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Crap I just bought my Auzentech Prelude :\\

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That's some BS there.
Seriously......really lame. I wonder if Auzentech will still get DTS working in Vista? Do they develop their drivers independently?
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How is Auzentech with their Vista 64-bit support?

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That's some BS there.
How was that BS? Them stating it is Vista's fault for the lack of support is apparently BS, but them stating they chose to leave support out is not BS, and that is what the quote says they did.
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How is Auzentech with their Vista 64-bit support?

How was that BS? Them stating it is Vista's fault for the lack of support is apparently BS, but them stating they chose to leave support out is not BS, and that is what the quote says they did.
It's BS as in it was a horrible move.
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In other news, the computing community plans to ignore the release of X-Fi 2 because Creative is a bunch of :swearing: :swearing:.
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How is Auzentech with their Vista 64-bit support?

How was that BS? Them stating it is Vista's fault for the lack of support is apparently BS, but them stating they chose to leave support out is not BS, and that is what the quote says they did.
It is BS that they include features on this card that only work in XP. These features for the most part will work in Vista. However, Creative Labs is saying that won't let these features work for business reasons. There are no technical reasons since Daniel_K was able to enable.

The BS is they advertise features and advertise Vista compatibility. What they leave out the which features work in Vista which can be construed as deceptive marketing.
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It is BS that they include features on this card that only work in XP. These features for the most part will work in Vista. However, Creative Labs is saying that won't let these features work for business reasons. There are no technical reasons since Daniel_K was able to enable.

The BS is they advertise features and advertise Vista compatibility. What they leave out the which features work in Vista which can be construed as deceptive marketing.
Ain't that the truth!
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It is BS that they include features on this card that only work in XP. These features for the most part will work in Vista. However, Creative Labs is saying that won't let these features work for business reasons. There are no technical reasons since Daniel_K was able to enable.
Right, exatly. I'm not certain exactly how or if the DMCA applies to hardware, but I can see no reason why people don't have the right enable the features of hardware they have purchased, if the only reason they are not already enabled is because the driver is crippled. A sound card is not a software license; you do own that hardware.

Where driver modders probably run into trouble is that they are modding the existing drivers, which does fall under DMCA scrutiny. Now if daniel_k or whoever was able to create their own driver from scratch, Creative wouldn't have a legal leg to stand on, I don't think.

Anyway...planning a new rig, doubt I will be using a Creative sound card this time around. I definitely hate companies that suck, that are evil to their customers. Act that way even once and your reputation is tarnished for a long time...
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In other news, the computing community plans to ignore the release of X-Fi 2 because Creative is a bunch of :swearing: :swearing:.
I really hope so...
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post #19 of 35
I have no problem with you calling it BS if you are specific as to what you are referring to. You wrote it as though you were calling the statement BS and not the action behind the statement.
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And I still havent even opened my Elite-Pro yet... *sigh* unless this 'new' card is significantly is better, aint buying it.... if they intentionally disabled it , its bad mkay..
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