Quoted from HighVoltage:
I'm with you, the only reference I have is Wizard of Oz, and it does nothing for me. Maybe someone will come up with a better integration and experience, but WoZ seems to be more for the group watching than the player. When I'm playing pinball, I want to play pinball, not watch a movie - which I can't anyway, because my eyes are on the playfield. The DMD-size LCD/LED? display on TBL or the MMr color DMD or the new DMD-size LED displays are ideal for a pinball machine.
That WoZ multi-ball clip was novel a couple of times, but I find the charm of the DMD multi-ball animations have a way more enduring charm.
From what Aurich says, sounds like Heighway are trying something different with the full LCD versus what JJP does. I'm really curious if they can find a sweet spot between integration with game play and a tedious interruption. It's a fine line in my opinion, and I'm skeptical until I see someone succeed. No one has yet in my opinion.
I think you have some great points. I love WOZ and think the second screen on the apron mod has some real potential. One of the reasons I loved CV the first time I played it was the positioning of the DMD but that setup also has some trade-offs too. I'd love to see Alien (or another game) revolutionize how these displays are used, I don't know what that looks like but I'm hopeful someone finds the magic formula.