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Audiolab @ CES 2005

Discussion in 'TAG McLaren Audio Owners' Forum' started by sijones, Jan 4, 2005.

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  1. sijones

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    Could the 8000AV be a 'vanilla' AV32 SP or do we think it's a new product altogether? I'm pleased to see there is a launch/relaunch!
     
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    Steve

    Very interesting :thumbsup: Any pictures yet....... ;)
     
  4. sijones

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    Hi Kenny,

    CES runs from the 6th to the 9th of January, so it is a little too early for pictures. However, I am sure some will emerge later this week.

    Regards,

    Steve
     
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    Yup, my heart also did a flutter at the prospect of a real revival but when I looked and saw that their attention to web presence is even worse than in the UK...

    The link from the CES page to the IAGAmerica web site takes to to a No-man's land where there is nothing of interest to home cinema enthusiasts - and no mention of Audiolab product range. Are they embarrassed about this stuff?

    I just hope they're more competent at producing this kit than they are at managing a confidence-inspiring marketing campaign that uses the web.

    I've emailed them - let's see if they care enough to fix the problem now that they're aware of it.

    Sorry to pour cold water on the party but I think we have to see it for what it really is - and it isn't as impressive as it could be.
     
  7. Plump

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    Edward,
    IAG is one of those companies who still don't give a sh*** about decent web presence (and still make profit).
    That's OK, but ignoring the past probably isn't.
     
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    Like Ive said before, rebadging of the pro's and amps :)
     
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    TAG did it once to Audiolab, IAG is giving it back :)
     
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    I dare say you're right, Plump, but will there be enough profit to fund research and development of the product to give us the features we want in our existing hardware?

    Its the fact that IAG is too dim-witted to realise the significance of the web in the home cinema market place that has me bothered. What would it cost them to put up a decent Home Cinema web presence compared to the increased sales and brand awareness it creates? I don't think they've even thought about it - which is hardly cause for celebration.
     
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    Guys...rather than having a bash at IAG in this thread,try and keep it relatively on topic.

    If you have problems with IAG's advertising policy or lack thereof,thats probably best left elsewhere....possibly at the CES,and UK shows.
     
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    Gordon F. will take care about this, I guess, he's in Vegas now.

    And no bashing at all, really, just repeating the facts.
     
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    Facts they may be,but as you can see from previous experience,it makes little difference to a company's strategy.....so like I said....
     
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    If they listened to and acted upon the criticism, Alex2, they and we would be better off. That makes it constructive criticism rather than merely "having a bash at IAG". I would have thought that this forum would actually encourage constructive criticism rather than seek to suppress it.
     
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    If you read what I'd said,you'd see that I am certainly not seeking to suppress criticism,but I do think that a thread about what may or may not be on show at the CES is not the right place for it.

    Of course,as a TAG owner myself,I would rather that notice is taken of these matters,but it would appear not to be the case.

    I did suggest that a more direct approach may be of more use,especially at a show where there may be potential buyers present.

    Otherwise,there's nothing new unfortunately in any of this,that hasn't already been said many times here already,and it adds nothing to the original thread.....hence my comments about keeping it on the original topic.

    BTW....I've put a sticky at the top of the forum for complaints,suggestions etc,to keep all the problems in a single place,where some of our IAG readers should find things more easily.
     
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    I bet that the 8000AV is a cheap processor and the DV AV192 is a universal player…
     
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    I think the 'DV AV192' is actually the AV192R and not a universal player.

    The 8000AV is probably an Audiolab version of one of the TAG processors. Perhaps built in China to cut manufacturing costs.

    Regards,

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    Rebadged AV30R??
     
  19. sijones

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    Graham,

    The AV30R is the only original TAG processor not listed in the line up so it is more than likely.

    Regards,

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    Will rebadged Tag or new Audiolab products continue to use the Tagtronic control protocol? The seamless system integration has always been a big advantage in my opinion, and I'd be disappointed if Audiolab abandoned it.

    Regards

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    That would be a very bad idea...... As you say it is one of the jewels..... However everyone else seems to use RS232 which doesn't help our cause much..... Mind you the IR/TX module could be made to fit in the AV32R if there was a will.......

    We await pictures and details with interest.
     
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    I agree with the Tagtronic bus; it's a must have.
     
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    The only problem is if they bring out new "Audiolab" software to introduce new features to supported products but discontinue machines like the DVD32R will my AV32RDP with new "audiolab" software talk to my DVD32R with older TMA software? :(
     
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    All ifs and buts guys. I think we really have to accept that the golden days of the CEO of a company joining in discussions, listening to customer feedback and acting on them are gone. It's a damned shame considering how much this kit cost us all however.

    Now.. where are some 250x3Rs on ebay....
     
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    Any news of CES?
     
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    That would be a bit daft and as the software is well written I can see only additions made to those modules that require it so no good reason to chop the DVD32R support off really......
     
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    Hi All,

    Any news re Audiolab products from CES?
     
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    Someone must be sober enough to fire up their laptop by now :lease: :lease: :lease:
     
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    Choice between chasing MGM-Grand waitresses with boob jobs and posting from their laptops is easy one ....They're both very busy now....Show some understanding...
    As Axl used to say "All we need is just a little patience"...

    :) :D
     
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    "A little patience"...... :lease:
    Might you not have thought that someone at IAG might post something on their website or god forbid here (as they know we are just about all reading this)..... The Dealers I expect to be out enjoying themselves :D
     
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