Here is what I received from Escient
From: Poore, Cory [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2009 11:55 AM
To: Rick Tywoniak (rtywonia); Esc Tech Support
Subject: RE: Support of Vision Line
That’s correct, the Escient Vision product line including VS-100, VS-200, VC-1, and VX-600 is no longer shipping and has been discontinued. However, our goal remains to provide excellent service to our dealers and end users and as such, we will still honor warranty for existing Vision product including service, support, and future software updates. Existing Vision product owners can also still expect a significant software update planned for Q4 2009. Further software updates also still include adding support for Sony’s BDP-CX7000ES 400-disc Blu-ray changer.
The decision to discontinue Vision is mainly the result of factors such as technical challenges, declining sales, and shifting market trends since Vision product launch. Therefore, we have decided that a shift in strategy is warranted. This includes, but is not limited to, integration of new product capabilities and support for high definition content. In the mean time we will continue to re-evaluate our product strategy and customer trends but we will not be making any new product announcements at CEDIA 2009. We will definitely share our product plans as soon as we are able to.
Nothing official but I believe high definition support for upcoming product to be mainly focused around the Sony BDP-CX7000ES Blu-ray changer – so don’t rule it out.
Escient Technical Supportcory.email@example.com
(800) 372-4368 Ext. 3
From: Rick Tywoniak (rtywonia) [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2009 3:09 AM
To: Esc Tech Support
Subject: Support of Vision Line
I noticed you just discontinued your vision line. Do you still have plans to support Sony BluRay players. I own a vision and was hoping to hook it up to Sony’s BluRay changer.