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Old 19th June 2019
Gear Nut

If that's not viewable:

I interpret "reinstatement to annual subscription 2-year commit" to mean giving up the perpetual license. As it is now, if you let your PT Standard upgrade plan expire, it's $299 to reinstate, with just 1 year of updates. Reinstatement while holding onto the perpetual license for $198/2 years would be a bargain compared to the current scheme.

So I think they're saying that if you let your perpetual license upgrade plan expire, your only options for updates down the road will be to buy a new perpetual license (at full price) or rent. Not just because of the above math, but also because of Avid's tearful acquiescence to the industry's overwhelming push towards subscriptions [cue violins].

I hope I'm wrong, but I don't see any other reasonable way to interpret it.