Superfan Roundtable on Howard 101 discussed this topic last week. They said only 1 radio by end of this year and early 2009 for the new "interoperable" radio's. Apparently "interoperable" means the radio can be configured to use both Sirius and XM repeaters as well as satellites. Later during 2010 they should have everything fully integrated.
If anybody knows any further information perhaps you would know the difference between "interoperable" and "fully integrated". I can't seem to remember to that specific of a detail.
With Christmas just around the corner, I would of thought that there would be new radio's by now.
Perfect timing for this thread. After surviving the S50 and loving the Stilletto 100 ("SL100") since its inception, my Stilletto 100 is near to DOA (only one earpeice works on headphones, my battery backing is separating from its case, etc.) but I've been hanging in there and not doing the BB Warranty exchange hoping for new hardware that I could adopt for the long haul, and to avoid the SL2 issues. I've searched everywhere and it looks like no new recording player is on the six month horizon so here goes. Questions;
1. Will I definitely have memory problems with an SL2?
2. I guess I need new car/home docks? I see Taylor has a Soloist SL2 adaptor for my first generation Soloist (which I currently use to listen at work); is there an adaptor for the SL100 generation boom box?
3. Anything else I should know about adopting the SL2 at this point?
Great new forum; glad I found it. Thanks all, and wish me luck.
1. I don't have memory problems. I've had a few times where I've missed recordings and it coincided often with channel updates. Sometimes I need to just take out the battery because the Satellite time and the Stiletto time aren't in sync, causing my unit to not go to the channel.
3. The Stiletto 2 kicks ass IMO. It's solid. I had a few bugs when the merger was changing up the backend of the channel updates and stuff, but haven't had any as of late.
Unlikely. It will be a PnP box. True portable + interoperable would be later (if ever).
PNP with song recording, programmed recording and of course song/artist seek, replay features, sleep timer. The should do a color display and a non-color display for pricing reasons. I'd get the colored one cause I love the color display. Yeah, I'd be there.
I am just going by a quote from Mel about the radio. He said it would not be portable.
I'm not saying that you're lying, I haven't read anything much about these new interoperable radios that are coming out soon. The PnP would probably not be hard to make, XM had there first portable units out first and it took a couple of years later for Sirius to make one finally. So it will probably be the same thing all over again.
But if they make the lineups almost 100% identical, the demand for a interop will be almost 0. Why spend the R&D developing it? If you wanted the sports, just get the BestOf package.