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#72092 - 03/13/09 11:48 AM Re: Anyone know when HDMI will come?
silversport Offline
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those of us that have been around the Outlaws for a long time are no strangers to waiting...but in waiting, the fruit is usually sweeter when it has ripened on the vine...they'll get the right product out to us and at a nice price...and I predict gonk'll peak under the tent and get us some dope on this... laugh
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#72093 - 03/14/09 11:39 PM Re: Anyone know when HDMI will come?
73Bruin Offline
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Registered: 01/01/03
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Loc: Torrance, CA USA
The reason, I suggested building a receiver on the 990 platform, is that Outlaw has tended to keep its receivers slightly below its top of the line pre/pro in terms of capability and sound quality.

Using that as a base assumption, it strikes me that the 990 is already physically built on a receiver frame. It certainly has been more stable the 970 and presumably is better musically as well. About all it is missing is a chip upgrade to support HDMI 1.3 input and possibly the new musical modes for Blu-Ray. I see that later as optional since the 990 already has 7 channels of analog input.
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#72094 - 03/15/09 12:03 AM Re: Anyone know when HDMI will come?
gonk Offline
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Registered: 03/21/01
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Loc: Memphis, TN USA
The 990 platform is at end of life - it's still a great piece of gear, but I don't think it makes sense to invest in developing new products on that platform at this point. It's simply not going to be competitive over the ~2 to 3 year life span that Outlaw's receivers typically have. A new non-HDMI receiver in 2011 will be a dinosaur, and retrofitting it with HDMI v1.3 is a major undertaking that is simply not practical. If it were easy, we'd have seen a "991" processor that added HDMI to the 990 a year or two ago. Aside from needing a different DSP to handle decoding of the new formats, you need an entire HDMI receiving/transmitting section to feed it and a whole slew of new code to support all of that. Once you do that, you've replaced so much that what's left isn't recognizable - you are halfway to designing a new platform, and the work required to retain the old is likely just going to slow you down and add to the development costs.
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#72095 - 05/31/09 03:13 PM Re: Anyone know when HDMI will come?
kscharf Offline
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Registered: 04/28/07
Posts: 115
Loc: South Florida
Another thought. It's possible that the Cirrus 49400 chipset has been EOF'ed (end of life) by Cirrus meaning that everyone who was using the part had to make a last time buy of all the parts they would need to build a last batch of product. That could be why the 1070 was discontinued, with the last of the parts going to keep the 970 and 990 going a bit longer.

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