PDA

View Full Version : If I had bought the SB3 first....



Howard Passman
2008-10-01, 13:38
.... I would have been a much happier camper in the beginning :-) Relative to the DUET, the Classic and the BOOM were an absolute joy to set up. I think the Classic took less than 3 minutes.

If Logitech made the DUET set up similar to the rest of the line, they would probably cut their tech support calls down significantly.

Nice little machine :-)

Howard

ModelCitizen
2008-10-01, 14:03
The duet took me less than three minutes to set up.

MC

CatBus
2008-10-01, 14:07
The duet took me less than three minutes to set up.

It takes me three minutes just to type in my WPA key...

MeSue
2008-10-01, 14:54
I was pretty nervous about setting up the Duet last week. I had company staying here and didn't want to get drawn in to a big ordeal as these things often tend to go. Anyway, I had to unplug and replug the receiver after resetting it (purchased used) but other than that it all set up without a hitch.

I am loving the Controller while cozied up in bed. I use it with the Boom which is across the room and hard to see from in bed. It's nice having a screen, though, even with the Controller.

Howard Passman
2008-10-01, 15:50
I was pretty nervous about setting up the Duet last week. I had company staying here and didn't want to get drawn in to a big ordeal as these things often tend to go. Anyway, I had to unplug and replug the receiver after resetting it (purchased used) but other than that it all set up without a hitch.

I am loving the Controller while cozied up in bed. I use it with the Boom which is across the room and hard to see from in bed. It's nice having a screen, though, even with the Controller.

Oh Sue, you will really like it with the SB3. Big fat screen like the Boom but bigger. Very cool.

Howard

Howard Passman
2008-10-01, 15:50
The duet took me less than three minutes to set up.

MC

Always a pill :-)

MeSue
2008-10-01, 16:38
Oh Sue, you will really like it with the SB3. Big fat screen like the Boom but bigger. Very cool.

Howard

I had an SB2 in the bedroom for several years, but when I got the Boom, I passed the SB2 on to hubby for use in his workshop. That way he couldn't say anything when I bought a Duet. ;-)

Never had an SB3, but I think the screen is the same size as SB2. It tends to grab people's attention, even more so than the "coolness factor" of the Controller.

peterw
2008-10-01, 16:47
Never had an SB3, but I think the screen is the same size as SB2.

That's right. The case & shape of the units is obviously different, but the VFD and electronics are the same.** The SB3 screen is a different color than the SB2 due to a different lens in front of the VFD, and the SB3 screen is not as quite bright as the SB2 for the same reason.

-Peter

** Newer SB3s have a slightly different, and theoretically slightly better, Burr-Brown DAC than the SB2s and older SB3s. I think Sean said that there was no audible difference, that the DAC "upgrade" was like putting RAM in a computer that was rated for higher speeds than the computer could use anyway.

maggior
2008-10-01, 18:21
I was pretty nervous about setting up the Duet last week. I had company staying here and didn't want to get drawn in to a big ordeal as these things often tend to go. Anyway, I had to unplug and replug the receiver after resetting it (purchased used) but other than that it all set up without a hitch.

I am loving the Controller while cozied up in bed. I use it with the Boom which is across the room and hard to see from in bed. It's nice having a screen, though, even with the Controller.

I know what you are talking about. My Duet arrived on a day that I came home a little early from work to cut the grass. After spending an hour and getting sucked into setting the Duet up, my wife starting getting a bit upset telling me that "my stuff always comes first". :-). It was after cutting the grass that I finally figured it out.

The duet is just by its nature more complicated to set up. A large part of it is the fact that you are actually setting up 2 devices, not just one. And, as you go through the setup for the first time, it isn't really clear to you what you are setting up at any given point in time. Having security on your squeezecenter complicates things further.

Having gone through a factory reset as a troubleshooting step on my controller recently, I can say that the setup procedure has improved and worked much better.

pablolie
2008-10-01, 18:31
The duet took me less than three minutes to set up.

MC

I takes me 5. About every other day to get it working again...

The SB3s and the Booms in the house have been flawless in comparison.

Nonreality
2008-10-01, 22:01
.... I would have been a much happier camper in the beginning :-) Relative to the DUET, the Classic and the BOOM were an absolute joy to set up. I think the Classic took less than 3 minutes.

If Logitech made the DUET set up similar to the rest of the line, they would probably cut their tech support calls down significantly.

Nice little machine :-)

Howard
From what I've heard I'm also glad that I have a SB3. It has always been easy and fast even when it has problems, which are far and few between. The duet sounds cool and would probably be great but I love the display of the sb3 so I think someday I'll have a controller and a SB3. I think that is the best combo. You always have the SB3 remote to fall back on and the nice display of the SB3. It think it's worth the money difference.

peter
2008-10-01, 22:04
Howard Passman wrote:
> .... I would have been a much happier camper in the beginning :-)
> Relative to the DUET, the Classic and the BOOM were an absolute joy to
> set up. I think the Classic took less than 3 minutes.
>
> If Logitech made the DUET set up similar to the rest of the line, they
> would probably cut their tech support calls down significantly.
>

Of course. Unfortunately that would be impossible without adding a
display and an IR remote, which would add significantly to the cost
(think SB3 + SBC).
I was personally amazed at how easy it was to setup my Duet when it came
in. Of course, if you have problems or want non-standard things, things
become a lot more difficult.

Regards,
Peter

Howard Passman
2008-10-02, 01:48
It tends to grab people's attention, even more so than the "coolness factor" of the Controller.


You're right. My brilliant techie son could care less about the SBC, but when he saw the SB3 last night he said it was the coolest part of the whole thing.

Go figure :-)

Howard

Howard Passman
2008-10-02, 01:53
From what I've heard I'm also glad that I have a SB3. It has always been easy and fast even when it has problems, which are far and few between. The duet sounds cool and would probably be great but I love the display of the sb3 so I think someday I'll have a controller and a SB3. I think that is the best combo. You always have the SB3 remote to fall back on and the nice display of the SB3. It think it's worth the money difference.

... you have the perfect setup with the SBC and SB3. Great combo. I am keeping one SBR to use with my AudioEngine speakers as a portable set up for outdoor party situations. The BOOM works great for just me or when there's just a few of us, but the SBR and A5's are really good for a bigger gathering or just more noise :-)

Howard