- May 13, 2021
That’s very funny.
Based upon my knowledge of the cost of the licence as detailed in the first part of my post.
The part you edited from my quote.
DSP (edit: codecs) and HDMI licensing costs is a very big chunk of the cost of an AVR, according to M Code member over at audioholics and he is an industry insider. Making sure that HDMI is working to specs along with extensive testing is expensive. Topping is a very, very small company compared to Denon or Yamaha, so no volume rebates either.
HDMI without codecs and HDCP the DM7 not that useful either for so many many in this thread complaining about no-HDMI. If Topping where the implement this they would complain about the price.