SL2: ZAP 2.0.5.69029r OS 2.0.3.54429 New Logos/Backgrounds {Released 3/9/09}

kryptonite

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I have tried to live with this update for the last two weeks..

I have to say it is a deal breaker and when my 3 radios are up for renewal next month I'm done. I might as well have the far cheaper internet-only subscription and just toss my SL2.

It has to re-buffer every time the inactivity timeout happens. Why am I paying for this kind of treatment?
I know. I'm not a fan of the new 90 minute timeout either. My workaround is that when i'm listening to talk, i'll change the channel every time there's a commerical.

Isn't the Sirius Internet Radio (no radio) $12.95 a month? If you only need one account, you might as well have a radio so you can get all the channels and have the ability to listen away from your computer.

The way I see it, paying $12.95 a month with one radio is better than paying $12.95 a month and having no radio.
 

PjD

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I have tried to live with this update for the last two weeks..

I have to say it is a deal breaker and when my 3 radios are up for renewal next month I'm done. I might as well have the far cheaper internet-only subscription and just toss my SL2.

It has to re-buffer every time the inactivity timeout happens. Why am I paying for this kind of treatment?
This really upsets me...
I listen to Stern in my office (my desk only, no commercial use) and then misc channels through out the day, and I have to deal with this inactivity?
Inactivity? the thing is turned on and tuned to a channel, thats activity !!
In my opinion they have made the sl2 a a lesser device after I already paid for it!!

Pj
 

kryptonite

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This really upsets me...
I listen to Stern in my office (my desk only, no commercial use) and then misc channels through out the day, and I have to deal with this inactivity?
Inactivity? the thing is turned on and tuned to a channel, thats activity !!
In my opinion they have made the sl2 a a lesser device after I already paid for it!!

Pj
From Monday's show in the 10 AM section:
MarksFriggin.com - Stern Show News - Archive

Another caller said that his radio was doing channel updates and he was missing out on some of the show. Howard said that does happen once in a while and he's not sure what they're doing with them. Howard said that someone should talk to someone else about that problem. He said he's too busy to look into it himself.
He also said something about how they shouldn't do it during his show. It's not that they do it during ANY show, it's a matter of when the actual radios grab the update.

But we already know how the system works. I could only imagine someone trying to explain it to Howard and he losing interest 30 seconds in to a 3 minute explanation.
 

bsummers12

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Finally got the update. What's amazing is that I had to scab off of someone elses WiFi, for some reason I can't do it here at the house.

Haven't seen any major changes except the clock is gone for a some reason. Think I'll look into it.

DISREGARD THE ABOVE POST...I FOUND THAT THE CLOCK WAS OFF.
 

omega_man

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My SL2 has the old 2.0.2 5034 OS should i update to the new OS? Will it mess with the subscription if i update OS? I purchased it on Ebay with 6 months subscription ......

Could someone post a link to the new OS for the SL2 and link to how to do the update..


THanks
 

kryptonite

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Connect the radio to WiFi for 20 or so minutes and it'll download automatically. It may take multiple resets of the radio and it may seem like the radio "forgot" the information, but there's a lot to download.

Bottom line -- connect it to WiFi and let it do it's thing.
 

slab0meat

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Just finding out about this now.... questions:

I have four Sirius subs, none with the premium internet. My SL2 is a lifetime, others are not.

Will I still/always be able to listen online with my lifetime sub? (I *think* so?)

My other three subs will only be good for online listening until it's time to renew them? (I *think* so?)


Does the inactivity issue come into play on both internet and wifi listening, but not regular satellite listening? (If it's "yes" to internet, can that problem be avoided if I don't bother updating my SL2?)


Sorry if these were easily answered before.. I just read a lot and my brain is now scrambled.


Also, my first post here, though I was on the old forums.. good to be here.
 

kryptonite

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Just finding out about this now.... questions:

I have four Sirius subs, none with the premium internet. My SL2 is a lifetime, others are not.

Will I still/always be able to listen online with my lifetime sub? (I *think* so?)

My other three subs will only be good for online listening until it's time to renew them? (I *think* so?)


Does the inactivity issue come into play on both internet and wifi listening, but not regular satellite listening? (If it's "yes" to internet, can that problem be avoided if I don't bother updating my SL2?).
The 32K through the Stiletto will continue to be there. However, when your non-lifetimes subscriptions expire, you'll lose listening through the website.


The inactivity issue does come in to play through the Stiletto. However, what you can do to get around it is change channels during commercial breaks or songs you don't like, which you'll probably be doing anyway. (If you listen to talk, just change it to music for a few minutes every commercial break and you'll be fine.)


If you're listening to the Stiletto's internet feature, it will eventually download the new update. I don't think there's a way around this.

However, you will get updated logos and channel backgrounds, so the update is more of a good thing than a bad thing.
 

slab0meat

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Ever since I updated last night, I've had a ton of one/two second dropouts. I didn't have this before. Not good.
 

kryptonite

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Previously, didn't we have to reset our radios every time new logos came through on the wireless?

Over the past few days, i've gotten a ton of new logos and channels to the internet side with no reset needed. If only things were this easy on the satellite side.
 

kryptonite

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There was quite a bit of time between this update and my loss of satellite signal (about two weeks ago)... but I wonder if they were related somehow.
 

jcc

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This really upsets me...
Inactivity? the thing is turned on and tuned to a channel, thats activity !!
In my opinion they have made the sl2 a a lesser device after I already paid for it!!

Pj
I agree. I wish I could just leave it on a channel without getting a inactivity timeout message
 

97formula

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How can I get this update? Just got a Stiletto 2 with an outdated ZAP (2.0.2.xxx). Connected MSS, clicked "check for updates", and it says "no new updates available".

Any ideas on how to get this update would be very helpful. Thanks!
 

HecticArt

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I don't know/remember if they were (easily) downloadable or not. It's been a while.
If nobody replies, let me know in a couple of days and I'll see if I can track it down through Droo.