Originally Posted by Steve Bruzonsky
Phil, I haven't even been to CES in five years…
"Accosted" - that's a big word. I don't even recall ever meeting Stuart Robinson or anyone from SMR Forums, though its possible.
It was CES 2001, actually. Andre Yew and I were trying to get to the Runco press conference at the Beach and you cornered us at the entrance and launched into a rambling laundry list of your equipment and why you love your Theta. You were three times as loud and obnoxious in person as you are in print. We couldn’t get rid of you. At the time, I told you I thought the Blanca was a fine-sounding processor and a good fit for you, and have never said or written otherwise, though it hasn’t stopped you from the bullying personal invective you’ve resorted to whenever I or anyone else pointed out factual information about differences in surround processor capabilities. This latest attempt to smear me is a new low even for you, however.
Regarding whose SMR financial relationship with what, thank you for clarifying. How would I know? Its not like SMR at its forum has an easy way to find out financial ownership. Back in the days when I moderated the AVS Special Guests forum, I recall talking with someone at Lexicon and they respectfully refused to come on AVS as a Special Guest saying they had an ongoing relationship with SMR and couldn't go on somewhere else (if my memory is any good). And hey, an "official" Lexicon forum, normally in the business world if something is "official" there is some sort of payment, whether for business work and skill, or simply advertising dollars. Web forums are like print advertising in that they are still here for the most part to make some sort of profit.
We all know how much you love to hear yourself talk. Your attempt to restrict the word “official” to the meaning that fits your agenda (“association with payment” is not in any dictionary definition, btw) is amusing, but irrelevant. The SMR site is official in the sense of authoritative, because Lexicon reps post there exclusively.
Phil, how did you know about my contacting Lexicon (not SMR, not Stuart Robinson, not you, thats for sure) about Lexicon being an AVS Special Guest? Talk about a "tight" relationship of you and Lexicon for them to tell you that sort of thing. No wonder you go all out for Lexicon as the Lexicon policeman of the internet.
LOL, there you go again making things up out of your own paranoid delusions. I didn’t hear about it from Lexicon, I heard it from you--it in one of your bloviating, self-pitying online temper tantrums in which you whined about the fact that they had refused your invitation. Care to embarrass yourself any further?