I had 3 hd500s get the "logo loop of death" returned all and settled for Bean HD for recording. I suggested problem may have been in the limited processing chip. Line 6 rep came to music store I taught at and SWORE the Bean never had the "loop" problem. And he was correct, still runs perfect. LINE 6... IF YOU SEE THIS,,, here's an idea for all who have the HD 500. Years back you OFFERED A UPGRADE CHIP for the pod 2. It was easy to put in, well worth the money, and I instantly heard the sound diffrence. How about offering a UPGRADE CHIP FOR PROCESSING CHIP FOR HD500's? Of course I would put stipulations on installation so YOU would not be responsible for noobs wrecking there units! Lol Customer could find a qualified installation "tec" if they felt they needed such. Bottom line is YOU WOULD MAKE ALOT of money selling this update chip! And a lot of hd500, 400, 300 and hdpod customers happy!
Hmmmmm, maybe next generation pod could have user friendly plug in/swap out slots to occomadate chips. Chips you could sell as technology races forever faster..... Customer could perchase particular upgrades to fit "there needs" Just saying,