Quoted from iceman44:
I hear you guys but I just can't bring myself to upgrading. It's way down on my priority list. I know it looks a whole lot better but it won't be long now before LCD's are standard on every pin.
My sweet WH20 might get one someday though
I took the ColorDMD out of my White Water when I needed to test the beta of Shadow. It was painful to go back to orange. Bought a new ColorDMD to restore it back to color right away.
Quoted from Goronic:
Just a tad over Aliens 6300 dollars
Which is probably a reasonable price for the nice pin Highway is making
I promise, I'm not trying to start a big comparison between Heighway and JJP. I'm just saying, Heighway has full RGB lighting, wide body, Alien will be full of toys, multiple flippers, etc. Oh, and an LCD. Which is admittedly smaller. And JJP has more processing power for their animations, they can do some things on the fly Heighway can't. Trying to be fair here. The point is they're in the same ballpark here as far as features go. Different strategies to get there, and not one to one the same, but on paper they're offering a lot of the same things.
But the reason I bring this up is isn't to start a pissing match, or say who's better. Alien isn't even out yet, let's not start blowing too many horns here, the game hasn't proven itself yet.
But Heighway can sell Alien at $6300. If JJP was selling their Standards in even roughly that ballpark I'd be interested. But when the cheap version is eight grand plus shipping it's just too much for me to justify on a pin.
I'd love to see competition lower prices, instead of raising them, which seems to be all that's happened so far. I just can't see the market for people willing to pay that much being that big. It feels like it's hard to sustain anything with those prices.