I was thinking of getting a Stiletto to use as a portable and in a car. Are they ok as far as picking up? I know the line of sight and walking under objects. I also could care less about recording stuff. Recommendations?
Having owned the SL2 and using Wifi a great deal I think the SL2 is the best radio out there today. But with that said, I have also tested out the XMp3 and other than the Wifi which it doesn't have, it is superior to the SL2 in almost every way. The good part is that the graphics in terms of channel icons and backgrounds are always kept up to date. The recording has no major issues. So, unless you just want a Sirius tuner and wifi then the SL2 is the way to go. If you can deal with XM since the music channels are practically the same now and Wifi is not important, then the XMp3 would be my clear choice.
What makes it superior? Hopefully, if it is a better device then SIRIUSXM will be making this for the Sirius side too.
I always enjoyed my SL2, but the fact is that many including myself couldn't really make use of all the memory because of the memory issues of losing recorded content. I was never personally that bothered by it because I just cut my memory use down to about half and so there was never a problem. But Sirius poor support and even now weeks later and still no channel icon and wallpaper update and who knows they may not do it for months. I just look at the SL2 as a device you settle for what you get where as the XMp3 is a device that actually almost takes care of itself, though in all fairness there are a few bugs with it, but nothing major like the SL2.
I thought for sure somewhere in that you would have brought up the issue of the playlists.
The biggest bug I have heard with the XMP3 is battery life and occassional resets which do cause you to lost recorded content and schedules. The real question is now that Sirius XM is one big company ... will the XMP3 be supported in the same model as the SL2 or as the Inno? If its like the SL2 there may not be a quick fix for these issues.
Is the memory issue a problem with ALL SL2's, including the ones currently in stores, or was the problem limited to the initial radios that first hit the stores when it was brand new?
I have no idea to be honest with you. But it seems I remember newer buyers also having this problem.
I have always believed that most of the memory issues on the SL2 was related to the ZAP/OS. They just never got it fined tune enough to make it all work together properly. If my conclusions are correct this would mean that regardless of when you bought it that it would likely have this problem.
Honestly I did buy mine when they first came out. So, unless someone that bought one recently can chime in and state they do not have this problem, I will continue to think as I do about the ZAP/OS firmware.