Originally Posted by mlbrand
I have bought three items off Audiogon with excellent results everytime. I would much rather buy electronics from their site than ebay, as I have found a higher quality of seller on Audiogon. However, just like other online auctions, be sure that the people you are buying from have good feedback. I highly agree with never sending a money order to anyone you don't know, but that's pretty much a "no-brainer".
By the way, (back on topic) I am STILL waiting for my D2 to come in to my dealer that I ordered it from FOUR weeks ago. He says he was waiting for some of the initial "bugs" to get worked out so I wouldn't have to bring it back to him right away. That's not exactly comforting, but after reading a few posts here it might be a plausible excuse!
That's a crap excuse from your dealer. He is either misinformed dramatically, or just plain making excuses, or outright lying. It is one thing to tell you that he is having a hard time getting his hands on one because of high demand for a new product, or whatever. But to say he is waiting for bugs to be worked out, that is lame, and you should threaten to go to another dealer, who will gladly push to get you a box sooner than this guy.
Make no mistake about it - this is one hell of an SSP/Video Processor, and it absolutely works as advertised in all respects. Now, have I found defects with some of the Beta code I've tested? Yes. Have any of those things led me to de-value the D2? No. Is the current General Release of software stable and effective? Absolutely. Are there still some edge cases, where certain combinations of equipment behave suboptimally under certain conditions? Yes. Will the software get better and better over time? You're damn right it will. Do I wake up every day happy as a pig in s&%# that I bought the D2? You bet!
This thread is about tweaking and sharing our experiences and getting the very most out of the D2 that we can as owners. You will hear a preponderence of "issues" with the D2 on this forum, simply because, as audio/videophiles, we are picky bastards that wanna get the most out of everything we own. Don't let the issues you hear about on here deter you from running out and getting this product. IMHO, you will NOT be disappointed.
Good luck with it, and let us all know how we can help you maximize your enjoyment of the D2.