QUOTE If that is the case why are you taking such an interest in Hornby Digital? From your perspective its not relevant to you.
Every DCC user should take a keen interest in this debate. It's simply not a case of localised use, there are much wider implications. What is being conveniently overlooked is the while the product is labelled DCC , there is more than a good chance that customers and consumers might be confused.
An unstable or unreliable system will put first time users off of the wonders of the application of Digital Technology. Up to this point almost all DCC decoders were quite capable of being swooped between systems without problems. As we are likely to see DCC on board shortly it stands to reason such decoders should be capable of universal use. IE. they respond with the set standards on basic commands. This even more important when considering sound decoders which was the subject of a recent thread. You only have to read the news groups regularly to read about folks loosing their sound on UK diesels when they have no ideal on how to change basic CV's or have a system that cannot achieve this. If a certain member of this forum wants interpret this as Hornby knocking too bad. We have all be subjected to his spin about this system. Again I want to clearly state if hornby want to go non standard that's their decision based on their assessment of the market, that folks is Hornby Digital. However DCC is different it is not propriety brand. DCC should respond to the same basic set of NMRA standards. How they achieve this is left to individual companies and organisations, and it's for consumers to select which method they prefer.
" you have been specifically requested not to make this personal", Yet you take every comment about Hornby Digital as a challenge to aggressively attack members of this forum in a personal manner. It surely is time to gracefully accept that you and Hornby's product are out of step with mainstream DCC.