Do you own a UMC-1? If not, why are you upset about it not having a promised feature?I would have to say the UMC-1 was a mess. Emotiva most likely had do deal with getting things fixed above adding new features.In all, we have choices. We have Marantz, Outlaw, Krell, Onkyo, Cary audio, etc,etc offer pure pre/pro options. So the folk who don't want a XMC, don't bother ranting just buy some else.