I don't have a dog in this fight of Mallincam vs. Lodestar or other cameras, etc. and don't mean to stir up any trouble since I'm VERY VERY NEW (a few weeks) to astronomy (since I was a kid) and I've not even started VA yet. But I was considering buying a number of cameras and have settled down to Mallincam SR-DSc for many reasons after a lot of research and thought, but mainly because of people like Rock, Chris A, and Andy being accessible and helpful on various forums. I'd like to think I've been pretty clear with what I'm writing but I also realise that I constantly am reading the posts on the Yahoo! group and researching and so I might be assuming everyone is familiar with the full context when it may not be the case. So whenever there is a miscommunication from any side, I am happy to have it clarified. Everyone makes mistakes and as long as there's malice or ill intent I am all for having a constructive discussion.
Now that that is out the way, only issue is hardware. People can believe what they want but it doesn't mean it's real. This is a factual issue, not one of opinion (unless there's semantics involved but I've clarified what I meant when I said "hardware"). The hardware is easy to check - you can open the camera and see what's inside, which you can see on Youtube (search"Mallincam Skyraider"). But that is just icing on the cake. The camera description and Chris's reviews and posts make it clear what's going on. ALL the stuff described here is part of the camera (hardware) side: http://www.mallincam...yraider-ds.html - I just mean hardware colloquially but there are physical circuits involved as indicated by the Youtube video.
As far as tiling, my original statement wasn't that it's not doable elsewhere, but that it is easier when the camera does most of the processing involved so as to not require stacking and produce respectable quality images. Rock even stated on Yahoo! that stacking wouldn't add much since the sensitivity is so cranked up (paraphrasing, NOT verbatim---please join the Yahoo! group if you're REALLY interested and search for his posts).