Originally Posted by kapone
I'm still a lil unsettled as to why Cyberlink is even here, on this forum in the first place. Is it to get input from the "enthusiasts"? Is it to promote PDVD better? Is it to address some of the concerns that this community has with PDVD?
And the reason, I'm unsettled is (btw, don't get me wrong, I highly respect companies when they try to reach out to their users in more ways than one), is because, there's very little that seems to have changed in the product, that WE would want. Now, of course "we" are a minority, and obviously quite picky about things. However, "we" can't be the ones driving Cyberlink's sales, it's gotta be the masses. And, yet they are here
I'm here because I'm an audio and video enthusiast. I'm an engineer who has been in this business for more than 20 years. Like everyone else here, I like a killer home theater setup. So I come here for the same reason everyone else does, to learn more about the latest technologies and techniques for achieving home theater nirvana.
I am proud to work for one of the leading world's leading developers of multimedia software. I am constantly impressed by the innovation and technical expertise of my engineering colleagues. It's disheartening to read speculative opinions from people who have no familiarity with the company or our products or capabilities, so it just makes sense to show up and set the record straight on occasion. I come to the party armed with facts and industry insight, which shouldn't bother anyone, I hope.
I admit that I'm a bit of an outsider, in that I don't go through the hassle of ripping my Blu-ray discs to an online media server. I just don't have the time. I do have all of my personal media online, and I'm an avid videographer and photographer.
It's true that the majority of revenues comes from the mainstream consumer, versus the high-end customer. But the high-end consumers are first to test any new technology, and they are better equipped to fully test every feature. Plus, we get valuable feedback from our knowledgeable high-end customers that we would never get from mainstream customers.
Anyhow... it's 2010. Any smart company is showing up and engaging directly with their most passionate audience. Web 2.0 and all of that...