I just got my new Slacker G2 Portable Player…

DAB

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Okay....I loaded my stations and have to say I dig this thing! I'm in the office with it hooked up to my Bose wave radio and it sounds great! In the car, through the aux input, it also sounded fantastic.

I did some basic channel creation, but see so many possibilities. I can't wait to get home tonight and create some very cool stations.

There are a few minor things....such as being able to create playlists but not being able to name them (probably a softward fix at some point) and not being able to start a song over unless it is in your library (then again, you can't do that on radio either, except for some XM/Sirius models).

I hope this takes off...so many possibilities!

Hey SRR, I am glad you got everything all setup. It is a nifty little device for sure. Customizing channels takes a bit of getting use too. I did try the playlist thing and you are right about that issue. Hopefully it will be addressed. Everything I read over on the Slacker forum pretty much indicates right now they just trying to get the music service running stable and that is where all their focus is now.

The SQ blows me away, I mean I hear stuff in the music that on Sat Radio just isn't there. This ACC Plus codec does a great job and they say on the device itself is it only 40kbps. AMAZING!

When you get some killer customized channels established go to the sharing thread and share them. I love checking out other peoples custom channels.
 

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Hey SRR, I am glad you got everything all setup. It is a nifty little device for sure. Customizing channels takes a bit of getting use too. I did try the playlist thing and you are right about that issue. Hopefully it will be addressed. Everything I read over on the Slacker forum pretty much indicates right now they just trying to get the music service running stable and that is where all their focus is now.

The SQ blows me away, I mean I hear stuff in the music that on Sat Radio just isn't there. This ACC Plus codec does a great job and they say on the device itself is it only 40kbps. AMAZING!

When you get some killer customized channels established go to the sharing thread and share them. I love checking out other peoples custom channels.

Well DAB, as luck would have it my G2's home button went bad (honestly; even BB attested to it) and I took the opportunity to upgrade to the 40 channel G2.
 

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Well DAB, as luck would have it my G2's home button went bad (honestly; even BB attested to it) and I took the opportunity to upgrade to the 40 channel G2.

Did they have the 40 channel G2 in stock at BB? Because I was initially going to get that, but they only had the 25 channel. I still have time to exchange mine and I may do that. I am totally hooked on this thing.

Sucks that your home button went bad! But you do get all the album art right... hehehe
 

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Did they have the 40 channel G2 in stock at BB? Because I was initially going to get that, but they only had the 25 channel. I still have time to exchange mine and I may do that. I am totally hooked on this thing.

Sucks that your home button went bad! But you do get all the album art right... hehehe

They did NOT have the 40 channel in stock but they ordered for me off the BB website. Should be here by Wednesday.

I had two people helping me that had no idea what a "Slacker" was. By the end of my enthusiastic pitch both said they were going to buy one.

I miss my G2!:bigcry:
 

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Yep SatelliteRadioRules, I'm a Mac guy too... my G2 is all WiFi...

Slacker does have a Southern Rock station already... you might try fine-tuning that, or use it as a base for your own if you want to tweak it more than it will let you otherwise. :)
 

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does slacker get refreshed with new music (i.e. new releases) often. sirius xm does a good job at getting new music out before it is released. i often hear new music from an artist I like on sirius before it is on itunes.

Also, for those of you who have gotten slacker will it replace your sirius xm or share time?
 

DAB

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They did NOT have the 40 channel in stock but they ordered for me off the BB website. Should be here by Wednesday.
I miss my G2!:bigcry:

Maybe that is what I sould do. I am finding that I am enjoying messing with these channels and the more channels the better. Though honestly I'd probably be okay with just the 25, but what the heck!

I can imagine missing it a great deal and to think initially I was not sure if I was even going to keep mine. LOL

does slacker get refreshed with new music (i.e. new releases) often. sirius xm does a good job at getting new music out before it is released. i often hear new music from an artist I like on sirius before it is on itunes.

Also, for those of you who have gotten slacker will it replace your sirius xm or share time?

Yes if you have a channel that provides new music as they add them they will be downloaded to the Slacker G2. I've heard several new songs, but then I've not been listening to sat radio so much as of late, but probably because of the newness of the G2.

I don't see the Slacker at this point totally replacing sat radio for me. But it is great to know if the channel shake up coming in the next couple of weeks isn't to my liking I have a very good alternative. But you know the live sports, news, weather, talk and entertainment isn't available on Slacker (at least not yet). Now if you have no interest in anything but music, then Slacker could easily take the place of sat radio.
 

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Maybe that is what I sould do. I am finding that I am enjoying messing with these channels and the more channels the better. Though honestly I'd probably be okay with just the 25, but what the heck!

I can imagine missing it a great deal and to think initially I was not sure if I was even going to keep mine. LOL

I never know people could create stations and share them with other Slackers. I looked at the existing stations and figured 25 channels would be enough. Now I see all the cool stations others have concocted and figured I'd better get the 40 channel model.

Did you know Slacker added a "request" feature. You make your request through the player and within 5-10 songs your request is played. I can't wait for the DJ feature to get into full swing.

DAB, you must be impressed by Slacker...nice avatar!
 
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Does the G2 have armbands available on the market ? If so maybe a link would be nice so I could see what they look like. I'd like to get a G2 later in the year, but only if armbands are available. Also you can refresh music via usb connection, right ?
 

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The slacker sounds great but, I'm hooked on my ibiza rhapsody. The ibiza rhapsody is awesome and allows a few features you can't get on the slacker. Anyone considering the slacker should check into this before purchasing.
 
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I'm familiar with Rhapsody already, and know the ibiza is a wifi enabled device so you can stream Rhap channels. I'm going to pass on that suggestion though not interested in Rhapsody. Maybe start a Rhap thread if you want to discuss it more. I think folks would want to keep this thread on topic with the G2/slacker.
 

jmcmahan

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Thanks for your suggestion maybe, I'll do that. Like I said the Slacker does sound like a great devise. Just adding my thoughts about a comparable player. I've noticed others offering other suggestions comparable to slacker such as pandora in earlier posts so, I didn't think I was out of line.
 

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The slacker sounds great but, I'm hooked on my ibiza rhapsody. The ibiza rhapsody is awesome and allows a few features you can't get on the slacker. Anyone considering the slacker should check into this before purchasing.

I'll start a thread for the Rhapsody Ibiza, so we can keep this one on track.
 

DAB

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Does the G2 have armbands available on the market ? If so maybe a link would be nice so I could see what they look like. I'd like to get a G2 later in the year, but only if armbands are available. Also you can refresh music via usb connection, right ?

The Slacker store ships very quickly. Here is a picture of the armband to save those a trip to the store. Though you'll have to go there to purchase it.

By the way you can indeed refresh music via usb with an internet connected computer. You need to download the following software.

G2:
http://www.slacker.com/dwls/slacker.station.refresher.exe

G1:
http://www.slacker.com/dwls/slacker.jukebox.setup.exe


Picture of the G2 Armband
http://www.cenlacdc.org/d/slacker armband.jpg