So Rakesh & Kate Reddy have decided to throw in the towel, this is after raising $382,000 on Kickstarter and countless other people who have purchased from the online store and other retailers.
I'd be interested to know the decision behind the failure of this product and I'm sure a lot of other users would too, I'm not sure that we'll ever going to get an answer so where does that leave us!
There are still many bugs in the software that need to be addressed, perhaps the directors would like to offer at least some glimmer of hope and release the software to open source, I can see in the not too distance future the apps being incompatible with the latest IOS or Android OS and without updates we have no way of controlling this expensive purchase!
I can understand how difficult the development of such a product can be, with the plethora or different connected equipment it makes almost impossible to make it work with every permutation, although you would think if it complied to the HDMI standard that shouldn't be an issue!
May be Rakesh & Kate should have give it a little more development time before bringing it to market, who knows!
I hope there is some sort of resolution to the software and hardware bugs and that somebody else can pick up the app development at least.
Im sure they have talked about licensing the technology to TV companies....right guys?? I am still baffled as to how LG or someone hasnt made this a feature yet. If you cant succeed on your own, maybe you can hit up SHARK TANK or something. I love the tech! Its a shame its gotta end.
I'm wondering if it isn't more due to a quality control issue. The technology is awesome, if you get a working unit. Their support is great and they replace defective units with no problem, but it seems like it takes a lot of people multiple units before getting one that works properly. I'm on my first replacement, and still having some problems so I may end up needing another.
Not sure if the Dreamscreen was manufactured in house or outsourced, but it seems like that would be a major hit on business.
Im sure they have talked about licensing the technology to TV companies....right guys?? I am still baffled as to how LG or someone hasnt made this a feature yet.
Like Philips Ambilight TVs in Europe that have been available for YEARS? It still baffles me that they're not available in the US.
The death of Deamscreen is the typical Kickstarter startup death. I witnessed another one like this just a couple months ago. Months of silence and promises and then suddenly: boom. It's missing some basic decency of how to deal with people. Disappointing.
I bought a 4k version of this back in February. About a month ago it stopped working. The hdmi output stopped being detected by the TV. Contacted DS and they said I could receive s replacement under warranty. Since then they have ignored all communication. Yet when I emailed them with a general question under a different email address they replied within minutes.
Feeling totally scammed by them. And foolish that I had recommended them to so many people.