Next Replacement (stiletto 2)

DJL

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This is really an interesting discussion for me about the SL2. I have not been on this board for awhile. However I just wanted to throw out my two cents about my SL2. I still thankfully have one that still works with a lifetime subscription. I use it only in my car. The antenna was mounted by Best Buy outside on the trunk. It amazes me though even with the outside mount, I live in Massachusetts (south of Boston) and sad to see how trees really ruin the reception at times and there is nothing you can do. Still I'm determined to just keep using it because it still works well.

My issues I have with the SL2 is that it no longer records for me and I lost all of my "Favorite" recordings and songs. It only has my stored music I uploaded a long time ago. I don't know if there is any way to get mine to go back to recording. I sent it a few years ago to TSS and they did a great job cleaning it up and babying it as some of you said and it's still working since probably 2005. My other question as I was reading this thread was about keeping the radio out of heat. This is probably where I have failed as the owner and continued to leave it in my car when I'm at work and home. Do you usually take it with you everywhere you go or how do you deal with the heat and is the cold just as bad a problem on it? Thanks for any advice and appreciate this thread.
 

HecticArt

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Keeping it out of the heat is a good idea.

Have you tried any of the clear memory & reset tricks that people have mentioned?

It's awesome that the thing is still running at all.

Good luck with it.
 
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IdRatherBeSkiing

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My SL2 also won’t record. It is a bug in the OS and once corrupted it is done for. No more option to do a reload. Reset doesn’t work anymore. Still works but I listen online now mainly.


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kryptonite

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This is really an interesting discussion for me about the SL2. I have not been on this board for awhile. However I just wanted to throw out my two cents about my SL2. I still thankfully have one that still works with a lifetime subscription. I use it only in my car. The antenna was mounted by Best Buy outside on the trunk. It amazes me though even with the outside mount, I live in Massachusetts (south of Boston) and sad to see how trees really ruin the reception at times and there is nothing you can do. Still I'm determined to just keep using it because it still works well.

My issues I have with the SL2 is that it no longer records for me and I lost all of my "Favorite" recordings and songs. It only has my stored music I uploaded a long time ago. I don't know if there is any way to get mine to go back to recording. I sent it a few years ago to TSS and they did a great job cleaning it up and babying it as some of you said and it's still working since probably 2005. My other question as I was reading this thread was about keeping the radio out of heat. This is probably where I have failed as the owner and continued to leave it in my car when I'm at work and home. Do you usually take it with you everywhere you go or how do you deal with the heat and is the cold just as bad a problem on it? Thanks for any advice and appreciate this thread.

I'm guessing you meant 2015, as no Stiletto was around in 2005.
 

Vols44

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The SL2 I bought in January of 2010 started acting up last week. It won't record, delete or R&E. I'm going to call TSS on Monday to see if they still have the laptop with an old version of Windows to reload the firmware. If that fails I'll ask if Droo is still repairing portables and ship it to his place in Maine. My first SL2 wasn't repairable because the hard drives were corrupted beyond repair.

I've got one last backup unit and one more $75 transfer left on my lifetime. If the satellites are shutting down in 2023 then I'll cross my fingers My last SL2 will make it to the finish line.

I've been enjoying the app on my smartphone a lot. Each update is better than the last and I can listen to many on demand items at the press of an icon. The extra channels are a welcome change of pace.
 

HecticArt

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Last I heard was that they still had the computer with the old software. It's always worth checking in with them.
I need to hit them up for another car dock for my Lynx.

Good luck, and keep us posted.
 

geosync

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I was an Inno guy. The Inno batteries I have in my radio hall of fame have eaten it over the last few years from non use. The one I sent to Grandma two years ago is still rocking and rolling. I just visited and it works like it's 2005 (that's a great run for anything digital eh). Never messed with the 2 but I know it has some upgrades. That radio is tough. I miss it. I love the app but it sucks my phone gigs down. If you close the app it remembers the spot you were in on that channel. Is it sucking down gigs when it's closed down, or only shut down if I log out of the app? I don't log out normally.
 

Vols44

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Talked to TSS Richard on Wednesday. He confirmed they still have the ancient laptop with the last functional version of firmware. I shipped my receiver to their new address in Manhattan Beach, California. I'm interested to see if my second SL2 will come back from life support, need Droo to perform surgery from his loft in Maine or my receiver is brain dead (plays yes, records no).
 
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IdRatherBeSkiing

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Talked to TSS Richard on Wednesday. He confirmed they still have the ancient laptop with the last functional version of firmware. I shipped my receiver to their new address in Manhattan Beach, California. I'm interested to see if my second SL2 will come back from life support, need Droo to perform surgery from his loft in Maine or my receiver is brain dead (plays yes, records no).
I did not know they moved to California. My SL2 is in the brain dead state but hasn't been even powered on in years. Listen in car or online or on my phone.