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  • geoffreyporter@rocketmail.com geoffreyporter Dec 27, 2012 3:27 AM Flag

    The Pioneer ND-HUD1 with Image by PicoP is Now Only $615 (¥52,800) on KakakuDOTcom

    How low will the price go in 2013 when DGL from Nichia and Osram come online?

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    • geoffreyporter@rocketmail.com geoffreyporter Jan 1, 2013 12:31 AM Flag

      kabunushi,

      Here's the page

      kakakuDPTcom/car_goods/car-audio-others/

      Sentiment: Strong Buy

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      • You link does not address my question. I guess the answer is 'no'.

        Have you found any page containing such information as would prove what this ranking is purported to mean - clicks, or sales, or number of comments, or ranking scores regardless of the number of ratings, etc? I mean I just could not find any explanation of what it means.

    • geoffreyporter@rocketmail.com geoffreyporter Dec 28, 2012 8:43 PM Flag

      kabunushi, thanks for looking. I guess we will find out about how strong sales are in about two months.

      This may have been what I was recalling with respects to the ND-HUD1 connecting to an android app. Interestingly, this article says that the HUD will be released in the United States in 2013.

      Pioneer AR Heads Up Display Augments Your Driving Reality

      Lance Ulanoff Jan 11, 2012

      LAS VEGAS -- Augmented reality is showing up in everything from portable gaming consoles to smart phones, but here at CES 2012, it’s getting ready to hit the road. Pioneer’s now ready-for-consumer AR Heads Up Display, which will soon arrive in Japan, was open for virtual test drives on the floor of CES.

      Augmented reality is essentially the act of overlaying, and to some extent, virtually integrating, one reality on top of your current one. It could be cartoons, information about the nearest Starbucks, or, in the case of Pioneer’s AR display, information about the road ahead.

      Pioneer unveiled a prototype of the AR Display last year, but it was too large and bulky to put in a car. The 2012 edition is far smaller, sleeker, more polished and fits right where you’d normally see your rear-view mirror (it’s not clear how it would live alongside that still-necessary mirror). The laser display connects via Bluetooth to a special app on your smartphone.

      AR Head Up Display can show directions, upcoming points of interest, details about road hazards - essentially, whatever Pioneer programs into the app. The images are projected on a see-through display so they sit on top of your road, but do not obscure your driving vision.

      Pioneer reps told us the display is coming to Japan now, but won’t show up in the U.S. until 2013. Pricing has not been set.

      Mashable took the AR Heads up Display for a stationary spin.

    • They started selling the HUD stand alone outside of the larger systems which are still selling for 200,000 yen for the version including the HUD. Check out the full line of pioneer products as listed on the same web site (if you can find the right link. try...car_goods/car-navigation/ma_67/) and compare prices on ZH99CS vs ZH99HUD or VH99CS vs VH99HUD. CS = car stereo - it's a full car stereo plus navi with in-dash screen with optional HUD in the HUD model. The models with the HUD have always been 60,000 yen or so more, about the price of the HUD alone which they might have just started selling as a SA product. The price has not dropped (except maybe for some discounting off the mfg's suggested retail price for the SA version). It's selling online on an 'install it yourself' basis at a cheaper price than from full service sales plus installation stores.

    • geoffreyporter@rocketmail.com geoffreyporter Dec 27, 2012 5:32 PM Flag

      Gee, I hope the drop in the price of the Pioneer ND-HUD1 results in a positive outcome.

      Apple slashes 8GB iPhone price by $200
      By Philip Michaels, PCWorldSep 5, 2007 12:00 AMprint
      Those 4GB iPhones just became collector’s items. Apple dropped the 4GB version of its mobile phone and slashed the price on the 8GB model to $399—$200 less than its introductory price.

      Apple hopes that the price cut will spur sales of the mobile device it introduced in June. “We want to put iPhones in a lot of stockings this holiday season,” Apple CEO Steve Jobs said at a press event in San Francisco Wednesday.

      iPhone sales have been closely watched since Apple released its mobile phone to much fanfare on June 29. Back in July, Apple’s stocked slumped badly after AT&T announced iPhone activation figures that failed to meet analyst expectations.

      Apple reported that it sold 270,000 iPhones during its fiscal third quarter and told analysts in July that it expected to sell 1 million phones by the end of September. Jobs said Wednesday that the company is on track to meet that goal.

      “We want to make iPhone even more affordable for even more people this holiday season,” he said.

      The 4GB iPhone may be leaving Apple’s product line, but the remaining stock has undergone a price cut of its own. At press time, the Apple Store was selling 4GB models for $299 —a $200 drop from their introductory price.

      BTW, Shouldn't my post have gotten more thumbs down from the NUMEROUS bashers?

      Sentiment: Strong Buy

    • WOW!! Discounting them already, eh Jeffers! The Pioneer HUD will quietly fade away just like all the other supposed products that people have attempted to foist on the public over the years.

    • If not enough consumers buy them, the price is quite likely to drop. Perhaps sales figures are dissappointing?

 
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