers) that it is wrong and provide clear status and explaination asap.
PS: Please read carefully section 4 in https://www.kickstarter.com/section4?ref=faq-basics_creatorproblems and consider “Throughout the process, creators owe their backers a high standard of effort, honest communication”
For all other backers: No need to tell me to be patient or that this is kickstarter rules. We all put money in this and we must act as one to put pressure on Pimax to get at least more regular updates and honesty If Pimax cannot deliver very soon, they have to provide an alternative (reimbursement?) for those who feel scammed. This is clearly written in the Kickstarter rules.