Reviews and Problems with Logitech Squeezebox Duet
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Fails everytime there is a software update.
Stephen Hiller, Amazon
16 April 2012
Summary: I have had this product for 3 years and am finally going to throw in the towel. This product fails every time there is a software update. The receivers fail to sync up often resulting and powering down, resetting and hoping it to work. The reciever will connect sometimes and other times it just hangs. Every year when I tried getting it running for the season it takes several hours looking on the Internet for a fix.
Summary: I bought this about a year ago when it was offered through "GOLD BOX". I love being able to walk around the house with a remote that shows song info and artwork, but this unit only works occasionally. The artwork for about 20-30% of the songs/albums is blank or the wrong artwork. I have to uninstall the software and reinstall it every few weeks or months because it doesn't respond or work.
Summary: I have been using this for wireless music for over 2 years, and have finally had it with this system. The software is terrible and it drops the network all of the time. The duet controller UI is incredibly difficult to navigate (iPhone app is much better). Just stay away -- not worth the headache.
Summary: Purchased this item early this year and honestly it has two working modes; rarely or barely. It actually played music fro my computer (just one room away) for about a week. Spent HOURS on the phone with their tech support trying to get it to do anything! Software updates render the unit completely useless so you have to reset to older versions again, and again, and again. It has since, and only on occasion allowed me to launch Pandora but the reception is awful.
Summary: I have had the Duet for almost 1.5 yrs. I love it when it works, and the concept is great. But, I must have spent at least 15 hours in at least 10 separate instances with their customer support. The trouble is that the connection between the set-top receiver and the controller does not stay on. And it is unclear how to reconnect them. It seems to involves rebooting both, reloading the wireless code (which is awkward because of a dial system interface) among others.
Summary: I received the "new" used product. I called Logitech for help and was informed "it has been out of production a long time". It appears to be made in 2007 according to the box. It also came with packaging missing. I will NOT buy anything from a third party vendor again!!!
Summary: The squeezebox is a good idea and when I first got it I thought it was great. But the constant required software updates for the server software that runs on the computer and the updates that are constantly being pushed down to the squeezebox make the thing stop working all of the time. Then I end up spending an hour or more getting my music working again.
Summary: I have two of these. Bought the first one in December 2009 for our weekend home, where terrestrial radio reception is marginal, but Hi-speed internet is one of our few concessions to the modern age. After some fiddling around with the setup (NOT straightforward), it worked great. Our newly-discovered world of internet radio was so compelling that I bought another one shortly thereafter for our main house. Same fiddling with setup, but once done, it seemed to work well.
Summary: I purchased a Squeezebox 2 years ago. And I raved to friends about it. As a result 4 friends bought it. Too bad the review doesn't stop there. The reality is that when I-Tunes updated their code this past Dec., my Squeezebox stopped working. So I was told to clear the memory and re boot. And I never was able to get Squeezebox Center to recognize my I-Tunes again. I was assured by the Squeezebox "support people" that they would have a fix shortly.
Summary: I bought this and had it for two days before sending back. At first, I thought it was kind of cool. This was until the remote started rebooting or hanging. I had to pull the battery out about 12 times in only two days of ownership. The setup was fairly easy. The remote itself (when working) seemed cool at first. The hanging and rebooting was terrible (with the latest firmware).