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    Senior Member Ikabob's Avatar
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    I now need some advice...SB3 vs. SBtouch?

    I recently purchased the SB3 and I still have 7 days of my 30 day return policy left. I really do like the SB3 and it works very well with my stereo. Now that the Touch is available I am tempted to return the SB3 in exchange for the Touch. I do like the extra features (card slot,USB port,). The touch features don't seem to be that important to me because I use the remote for the stereo control...or ipeng on my itouch(btw...will the touch be compatable with itouch ipeng?). Anyhow, I could return the SB3. I do have concerns for growing pains for a new product like the touch....bugs,etc. So, question: Should I exchange the SB3 for the new Touch...I do not need 2 boxes so, keeping both is out of the question. Any advice??? Thank you! I only have a few days for the decision. I love the Squeeze system! Oh...one more concern...since they are phasing out the SB3 will they still repair and service it after the warranty is over?

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    I can't answer your question, but I can confess that I originally thought that I needed only ONE player. Within one year, I'm now using 2 booms, 1 SB3, 1 SBR, and 1 transporter. All controlled from my iphone with iPeng.

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    Senior Member Ikabob's Avatar
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    thanks...yes, I understand how that can happen!

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    The Touch is not due to ship until end of November ... so you would be without a Squeezebox for a long time.
    I'd say stick with what you have and by the time December comes around you will probably want another one.
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    The sb3 is a solid product due to it's maturity. The touch isn't even shipping yet.

    My advice would be to stick with the sb3. You seem to be tending that way anyway - follow your instincts.

    Since it is being discontinued, it may become a sought after device and become valuable :-)...especially if the touch has growing pains.
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    Current library stats: 40,810 songs, 3,153 albums, 582 artists.
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    I can't speak for the touch once it's released (it hasn't happened yet), but so far, even in beta, the touch is impressivly stable. If there was any concern about a jive-based player, i think it's safe to say the major kinks have already been worked out.

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    Older SD products hold on to their value very well. If you eBay it, you'll get almost what you paid for it.

    "A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush." The Touch isn't released yet. There's a proposed date (I read early December, not late November) but this is a big release - things may happen between now and then to delay the date.
    Current: SB2, Boom (PQP3 - late beta, PQP1 - early beta), SBC (early beta), Squeezebox Radio (PB1 - early beta), Squeezebox Touch (late beta)
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    I now need some advice...SB3 vs. SBtouch?

    Ikabob wrote:
    > I do have concerns for growing pains for a new
    > product like the touch....bugs,etc. So, question: Should I exchange the
    > SB3 for the new Touch...I do not need 2 boxes so, keeping both is out of
    > the question. Any advice??? Thank you! I only have a few days for the
    > decision. I love the Squeeze system!


    IMHO, no. Keep the SBC and buy a Touch when it comes out.

    The Touch has been announced for December sales. You are not supposed to
    be able to buy one today. While the beta testing is fun, and it works
    mostly, concern of "bugs, etc." is well founded today. That is what the
    developers will be doing between today and December.

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    Senior Member Ikabob's Avatar
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    Thanks to all those who chimed in with some advice. I do think I will keep my SB3. I really like it and it functions very well! A bird in the hand ...yes. I just want to be assured that after 2 years , if needed, I would be able to get it serviced for a fee, of course. So, and yes, I may get a touch in the future. We run out of music in the basement where I workout...I have a stereo down there....but no internet stations. So, I am very happy with what I have! Thank you.

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    I am second guessing myself now. I am seriously thinking about sending the SB3 back while I can and getting the Touch (it sounds so good)....any more advice is appreciated. Thanks. (I have about 7 days to do something)

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