Originally Posted by Bill Mac
I'd like this as well, almost like buying a car. But its not going to happen and if it did it certainly is not going to be cheaper. How could any A/V manufacturer produce a built to order AVR for less than they could a mass produced one? The huge costs of building a custom AVR would far out weigh any savings of the features and the outputs being omitted. A good example would be the firmware that would be needed for every built to order AVR. Say if you wanted an AVR from Denon without Audyssey or video processing. I would believe that built to order AVR would have to have a custom designed FW. That alone would be a huge cost and not something that any manufacturer would want to get involved with IMO.
Not hard to do...
Why not have the Firmware features, modes available on a menu system, with the component connected to the internet. All of the target features and modes are already loaded into the AV component's memory but require an encrypted key to unlock and activate each one..
Each feature, mode would appear on a master menu with each having a check box and cost, if their box was the checked in the user's select menu system then after the user is done he submits his choices while the software has a URL to PayPal for payment. Once the account is settled, the AV component while connected to the internet would have its selected
, respective features and/or modes activated..
The user may want Audyssey volume instead or Dolby Volume, or Audyssey XT32 or Trinnov, or Audyssey DX or DTS NEO-X or Dolby Pro Logic IIZ..
And the user only needs to pay for the features and modes he desires. Another option could be to have trial periods of say 30 days, if not confirmed and paid for by the end of the 30 days the feature or mode would be deactivated..
This could work just like tracks, apps or movies on iTunes..
Just my $0.02... 👍😉