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gdpeck
2009-10-11, 16:17
Hi All,
I've had my new Radio for a few days now, and I really, really like it as a bedside streaming device. However one of the main pieces of functionality I purchased the radio for was for it's alarm clock functionality, which I feel is very complicated and lacking in functionality. I've found a few bugs that have already been reported, and have added one or two of my own. If these are issues that you care about, please look at and vote, or comment on these bugs. Here are the issues that are bugging me the most.

1-Next set alarm time doesn't display on the clock. I can see that an alarm is set, but have to go a couple of menu levels deep to actually see what time the alarm is set for. This is reported as Bug 14708, and you can vote or comment on this bug at: https://bugs.slimdevices.com/show_bug.cgi?id=14708

2-I don't use snooze. When my alarm fires, I press the power button to stop the alarm. However, this leaves the alarm menu showing the next time I power the radio on, and in some cases will continue to play the alarm sound. This is reported as Bug 14702 and you can vote or comment on this bug at: https://bugs.slimdevices.com/show_bug.cgi?id=14702

3-It should be easy to get to the alarm menu. The alarm button on the front panel is handy, but it doesn't function unless you power on the radio first. I entered Bug 14715 requesting that the alarm button functions regardless of the power on state. The preset buttons do this, so I believe it should be possible. You can vote or comment on this bug at https://bugs.slimdevices.com/show_bug.cgi?id=14715

4-I'd like to be able to label alarms instead of having them just called Alarm 1, Alarm 2, etc. I entered an enhancement request as Bug 14716 requesting this functionality. You can vote or comment on this bug at https://bugs.slimdevices.com/show_bug.cgi?id=14716

I'm sure there is stuff I missed, but if these things were in place, I think the Radio's alarm functionality would be a lot better.

Thanks!
George

eap
2009-10-11, 19:35
Hi All,
I've had my new Radio for a few days now, and I really, really like it as a bedside streaming device. However one of the main pieces of functionality I purchased the radio for was for it's alarm clock functionality, which I feel is very complicated and lacking in functionality. I've found a few bugs that have already been reported, and have added one or two of my own. If these are issues that you care about, please look at and vote, or comment on these bugs. Here are the issues that are bugging me the most.

1-Next set alarm time doesn't display on the clock. I can see that an alarm is set, but have to go a couple of menu levels deep to actually see what time the alarm is set for. This is reported as Bug 14708, and you can vote or comment on this bug at: https://bugs.slimdevices.com/show_bug.cgi?id=14708

2-I don't use snooze. When my alarm fires, I press the power button to stop the alarm. However, this leaves the alarm menu showing the next time I power the radio on, and in some cases will continue to play the alarm sound. This is reported as Bug 14702 and you can vote or comment on this bug at: https://bugs.slimdevices.com/show_bug.cgi?id=14702

3-It should be easy to get to the alarm menu. The alarm button on the front panel is handy, but it doesn't function unless you power on the radio first. I entered Bug 14715 requesting that the alarm button functions regardless of the power on state. The preset buttons do this, so I believe it should be possible. You can vote or comment on this bug at https://bugs.slimdevices.com/show_bug.cgi?id=14715

4-I'd like to be able to label alarms instead of having them just called Alarm 1, Alarm 2, etc. I entered an enhancement request as Bug 14716 requesting this functionality. You can vote or comment on this bug at https://bugs.slimdevices.com/show_bug.cgi?id=14716

I'm sure there is stuff I missed, but if these things were in place, I think the Radio's alarm functionality would be a lot better.

Thanks!
George

Number 4 is a no-brainer. "Alarm 1" and "Alarm 2", etc. are really nothing more than place holder names with no descriptive identity. You should be able to label one as weekday, another as weekend, or one as husband the other as wife, etc.