Originally Posted by Bill Mac
I certainly have no ill will towards Emotiva. Although it would have been nice if the staff member who disabled my account had given a reason why. My last posts on the Lounge were in the UMC-200 Update
thread (#115 and #116) which don't seem to be the type of posts to get one banned IMO.
Wow, Bill, I am surprised. I enjoyed your posts and easily relataed to most of them. Maybe if I did not already own a UMC-200 I would have been banned also as I have been critical about the way the updates were handled. I don't feel knowledgeable enough to attack them on a technical basis at this point. (I am avaddikt on emo) but I certainly never found anything
inflammatory in your
posts...never personal attacks, only balanced criticism IMO.
As it turns out another poster came up with an abbreviated method of firmware updating that is working for several people over there. And one I plan to use myself tomorrow.
To me, this alternate method points to a more automated scheme that I think the loader was designed for from the start. I posted my opinion that by taking numerous baby steps in loading one file at a time as instructed in their pdf, Emotiva had opened up the process to greater risk of operator error.
My other complaint was not listing what changes are effected by this update. Many of us took some time to catalog on a sister emo tech site, the issues we were having with the '200'. It would be unrealistic to think every issue would be addressed, but at a minimum the ones that plagued most users. Now, the only way we can tell what was fixed is by our own beta testing after the fact. Fortunately some pro reviewers like HTMag, and others were able to discuss a few in their articles which helps to a degree.
As our folks across the pond would say, I still think it is a great kit overall, but I hope Emotiva can tighten up some loose ends over there or I think they will find more customer alienation as time goes on.