New model of SL2? (What is going on?)

Kryptonite

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I had to return a bricked SL2 today for a replacement SL2.

Before, if I wanted to listen through satellite, I HAD to use the antenna headphones.

Imagine my surprise when I got home and found out I could now listen through satellite mode while wearing regular, ordinary headphones.


AND...the headphone plug appears to be a tighter fit than my old SL2.



Did they make technical changes in the SL2? WTF is going on? It's not a bad thing, but I am :)

(Of course I lost saved recordings that I'll never be able to replace, but whatever...I probably wasn't going to listen to them anyway...)
 

DAB

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Maybe your other one was just screwed up from the beginning! :p I had pretty good luck with reception on my SL2 even without the headphone/antenna in a non repeater area.
 

SSF

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Awesome! I love it when I'm in areas that don't need the antenna headset (though I really don't mind the headset). Next time you turn on your SL2 go into Settings and see if your picking up a satellite or terrestrial feed. Purely out of curiosity.
 

HecticArt

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You might also check you ZAP and OS numbers. If they updated the units they might have updated the ZAP and OS too.
 

IdRatherBeSkiing

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I think they changed manufacturers a while back. Perhaps this is just made by a different manufacturer who interpreted the specs slightly differently.

Does it have logos?
 

Kryptonite

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My info:

ZAP: 2.0.4.64538r
OS: 2.0.3.54429
Baseband: 00.14.94
Boot loader: 54429


Online, it seems to have all the proper logos. It does say channel 81 is Cinemagic. I know there's a dog logo (NOT the full SIRIUS logo) for SiriusXM Stars Too.

In Satellite Mode, it has the Sirius logo for all the Jazz channels except 75 and 77 , ESPN Deportes, Escape, Deep Tracks, Boneyard, The Loft, 90's on 9, channels 208 and 210-220, 152, 155, 156, Laugh USA, 110, 140, 113, 117, 123, 127, 194.

The following is what I have blocked: All pop channels except for 9, 12, and Escape. 17, 22, 23, 26, 27, 32, all Dance/Electronic, all Hip-Hop/R&B, all Country, all Christian, all Classical, all Latin/World, 96-98, 102, 108, 109, 111, 92, 94, 95, 131, 134, 135, 137, 141, 145, 106, all Family/Health, 160, 138, 148, 150, 184, all BOXM except the NHL talk and PbP channels.