just can't figure out the "abuse" part
You can get in the meantime second party software for certain Meridian decoders (apodizing filters may ring a bell). Wonder if that would have happened, if the software would have been run by an installer programm instead of a downloadable file, if you know what I mean
Also for speakers there have been some manipulations...
In the end all stuff I do not care about. I care for my room and 16Bit/44,1/48.
The most rediculous statement over at the hitchhiker forum on the availablility tactics of Meridian was from a member saying, if you live somehwere in the outskirts, with no dealer near by, then how would you expect to stay up-to date.....Hello....this is the 2011's year after the Lord's son and we have exactly for that the internet and GSM/3G networks. You can almost fetch a free downloadable firmware package all over the world. That is exactly the benefit of the digital world. You can stand on Mount Everest and make a firmware download. So pls Meridian, make it free and downloadable for everybody