Quoted from bigdaddy07:
I thought I had read somewhere that both the LEs and the Standards were going to get the color DMD? Anyway, I'll bet its included in the end.
Both contain a color LCD panel that can be set to pretty much any mono-color you want. Some time after the initial announcement folks started asking about ColorDMD full color integration and it was said that wouldn't work with the new architecture. Since then the only promise made is that Chicago Gaming is working on an upgrade. No price has been quoted for this if they are able to do it. No delivery date has been committed to. If it happens consider it a happy bonus, but folks should not be assuming this will be coming.
The reality is there will always be mods and features that may only work on one platform or the other. If full color animations are important to you MMr might not turn out the be the game for you. Likewise, if uncompressed audio is your thing the original is probably going to be a disappointment.