Chinese OSSC dump on eBay

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  • #25345
    RetroWorldSeries
    Participant

    Does anybody have any info on these? Just saw the dump happened today. Are these of the same quality as Marqs’ or reverse engineered junk?

    #25346
    BuckoA51
    Keymaster

    Just built using the open source plans nothing really to do with us. They stole our user guide and logo without our permission. Obviously we don’t support them.

    #25347
    RetroWorldSeries
    Participant

    Can a DMCA be filed with Ebay for copyright infringement of the logo?

    #25350
    voltz15
    Participant

    I’m pretty disgusted seeing this to be honest. If the logo was already under copyright, then I shouldn’t see Ebay making it an issue. Either way the community needs to put the PSA out on not supporting scam artists.

    #25352
    BuckoA51
    Keymaster

    I put in a complaint with eBay regarding the logo but eBay’s en-farce-ment policies being what they are I don’t hold out a lot of hope!

    #25355
    voltz15
    Participant

    Well Ebay is half and half a re-seller’s club, but so much bs flies by I doubt they even care. This is the same as when they created all those problems between themselves and their paypal branch.

    I also doubt that US-Chinese law on copyrighted goods is ever going to be a thing (if it is already?). Bootlegs and copycat designs always get through, so other then community alerts, I don’t know what to suggest.

    I got a little bothered someone went as far as to compare the ossc with linux distribution (open source), but the difference is there’s money involved and that really belongs in the community circles then someone who’s an outside bootlegger.

    #25356
    BuckoA51
    Keymaster

    Their eBay prices aren’t even much better than ours, worse in some cases.

    I’m sure we could “lawyer up” and get them to remove the logo and instruction manual with enough effort, but is it worth it? OSSC is open source after all, so we can’t really stop this kind of thing for the unit itself.

    #25426
    megari
    Participant

    I obtained one of these to check the quality.

    I’ll just say these three things based on an initial investigation:
    1. Do not use the bundled-in power supply! The negative pole of the power jack has 65VAC in it (compared to ground), which is… well, let’s say, highly unoptimal, especially for an analog audio/video application.
    2. The quality of the PCB is not very good. The edges are rough. There is solder mask partially missing from some of the traces.
    3. The assembly quality is not very good. The RGB/YPbPr connector is not inserted all the way into the PCB, which causes the PCB to bend when the casing is assembled. Some of the plastic parts have heat damage, suggesting that shortcuts have been taken in assembly.

    Then there’s of course the fact that the manual, branding and labeling are rip-offs. The bottom sticker even tells users to go to VGP for support! This is extremely bad form even if the hardware design is open source.

    #25427
    megari
    Participant

    Also, I find it quite unlikely that these come from the same factory as the ones VGP sells.

    #25637
    JopieDeVries
    Participant

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