Originally Posted by Roger Dressler
Wow, that means they have an entire TI DSP sitting there for future growth. Nice!
A couple of years ago+, when Theta said to me that the Casablanca had been in production for almost 13 years, and that they didn't see any reason why there wouldn't be any other upgrades available in the future, I can see now that they were not just trying to sell me the new company line!
I basically conducted a fairly lengthy interview with Theta, which I actually "published" as part of the first post in my now deleted "Theta Digital Casablanca To Have HDMI" thread. I was attempting to accumulate as much information as possible for the forum as so little was known about what they were attempting to do.
At the time, amongst other things, I was asking if Dolby Volume and the new height channels that were starting to become so popular in the AVR world, would ever become an option for the Casablanca, when the HDMI project is over and done.
Of course I completly shyed away from asking about a Room Correction option, for fear of having the great dialog we had going cut short or turning the interview into something I was not prepared to deal with!
And since that question had already been asked of them by other people, from what I had gathered, they didn't seem the least bit interested in even entertaining that concept.
I tried to think of and inquire about just about anything else that they might consider as a worthy addition to their Casablanca design.
They did not give up much when asked any of these questions though.
At the time of that "interview", they already knew that they would be using a DSP card from Momentum and their plan from the very beginning was just to add this additional processor to the Casablanca's existing processor.
There was always to be enough processing power available within the Casablanca, to add just about any feature imaginable, short of maybe some pretty powerful Room Correction.
Of course now with the advent of Momentums Dual Processor, which Theta choose to use, from what I understand, even that could be accomplished.
But the powers to be would need to change their minds or reconsider their philosophical stance for why it does not belong in the Casablanca, even though it already has most of the features requirements, sitting in place...idle.