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kidstypike
2008-11-23, 01:58
I don't use any of my Squeezeboxen as an alarm.
I don't use SqueezeNetwork.
I leave all my Squeezeboxen powered up when I shut down my PC.

When SqueezeCenter is shut down my SBB displays the time.
When SqueezeCenter is shut down my SB3 displays a blank screen.

Is this a firmware difference, or is there a setting somewhere to make the SB3 display something when powered up, but not connected to SqueezeCenter?

(This is not a 'Brightness when off' problem).

Many thanks
kidstypike

schiegl
2008-11-23, 02:57
This is a firmware & hardware difference so the SBB can act as alarm clock even if it's disconnected from SC/SN.
There's even a small battery inside which will power a "backup clock" and eventually trigger alarms scheduled for the next time.
AFAIR the SBB has some sound samples in the firmware for this purpose

kind regards,
Markus

kidstypike
2008-11-23, 03:46
This is a firmware & hardware difference so the SBB can act as alarm clock even if it's disconnected from SC/SN.
There's even a small battery inside which will power a "backup clock" and eventually trigger alarms scheduled for the next time.
AFAIR the SBB has some sound samples in the firmware for this purpose

kind regards,
Markus


Ah yes, of course, many thanks.
Still, I think it would be a good idea if the SB3 had some visual indicator showing that it was connected to the mains.

kidstypike

schiegl
2008-11-23, 04:14
I think it would be a good idea if the SB3 had some visual indicator showing that it was connected to the mains.

kidstypike

There have been hot discussions (search the forums) about this topic. Some folks want to power down the SC/WLAN-Router/Network and expect that this will switch the display off, too. Other folks want permanent info/feedback that the connection was lost, ..

You should even find some bug reports supporting the one or the other position.

kind regards,
Markus