I have used Line 6 since they came out. When they went to the 2.0 they offered the chip FREE to those who bought their original within a certain time, $50 for those after that cut-off. I am VERY DISAPPOINTED that Line 6 lacks the integrity to do same with the HD Pro owners to X. They screwed up and packed too many features with an under-powered CPU. I'm ready to dump both HD's, keep my tried and true X3 Pro and NEVER buy another new Line 6 product again and encourage all I know and those I don't through the various social media forums NEVER to buy Line 6 as they no longer have the integrity they did in the beginning UNLESS they resolve this matter. Like most companies that reach a certain status I doubt they will give a damn or come on and put some "word spin" on the matter.....but no amount of "words" makes up for the $699 I spent and now to have a unit that functions properly LINE 6 expects me to spend it again? Nope!
I'm sure many won't see it as I do and I don't really care! Releasing this so-called revolutionary HD line without proper R&D only to find after being on the market they screwed up on the CPU to release a proper model so soon that only addresses THEIR INCOMPETENT SCREW-UP with is a big F.U. to all that spent $699 for our HD and now it's devalued and we are supposed to eat that loss and pay again for the privilege of Line 6 fixing their design flaw? HELL NO!
All the shouting about how wonderful the HD is and honestly, I find many sounds muddy and am sick of the CPU OVERLOAD. SO WHAT if it supposedly feels more organic like a real amp? My original POD Pro 2.0 never got a single complaint on any of the recordings I used it on. I skipped the XT but thought the X3 was wonderful.
If enough of us make noise on this we original HD buyers will have to be placated.