I personally think that it has been deliberately priced to keep the oiks out. They don't want us to buy this. They are marketing it like a designer brand and it might have worked if it wasn't for (those pesky kids?) the lack of HDMI. Someone somewhere seriously dropped the ball on that one.I think it will do fine. It's not for me, nor do I think it's for anyone that's likely to frequent this or any other Hi-Fi/AV forum.
It's for well-heeled non-enthusiasts shopping in high-street lifestyle and department stores IMO.
It looks high end and expensive, has "proper" hifi name on it, I'm sure it will demo well. I don't think the buyer for this is really going to be looking through spec sheets. Just "will it work with my TV".
I can see how the product design meeting went where they decided to leave it off. Let's go for the keep-it-simple-stupid approach. Bear in mind there are people out there that are connecting their blu-ray player to their surround system using stereo RCA cables because that's just what happened to be in the box and it "worked" when they tried it.the lack of HDMI. Someone somewhere seriously dropped the ball on that one.
Fair point, I was being facetious. I didn't mean to upset any AV integrators! I'm sure it can't be easy plugging in all of those fiddly optical cables.Mallardo - Google 'CEC Problems' - 11,100,00 results, now tell me again about those poor quality