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WernerT
2006-02-08, 03:09
I ended up at the Squeezebox after trying to find a good clockradio. (Not bought yet.) Somehow it is hard to find a clockradio that
-> has good audio
-> has several alarms
-> has an intuitive user interface
-> has a readable display

As the SB depends on the slimserver for a lot of it's functions, I've got some questions.

- Does the alarm work without the slimserver?
- Is the alarm buzzer loud enough to be woken?
- In case of a power failure: will the clock time and alarm time be lost?
- Is the alarm remote bug fixed? (after an alarm, the squeezebox does not respond to the remote.)
- Is the SB3 display not too bright? (read complaints about it in this forum)

BTW: a big 'thumbs up' for the fast, nice and detailed answers I get here. Thank you all.

mherger
2006-02-08, 04:02
> - Does the alarm work without the slimserver?

Yes, Squeezenetwork does offer an alarm functionality. But you still need
access to the internet.

> - Is the alarm buzzer loud enough to be woken?

There's no buzzer, but you define a playlist and the volume yourself. If
your music is loud enough, the alarm is. :-)

> - In case of a power failure: will the clock time and alarm time be
> lost?

If you recover from power failure before the alarm time, then it will try
to reconnect.

Please note: there's no alarm clock integrated into the device. The alarm
functionality is part of the server software which is either running on
your computer or available through the Squeezenetwork. No server, no alarm.

> - Is the alarm remote bug fixed? (after an alarm, the squeezebox does
> not respond to the remote.)

Hmm... I remember some talk about this, but can't find a bug. Where did
you find it?

> - Is the SB3 display not too bright? (read complaints about it in this
> forum)

As you might have read in those discussions it is for some, but isn't for
others. Only you know for yourself.

--

Michael

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