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Take the Dolby Sound Survey and win prizes!

Take the Dolby Sound Survey and win prizes!

Take a few moments to fill in the Dolby survey and win prizes.

bit-tech has teamed up with Dolby to find out your views on sound technology in the PC industry by completing a short survey.

Respondents will be entered into prize draw and bit-tech readers will have the chance to win an Asus Eee PC 1000H netbook. Three runners up will each receive a Plantronics Gamecom 777 headset.

All you've got to do to be in with a chance of winning one of these prizes is to spend a few minutes of your time completing the survey as accurately and honestly as you can.

Please note the prize draw is only open to bit-tech readers in the UK (sorry to the rest of you!) however Dolby values the feedback of all our readers.

By completing the survey, you will allow us to better understanding our readership and help Dolby develop new and improved sound technologies.

The survey closes on 24th November. So what are you waiting for take the survey and win!

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Arkanrais 21st October 2008, 12:19 Quote
just a question (not complaining): why is this only open to UK readers? is it 'cause of the logistics involved in an international competition?
Disappointed I can't enter, but maybe next time. good luck to all the brits though.
Hiren 21st October 2008, 12:25 Quote
Dolby UK are working with us on this survey and as such the prizes only cover the UK. Of course please do fill in the survey as all feedback is welcome.
samkiller42 21st October 2008, 12:52 Quote
Entered, good luck all who enter

Sam
Blademrk 21st October 2008, 13:15 Quote
Entered, good luck all.
Nuffenburger 21st October 2008, 13:20 Quote
Lol
I remember one time they had a competition.
And i didnt read it.
All i done was enter.
Then i found out it was UK Only.
=[
Im such a noob
Xenith 21st October 2008, 13:41 Quote
:(
seems to always only be for the UK now.. very disappointing :(
The boy 4rm oz 21st October 2008, 13:51 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Xenith
:(
seems to always only be for the UK now.. very disappointing :(

Yeah I know lol.

Looks like I may have to move to the UK lol...not right now though.
Xtrafresh 21st October 2008, 13:52 Quote
Hiren, i dont see the logic in your reasoning. Either all input is valued and you reward all inputters (ohh yeah, new word!), or you only want UK info and reward UK only.

I understand this being a british site and all, but i don't really see what the disadvantages would be to open up competitions and surveys like this to non-UK residents.

I'll enter anyway, and good luck to you lucky brits. :)
DuVeL 21st October 2008, 13:53 Quote
To bad it's UK only...Seems we miss out on some nice competitions from time to time...
Next weekend I'm in the UK for a LAN, what if I enter it there? Technicly speaking I could be a UK reader then...:)
DougEdey 21st October 2008, 13:53 Quote
It's not hirens logic, it's the person who gives the prizes who decides what to do with them.

I've entered, bad luck to all of you because I want to win!
*mat-ster* 21st October 2008, 13:59 Quote
Arrrggh,

UK only - I like the "international" flavour of bit-tech could you not at least offer some kind of prize for non-uk posters who win, but give the prize to the 2nd place "UK winner"?
Even a "custom colour" forum name would be nice....
Hiren 21st October 2008, 14:16 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by DougEdey
It's not hirens logic, it's the person who gives the prizes who decides what to do with them.

I've entered, bad luck to all of you because I want to win!

^ What Doug said. Most promotion (competition / surveys etc) these days is done on a regional level. We always try to push our partners to be as open as possible, but unfortunately it's not always going to be case.

We do try our best though!
Xtrafresh 21st October 2008, 14:21 Quote
allright, no biggie :)

I just dont see the logic. And i dont want to shoot the messenger, but there's nothing else to shoot at! :D

Now get back on the phone and arrange the next competition we can moan about
Hiren 21st October 2008, 15:03 Quote
Next few competitions are already in works ;-)
mrb_no1 21st October 2008, 15:14 Quote
good luck to all
[USRF]Obiwan 21st October 2008, 15:21 Quote
damn, filled it in and on the end i read UK...

:(
Bluephoenix 21st October 2008, 16:48 Quote
if its due to warranty constraints or other issues, you could suggest they simply note that any warranties etc normally implied in the UK are not applicable if awarded to someone in a different country/region.

Given how much of the bit-tech community is international, it would make sense to open it up to the rest of us.
C-Sniper 21st October 2008, 17:16 Quote
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kenco_uk 21st October 2008, 17:21 Quote
I'd like to say good luck.

I'd like to, but I won't, because I want the win.

:)
Cheapskate 21st October 2008, 18:03 Quote
I'll post my beef HERE then. There's a huge gap between digital/analog output devices and input devices. Stuff on the input end tends to cost much more than it should too.
Jipa 21st October 2008, 18:14 Quote
I'm too much of an arse to answer a survey when the prize is for UK-readers only... And no, I'm not too keen on fancypants 3D voice chat.
Aterius Gmork 21st October 2008, 18:22 Quote
Nah, I don't need to take this, my EEE 1000H will arrive tomorrow. :P
sotu1 21st October 2008, 18:24 Quote
As a marketing student they put a nearly useless question in there that won't give them great information.

Would you like to use the 3D sound system if it was available in game?
Yes/No

Would you be happy to pay £25 a year to use this system.
Yes/No

I wouldn't be surprised if they just end up with 100% answers saying yes I would use it and 100% answers saying no I wouldn't pay. Very poor phrasing. Should be more like how much would you be prepared to pay and give price ranges.

However, kudos to Dolby for doing their research in the first place. And good luck all entering!
Yemerich 21st October 2008, 18:52 Quote
Hey BT team, are u guys planning to extend your offices here in Brazil?
BioSniper 21st October 2008, 19:22 Quote
Entered.

Some interesting questions in there and I agree with sotu1 on that question. It's odd but it seems like they already have an idea of how much they would want to charge it but the context is broken.

Is it £20/Person or £20/Clan?

Not that it matters really as its not me tallying up the results :)
pcnut007 21st October 2008, 22:11 Quote
I agree with sout1, the questions were pretty poor.
I wouldnt buy a yearly subscription, but a one of purchase price would be good though.
VipersGratitude 21st October 2008, 22:52 Quote
yay for data-mining!
TomH 22nd October 2008, 00:39 Quote
Chance to win a 1000H? I'll take a bit of spam for that.

This does seem to be a much more 'open' prize draw than usual; don't rate my chances!
Stuey 22nd October 2008, 01:27 Quote
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sushrukh 22nd October 2008, 06:53 Quote
Damn.Another UK only contest. :(
Quote:
Originally Posted by sotu1
As a marketing student they put a nearly useless question in there that won't give them great information.

Would you like to use the 3D sound system if it was available in game?
Yes/No

Would you be happy to pay £25 a year to use this system.
Yes/No

I wouldn't be surprised if they just end up with 100% answers saying yes I would use it and 100% answers saying no I wouldn't pay. Very poor phrasing. Should be more like how much would you be prepared to pay and give price ranges.

However, kudos to Dolby for doing their research in the first place. And good luck all entering!

Exactly.Couldn't say it better.
Hiren 22nd October 2008, 09:14 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Yemerich
Hey BT team, are u guys planning to extend your offices here in Brazil?

No plans at present.
Fod 22nd October 2008, 09:19 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by sotu1
As a marketing student they put a nearly useless question in there that won't give them great information.

Would you like to use the 3D sound system if it was available in game?
Yes/No

Would you be happy to pay £25 a year to use this system.
Yes/No

I wouldn't be surprised if they just end up with 100% answers saying yes I would use it and 100% answers saying no I wouldn't pay. Very poor phrasing. Should be more like how much would you be prepared to pay and give price ranges.

However, kudos to Dolby for doing their research in the first place. And good luck all entering!

it looks like each person who takes the survey gets different values; i got £15. so they're probably spreading the answers around to see which one gets the most 'yes' responses. £15/yr aint too bad, but i still wouldn't pay :P
rjkoneill 22nd October 2008, 09:46 Quote
games for windows live proves that pc gamers will not pay for services that they can get/have been getting for free
ZseLotH 22nd October 2008, 15:07 Quote
Why not make the winner pay for abroad sending of the pot? I might buy the software but still i wont pay for yearly degree.
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