|<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by evillager:
David, My comment stems from your rant about a firmware problem with the seleco. I own this projector, and i am just tired of feeling like I have to post everytime I read one of your posts so people hear from a customer that actually owns this projector that the problems that you are referring to are not present on my projector. I am not sure what purpose your posts serve considering you seem to be regurgatating information you have read about the HT 250 on this forum. It would be different if you owned this projector, and you were giving personal accounts of your HD problems. Perhaps crusade was a strong term, and I have seen much more biased posts on this forum, but I get frustrated reading heresay on this forum about any product. Although I have posted my success with this projector in many of the same threads that you berate it, you don't mention that some people don't have these problems. Thats all. I hope that you will continue to post, as your posts are well written, but I think we'd all benefit from you posting problems and concerns that you discover from using a product yourself and how we can benfit from your experience. Best of luck finding a projector that meets all of your standards.</font>
You missed my point. It doesn't matter that some people don't have the problem. What does matter is some people do, which means there is the potential to have good or bad luck with the projector in question. Therefor potential buyers should BE WARNED before hand.
What I don't understand is what you call hearsay. I don't need to own the projector to make a comment on the need for upgrades if such needs have been brought to my attention. If I am stating something that even the moderator of the AVS forum has clearly stated exists, is this not fact? If other members state the same thing, is this not fact? IF the COMPANY states it?
In all other threads, there has been no regurgiation. I have spent 3 hours with the HT200. Therefore, when people start discussing rainbow artifacts, I will mention that I see them in this regard. The HDTV problem
I have not personally seen. However, it has been stated by many. Hence my rant which is the subject of this post.
However, maybe you are correct, I should have left the name Seleco out of my rant, and just said a recent projector that has a known problem, as stated by the company, but that is not seen by all customers. Would this have been more appeasing to you?
"David, My comment stems from your rant about a firmware problem with the seleco"
This makes no sense then. You commented earlier that you have read all my posts and that it appears that I was on a crusade, which you have admitted was severe in stating, but understandable nevertheless. However this is THE FIRST time I EVER made a comment on firmware about this projector. ALl other posts I made were in regards to the rainbow effect which I HAVE SEEN in person many times on this projector and therefore I believe am not in error in stating this. Therefore, are you disturbed at my comments about the rainbow effect, which are true and not hearsay, or the firmware problem, which also exists?
Do you deny though that Seleco has stated that they are going to fix the problem? I know you won't, therefore you must admit then that it is silly for you to say you have no problems and to tell people not to worry about it when the company who makes the product admits such fault.
My posts about the rainbow effect DO serve a purpose in letting people know what a member of their forum has seen in a given product.
This thread, however, I admit serves no purspose other than me stating my opinion that I am not in favour of a new trend in which products are not shipped completely functional as stated. It doesn't matter that some do work properly, most should. It should be a rare case that it doesn't.
From dictionary.com Hearsay:
"Evidence based on the reports of others rather than the personal knowledge of a witness and therefore generally not admissible as testimony"
This is the term you used, and I will be honest and say that if I heard it anywhere but in this forum, it would be. And even in that case, what if I hear it from people who have the product? Are they lieing? I guess then this entire forum is hearsay, in this respect. Every single shout-out, every single opinion stated by a member, every member stating a problem is hearsay when we use it to base our purchasing decisions.
Guess what, its true. And that is why in most of my posts, I don't say "don't buy it", but "check it out first!".
And I will comment on a sort of hypocracy on your part. You accuse me of hearsay, but what about your hyperbole? "I have read all your posts, and you seem to be on a crusade"...while you have admitted that you used the wrong term in stating crusade, but I find you in serious error in saying this, and I would advise that you go over my posts again and find out what I have said.
I think the worst thing I said was that I saw the rainbow artifact on the HT200 and was amazed that something for $15,000 Cnd. would have this problem, after they stated they had fixed it.
The next worse thing I said, is that I was amazed that Texas Instruments would release a product, that while not seen by all, still exhibited such a serious (to those who can see it)flaw in design.
The rest were all "try before you buy because I see it" comments. This is only in regards to my posts regarding the HT200, for I am sure you are not talking about my 150 or so other posts which have nothing to do with that topic.
"I own this projector, and i am just tired of feeling like I have to post everytime I read one of your posts so people hear from a customer that actually owns this projector that the problems that you are referring to are not present on my projector. "
On this note, I will ask at what point do I have the right to comment on a projector that I have seen. Again, this is my first post regarding the HDTV problem, so you must be referring to the rainbow artifact posts. I have spent 3 hours with the projector, 1/2 hour each 6 times. I have watched all sources except HTPC and HDTV. Do I have the right to comment with this, or do I have to spend 100 hours? 1000? If I walk in and see the rainbow artifact on the projector, that is all I need to see to state it as fact. Whether I sit and watch for 1 hour or 10 minutes.
If this is not acceptable, or factual, then I don't know what is.
I would post about problems with my Sharp XV-s55u 600 lumen VGA non-progressive input projector, but I don't know how usefull that would be for the forum members http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/smile.gif
Please, though, before you berate anybody for doing something, check out what you say first, for you have skewed what I have said, and exaggerated those things I have said as well.
I am still shocked to know that someone has had to respond to all my posts about something that I never said, or use my comments on one aspect and apply them to another.
Sharp xv-s55u (Don't laugh) http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/smile.gif
[This message has been edited by David Mendicino (edited 05-02-2001).]