Originally Posted by sdurani
Excluding pests from a picnic has nothing to do with confidence.
your rapier wit is showing again, sanjay
the poster's comment idea that a company not extending a favor to someone ridiculing their product being lack of confidence - that shows a bit of naivety about business & human nature.
it's one thing to try to win over a skeptic...that's salesmanship. But AH took it past the point of being a skeptic. they've used words like "silly" and "stupid" in discussing home Atmos and the speakers.
if Dolby has limited number of opportunities to invite press & reviewers, human nature & business being what it is, then they probably want to extend invites to reviewers & press who are objective & open minded, even if they are somewhat skeptical.
from a business & people standpoint Dolby & CE mfgs have not much to gain inviting an openly prejudiced dissident.
Gene screwed himself. IF he had kept his mouth, keyboard & video cam shut after his 1st Atmos rumor article, then he probably could be sitting in on demos, shown how Atmos & speakers work in a typical room, maybe lined up review samples and been able to objectively comment on the experiences, good or bad. And no one could have taken AH to task for it. As it turns out, he's got to wait like the rest of us to try it out.
Since most of the major AVR mfgs are going with Atmos, what AH thinks is irrelevant.
Contrast Gene & AH's approach to Scott Wilkinson, who is gracious & a good host to all the industry insiders when he does interviews. I'd bet he doesn't always agree with certain things or may have differing viewpoints. But it's his job to be open-minded & fair, and if he does hear/see something "negative", he's honest. Example, his & Tom Norton's comment about some "congested" sound at a demo. But I can't imagine Dolby, Pioneer, Denon, Onkyo, Yamaha, or any other company not inviting Scott Wilkinson.