Originally Posted by Kal Rubinson
You are welcome, Emily Litella.
Please take this a constructive comment. Before you get all hot and bothered on this dedicated thread about SB here on AVS, consult the mothership at the SlimDevices forums and see what the real experts are saying.
Well...take this as constructive as well Kal; I know you are of Stereophile, and the 6-figure system and all...but I don't know how long you've been an SB
user. I have been for about 5-6 years now...which means I've been through v2, v3/Classic, Duet, and now Touch.
If I'm "reactionary", maybe it's because us long-term users know it has ALWAYS done this. I've hung in there, and I've earned the right to criticize the one I love; and, after 5+ years of occasional frustration, I'm allowed to vent. SB has ALWAYS had a tenuous relationship with Rhapsody. And yes, I'm savvy enough to know that it may, or maybe even usually, has to do with a change on Rhapsody's
end...but IMO, that's irrelevant.
Streaming devices are rated on their synergy
with their streaming partners; would you call a device that streamed Netflix a good Netflix streamer, if every time Netflix made a change, it took that device's firmware a week and a patch to start working? I know I wouldn't.
SB and I are back on track, but like I said...once you've dealt with 5 years of Rhapsody outages, then you can tell me to calm down; in all due respect.