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No room in my house for any permanent track, analogue or digital, but having tried digital from all the major manufacturers i concluded that it is totally different in style to analogue racing. The only convincing one was Slotfire with computer controlled lane change away from the 'optimum' line when trying to overtake. the cost and size means I must wait for my lottery jackpot before placing an order.

I think digital needs a long flowing track to work well (and i have tried compact digital setups as well). I found SCX the easiest to get on with straight away, but I wasn't convinced any of them would work on a temporary setup in the lounge without hassle.

Add the incompatibility of the current products and you won't get me converted. Do we have to wait a few years (as we did with VHS/Betamax, and BluRay/HDDVD) while the manufacturers make us all gamble on the future? Carrera have already changed their product range, and others will surely fall by the wayside, unfortunately taking their analgue ranges with them.

This latter point shoudl worry us all. For many years we have enjoyed a range of products that are complementary once you have bought your base product (ie track). Cars from any manufacturer just 'work'.; they each have their own characteristics, but they run. I don't see the digital equivalent anytime soon, and as the analogue sales have been used to finance the initial digital development, the 2 are financially linked, a digital failure will mean an analogue loss to us all as well.
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