From experience these past years we can predict the likelihood that the CB 3 HDMI 1.3 audio bitstream processing and DAC conversion and analog ouptut will give those of us with hi resolution audio and ear/brain (not Doug Winsor_ better sonics than even the incredible Integra 9.8.
More assumptions steve? You still have not cleared up your last comments on how theta's better power will change the was a DSP operates.
The good news for Lex and Halcro owners is that with Theta pushing the HDMI 1.3 audio bar, that this will create market pressure for Lex and Halcro to move to HDMI 1.3 audio perhaps earlier than they would otherwise. But whether good upgrade pricing would be available for current Lex and Halcro HDMI LPCM processing only owners remains to be seen! Suddenly Theta Digital has leapfrogged to the top of the class!!!
Lex and halcro would not benefit from releaseing a HDMI 1.3 product so what would be the point? How is theta at the top of the class when they are years late and still do not offer any type of room correction?
So how does HDMI sound through the Theta?
Can't go to the head of the class on product announcements alone, you gotta have an actual product.
This was a good laugh, theta did not even have a powered product at the show and people are jumping up and down.
As we all know, This card will set the Casablanca III once again in a class that is untouched by any. The fact that we have successfully upgraded this machine for so many years without a hitch is amazing enough but once the HDMI card hits, Man oh man, that separates the men from the boys!!!
Untouched by any? You are 4 years late on HDMI.
Theta Digital is now a "full speed ahead" company. ATI, its new owner, has the financial assets and engineering contacts and know how to proceed
So before the ATI buy out you agree that theta did not have the ability to release a HDMI product?
Exactly. Lossless format just start to coming to us in last 12 months. But LPCM has been here long but a company like Theta why bother to do just LPCM but not all the proper decoding.
How does LPCM not offer all the proper decoding?