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Phillip Kerman
2004-08-04, 09:28
I thought if you purchased it within 30 days you can exchange it for the new
one. I bought my second squeezebox 34 days ago and I'm definitely upset.
Regardless, I knew the 30 day policy when I bought it and that's fine that I
can't upgrade for free. I definitely expect a similar 30 policy with any
software or tech product I buy.

You can't expect slimdevices to disclose all the stuff they're going to come
up with... that could discourage sales of the current model.

Anyway, I am a tad concerned that future improvements in the server will
eventually phase out the non-graphic version. I mean, putting an effort
into improved animation when more pressing bugs exist is disappointing.

I haven't decided whether to upgrade. On the one hand, I'm sure the display
is nicer. On the other hand, I use it to listen to music (ears not eyes).

Having said all this, I'd rather slimdevices continues to improve the
product than be dissuaded when older customers feel left behind. The fact
there's an upgrade kit is great. But... I definitely see the cost as
significant. Not saying it's a rip-off... just saying I have to rationalize
it before paying. Again, it's better than having to upgrade the whole unit.

Thanks,
Phillip





> Just to add my 2 cents, I bought a second squeezebox on
> Wednesday, which was delivered this past Monday. Am I
> disappointed that I missed out by a few days? sure! Am I
> still happy with my purchase? Absolutely!
>
> On Aug 4, 2004, at 11:58 AM, Paul_Colley (AT) mapinfo (DOT) com wrote:
>
>
>
>
> Just to counteract some of the complaints about the
> surprise display improvement...
>
> I bought a squeezebox Saturday, and I'm happy, even if
> it's the old two-line display. It's my second Squeezebox,
> and it's a great value. I bought it for what it is. I
> certainly did not buy it hoping that Slimdevices would never
> improve it --- quite the opposite.
>
> In an industry full of vapourware (including the now
> infamous "tubular" competitor!), an announcement with an
> availability of "today" is as good as it gets.
>
> The upgrade offer is great, too, though it'd be really,
> really nice if Slimdevices would use something --- ANYTHING
> --- other than UPS for delivery to Canada.
>
> Speaking of good companies, I bought both of my
> Squeezeboxes from Kwartha TV and Radio, and I'm impressed
> with their customer service and shipping (next day courier,
> $CAN 10.00). Any chance of the upgrade being available
> through Kwartha TV and Radio?
>
> - Paul
> paul_colley (AT) mapinfo (DOT) com +1 416 609 7706
>
>
>

kdf
2004-08-04, 10:15
Quoting Phillip Kerman <lists (AT) phillipkerman (DOT) com>:
> Anyway, I am a tad concerned that future improvements in the server will
> eventually phase out the non-graphic version. I mean, putting an effort
> into improved animation when more pressing bugs exist is disappointing.

do not worry. the underlying framework will still support non-graphics and
speaking as one who does contribute code now and again, I'm not planning on
ignoring any of the bugs in the list. any that I can fix, I'll try to fix. I'm
sure this applies to any of the developers/contributors out there.

-kdf

Mike Kozlowski
2004-08-04, 10:59
On Wed, 4 Aug 2004, Phillip Kerman wrote:

> Anyway, I am a tad concerned that future improvements in the server will
> eventually phase out the non-graphic version. I mean, putting an effort
> into improved animation when more pressing bugs exist is disappointing.

That was my initial concern, too -- but considering how well-supported the
ancient SLIMP3 is, I'm relatively hopeful that updates to the Squeezebox
Classic will continue.

--
Mike Kozlowski
http://www.klio.org/mlk/

Jack Coates
2004-08-04, 22:42
> On Wed, 4 Aug 2004, Phillip Kerman wrote:
>
>> Anyway, I am a tad concerned that future improvements in the server will
>> eventually phase out the non-graphic version. I mean, putting an effort
>> into improved animation when more pressing bugs exist is disappointing.
>
> That was my initial concern, too -- but considering how well-supported the
> ancient SLIMP3 is, I'm relatively hopeful that updates to the Squeezebox
> Classic will continue.
>

ancient? I'm feeling hurt over here, is the thing even a year old? I
hesitate to think what you'd call the Marantz SR 6000 it's sitting on top
of (http://www.monkeynoodle.org/comp/chihiro/IMG_0011.JPG).

:-)
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