Originally Posted by PeterS
I'm still ticked, regardless.
Indeed length of ownership has little relevance. I bought mine in 2007 when, much like now, Theta listed HDMI on their website as something that was really happening. I was told in emails from Theta that they had 'working boards' back then and I was happy to believe Theta and their forum marketing that it was true. Shame on me, because it was all crap.
You always take a chance when you buy any piece of gear and at some point everything becomes obsolete. Salesmanship is what is it, but what Theta did then was just lies.
What has happened since ATI came along is a mystery, but the recent alleged staff changes (remember the timing of John Ballofs departure back then?) and the drip drip of vague, impossible to verify updates has got to stop. Of course there are people who really do know the true state of affairs, but the silence, while their own website's release dates pass without comment is little different than the what the old Theta did in 2007.
I don't know how many other new CBIII's have been sold since 2007 with the promise that HDMI is coming (look, here is a picture of a CBIII with HDMI outputs on the back and the HDMI logo on the display!) Of course Theta need sales to keep in business, but at the end of the day it is cause and effect. The terrible used prices is evidence of this.
I was looking back through the posts concerning Theta and HDMI over the last couple of years and it is tragically funny. My own rose tinted posts back then make me feel quite the fool!
I hope to look back on the posts I write now with similar embarrassment when my currently not working CBIII has HDMI and all is well, but that is just one of many possible outcomes!