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post #121 of 139 Old 05-08-2006, 05:27 PM
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AVM 30 upgrade will be to AVM 50 level, not 40.

This is consistent with what was stated a few months ago either in this or one of the others threads that was started about the AVM 40/50.
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So what is the cost to upgrade from the AVM30 to AVM50? And by 60-90 days did he mean that is when they will start accepting upgrades for the AVM30, or is that how long it takes to do the upgrade?

My read on this is they will start accepting the units for upgrade in 60-90 days. I would assume that 'minimum' upgrade price would be the difference between the cost of the 2 units, but I could be just blowing smoke.

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My read on this is they will start accepting the units for upgrade in 60-90 days. I would assume that 'minimum' upgrade price would be the difference between the cost of the 2 units, but I could be just blowing smoke.

I think if you go thru your dealer, they 'may' offer typical discounts of 10-20% off the $1700 upgrade price. This makes sense because a new AVM 50 buyer would get a similar discount off the MSRP of $4699. Why would early product adaptors get penalized and expected to pay full retail on the upgrade. Of course this is all up to your dealers pricing policies and practices. ... but I could be just blowing smoke too. I am hoping for the best possible upgrade price if/when I decide to upgrade.
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It looks like the video processing is the same for the D-2 and the AVM 50. Does anyone think that the additional audio capabilities of the D-2 are worth the extra $2,000 ?
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It looks like the video processing is the same for the D-2 and the AVM 50. Does anyone think that the additional audio capabilities of the D-2 are worth the extra $2,000 ?


This was discussed extensively when the AVM 30 and D1 were introduced. do a search....

The key differences are the D1/2 has dual moto processors, upsamples all audio to 24-bit/192-kHz and uses 'better' components. All other featues including HDMI switching and the new scaler are the same. There are many that do think these are worth the extra $2k based on D1/D2 sales.
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It looks like the video processing is the same for the D-2 and the AVM 50. Does anyone think that the additional audio capabilities of the D-2 are worth the extra $2,000 ?


I demoed the D1 and AVM 30 with the A5 amp pushing it. I could not see a $2000 difference in the features that I was concerned about so I was all set to get the AVM 30. Lucky for me I had a few months before my new house was going to be ready and the D2 was coming out. My dealer sold me his D1 floor model that he had for just about the cost of a AVM 30 and with the upgrade I will have a D2 for less than MSRP of the AVM 50 (in a few months)

The D1/D2 have features over the AVM 30/50 that I am sure are worth $2000 more. For my setup the D1/D2 is over kill. I am sure in a few months of playing around with my D1 I will be thinking how I ever lived without it

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I demoed the D1 and AVM 30 with the A5 amp pushing it. I could not see a $2000 difference in the features that I was concerned about so I was all set to get the AVM 30. Lucky for me I had a few months before my new house was going to be ready and the D2 was coming out. My dealer sold me his D1 floor model that he had for just about the cost of a AVM 30 and with the upgrade I will have a D2 for less than MSRP of the AVM 50 (in a few months)

The D1/D2 have features over the AVM 30/50 that I am sure are worth $2000 more. For my setup the D1/D2 is over kill. I am sure in a few months of playing around with my D1 I will be thinking how I ever lived without it

What features does the D2 have that the AVM 50 doesn't?

 

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What features does the D2 have that the AVM 50 doesn't?

Look up three posts.....
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What features does the D2 have that the AVM 50 doesn't?


Look at the comparison chart PDF in this post.

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...&&#post7602024
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If the AVM 50 is already shipping, it's odd that the Anthem web site still says "Introducing the AVM 30".

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If the AVM 50 is already shipping, it's odd that the Anthem web site still says "Introducing the AVM 30".

Not surprising at all. For a small company like Anthem, the Marketing group probably does the beta program, the support program, etc etc. Actual marketing always comes last when you have to make a choice between all those requirements (if they are a good product company anyhow).

Also, this probably an unannounced official release... what I call the Beta level 2. Get the product out there in quantities you can manage from a delivery and support perspecitive. If all goes well in the first x weeks then let it loose with both barrels!

Just my personal perspective from experience in marketing for a small to mid size technical product company, not a/v related unfortunately
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Look at the comparison chart PDF in this post.

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...&&#post7602024

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If the AVM 50 is already shipping, it's odd that the Anthem web site still says "Introducing the AVM 30".

The Anthem web site was updated today and now has everything from spec sheets to operating manuals for the AVM 30/40/50s available to download.

See: http://www.anthemav.com/NewSitev2.0/...M30_40_50.html
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There has been speculation in some posts that there will be an AVM20 -> AVM50 upgrade. Can anyone confirm this?

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So if the upgrades are going to be coming in the mid-to-late summer timeframe, does anyone have an idea of how long they take to turn one around? Days, weeks or months? I'd hate to have my theater down for more than a week or two waiting on this.
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There has been speculation in some posts that there will be an AVM20 -> AVM50 upgrade. Can anyone confirm this?

According to this poster in another thread, they contacted Anthem and received an affirmative -
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...&&#post7686713
Probably best to email Nick yourself to confirm.

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I contacted Anthem, and they did confirm that the avm20v2 will be upgraded to a avm20v3 (avm50 compatible). I think the price will be $1500-1700 for the upgrade.

I also contacted them again this past week and their's no set date on when the upgrade will be available.

In one of the old AVM40 threads I posted my email response from anthem.

I probably won't do the upgrade till I replace my current RPTV which is only 2 yrs old with a new 1080p display.

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I am considering getting a Lexicon but came across the AVM 50 today and I was curious if anyone knew how it would compare sound wise to the Lexicon MC-4 or MC-8. Obviously the AVM 50 has more inputs / outputs among other abilities which gives it a big leg up but if it doesnt sound as good as the Lexicons then all the additional add ons it has really wouldnt matter

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Does anyone have any thoughts to share about the AVM 40? It sounds like a terrific front end.

Thanks in advance,

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