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  • #16
    I somewhat agree.

    A professional camera system that can connect to a 4G network will be a godsend to those in news broadcast. Field journalist will love it, and vloggers will love it, basically anyone that needs to send raw footage via the internet ASAP.

    But Red isn’t selling that. They’ve hinted at an unknown module sometime in the future, but that’s not what they are currently selling. Also, I don’t trust Red’s “future plans” cause I remember ‘3K for $3K.’

    Hydrogen is being sold purely as a high end premium phone offering a Holographic-like screen with surround sound audio. The modules are just a future side note.

    If Red’s camera module is good, and reasonably priced, it could save the phone. Which begs to question, why didn’t Red just simply sell a “4G capable camera brain for a new modular camera system”? Why did have to be a “premium” phone?

    Honestly, I personally wouldn’t want my phone trapped inside of my shooting camera. I couldn’t imagine stopping everything in the middle of a shoot to say “We need to break down the camera, and disassemble it so that I can make a quick phone call.”

    The only way it could work is if the Hydrogen had it’s own line separate from your primary phone. Then you would never use it as a phone. Which again begs the question, why did the Hydrogen even have to be a phone in the first place?

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Bob Loblaw View Post
      Which again begs the question, why did the Hydrogen even have to be a phone in the first place?
      In short, to change lives and sell to millions.

      You eventually hit a ceiling with cinema cameras.

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      • #18
        The Hydrogen phone is only changing lives through the power of laughter.

        Just because a cinema cameras hits some perceivable ceiling doesn’t mean its time to start adding slide whistles to it.

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        • #19
          That's Jannard's frame-of-mind, not mine...and yes, it's time to venture into other businesses like every other million-billion dollar company does.

          RED knows what it's doing. Nothing wrong with experimenting and seeing where this takes them.

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          • #20
            Youíre right.

            The thing that bothers me is that Red came so close to creating something people actually need, and want, but they seem to have been blindsided with misguided ambitions of becoming the next Apple.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by GeranSimpson View Post
              They are focusing on the wrong things and are not using it correctly.
              If the general public who all use phones daily are using the phone "wrong", red have failed. Plain and simple.
              They are trying to make a commercial product for the masses, and the masses don't like it. So they failed there too.

              This phone is for the fanboys, not the general public.

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              • #22
                Pretty reminiscent of the release of Redray. People paid good money for the next generation media player and I'm pretty sure they are just land fill these days.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Steven Abrams View Post
                  If the general public who all use phones daily are using the phone "wrong", red have failed. Plain and simple.
                  They are trying to make a commercial product for the masses, and the masses don't like it. So they failed there too.

                  This phone is for the fanboys, not the general public.
                  Quite the contrary. Only the reviewers trash it, and their mindless followers who none if which have ever played with it. Everyone I know who has one loves it because they know how to use it correctly. Not a single person I have showed the phone to even thought of the things these reviewers have lamented on.

                  Quite interesting that everyone even in this thread who does NOT have one can do nothing else than talk negatively about it. All you are doing is repeating the negativity from these "reviews". Why don't you try it out first?

                  100% of the reactions I've gotten from the device have been something like
                  "Wow"
                  "That's amazing"
                  "I feel like I can reach out and touch it"
                  "Sounds like you are right there"
                  "That looks like a dslr shot"
                  "I want something like that"

                  There is a stigma about the bmcuser forums that they are a bunch of miserable haters, it's really showing in this thread.

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by GeranSimpson View Post
                    Quite the contrary. Only the reviewers trash it, and their mindless followers who none if which have ever played with it. Everyone I know who has one loves it because they know how to use it correctly. Not a single person I have showed the phone to even thought of the things these reviewers have lamented on.

                    Quite interesting that everyone even in this thread who does NOT have one can do nothing else than talk negatively about it. All you are doing is repeating the negativity from these "reviews". Why don't you try it out first?

                    100% of the reactions I've gotten from the device have been something like
                    "Wow"
                    "That's amazing"
                    "I feel like I can reach out and touch it"
                    "Sounds like you are right there"
                    "That looks like a dslr shot"
                    "I want something like that"

                    There is a stigma about the bmcuser forums that they are a bunch of miserable haters, it's really showing in this thread.
                    Oh give it a rest. It's a friggin phone. But the phone without voicemail! WTF? At this day and age? Again- it's a phone- not a camera, not an video or photo display. What I need from a phone are the following: make and receive calls. If I can't answer I want voicemail- which is missing on Hydrogen. I want to be able to navigate, which Hydrogen does not have atm. I want apps like weather, or gasbuddy, so when I am traveling I can check where the cheapest gas is and how to get there. I want to be able to send and receive txt, and use Messanger or Line.

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by GeranSimpson View Post
                      There is a stigma about the bmcuser forums that they are a bunch of miserable haters, it's really showing in this thread.
                      I think this is a bit harsh. For every hater here there's a sycophant at Reduser.

                      I think the biggest issue with the release of the Hydrogen one has been Jim Jannard's hyperbole. If the device hadn't been so hyped for so long, and perhaps wasn't so expensive, reviewers might not have been so harsh. But to make huge announcements about changing the world, to then announce a phone, to then release a phone that a lot of people think is a bit meh...

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Robert Rogoz View Post
                        Oh give it a rest. It's a friggin phone. But the phone without voicemail! WTF? At this day and age? Again- it's a phone- not a camera, not an video or photo display. What I need from a phone are the following: make and receive calls. If I can't answer I want voicemail- which is missing on Hydrogen. I want to be able to navigate, which Hydrogen does not have atm. I want apps like weather, or gasbuddy, so when I am traveling I can check where the cheapest gas is and how to get there. I want to be able to send and receive txt, and use Messanger or Line.
                        You can do all of those things. It is an android device.

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                        • #27
                          To mirror Geran's earlier comments, I showed a couple holographic photos to about 25 people this weekend.

                          Maybe one person was like "meh". And maybe a solid 15 were like "I want that, where can I buy one?" The rest were blown away in one form or the other but didn't express wanting to actually purchase one.

                          Take that small sample for what its worth.
                          Aaron Lochert

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by GeranSimpson View Post
                            Quite the contrary. Only the reviewers trash it, and their mindless followers who none if which have ever played with it. Everyone I know who has one loves it because they know how to use it correctly. Not a single person I have showed the phone to even thought of the things these reviewers have lamented on.

                            Quite interesting that everyone even in this thread who does NOT have one can do nothing else than talk negatively about it. All you are doing is repeating the negativity from these "reviews". Why don't you try it out first?

                            100% of the reactions I've gotten from the device have been something like
                            "Wow"
                            "That's amazing"
                            "I feel like I can reach out and touch it"
                            "Sounds like you are right there"
                            "That looks like a dslr shot"
                            "I want something like that"

                            There is a stigma about the bmcuser forums that they are a bunch of miserable haters, it's really showing in this thread.
                            Sorry you spent so much money on something like this, but thatís no need to insult other users. Look all over the internet, this phone is a laughing stock and widely considered a failure. People are trashing this phone everywhere, not just here.

                            Like I said, I got to see it briefly when a coworker brought it in. Everyone, including me, told him it was awesome. He was so excited about it what else were we going to say? Afterwards we couldnít believe he spent so much money on what amounted to nothing more than a 3D party trick.

                            Once the placebo effect wears off you might one day laugh at this phone too.

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                            • #29
                              Smart phones are like group therapy were lots of people partake in it use. Same as when a popular TV show is on and nobody want to be left out from watching it but whether they like the show or not does not matter. So far RED Hydrogen does not have that group must have appeal. Until the Kardashians of this world start brandishing it as a fashion must have its not going anywhere.

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                              • #30
                                Worst tech release in 2018: https://mashable.com/review/red-hydr...lfOpx3_c5eNGM#

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