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    Charles Stanton
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    SB2 Display scrolling issue?

    Hi -

    I have the SB2 and the 4-4 6.01 maintenance release.

    The SB2 display seems to scroll the 'now playing' song info on its own
    schedule.

    It does scroll but sometimes after 2-3 minutes and then sometimes
    won't scroll at all for many minutes.

    I tried adjusting Player Settings > Display > Scroll Pause (i lowered
    it to 2 seconds).

    Maybe I am missing a setting or something???

    FYI on my experience: As an old tim SliMP3 owner (2001?), I have
    found constant improvement in hardware and software/capabilites and
    SB2 sounds better than ever. No complaints here!

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    NOT a Slim Devices Employee kdf's Avatar
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    SB2 Display scrolling issue?

    Quoting Charles Stanton <shaboyi (AT) gmail (DOT) com>:

    > Hi -
    >
    > I have the SB2 and the 4-4 6.01 maintenance release.
    >
    > The SB2 display seems to scroll the 'now playing' song info on its own
    > schedule.
    >
    > It does scroll but sometimes after 2-3 minutes and then sometimes
    > won't scroll at all for many minutes.
    >
    > I tried adjusting Player Settings > Display > Scroll Pause (i lowered
    > it to 2 seconds).
    >
    > Maybe I am missing a setting or something???


    You probably haven't missed this one, but there is also a setting for
    ScrollPixels, which can be used for smoothing/speed/bandwidth control. The
    scrolling of now playing is still being done by the server (may be possible to
    have SB2 do it client side - MAYBE). As such, I'd suggest looking at your
    signal strengh over time. I've been having no trouble with SB2 until the last
    couple days where I have noticed jumpy scrolling as well. In my case, it is
    clearly a wireless problem as all teh other clients are fine (running
    8002.11B), but the SB2 on 802.11G is sputtering the scroll, and even dropped
    right off (leaving me with no wake-up this morning). My ibook is also being
    randomly dumped from my network. I suspect that I have a new network in the
    neighbourhood. That will make 8 now Getting a bit crowded out there at
    2.4G.

    -kdf

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    Charles Stanton
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    SB2 Display scrolling issue?

    thanks. I have a wired one - so there are not any network issues.
    In anycase, I changed a couple of other settings (increased the
    pixels, used 'full font') and it started working (???).

    I had another question - Is there anyway to get the display to scroll
    Tilte - Artist - Albulm or something else (based on the formatting
    settings in the server)?

    On the wireless, has any thought been given to including 802.11a? i
    install wireless networks and in some locations (nyc) there are over
    20 visible networks and - regardless of signal strength - the channel
    congestion is such that they barely work at all (to that add 2.4 GHz
    phones, microwaves, etc). so we have started installing 802.11a
    networks....and it really solves the problem. Just a thought as the
    congestion in the 2.4 band is only getting worse.....(thus linksys
    recently came out with an a/b/g router and in conjuction with the
    Cisco a/b/g cards, it is a great solution).

    On Apr 5, 2005 1:46 PM, kdf <slim-mail (AT) deane-freeman (DOT) com> wrote:
    > Quoting Charles Stanton <shaboyi (AT) gmail (DOT) com>:
    >
    > > Hi -
    > >
    > > I have the SB2 and the 4-4 6.01 maintenance release.
    > >
    > > The SB2 display seems to scroll the 'now playing' song info on its own
    > > schedule.
    > >
    > > It does scroll but sometimes after 2-3 minutes and then sometimes
    > > won't scroll at all for many minutes.
    > >
    > > I tried adjusting Player Settings > Display > Scroll Pause (i lowered
    > > it to 2 seconds).
    > >
    > > Maybe I am missing a setting or something???

    >
    > You probably haven't missed this one, but there is also a setting for
    > ScrollPixels, which can be used for smoothing/speed/bandwidth control. The
    > scrolling of now playing is still being done by the server (may be possible to
    > have SB2 do it client side - MAYBE). As such, I'd suggest looking at your
    > signal strengh over time. I've been having no trouble with SB2 until the last
    > couple days where I have noticed jumpy scrolling as well. In my case, it is
    > clearly a wireless problem as all teh other clients are fine (running
    > 8002.11B), but the SB2 on 802.11G is sputtering the scroll, and even dropped
    > right off (leaving me with no wake-up this morning). My ibook is also being
    > randomly dumped from my network. I suspect that I have a new network in the
    > neighbourhood. That will make 8 now Getting a bit crowded out there at
    > 2.4G.
    >
    > -kdf
    >

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    NOT a Slim Devices Employee kdf's Avatar
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    SB2 Display scrolling issue?

    Quoting Charles Stanton <shaboyi (AT) gmail (DOT) com>:

    > thanks. I have a wired one - so there are not any network issues.
    > In anycase, I changed a couple of other settings (increased the
    > pixels, used 'full font') and it started working (???).
    >
    > I had another question - Is there anyway to get the display to scroll
    > Tilte - Artist - Albulm or something else (based on the formatting
    > settings in the server)?


    player settings, display. you can choose from a list of titleformats that are
    set in the server settings-formatting.


    >
    > On the wireless, has any thought been given to including 802.11a?


    I'm certain thought has been given. I can't say what those thoughts were

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