I've performed a many mod on a many product without any problem from the manufacturer. Some mods were application specific, while others were necessary for customer satisfaction, the manufacturers are usually willing to allow both - IF the technician or organization has the proper qualifications. Surely I do!
POLICY: Don't misunderstand the essence of this word. Whenever I've got on the phone with a manufacturer and some DING-BAT mentions that word, I immediately ask to speak to someone else.
Since being on this forum I've had the support of three different manufacturers (on this forum), who knew I was performing a mod on their product, and they knew the product was under warranty, and they gave me permission. And one of them was TAW, but only one of them later decided to keep me out of their product, and I can respect that.
My intent with the post was to keep the confusion down, by not offering to do a mod on any of the standalone processors at this time. If I perfomed a mod on processor A and it became a better performer, the owners of processor B would want the same thing, face it, we all want the best, especially if it's affordable. So to offer this mod for processor A and not B, could cause some of the owners of processor B to consider getting rid of their processor. That's what I'm avoiding.
yes, the mod will work with set top HDTV receivers, we have one that has been in use for awhile now. We have someone who wants to send us a HiPIX card to evaluate for the mod. We're looking at an external box that will allow pure 75 ohm pure RGB signal from the two or three RGb sources (video card, Hipix, etc), without mini plugs jacks and cables.
That's a good question, and that's something that have come up before. We'll look into that.
I'll be in Pennsylvania later this month, If you want to see the mod in action email me.