Originally Posted by Magnus_CA
Because you referenced the amps, which are OT, and it's clearly an anticipation thread.
To clarify: The intention when I started this thread was not
that it should be just an announcement thread.
The intention is instead that it should be the official thread for discussing information about the Arcam HDA lineup and user/owner experiences for those products. So far this thread has been used by the forum users exactly as intended from what I can tell, without any apparent problems. So to fork out new threads or restart discussions from scratch in other threads on the same topic does not seems like a good idea to me.
If you look at other official threads for product lineups on this forum, some have tagged the thread title "Official", some "Owners", and some nothing at all (like this one). But in the end it is just a tag, and the important thing is what's being discussed in the thread. If it would make you happy, we can ask the mods if they can add an "Official" tag to the thread title? But several other threads that in fact are the official thread for a product lineup does not have such a tag, so I don't know what the huge benefit of adding it would be.
Then regarding what products to cover in the thread, I think it makes sense to keep AVR10/20/30 & AV40 in the same thread, since they are very similar products. I also think it makes sense to include the PA products, since they also belong to the same Arcam HDA lineup. In addition, my guesstimate is that 80-90% of the posts will still be about the AVRs anyhow, so the posts about the PA products will not disturb much. If the PA products are in a separate thread, I think it will likely be forgotten about due to very little posting, and that thread will then be in "hibernation" soon.
Remember that the Arcam HDA lineup is a high-end product range, that usually has much less users and thus posts than e.g. the mid-range Marantz or Denon lineups. So e.g. for the Denon/Marantz mid-range products, I can perhaps see need to split up a product range into some separate threads, but not for the Arcam HDA lineup. The risk of splitting up a thread is that each thread will receive much less attention, and eventually they will go into hibernation. Plus if you're interested in several products in the Arcam HDA range, you'll have to monitor multiple threads to keep up with the info about the product range.
So weighing the pros/cons together, I think it makes sense to keep the HDA range in a common thread. It's not like the number of posts so far has been overwhelming enough to cause any problems from what I can tell.
Originally Posted by Magnus_CA
The only valuable information in here at this point is Jai's list of issues, most of which should be corrected in the next firmware update.
Then you clearly have not been following the thread very closely. If you read the posts from the forum users in it, you'll find information about what features the AVRs have, user experiences, discussions about what product combinations could work well together, information from official Arcam and Dirac representatives about the Dirac Live Bass Management Tier options, functionality & pricing & expected release dates of those options, links to pre-review of the AVRs, user listening experiences, pictures of the products and their OLED display & OSD, etc. So I don't see why you think it would be a good idea to delete all those forum user's posts?
Sure there may be some posts that contain less valuable or incorrect information (that later have been sorted out in the thread). But all threads have some such posts too whether we like it or not. It's not like we restart all official threads from scratch each time there is a new firmware update available for a product just because some bugs that previously have been mentioned in the thread are no longer applicable!