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I am just postulating. I really don't have a clue just trying to guess what is going on. Obviously, Sony could retrofit a running change into the few 1100 units delivered overseas. Likewise a board swap out could be done for the very very few beta upgrades done to the 1000ES so far and the few that have the kit awaiting the tech.
Joerod. I gather you know nothing about what is going on?
Steve, Thrang has had the upgrade done. Ben has the kit but nothing about a tech being scheduled. I think AVS may have shipped one or two more kits but I don't know if or to who. But nothing has happened re getting them installed. I think a few dealers around the country have received a kit or two but the silence is deafening. Overseas a few 1100ES have been shipped. That's my summary based on anecdotal evidence.
Suppose Sony is now using the 18GBS chips. How would we know. What would be different that we could discover? What immediate benefit over the 10.2 chips?
I think the upgrade delay is a tech network thing. Logistics. A tech to Anchorage. Of course all the tech does is screw and unscrew, edge connectors on and off and extract, process, and inject software etc. No meters, calibration, nothing. Only skills required are computer related.
But then why the 1100ES delay in the States.
that sounds like revisions to the board.
And if Sony wants to give up on home installs of upgrades, it certainly can and has that right. If one doesn't like it they can pass. you can be mad as one likes but Sony can do it if they want to. I am not saying that is what is happening, just saying to me its a possibility. I think we will discover that Sony won't send techs to really remote locations but will require shipment back to Lorado for those. Just guessing.