Originally Posted by killervette
lol....i preordered one to try, but i just cancelled until it comes out and people try more than one. What software are you going to using with it?
doh... seriously, you should always wait before you buy a new product. V1.0 is usually just the first post beta beta. I waited almost 10 months before jumping to vista, and by the time I did it was to the point where I just really didn't understand what everyone was bitchin about.
That said, someone has to go first, and I would not put too much weight on forum speculation and "insider" emails. Don't forget all the speculative posts on these forums about our great future with cable card... Turns out to have been a bust, particularly with SDV threatening to reduce the functionality of expensive cable card boxes to little more than glorified QAM tuners in the coming months!
There are a number of unanswered questions regarding this device. Here are just a few that are important to me:
* Vista Support - I can imagine a few work arounds, but I would just as soon keep it simple.
* System requirements - Sure it has a hardware encoder, but thats just the beginning. How will all this actually run in real world situations?
* Video quality - This would be the deal breaker for me. It's the big unknown at this point.
Getting your panties in bunch over a couple of supposed emails from tech support (some of whom are challenged simply by the English language) is premature and off the mark.
The 64 Bitters on the forums sound like the Mac users of old... "We don't get the good games!" "We don't get the good software!" "We don't et the good hardware!" "We don't get good support!"
I know, because I had had many Macs in my day. Further, the work station I'm typing on right now is XP 64!
Hear this... YOU CHOSE
TO BE AN ICONOCLAST WHEN YOU GOT 64 BIT. BE A MAN! DEAL WITH IT!