Hex-Rays, providers of IDA Disassembler, offers a companion product called Hex-Rays Decompiler (not to be confused with HexRaysCodeXplorer, a plugin for the Decompiler plugin rather than for IDA itself). I would like to evaluate Hex-Rays Decompiler, but have found no means of doing so without purchasing a license for IDA Disassembler. And the lowest price I can find for that is $589 or $1129 for 64 bit support.
Hex-Rays states that IDA is also the solid foundation on which our second product, the Hex-Rays decompiler, is built. But while Hex-Rays offers both a demo version of IDA and IDA 5.0 Freeware, neither comes with the Decompiler, and I haven't found the Hex-Rays Decompiler available for sale or download separately.
Much of what attracts me to Hex-Rays is its decompiler, but it's difficult to justify purchasing IDA Disassembler just to evaluate Hex-Rays Decompiler. So, how do I evaluate Hex-Rays Decompiler without purchasing IDA Disassembler for $589? Thanks.