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elziko
2008-09-09, 04:41
I have just received my SBB today and I'm just having a play with it.

Is there any easy way to navigate through long lists of, for example, artists using the remote?

The thing is, with the SB3 remote you can use the number buttons to skip to a letter of the alphabet and the there is similar functionality on the SBC. With this tiny remote it seems to take ages to find the artist and then album I'm interested in. Unless I've missed something?!

Thanks

ModelCitizen
2008-09-09, 05:20
Try using the knob instead?

I gave up with the little remote a long time ago and now use the conventional SB3 remote. It's much more convenient.

MC

elziko
2008-09-09, 05:50
Thanks for the reply.

Thats a shame, maybe they should have just packaged it with the old remote. Or maybe the new remote could have been slightly larger with numbered buttons.

Skunk
2008-09-09, 06:08
It scrolls through artists faster than anything else I'd care to have in my pocket during a party, and I appreciate that it added yet another way of controlling my players, when I wouldn't have thought it possible. Beyond the standard remote you could also use a Controller, Web interface, Harmony, phone... knob :-)

That said there does seem to be an issue with scrolling acceleration when using the remote. The first artist scroll through from A-Z of my ~400 albums took 10 seconds, and it seemed like the fastest scrolling never kicked in. Subsequent scrolling from A-Z only took 5 seconds with the fastest acceleration kicking in more quickly. This was repeatable after each time Boom was powered off.

elziko
2008-09-09, 06:47
That said there does seem to be an issue with scrolling acceleration when using the remote. The first artist scroll through from A-Z of my ~400 albums took 10 seconds, and it seemed like the fastest scrolling never kicked in.

Yup you're right - my first post was after I first tried it. As far as I saw there was no faster scrolling. I have just tried it again and now faster scrolling seems to be happening now when I hold the button down. Tanks!

MeSue
2008-09-09, 07:23
Another thing you can do... if you use the Custom Browse plugin, you can create a menu for Artists by letter, which will add an extra level to select the first letter of the alphabet and then go to artists starting with that letter.

erland
2008-09-13, 17:55
I think you can use Peter's "Context Menu" plugin to enter numbers with the small Boom remote, after installation it's launched by holding down the "right arrow" key on the remote for a while.

http://www.tux.org/~peterw/slim/ContextMenu.html

Definitely not as user friendly as the full IR remote, but it might be a solution if you feel the "hold down arrow down for a while" acceleration isn't good enough.

Skunk
2008-09-14, 08:47
Personally, I think it's fast enough, but only after scrolling through once. Is this a bug or feature?

ccrome2
2008-09-14, 09:14
Probably that the initial velocity is set too low. It's probably not a
feature. Go ahead and file a bug so we can track it.

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Skunk
2008-09-14, 10:00
http://bugs.slimdevices.com/show_bug.cgi?id=9485

Selected component 'hardware', as there is no 'software/firmware' option.

mvalera
2008-09-17, 13:39
Try using the knob instead?

I gave up with the little remote a long time ago and now use the conventional SB3 remote. It's much more convenient.

MC

I use my Squeezebox Controller... even better.

Mike

ModelCitizen
2008-09-17, 13:53
I use my Squeezebox Controller... even better.
As the Boom is my bedside device I almost always use it when I'm in bed, which means I am close to it and can see the display (so do not require the controllers display). For this situation I prefer the conventional remote over the controller as I am able to access music/menus faster (due to the remote having many more buttons). The remote is also generally more reliable than my controllers.

MC