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Old 01-21-2008, 06:06 PM   #1
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DAMN the menu changes are slow. I still have a working S50 and its like night and day.
The s50 zips thru menus fast...the SL2 is slow with EVERYTHING...channel changing, going to satellite, internet, library.
Everything is just so damn slow.
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Old 01-21-2008, 06:27 PM   #2
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I hear ya... I have the same issue. I hate showing it off to co-workers or friends and it will take forever to go into my library, switching from library to Sat. or switching sat channels. They laugh and say, "How much did you pay for that??? My Ipod or Sansa dosent do that, I would bring it back to the store..."

Sometimes, I feel more embarrased than proud of my SL2....

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Old 01-21-2008, 08:15 PM   #3
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The sad news is the bigger the microSD card, the slower and more sluggish it gets. It is so slow there are times when I will go into artist and hit that artist and it will tell me there is no content, yet if I back out and then hit it again, all the albums will be listed. Yeah it is that slow!

It does get a bit frustrating at times, but I do still enjoy it.
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I find that after the first time into the menus they can be a bit quicker.
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The problem is, if they speed up the processor so the menus won't be sluggish, the battery life will tank. one of the technological hurdles of portable sat rad.
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The problem is, if they speed up the processor so the menus won't be sluggish, the battery life will tank. one of the technological hurdles of portable sat rad.
No doubt about it, what you say is true. This is why all electronics walk a fine line with processores vs battery life. Sometimes you just have to deal with a bit of sluggishness in order to get that 5 hours of battery life via Sat Mode.

I am a pretty patient guy, so this doesn't bother me nearly as much as the poor MP3/WMA implementation. That they can do something about, but will they?
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Battery life IS really good on the SL2. But I still with the UI was quicker. or give us the option to "dumb down" the graphics in exchange for speed.
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Seems to me they could include an extra processor which would be powered off in SAT mode but can be powered on in Library mode to give menus in the Library more ooomph since Library doesn't take as much battery power.
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I have had an SL2 for about 2 weeks now and man do I miss my 100. Besides the slow UI it just feels a lot more glitchy than the 100 did.
Going from the S-50 to the Stiletto was awesome but going from the 100 to the SL2 has me nervous...like S-50 days nervous.
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I'll take slow menus for better battery life. The batteries for the 100 drained like a rain gutter.
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it's strange, sometimes the UI feels nice and responsive, and then the next time I use it there is a second wait time.
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it's strange, sometimes the UI feels nice and responsive, and then the next time I use it there is a second wait time.

I think it does some things in the background probably to speed start up particularly. If the background task has not completed, the menus wait giving them appearance of extreme sluggishness in some situations. For example, when I power on, if I go to Settings/Device it takes a long time to display. Next time, very quick.

This probably is a trade off for battery life. There certainly are more chips in this unit than the SL100 (microSD card support, WiFi g, etc.). The power has to come from somewhere. I find I am used to the sluggishness particularly once I realize the pattern.
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I have had an SL2 for about 2 weeks now and man do I miss my 100. Besides the slow UI it just feels a lot more glitchy than the 100 did.
Going from the S-50 to the Stiletto was awesome but going from the 100 to the SL2 has me nervous...like S-50 days nervous.
I've got to disagree. I found the SL100 much more glitchy than the SL2. It's not perfect but a few firmware updates should address most of the issues.
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I've got to disagree. I found the SL100 much more glitchy than the SL2. It's not perfect but a few firmware updates should address most of the issues.
I agree that the S100 was more buggy. Every day I had a lock up. Now the only time I have them is when I delete a recording from the Library when it's recording. But, I've smartened up and learned not to do that anymore.

Good luck on the firmware updates. If the S100 is any indicator I have the feeling we've seen the last of them.
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I agree that the S100 was more buggy. Every day I had a lock up. Now the only time I have them is when I delete a recording from the Library when it's recording. But, I've smartened up and learned not to do that anymore.
My experiences have been exactly the opposite. In just over a year of daily S100 recordings, I had exactly ONE problem - and I'm pretty sure that was a heat related shutdown (the day before I turned my home AC on).

In just the past month, I've already had a number of the (well documented here) recording problems with my SL2.
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