but I can't see what he might have told that group that they should not have known already - viz that severe and genuine doubts have been raised over their results as well as over everything else Rossi has been involved in.
People are often resistant to new ideas. I doubt they considered seriously my critique (or the web precursors) till given additional evidence from IH in-house testing. You can see from discussions with randombit0 here (who seems finally to have vanished?) how subtle the thermography is and how people can get the wrong idea about what are the issues with the original report. Like Levi saying "even if you set the emissivity to 1 you stiil get COP=2" true, but missing entirely the point.