Originally Posted by Super XP
No, we are talking about HDMI based sound cards. So they can come out with any sound card they like B4 the HDMI version, its peoples choice whether they want to wait for the HDMI card or not. So NO they are not taking people's money.
Many people still use Coaxial/Optical for audio via there digital receiver, so coming out with something before the HDMI Theatre card sounds like a great idea. I just wish they stick with the Q1 2009 release and at least give users a 1 year free PowerDVD player. But then again, I will just use my purchased PowerDVD HD 7.0 and patch it so that I can enable anything on it.
I am talking about the Auzen X-Tension HDMI 1.3. It was a daughter card for the X-fi prelude. Many people purchased the X-fi prelude with the intention of adding the X-Tension HDMI 1.3 onto it.
It was to be released in January of 2008.
Many months later, they released the following:
Press Release - 09.17.2008
AUZENTECH Revises HDMI Product Line
Auzen X-Tension HDMI 1.3 Board Superseded by Auzen X-Fi HomeTheater HD
Santa Clara, CA - September 17, 2008: Auzentech, Inc.(www.auzentech.com
) announces today that the Auzen X-Tension HDMI 1.3 board demonstrated at CES 2008 will not come to market. Instead, Auzentech will focus its HDMI efforts on the forthcoming HDMI 1.3-native PCI Express card, the Auzen X-Fi HomeTheater HD.
Which, after translation, says "Thanks for your money, suckers! We are dropping you like the scum we feel you are. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!