This post is likely to be of interest to a only a small fraction of readers at most, but…
Over a year ago, I opted to buy a $159 HDfury Gamer2 Component converter so we could keep using our 2002 flat-tube TV with our TiVo Roamio OTA (see previous post, Replace the old TV?). The HDfury device was the only way to get the high quality TiVo HDMI output into the old TV. (TiVo also has a composite output, but it is noticably lower in quality).
That decision was a bit iffy, considering the low price of today’s LED TVs, and the relatively high cost of the HDfury device.
Yesterday, HDfury sent this email:
“It is with a heavy heart that we must share the sad news: All below devices will have to be removed [from their catalog] in less than a week.
HDfury Gamer1 RGB
HDfury Gamer2 Component/Stereo
HDfury Gamer2 RGB/Stereo
HDfury4 (3Dfury) HDMI/DVI-D/RGB/Component/5.1
Hurry Up, it’s NOW or NEVER! Installers and integrators can still get their hands on the very last HDfury HDMI to Analog units available.It is expected that the retail price on the market for these HDMI to Analog HDfury units will SKYROCKET shortly after they are removed from our catalog.”
That is not really terrible news for us, since the failure of either the old TV or the HDfury device would precipitate the purchase of a new LED TV, anyway.
But it sounds as though with the high resale value of the HDfury, I might get my money back and then some for having gone that route.
Yay, a cognitive dissonance-lessening bit of news!