Anyone know a good place to order an MV15 upgrade board online? (The one from the M15-HD2)
My HDMI inputs are dead (just outside warranty), and NAD/Lenbrook, plus the local Australian wholesaler are not interested in repairing the unit (said they will "look" at it if I freight it across the country at my cost, which is a few hundred dollars, but make no promises they'll actually FIX anything, and they won't let me take it to a local NAD Authorised Repairer for inspection instead because they refuse to pay for it...). Still, given the NAD-Authorised repairer previously held my unit for 11 months fixing a different issue (wouldn't turn on), I'd think I'd get an extra 11 months of warranty support, but apparently not. For now, I want to get this working as best I can on the cheap (unemployed ATM), but next time it comes to upgrade in few years, I am absolutely brand jumping. :/
Sooo, the cheapest option seem to be changing to the newer card. Also solves the problem of not being able to configure Audyssey without an installer kit (genius move there, NAD :/ ). Here in Australia they want $1500+ for the card though, but I've heard stories of US folks buying them online as low as $650. I couldn't order my Pre/Pro itself from the US due to wall voltage mismatch, but since these machines run the same voltage internally, for this component I intend to take advantage of some of that cheap, US-local, non-price-gouging-Australia action. I'm not spending an extra grand or so just to pay the "Australia Tax" unless I absolutely have to, and I don't think I have to here.
So, could some kind soul point me towards where I might find one that will ship internationally?
Or, possibly, maybe someone that's upgraded their unit to MV15 still has the old M15-HD input board they removed, with functioning HDMI?