Originally Posted by jbm007 /forum/post/15400872
He is correct.
So Steve wheres your order???
My post at the CB3 thread explains why I am happy with what I have, and I have no plans to change to the Halcro SSP.
Folks, thanks for explaining Halcro's current status. Frankly, this "downsizing" explanation might be a concern for someone plopping 10 grand on a new Halcro SSP. Just like Theta's not yet (per The Bland "if ever") HDMI 1.3 audio upgrade might be a concern for someone plopping 10 grand or more on a new CB3.
"With no working HDMI audio 1.3 display, all we have is Theta's pre-CEDIA statement that they are doing HDMI 1.3 for the CB3. Everything else is speculation. But given the current economic climate, I can appreciate anyone taking a "wait and see" attitude on buying a new CB3 until HDMI 1.3 audio upgrade is more concrete.
As to the debate whether Theta is doing HDMI 1.3 audio for the CB3, in normal economic times that debate would have been before or shortly after the purchase. ATI reviewed this carefully and pre-CEDIA and post-purchase determined to do the HDMI audio 1.3 upgrade. But lips have been sealed since then, and with no working HDMI 1.3 audio upgrade at CEDIA, and given
the economic recession since the HDMI 1.3 audio upgrade decision was announced, reasonable folks can't help but wonder if this is still going to occur. Even THE BLAND, with his consistent Theta bashing, is not unreasonable wondering about this.
Meanwhile, I enjoy my Theta CB3, Six Shooter, Integra 9.8 triple combo - and though Halcro SSP sounded nice at demo, it didn't sound as good or better than what I'm hearing in my room. So I am enjoying what I have now and waiting, waiting, waiting to see/hear if the HDMI 1.3 audio upgrade comes to fruition in this pitiable economic climate."