Project: Spectrum | Development Recap - November 2022

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Hi there, community!

Here comes November, and I am sure many are wondering what we have going on as we head toward the end of the year.

For a more detailed development history for our Spectrum lineup (aside from ES07D03), please see this timeline topic. The timeline topic is and will be constantly updated as we go. Stay tuned!

Without further ado, here is what we have for this month:

ES07D02 (Spectrum 280Hz matte)

ES07D02
DEV. PHASE
PROGRESS NOTES
Concept
March 2019
:white_check_mark: -
EVT
April 2022
:white_check_mark: Problem with HDR and strobing code - see topic
Passed EVT - see topic
DVT
May 2022
:white_check_mark: DVT assembly done
QRE test - see topic
On progress - safety and feature certifications. Backlight strobe tuning started development - see topic
PVT
June 2022
:white_check_mark: PVT build done. Commencing compatibility test and QRE test - See topic
MP :yellow_square: Preparation of mass production done. Expected mass production November 2022
Estimated shipping December 2022

For ES07D02, we have an estimated mass production schedule to happen later this month (around week 3 of November). We will publish another topic once we actually start the production.

ES07DC9 (Spectrum 4K glossy)

ES07DC9
DEV. PHASE
PROGRESS NOTES
Concept
December 2021
:white_check_mark: -
EVT
-
:white_check_mark: -
DVT
-
:white_check_mark: -
PVT
May 2022
:white_check_mark: PVT PCBA done - See topic
PVT completed - See topic
MP
June 2022
:yellow_square: Mini build done - See topic.
Done first mass production run 100 unit - See topic and detailed run here.
QC check done. Pending resumption of mass production. See topic.
Expected resumption of mass production on November 2022
Estimated shipping December 2022

Based on the feedback we have gathered from our partner manufacturer, we are now cleared to resume the production of ES07DC9! We are currently preparing the materials needed for mass production, with an estimated production date to hover somewhere around week 4 of November!

ES07DCA (Spectrum 280Hz glossy) and ES07D01 (Spectrum 144Hz)

Information about the development of ES07DCA will be confirmed later as we head toward the end of the year. The same goes for ES07D01.

This concludes the recap! Drop your comment below and let us know what you think.

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Wonderful news. Hopefully it shipping to EU won’t take forever.
Any expectancy when all pre-orders will be fulfilled?

Would it be possible to show some footage of the ES07D02? And are you going to send out review samples like the ES07D03 as well?

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Hi there!

I don’t have confirmed information yet on when all the pre-orders will be fulfilled. Hopefully it can be accomplished before the end of the year, but that’s my guess.

Yes there will be footage of the production. We have assigned our team to be ready for the video shoot once mass production commences.

Yes, also in the same manner as ES07DC9.

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The timeline for the Spectrum 280Hz glossy model should be released soon after the matte version right?
I mean the tech is there and already implemented for the 4k model.

I just hope my move from 280hz matte to glossy isnt going to take another 12 months…

Hi there,

Yes, it shouldn’t take long after 280Hz matte is out. At the moment I haven’t got any more information yet to share for the glossy variant.

What are the most likely sources of further delay? “Estimated Mass Production Schedule” still conveys uncertainty and by now we are all aware of how understandably difficult the situation is in China’s production line. Does the estimated timeline account for these existing factors continuing at their current rate or at “optimal” pre-COVID and silicon supply rates?

Hi there,

Silicon shortage is not the issue here. The reason why it seems like it is uncertain is because of the COVID situation. The situation seems to be good at the moment, but we aren’t sure if it will stay the same next week. If the situation is stable throughout the month, we should not have any problem continuing with the production.

Given it took 10 months to get the 4K Matte stock shipped to the US regional center, and you haven’t managed to ship the 4K Matte model to an EU regional center, do you think the “Dec 2022” (shown on your website) is a realistic date for the ES07DC9 (4K Glossy), ES07D02 (280Hz Matte), and ES07DCA (280Hz Glossy) to be shipped particularly to the EU, noting that you haven’t even starting production of these yet?

Also, you state “development of ES07DCA will be confirmed later as we head toward the end of the year” and yet your website promises delivery of this model in Dec 2022. How is that possible?

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Hi there,

I completely agree with you on this. The estimates and the information seem disjointed. I personally think that the estimates should be pushed back because it simply doesn’t make sense from the development standpoint. December for ES07DCA does not sound realistic at all. However…

ES07DC9 - if the production can be made this month, estimated shipping of December is still possible
ES07D02 - same thing, as this is also scheduled for this month. Estimated shipping December is also still possible.

Considering the different challenges we face for US and EU regions, it will be a good idea to have different estimates between these two regions.

I have brought the team’s attention to this situation- to reassess the estimates again as we are reaching the end of the year. We need to stop the trend of pushing it month by month and instead set one realistic timeline and work to fulfill it - Which happened with ES07DC9 back in June, but without all the hiccups.

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I think we are in a toxic relationship. We don’t want to admit things are wrong and you guys are gaslighting us… We are literally going to get a 3yr old, outdated monitor. Smart on your end. Components used to be expensive, pandemic hit, components were up. No production due pandemic. Ok, understandable but now components are back down, because, well, 3 yr old components and cha-chin for you guys… I changed my monitor to the 280hz glossy (ES07DCA) and I will have 4yr old components. Still no timeline on that one, even though I understood that the development will be done in parallel, because, well, why not?!?

I am a tech project manager and I cringe at your statuses. This.Is.Not.Ok…

How do you guys sleep at night?

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Just curious, may 23rd 2020 I placed a preorder for the 240hz (now 280hz) 1440p monitor and I can survive the wait, but do you guys have any other updates on November/December estimates?

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Hey @levi_b

Currently this is the most recent update, with MP happening for this model we will have an update & topic showcasing the production with photos and videos and more details on the delivery time!

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We are at week 4 of nov now. Has the mp started for the glossy?

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I hate to say it, but the communication with this project is starting to lack big time. I REALLY thought I would have this before Christmas 2022 but since NO NEWS has been given about how the production is going, how the December shipping prediction is looking so far, it frustrates me. I always try to look at those kind of situations with a logical approach, but this feeling that I’ve been used and taken advantage of is growing everyday; It is getting emotional now. I’ve paid my product so long ago, thinking the shipping was starting soon. I get it, set backs happens. but I feel like at this point, EVERY matte displays (the OG trio) MUST have a weekly status update either here or by email. BARE MINIMUM. Every day I see more and more attractive options on the market and it stings. I feel like I have made the wrong choice.

I’m still willing to stick for a bit more, since I have paid everything and I don’t want to lose that deposit. But I’m disappointed. I’m never pre-ordering something at this price point again.

I’m going to ask it again : What is the status of ES07D02 as of today? I’m really sorry if it comes as aggressive, I never do that. But you’re pushing it.
Thanks.

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