Give it a rest.
It is clear why he left. This forum was rude and aggressive. No one had spent a penny on Arcsoft but many were ready to lynch the messenger. Vidabox was the first vendor in a long time who was this open and candid about what was happening, yet he came under constant attack, often for trivial and petty reasons. Now we have driven off one of the best conduits we had into understanding Arcsoft's TMT.
He left because
- there was no updside in participating. It was a hopeless cause for Vidabox on this forum.
- because people kept hammering him for problems, or anticipated problems, or imagined problems, on configurations that Vidabox wasn't even testing for
- because trying to placate the impossible range of HTPC configurations was impossible.
- and, probably, because it wasn't much fun....
I only hope Vidabox continues to provide a version of Arcsoft that has been thoroughly tested for the Vidabox specific HW/SW configuration. For those of us, and I am one I think, who have a similar configuration, Vidabox can provide additional leverage with Arcsoft to fix bugs and improve stability. Luckily, Vidabox seems like they will continue to release a version of TMT, and I, for one, will pay the extra $10 and try to get benefit from the support of both Vidabox and Arcsoft.
Bottomline, we need help in getting a stable HW/SW player for HD DVD, and even more improtantly for the PC problematic Bluray (which seems to be the winner of the format war). PDVD isn't there, Nero isn't there, and Arcsoft isn't there. We need more vendors willing to try new business approaches, and introduce new products, that will get us to the same level of stability with the HD formats that we enjoy with the 'ancient' DVD format.
I'm off my soapbox now.
Originally Posted by 8:13
I think the reason Vidabox left is unknown.
It's speculation as to the true reason why he left.
Saying it's because of mistreatment isn't nessessarily the truth.
I think Vidabox's complaints got somebody worried and told him to stop posting.
I updated the list.
Do us a favour, and keep reporting the bugs we found.