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Old 01-07-2007, 10:25 PM   #1
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Ok, I have been all through the forums and wanted to just get the straight answer to a couple questions in one place.

The Facts: I have a Stiletto and (currently) a Soloist (and am adding a FM Transmitter for broadcasting to the rest of my apartment). I like to listen to either Wi-Fi or Satellite all night. I don't usually do any scheduled recording.

The Problem: The Stiletto shuts down after 4 hours. I understand this is because the Soloist is recognized as a car dock.

The Questions: I know from other posts that the 4 hour shut down will hopefully become a user configurable option but is not currently. Will there be a fix for the Soloist so that it will not be identified as a car dock? Or am I just doing something wrong with the Soloist (I had also read that the 4 hour problem was an AC versus DC power problem)? Does the Home Dock/Boombox/Executive System have the same problem? Do any of these options have an FM Transmitter built into them?

I was really intrigued by the Soloist because of the interactivity with the iPod as well and hope to make it work out, but returning it for a better option is not out of the realm of possibilities. Any recommendations on what solution (Soloist w/ FM transmitter/Home Dock/Boombox/Executive System might best fit my needs (continous play, multi-room access) would be greatly appreciated.

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The Questions: I know from other posts that the 4 hour shut down will hopefully become a user configurable option but is not currently. Will there be a fix for the Soloist so that it will not be identified as a car dock? Or am I just doing something wrong with the Soloist (I had also read that the 4 hour problem was an AC versus DC power problem)? Does the Home Dock/Boombox/Executive System have the same problem? Do any of these options have an FM Transmitter built into them?
I don't expect there will be a fix for the Soloist, because I suspect Directed doesn't see it identifying itself as a car dock as being an issue.

Home Docks do not have this issue, but Car Docks do. The Boombox does not have this issue either, though recording with it isn't very good either. Home/Car Docks offer FM Trans. Soloist/Boombox/Executive does not offer the FM Trans.
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The Problem: The Stiletto shuts down after 4 hours. I understand this is because the Soloist is recognized as a car dock.
Never happened to me. Even without battery attached, it still works well for more than 12hrs and never shut off.

I usually leave it on for all night because I record Radio 1's After show on weekends.
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Never happened to me. Even without battery attached, it still works well for more than 12hrs and never shut off.
You have it docked in the Soloist?
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Yeah, couple of other questions....you don't have the battery attached, is that the battery for the soloist or for the stiletto? Do you have diifferent blocks of recording scheduled (ie would a channel change fullfill the requirement of "an action" that would keep the stiletto from going to sleep)?

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You have it docked in the Soloist?
Sorry, I think I mixed up the Soloist with Executive System. I got the latter one in fact.

But I assume when you dock Stiletto in either Home Dock, Soloist, Boombox or Executive System, you don't really need the stiletto battery and it'll still function, because there's the DC plug.

It shouldn't affect the scheduled recordings, I believe.

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Interesting observation as I try to work my way through this issue....last night I tuned into some music via wifi and set up a recording on a different channel, scheduled to begin before the 4 hour turn off period and last 2 hours past the cut off. It seems to have worked! Is it possible that wifi is not affected by the 4 hour limitation? I will run a few more scenarios and report back....anyone else have any info?
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Interesting observation as I try to work my way through this issue....last night I tuned into some music via wifi and set up a recording on a different channel, scheduled to begin before the 4 hour turn off period and last 2 hours past the cut off. It seems to have worked! Is it possible that wifi is not affected by the 4 hour limitation? I will run a few more scenarios and report back....anyone else have any info?
once you dock your stiletto, i doubted there's cut off time, because like I said, mine went all the way through for 12-14 hours and it didn't shut off.
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Interesting observation as I try to work my way through this issue....last night I tuned into some music via wifi and set up a recording on a different channel, scheduled to begin before the 4 hour turn off period and last 2 hours past the cut off. It seems to have worked! Is it possible that wifi is not affected by the 4 hour limitation? I will run a few more scenarios and report back....anyone else have any info?
I have never tested just allowing it to run for more than 4 hours on Wifi, you maybe on to something. I'll test it out myself. That would indeed be a solution for those that have wifi. I'll be interested in reading your results and I'll post mine as well.


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once you dock your stiletto, i doubted there's cut off time, because like I said, mine went all the way through for 12-14 hours and it didn't shut off.
Once again we are talking about being docked in the Soloist.. The Soloist to the Stiletto is a car dock and YES it will cut off after 4 hours of inactivity.
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Hey DAB, as you probably found out, going wireless does not solve the 4 hour problem. I will try to replicate my "success" scenario....maybe what I did was go wireless for 3:45 and then got my 4 hours of sat time before shutoff.

Either way I think the Soloist is going back in favor of a home dock or boombox (the line out jack doesnt function, which I was going to use for an FM transmitter). You think any of the new Altec Lansing series will be Stiletto/iPod compatible?
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Either way I think the Soloist is going back in favor of a home dock or boombox (the line out jack doesnt function, which I was going to use for an FM transmitter). You think any of the new Altec Lansing series will be Stiletto/iPod compatible?
The Soloist is just not a good option for easy recording. I think you'll be alot more happy with the home dock.

I was excited to hear about Altec Lansing making some products for Sirius. Not exactly sure what equipment they will be supporting at this point, but I assume it will be those tuners that all use the universal connector. Hopefully that includes the Stiletto.
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I have never tested just allowing it to run for more than 4 hours on Wifi, you maybe on to something. I'll test it out myself. That would indeed be a solution for those that have wifi. I'll be interested in reading your results and I'll post mine as well.
I know this doesn't quite fit the profile here, but I've run the Stiletto in the universal boom box (not the stiletto specific boom box) for more than 4 hours without touching it in both wifi and satellite mode.

Of course, for the Stiletto to fit into the universal boom box, I have to take the battery out. Then I've run it overnight on both wifi and sat mode and it never shut itself off. I actually wish it did turn off with some sort of sleep timer. I like being able to listen to the Spa channel as some background noise before I go to sleep. But since the Stiletto wasn't really designed for the universal boom box, it probably doesn't work as expected.
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