My question is, is there a way to make this thing work on a US or a Canadian device since theres word that even if you buy the Hifi plus internationally it wouldnt work with your device and the strangest part is that they even put it in the user manual that if you try to do so your device will not turn on, so if LG does decide to finally make it available in North America and Canada, will the existing users have to buy new devices or will there be a software update that will fix the issue ?
Well I ve seen a lot of stuff marked as U.S only ...There is a world outside U.S... Let them know how it feels to us when big multinational corporations avoid Europe, Asia and Africa
LG designed a modular phone and took away half of the swappable accessories.
LG G5 has 0.29V output (which is 1/7 of usual HiFi level of 2V). This DAC module also said to provide very similar volume level (which is too low to accept). In order to reach a slightly high volume levels, you need to bump your amplifier's volume level to the highest point.
I waited for this module for such long but this is a true dissappointment (even slightly lower than my Note2's 0.30V silence).
How one doesn't congratulate iPhone's 1V output!?
mir, 12 Apr 2016You should educate yourself on what a DAC does, before you humiliate yourself further here.he is right. Dont humiliate yourself here if you know nothing about electronics.
Maybe it's cos more people use speakers in those regions than headphones, but it's probably patent issues.
To several ignorant responses: Try googling before you 'reply'...
Here are a few among many many thousands that pops up
And all circuitry is not equally sensible for interference from all frequency bands.
mir, 12 Apr 2016You should educate yourself on what a DAC does, before you humiliate yourself further here.Before you play the stupid game more than you can handle, you should dig a bit into electronic interference and shielding. Sure IF they have suitable shielded ALL the circuitry, it will not be influenced.
I guess that even you have experienced an old tape-recorder or similar sound equipment that emitted (or recorded) the characteristic 'gsm' noise when a phone was too close during call or texting. If not try say Google.com
Eske Rahn, 12 Apr 2016Well DAC or not, it *might* still be sensitive to certain frequencies if it is not shielded pr... moreA DAC is needed to convert the digital signal from an mp3 (or similar) file to analogue in order to drive an earphone or loudspeaker amplifier so that sound may be produced. Sound, by the way, may also be referred to as 'analogue air pressure waves'...
Eske Rahn, 12 Apr 2016Well DAC or not, it *might* still be sensitive to certain frequencies if it is not shielded pr... moreYou should educate yourself on what a DAC does, before you humiliate yourself further here.
Eske Rahn, 12 Apr 2016Well DAC or not, it *might* still be sensitive to certain frequencies if it is not shielded pr... moreDAC have nothing to do with radios frequencies.. Dude doesn't have a receiver or even work in the range of FM which is in (MHz)! it's just works in the region of voice from 20 to 20 KHz
Explorer, 11 Apr 2016It's just a DAC, it has nothing to do with radios. Patents may be the reason though.Well DAC or not, it *might* still be sensitive to certain frequencies if it is not shielded properly.
I was always skeptical about the modular design, because firstly most users won't need the additional module, and they won't buy. Secondly without enough number of buyers there won't be economy of scale and each module is going to be super expensive. The R&D cost, manufacturing costs, inventory storage cost, logistic costs etc would never be enough to generate enough profit to justify the development of such product.
So this might be related.
But I actually wondered wouldn't LG know all these? Well I think they do. At the end of the day, even if the modular design doesn't work, they don't really lose anything. Your LG G5 still has the same replaceable battery like G4, and LG earned the applause from people for being innovative, except that the innovation is not going to work at all. Mark my words, you'll be lucky enough to have 2-3 more LG' s friends developed, and all by LG itself. No 3rd party developer will take the risk to develop something innovative and expensive for a phone that is gonna become end of life after a year.
Eske Rahn, 11 Apr 2016Just wild guesses: Either patent issues, or that it interferes with radios used in the regions... moreIt's just a DAC, it has nothing to do with radios.
Patents may be the reason though.
Just wild guesses: Either patent issues, or that it interferes with radios used in the regions in question?
I admit I am an LG fan and happy LG user, but I seriously fail to understand the reasons behind such decision. And that comes after serious let-downs from the new G5. In terms of odd (to say the least) decisions LG are second only to HTC. I just hope LG are not to follow their destiny...