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Is anyone else bugged by the fact that Ariane is now advertising their rather tardy entrance into the realm of photorealism (several years late, if I may add)? Really, I am just posting this to make sure that nobody is fooled; what we have here is nothing but a semi-photorealistic aircraft, the same old model they keep re-selling to people over and over. Just posting this as a caveat to anyone who might potentially fall for it... There's nothing revolutionary despite Ariane's bombastic claims.If you like the liveries, go for it. But don't buy just because they rename a technique that's been around for years and which they've already been outdone at before they even started doing it.By the way, let's try to keep any discussion civil, I don't mean for this to start a flame war. It's just a warning. Daniel P.http://www.precisionmanuals.com/images/forum/ng_driver.jpgMember of SJU Photography. [A HREF=http://www.jetphotos.net/showphotos.php?userid=9004]Click Here[/A] to view my aircraft photos at JetPhotos.Net!The official psychotic AA painter. :)

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Agreed, I'm impressed about how they come out and claim to be the first at doing things that have been done before. Questionable tactics, but evidently they work, otherwise people wouldn't go and buy them. :)Whatever works for them, it's just one of those cases of people knowing what they buy and who they're dealing with.Daniel P.http://www.precisionmanuals.com/images/forum/ng_driver.jpgMember of SJU Photography. [A HREF=http://www.jetphotos.net/showphotos.php?userid=9004]Click Here[/A] to view my aircraft photos at JetPhotos.Net!The official psychotic AA painter. :)

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Pass on the planes but hire their Marketing Dept.!

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"Is anyone else bugged by the fact that Ariane is now advertising their rather tardy entrance into the realm of photorealism (several years late, if I may add)"No!

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I agree, but I'd have to say, their aircraft models are about the BEST in the flight simming world, plus they do often come up with many innovative features.BUT, for me, a model does not a plane make. I think their panels (which is the most important factor in a good plane to me) are a little lackluster.One thing you can't argue though, they do create excitement, and if there's a lag in enthusiasm for flight simming, I can always count on Ariane to get me pumped up again! A lot of other flight sim companies could learn this bit from them, that's for sure.

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Last time I flew an Ariane 737 NewGen it didn't even impress me. The shapes were accurate and the detail good, but overall it was very primitive, rough in many areas, and they took a lot of shortcuts. The paper-thin cockpit window frames and lack of window panes did make me giggle a bit though.Certainly NOT the best.

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The hounds go sniffing.... conspiring....we will overthrow the French!

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Not bugged by it. Hadn't expected them to use anything honest in their marketing nor to produce anything coming close to their claims :)

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Not bugged, not surprised, not interested, never will be a customer.I think that's a quadruple negative!

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...I'd hardly call it 'marketing'. Gratititous use of 'tm' after every other phrase maybe, but certainly not 'marketing'.Each to their own!Toni

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>>I think that's a quadruple negative!I hope not, as that would make it a positive :)

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Interesting how they claim the use of TM in the word PhotoReality.I was able to find quite a few references that appear out there.Wait, they are not really claiming Hi-def as a trademark, are they serious?Hi-defHi-defHi-defCome

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It wouldn't surprise me if PT tried to patent photorealism.-

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>It wouldn't surprise me if PT tried to patent photorealism.shouldn't that be:It wouldn't surprise(p)®©tm me if PT(p)®©tm tried to patent(p)®©tm photorealism(p)®©tm. :-lol

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Does anyone remember "a certain person" trying to patent the term "Flight Simulation" .... :-xxrotflmao

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I'm double positive I'll never buy anything from Ariane... Does that count? :-)

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You know I am getting sick and tired of people with PMDG banners in their sigs slagging off other products without even trying them.I have the PMDG 737 series. Great aeroplane but it doesnt give me the right to make litigious remarks about another company's product on a public forum.I hope the moderators will take note and stop these unqualified remarks by people before someone gets sued.Adam(PS I have no affliation with any flight sim products - I may buy them but it doesnt mean I lick their a**!)

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>You know I am getting sick and tired of people with PMDG>banners in their sigs slagging off other products without even>trying them.>>I have the PMDG 737 series. Great aeroplane but it doesnt give>me the right to make litigious remarks about another company's>product on a public forum.>>I hope the moderators will take note and stop these>unqualified remarks by people before someone gets sued.>>Adam>>(PS I have no affliation with any flight sim products - I may>buy them but it doesnt mean I lick their a**!)>Amen!Adam, I fully second your opinion on this rediculous, childish, never ending Ariane bashing!Wolfgag

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The hounds never tire till the meat of the victim becomes their own.PMDG, I want to know how these guys become such tiredless crusaders. Every businessman should be envious. Love,Dasher7

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Adam,>You know I am getting sick and tired of people with PMDG>banners in their sigs slagging off other products without even>trying them.That's funny, I only saw 2 people with PMDG banners commenting! One, who who started this thread, just expressed his opinion and another never even making a reference to Ariane.Seems to me that you are just objecting for the sake of it! Maybe you should re-examine your own prejudices?

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Bit weird isn't it how it's always the same few persons defending Ariane who don't ever seem to post anywhere else...

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