Minimal Crossgrade vs "Upgrade" to Same Base Package

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Theophilus | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, Dec 12 2009 9:01 AM

Sorry, I still don't get it. According to Logos:

 

The Minimal Crossgrade gives you the minimum tools you need to experience Logos Bible Software 4. It includes only the engine, plus a few essential resources for Logos 4 to work properly.


The Minimal Crossgrade Includes:

English Bibles

  • The Cambridge Paragraph Bible of the Authorized English Version
  • GOD’S WORD Translation
  • The Holman Christian Standard Bible
  • The Holy Bible, Translated from the Latin Vulgate
  • King James Version
  • Lexham English Bible

Interlinear Bibles

  • NIV English-Greek Reverse Interlinear***
  • NIV English-Hebrew Reverse Interlinear***
  • NLT English-Greek Reverse Interlinear***
  • NLT English-Hebrew Reverse Interlinear***
  • The NRSV English-Greek Reverse Interlinear New Testament
  • The English-Greek Reverse Interlinear New Testament Authorized English Version (1873)
  • The English-Greek Reverse Interlinear New Testament English Standard Version
  • The English-Greek Reverse Interlinear New Testament King James Version
  • The English-Greek Reverse Interlinear New Testament Lexham English Bible
  • The English-Greek Reverse Interlinear New Testament New King James Version
  • The English-Greek Reverse Interlinear New Testament New Revised Standard Version
  • The English-Hebrew Reverse Interlinear Old Testament Authorized English Version (1873)
  • The English-Hebrew Reverse Interlinear Old Testament English Standard Version
  • The English-Hebrew Reverse Interlinear Old Testament King James Version
  • The English-Hebrew Reverse Interlinear Old Testament New King James Version
  • The English-Hebrew Reverse Interlinear Old Testament New Revised Standard Version

Bible Reference

  • Collins Thesaurus of the Bible
  • Dictionary of Bible Themes
  • Strong’s Concise Dictionary of the Words of the Hebrew Bible and the Greek Testament
  • The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Maps, Photos and Media

  • 1000 Bible Images
  • BiblePlaces.com Image Library
  • Biblical People
  • Biblical Places
  • Biblical Things
  • Holbein’s Bible Woodcuts
  • Images from A Dictionary of the Bible (Smith)
  • Images from An Illustrated History of the Holy Bible
  • Images from The Bible Hand-Book: For Sunday-Schools and Bible-Readers
  • Images from The Illustrated Bible Treasury
  • Images from The People's Bible Encyclopedia
  • Logos Hymnal Media Resource
  • Stereoscopic Images of the Middle East
  • Traveling in the Holy Land
  • Traveling in the Holy Land through the Stereoscope: Media Resource

Lectionaries

  • Catholic Lectionary
  • Christian Worship One Year Lectionary
  • Christian Worship Three Year Lectionary (with Supplemental Lectionary)
  • Lutheran Service Book Historic (One Year) Lectionary
  • Lutheran Service Book Three Year Lectionary
  • The Revised Common Lectionary
  • The United Methodist Revised Common Lectionary
  • Revised Common Lectionary
  • United Methodist Revised Common Lectionary

Features and Databases

  • Biblical People
  • Biblical Places
  • Biblical Things
  • iPhone Access Enablement
  • Logos Bible Software 4 Excerpts
  • Logos Controlled Vocabulary Database
  • Pericope Sets Database
  • Personal Book Builder Reader****

Timelines

  • Church History
  • English Bible Versions
  • Intertestamental Period
  • Israel’s Judges
  • Israel's Kings
  • New Testament Books
  • Old Testament Books
  • Old Testament Prophets

***License included with purchase. Files are still being updated.

****License included with purchase. Files will be ready Second Quarter 2010

The Minimal Crossgrade costs $69.95. There are no discounts available.

 

So if that's the list of "a few essential resources" besides the v3 to v4 Engine Upgrade  (which is available free), WHAT ELSE IS THERE in the "Base Package" Upgrade?

For example, the Savings Calculator tells me that if I do an upgrade from my Bible Study Library (OC) v3 to Bible Study Library v4, my Custom Discounted Upgrade Price is $102. And I get all those new books listed above together with the upgrade. But I also get the same books with the Minimal Crossgrade!

So what additional features am I getting for $102 from doing a BSL v3 to BSL v4 "Upgrade", that I would not get if I only do the "Minimal Crossgrade" at $69.95 ? 

 

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TCBlack | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Dec 12 2009 9:17 AM

Theophilus:
WHAT ELSE IS THERE in the "Base Package" Upgrade?
Many books worth hundreds of dollars.  Take a look at http://www.logos.com/upgrade Find your package level and then click it in the header.  The lines which contains "new to your collection" books will turn a soft yellow.  Look for all the icons.  That shows books which were not formerly in your collection at the L3 level but which are at the L4 level.

For instance Look at the picture below:

Note that Matthew henry's commentary is already part of your collection (the dot  for the home library  is there but the icon isn't.

But "Discovering John" also has the dot  indicating it's in the home library collection at the L4 level but the indicates that it wasn't in the L3 collection.

Also note that Charles Simeon's Horae Homiletica (top of pic) has the but isn't in your collection because there's no dot at Bible Study Library column.  It doesn't show up until platinum level.

 

If you add up all of those tags I'd wager the total is much more than $102.  It's up to you if what is new is worth it to you.

Hmm Sarcasm is my love language. Obviously I love you. 

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Theophilus | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Dec 12 2009 9:33 AM

Ahhhhhh .... Was blind, but now I see.

Without looking carefully, I had wrongly assumed that all the resources with the newIcon.gif tag are also the same ones that are listed in the Minimal Crossgrade. My oversight.

In fact, there are actually more new resources in the Base Package Upgrade besides those bundled in the Minimal Crossgrade. Problem was that the new resources bundled in the Minimal Crossgrade as well as those that are not were (a) both tagged newIcon.gif , (b) highlighted in yellow, and (c) dotted green. 

So actually, I should be looking at the resources that have the newIcon.gif tag, are highlighted yellow, are dotted green, but are not listed in the list of "a few essential resources" bundled with the Minimal Crossgrade (such as "Discovering John").

Thanks for pointing it out. Appreciate it.

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TCBlack | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Dec 12 2009 9:46 AM

Glad to help most excellent Theophilus. 

Out of morbid curiosity, if you do tally up the real cost of buying the books separately I'd like to know.  The upgrade for me was a question of near $2000 to buy them separately or $200 to buy the upgrade.  Kind of makes it a no brainer.

Hmm Sarcasm is my love language. Obviously I love you. 

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