Originally Posted by benbell
@ROBSCIX: not sure why you are defending Auzen. Tell it like it is: they are a company that has announced products which never come to market, and their service for the products that are actually released is poor (referring to my experience with the xfi prelude/vanished xtension din) .
Originally Posted by balky
hi hi hi ... he who fights and runs lives to fight another day...
looks like ROBSCIX has run for cover for the time being...
he might be back though...
I don't understand what your problem is with ROBSCIX, he has a better understanding on most on what these cards can do (being a reviewer) and if he has been happy with his experiences with Auzen then he has every right to say so.
He also provides a lot of insider information on a lot of different hardware so constantly jumping on him because you don't happen to agree with his comments is only likely to be negative for the community in general.
As far as Auzen bashing is concerned I understand why some people are unhappy having bought Preludes with the hope of the add-in board appearing but development takes a lot of time and markets can change in the meantime.
My own view on the add-in card is that if it had arrived 6 months ago it would have had a place but not now as it would never have provided PAP for analogue output and this is the kind of functionality people desire. For them to continue investing in a product that is no longer as desirable would not make sense.
The fact they are offering a discount for Prelude owners (regardless of whether they only bought the Prelude for the HDMI daughterboard or not) is a great financial commitment and a credit to them as a company in my opinion.
I am not saying that everything is rosey with Auzen and understand why people are upset but what is your alternative? Asus? Well as an owner of the HDAV1.3 I can tell you that I am not particularly happy with them either, as their product is not yet fit for purpose and I have RMA'd it back as such.
The fact that a huge company like Asus can't get this hardware working should give you some idea of the difficulties a minnow like Auzen must be facing.
I am still looking forward to seeing what this card can do when it comes out and whilst I don't expect to see any of you Auzen-haters telling us you bought one, if it does do what the Ausus still can't after a month at market I will not be suprised there will be a quite a few people changing their tune.