Originally Posted by Johnla
Hmmmmm, lets see...... We have a company that called a few of their past products future-proof by being hardware/card upgradeable and did so even by running ridiculous Nostradamus ads saying that. And then they basically let the products rot and offered no real upgrades except for a few new radio cards. And before that, you had some other so called future-proof products sold by them also, that were more or less false ads/statements as well. So it's not like the company is not well versed as far making false claims and even lying, as they have done so on other occasions about many things.
They burned me on my RDC 7. They did have a Ultra II upgrade, but I would have to send it away for 2 weeks and pay shipping costs so I did not bother. In my system, no Preamp = no TV
I remember when PC's first had replaceable CPUs and back then you could never really replace them because of the memory requirements. Recently, dual core processors came out an I put one in and it was great!
So, you never know. I will be happy if they provide firmware upgrades.
I discussed firmware updates with my dealer and got him to agree that any firmware update would be made available to me even if Onkyo *required* the dealer to do the update.
At bit of history here: I did have a Sony TAE9000ES and at first the firmware updates were bootlegged on the Internet. Eventually, Sony released them directly. Historically, the Japanese manufacturers have been a bit squeamish about user firmware updates, but I think that is changing.