Originally Posted by Bob Pariseau
The history of this thread is so long, that some info is dated. The posts you found by me discussing Velodyne Sub EQ setup (advocating manual tweaking instead of using their automated setup), PREDATE the first release of ARC. . .Understand that no EQ system which only works on Sub output can replace ARC. The most significant thing ARC does is properly blend the transition between the Main speakers and the Sub -- which it can do because it acts on the Mains as well.
Originally Posted by Nick @ Anthem
Would you be willing to buy a whole new prepro to have these things? AVM/D has the latest HDMI, 3D, audio decoders, and RC that continues to amaze. What is it really
missing? Things are the way they are because it's the only way to go from a D1 to a D2v with a hardware upgrade path each step along the way. Although D1 to D2 and D2 to D2v paths are discontinued, they stuck around for a while and now we have D2v to D2v 3D upgrades. Same with AVM counterparts. ARC for D1 is still available too. Who else has such a track record? Who even comes close to having all things on everyone's wish list?
Many, many thanks to Bob and Nick at Anthem for responding to my questions and offering excellent guidance, as always. Bob, at least you know that I read all of your recommended posts, since I copied and pasted them into a single 120 page Word document!
Nick, I for one am happy with the D2v. As a new owner, I am not looking for immediate obsolescence of that unit. I commend Anthem for keeping the current platform up to date with hardware upgrades each step of the way. As a new owner, I hope that Anthem will continue to do that for a few more years at least.
If you want to look at a manufacturer that previously had an equally good record of upgrades, and then abandoned their product and customers, just look at Lexicon. Lexicon owners have trashed that company in this forum and other forums. Anthem, by contrast, has a superb record of keeping the unit up to date.
Nick, on that point you are spot-on -- when you ask "Who else has such a track record? Who even comes close to having all things on everyone's wish list?" I know of only one -- Anthem. That is why I bought the D2v.
I am probably in a minority, but I still utilize analog recording devices in the form of DVD-R Recorders -- which is the ONLY way to record since digital recorders utilizing an HDMI input are not available in the US market -- and won't be for many years. Anthem is one of the few manufacturers that has KEPT full analog functionality as well as adopting the latest and greatest of digital. Since we are in a transitional period, I greatly appreciate those functions and flexibility.
As a package, you have the fact that Anthem has maintained both analog video/audio support, including for recording, coupled with the latest digital features. You have Nick's participation in this forum, and the great support offered by Bob and others.
In my view I purchased the correct product, and hope that the D2v platform continues to be supported for at least several more years.