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0xdeadbeef
2009-10-13, 11:20
I got my Radio today and played around with it the last 1-2 hours. All in all I think it meets (or will meet) my expectations, but I have some issues and suggestions already.

1) While it is very easy to add the currently playing radio station (or app) to one of the preset buttons, I found it impossible to add a playing station/app to the list of favorites. This seems to be only possible if you select a radio station via the menu. Therefore I couldn't add Last.fm to the favorites, while I could set it to a preset button. Most probably this is also the reason why I can't use Last.fm for an alarm if I program the alarm via MySqueezebox.com. I can only use it for an alarm if I connect to my Squeezebox Server, but I'd like to use the Radio without the Server most of the time.

2) There is obviously no way (at least not via MySqueezebox.com) to edit the menus as this is possible for the Squeezebox Classic. I'd like to remove some of the entries I never use and add others just as with my Squeezebox.

3) I didn't manage to get an alarm without the repeat/disable alarm menu. I'd like a way to control this and e.g. select what is shown when an alarm is raised (e.g. clock screen saver, "currently playing" and repeat/disable menu).

4) I'd like more view options. E.g. a "currently playing" view with a larger clock or a lock/date view with a a third of the screen used for "currently playing" info. There should be also a way to switch with one keypress between different views. Generally, customizing the views (font size etc.) should be possible.

5) While the dimming works pretty well already, I'd appreciate an automatic dimming between two manually selected min/max values. There should be also a qay to quickly increase the brightness in dimmed mode. E.g. when the Radio is "looking" at a dark wall, but beyond the radio is a light source, the display is so dark that it's barely readable. Since the knob is not used at all in the screensaver modes, why not use if for brightness control (manual offset to the value determined by the automatic dimming).

aubuti
2009-10-13, 11:45
2) There is obviously no way (at least not via MySqueezebox.com) to edit the menus as this is possible for the Squeezebox Classic. I'd like to remove some of the entries I never use and add others just as with my Squeezebox.
Lack of menu customization is a problem, but it is getting some attention. If you're interested, see Bug 14004 (https://bugs.slimdevices.com/show_bug.cgi?id=14004), and even vote for it. You may be glad to know that customization via MySB appears to be central to these plans.

For now, if you use SbS you can control what items appear on the Home Menu via Settings > Home Menu on the SB Radio menus. It's not as customizable as what's available for the IP3K devices (incl Classic), and it's not available via MySB, but it's what exists now.

gweempose
2009-10-13, 12:40
5) While the dimming works pretty well already, I'd appreciate an automatic dimming between two manually selected min/max values.Absolutely! I wish you could have much more control over the dimming. As it stands, I find that it is too bright during the day and too dark at night.

0xdeadbeef
2009-10-14, 10:34
A filed a bug:
https://bugs.slimdevices.com/show_bug.cgi?id=14765