since my MBP had three repairs in the last 3 months and now has a fourth issue, apple offered me a replacement. the problem is that the only thing they can offer me is the new unibody model and since it is a new model i’m afraid for issues they did not yet cover.
what ar you guys thoughts on this? is it safe to take the new model? are their issues?
when i play live i use live 7, max5, 2 usb controllers and saitek flight controllers (on a usb hub) and a firewire 400 audio interface at once. anyone having problems with setups like this?
and the fw 800 is fully backwards comatible right?
The video upgrade you’ll get if you take the new one is *tech* (coworker got one, I app’d up one of my jitter patches and nearly cried when I saw it eat my framerate for lunch… stuff that ran @ 2-5 fps on my white macbook ran full framerate without breaking a sweat with the video set to the performance chipset).
I’ve seen little in the way of problems with firewire 800->400 communications. All you’ll need is a cable like so:
The joysticks and USB devices should work, no problem. I’d recommend looking at your FW audio interface’s support page for possible issues with unibody macs or fw800.
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