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seanadams
2003-11-19, 17:42
Squeezebox and SLIMP3 are totally different WRT how the boards mount,
the location of the lens, and the angle. There were also two different
IR sensors used in SLIMP3.

Older SLIMP3s had a "short" IR sensor - it was mounted to the main PCB
and nestled
with the black "eye" of the receiver just about even with the display
module. More recent SLIMP3 has a special taller IR sensor which sticks
out in front of the display, and this improves the reception angle
quite a bit.

In squeezebox, not only is the receiver right up close to the lens, but
also the lens has plenty of clearance all around. So it has a very wide
angle.


On Wednesday, November 19, 2003, at 09:28 AM, Todd Fields wrote:

>
> --- Oscar Marsh <jigsaw250 (AT) yahoo (DOT) co.uk> wrote:
>
>> bookshelf on which the SLIMP3 sits. In other words,
>> you don't need to
>> be directly in front of the unit to zap it - it's
>> good.
>>
>
> Not in my experience. How old is your unit and are
> you using the new remote? Mine has very little
> tolerance for angles. My SLIMP3 sits about five feet
> off the ground directly in front of my couch which is
> about eight feet away. It is sometimes difficult to
> get it to receive the remote signals when I am sitting
> on my couch. It usually takes multiple pushes of the
> buttons or I have to hold the remote up in the air.
> This is with a brand new set of Engergizer batteries
> in it.
>
> My unit is about six months old and I am using the new remote.
>
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Garbo@oceanfree
2003-11-20, 05:34
How do I get removed from this discussion list?


----- Original Message -----
From: "Sean Adams" <sadams (AT) slimdevices (DOT) com>
To: "SlimDevices Discussion" <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
Sent: Thursday, November 20, 2003 12:42 AM
Subject: [slim] Soft Touch Remote: Off Boresight Performance?


>
> Squeezebox and SLIMP3 are totally different WRT how the boards mount,
> the location of the lens, and the angle. There were also two different
> IR sensors used in SLIMP3.
>
> Older SLIMP3s had a "short" IR sensor - it was mounted to the main PCB
> and nestled
> with the black "eye" of the receiver just about even with the display
> module. More recent SLIMP3 has a special taller IR sensor which sticks
> out in front of the display, and this improves the reception angle
> quite a bit.
>
> In squeezebox, not only is the receiver right up close to the lens, but
> also the lens has plenty of clearance all around. So it has a very wide
> angle.
>
>
> On Wednesday, November 19, 2003, at 09:28 AM, Todd Fields wrote:
>
> >
> > --- Oscar Marsh <jigsaw250 (AT) yahoo (DOT) co.uk> wrote:
> >
> >> bookshelf on which the SLIMP3 sits. In other words,
> >> you don't need to
> >> be directly in front of the unit to zap it - it's
> >> good.
> >>
> >
> > Not in my experience. How old is your unit and are
> > you using the new remote? Mine has very little
> > tolerance for angles. My SLIMP3 sits about five feet
> > off the ground directly in front of my couch which is
> > about eight feet away. It is sometimes difficult to
> > get it to receive the remote signals when I am sitting
> > on my couch. It usually takes multiple pushes of the
> > buttons or I have to hold the remote up in the air.
> > This is with a brand new set of Engergizer batteries
> > in it.
> >
> > My unit is about six months old and I am using the new remote.
> >
> > __________________________________
> > Do you Yahoo!?
> > Protect your identity with Yahoo! Mail AddressGuard
> > http://antispam.yahoo.com/whatsnewfree
> >

Peter Bowyer
2003-11-20, 05:39
Garbo@oceanfree wrote:

> How do I get removed from this discussion list?

Did you try the link at the bottom of the list messages?