correct me if I'm wrong, but "up to 8 simultaneous" means the same thing as "not more than 8 at a time" right?
Starting with "0", list the number of effects one might include in a patch on a POD HD.
Your list might look like this: 0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8
Or like this: 5,2,7,8,1,4,3,6,0
"Up to 8 effects simultaneously" could mean 0 effects.
Or it could mean 1 effect. Or 2. Or 3. Or 4. Or 5. Or 6. Or 7. Or 8.
Counting from 0 "up to" 8, zero is a number of effects one might choose to include in a patch on a POD HD. The other possibilities are 1,2,3,4,5,6,7, and 8.
Any number of effects from 0 to 8 are "Up to 8".
Yes, you are right, 0-8 effects is "not more than 8 at a time".
So, does "not more than 8 at time" mean "about 8, but sometimes less"?
Well, let's find out... do you agree that 1 effect is "not more than 8"?
Would two effects be "not more than 8"?
Based on what I learned as a child, any number of effects from zero to eight would be "not more than 8".
Nine effects would definitely be more than eight. Eight effects would be the same as eight, neither more nor less than eight.
If you change one word in your question... change it from "about 8, but sometimes less" to "SOMETIMES 8, but sometimes less", then yes that would be the same as "up to eight". All of the possible numbers of effects one might include in a patch on a POD HD from zero to 8 would definitely be "sometimes 8, but sometimes less" and " up to 8" and for sure "not more than 8"
The page that lists the feature comparison for the HD series has a bullet point that says "Up to 8 Simultaneous Effects"
There is no asterisk with a disclaimer, there is no mention of NOT being able to use 8 simultaneous effects.
Obviously no-one wants to waste the time and money to sue the company over it...
The advertising says you can use up to 8 simultaneous effects, you CAN use up to 8 simultaneous effects, there are factory patches that use 8 simultaneous effects.
I wish someone would try to sue over this, take Line 6 onto one of those TV courtroom shows, it would be quite entertaining.
Judge Joe Brown: "So you are suing because you didn't understand what the words "up to" meant...?
Plaintiff: "Yes your honor..."
Judge Joe Brown: "My ruling is in favor of the defendant. Court is adjourned. Go to commercial..." or whatever they say on those shows. Hmm, that would be a pretty short episode... he would probably have to do some character attacks and make fun of both parties or ask for lots of inconsequential information about how modeling works or something to pad out the segment. Still would be fun to watch!