This new thread is a continuation of post crappings within this thread on the CFL folks just trying to arrange their meet #4:
In that thread (and elsewhere) a lot of concerns have been expressed about juiced units or manufacturer reps trying to throw the results of user tests . The manufacturer rep concern seems to have been put to bed (thank g*d.) But juicing remains and if you are concerned, then this thread's for you!
I personally have no problem with prototypes as long as they are disclosed such as was done by the L.I. and GOL for last years tests. After all, the good results from that GOL testing led to a modified version becoming available here. Without those tests, L.I. may not have entered the US market (to our loss.) The modified (retail) version seems to test well in unofficial tests, and soon GOL will test the retail version and everyone can compare whether there is any significant difference between the prototype and the retail.
What I do have a problem with is sneaky stuff like the infamous case of Fuzzbuster replacing their innards with Escort's for a magazine review. But that was pre-Internet and the review was published in a mag and the truth probably never reached a lot of initial readers or potential buyers. I doubt a manufacturer could get away with something like that here as people here are much sharper that magazine writers.
Anyway, with the internet, things are much different. If a manufacturer tried that today, it would be a public relations nightmare. The knowledge of the attempt to scam might easily overtake and surpass the fake test results.
My question is, disregarding the downside to trying to scam us, how easy would it be for a manufacturer to juice their unit anyway? And if it can be easily juiced, why not just sell the juiced unit? In the CFL #4 thread I pointed out one possible reason - that is a more powerful jamming diode might not be legal. C55 pointed another reason why not - that is, if the power is turned up, the unit may not last as long.
But I just don't know how easily or quickly an manufacturer can juice their unit. With all the concerns about some users just getting together to test their installations, I can just imagine what's gonna be the speculation about the upcoming GOL tests.
Let the games begin (continue).