Originally Posted by Rmassey
^^^^ other than the fact that Anthem has pissed me off by not offering a *** Cost Effective *** upgrade path. YMMV
I really don't understand why you're saying that. Really. The cheapest scaler using the Gennum VXP chip on the market is over 3000$ (Optoma). The Crystalio II is 4500$. So you get the same video processing powers and features for 1/2 the cost.
Halcro will start upgrading the crippled HDMI connection of the Halcro SSP100 for 1400$.
That connection should have been working since the first day, and passing multi-ch audio over HDMI, but it's not... since over 1 year. The Anthem D2 and AVM50 are passing multi-ch audio over HDMI since the first they came out on the market. Halcro are charging 1400$
to fix something that should have been working since the first day!
1400$ to FIX something.
All the Halcro owners are all happy to pay 1400$ after paying 10000$ for a crippled HDMI 1.1 connection (only working with 2 ch...)... and here you get a fulll-fledged world class Gennum VXP scaler for 2000$ with fully working HDMI 1.1 connection, passing multi-ch audio without any problems and properly dealing with 1080p, and you're "pissed-off".
It's a REALLY cost effective upgrade to get Gennum VXP video processing of that caliber with fully working HDMI 1.1 connection (passing multi-ch audio AND properly dealing with 1080p60 and 1080p24
). The Halcro HDMI 1.1 connection of the Halcro was not passing multi-ch audio (and still isn't), and the Lexicon MC-12HD HDMI 1.1 connection is NOT able to pass 1080p (for 2X the price of the D2 and AVM50).
You will get all this for 2000$. For over 10000$, the Halcro SSP-100 and Lexicon MC-12HD owners don't even have it...