Originally Posted by Techniwizard
Yes, 25 also, and for the first time - 480i so you can see those set-up screens that boot in 480i.
Gotcha - and thanks for that last bit of info. That is definitely a welcome change. Hopefully they will make that correction on the spec sheet also.
The 3 slots are out, really only 2 were useful as Slot 3 was always analog component. All (except PD and Hospitality models) will have the "Slot 2.0". Series 20 = "Slot 2.0" -get it ? I didn't at first LOL. One active Slot in a 2-slot space so it can accept 2-slot wide boards, but not 2 single boards.
That's really too bad, IMHO. I agree slot 3 is sort of dumb in that it basically just allows boards with various connector types but that accept the same signals anyway. But that limitation could and should have been corrected IMHO. Furthermore, having fixed ports for composite inpout is even less smart since that type of signal is dying a slow death, despite its continued use in signage as you pointed out. To me that is the perfect use case for the expansion board - "Ok, you want to use a legacy signal/connector type? Well great, just add this board.". Built in ports, if they must be present, should support modern digital connectivity - DVI and HDMI. At most, a single built in HDMI and DVI port are all that is needed. Then, at least two additional slots that support any of the existing boards would be just fine. You could then still load it with four additional HDMI ports (for a total of 5, plus the ability to use the DVI port as a 6th if needbe). And you could of course still add component, composite, PC, for legacy devices as required.
Also the list of boards in the spec sheet isn't exhaustive, right? I don't see the display-chaining board there, and I cannot imagine that they would have done away with the component boards and BNC-type boards either.