PhilMuller wrote:If Muse were to continue to upgrade the OS for an out-of-date product beyuond its life cycle like Rev A, B or C, I would be disappointed in their business strategy. The object of the game is to get customers and prospects to buy new products. This goes without saying and is a universal business practice. Yes, we all know we want support for our Receptors, but it is just not profitable or prudent to expect Muse to provide enhanced GUIs etc. for an outdated processor that can't handle the load. It's time to stop beating the dead horse and move on. If you bought a 1965 Mustang, would you still expect Ford to provide updates to it to keep it campatible with today's automotive expectations?
Muse stated that there was a problem upgrading the OS beyond 1.7 on Rev a, b, c units that required more hard drive space to just install it (i can't understand why) and declared there would be a drive swap option for said users to get with the current system version... Then they said they were having problems getting the SATA drives to work with these motherboards (the first few revisions of Receptor used parallel IDE). Then they stopped talking about it. No drive swap available. Just a dead end. So the CPU has nothing to do with it. It's all about software architecture, motherboard behaviors (not that they design the motherboard, but they are still kinda responsible for selecting ones that work throughout) and the willingness (or lack thereof) to support existing users.
Yes, there's an upgrade path: pay about half the cost of a new unit, ship your old one out (how the hell do you ensure you get your plug-ins back as they were in that case??), etc. It's not an elegant solution when the software is really the thing you want to see fixed. For example: the Receptor Remote doesn't work right on Vista 64-bit (you have to manually start the VNC app). That has nothing to do with hardware and everything to do with software and the lack of getting it right. Then there's Uniwire... again, mostly a software thing. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. Is it any improved beyond 1.7? i have no way of knowing. As is, i'm not impressed with my one experience with Muse and Receptor.