- Up To Definition
used as a function word to indicate a limit or boundary <up to 50,000 copies a month>
Lose UP TO 50 lbs.
Save UP TO $50
Gets UP TO 30 mpg
Will last UP TO 6 months
UP TO means that's the top limit that you will get, NOT that you will always get that amount. If you haven't figured out what UP TO means after being inundated with this particular term in advertising for decades, then you probably can't be helped. You may want UP TO to mean something else but it doesn't. The way it was used in the Line 6 advertising was not deceptive or a lie. Did it paint the HD in the best possible light? Absolutely. That's why the advertising people used it and why it is so commonly used in advertising.
"Up to" me means I should be able to put 8 effects in a chain, and if there isn't clearly a side note to that, then its not accurate. Thanks for your overly long, totally pointless, proved-nothing post. I hope you feel better."
You ARE able to put 8 effects in a chain, just not all the time. 8 is the most, the limit, the maximum of what you can put. But you could get less. Just like it has been used in advertising for decades. And just as the definition shows, it indicates an UPPER boundary (hence the use of the word UP). As soon as I saw that term in the HD advertising I knew I wouldn't be able to always use 8 effects. Ya know why? I know what UP TO means. I'm sorry you didn't and apparently still don't.