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Old 03-26-05, 09:37 AM   #1
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Default HDA Mystique US Rep Q&A

I was able to make out a trail of marketing to the company that will be distributing the Dolby Digital Live capable HDA Mystique 7.1 Sound Card and asked them the following questions...

Are you currently working on a US release?

HDA's US distribution is handled by BlueGears, Inc. ( BlueGears, Inc. is a newly registered company, but that with extensive experience in marketing & sales, distribution in the US.

How long until we see the Mystique in US retail outlet (online or brick and mortar)?

We are now preparing the launch of this product thru online retail channels. This should be ready by mid April. We will than contact offline retail stores, but we don't have the schedule yet on this.

How is the CMedia CMI8768 different in the Mystque to allow Dolby Digital Live capability?

In CMedia, they have two kind of chips: CMI8768 and CMI8768+ chipset. The CMI8768 does not support DDL, and we are the only one using this CMI8768+ chipset.

What is the projected retail price of the Mystique in the US?

MSRP $99.95

I would like to thank Steven with BlueGears for taking the time to answer the interview question. Please let me know if you have any follow-up questions, I will try to get them answered.
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