Here we are talking 5 years (20%) Service contract. Theoretically impossible proposition for manufacture of the high tech 3 years shelve life equipment. So why I think it is possible?
Well because of modularity. Cameras as oppose to current architecture of the computers are lending itself to modular approach.
When we move to the next generation of the camera we already keep the lenses, don’t we.
With RED we keep EVF, batteries, all mounting hardware etc.
Having sensor and GPU together in a small box that could be also autonomous for basic configuration is simply genius. Having fully configured camera in Pro version on 20% free upgrade annual contract would be the first in this industry.
Especially if the brain inside would have factory upgradable architecture.
Like EPIC-X converted to Dragon or RED-1 upgraded to MX option.
So far looking on average upgrade from RED-1 to MX-to EPIC-X to Dragon looks to me like 20%/year expense anyway, and all this without any contract.