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    Sluggish performance when XM com port selected & nothing connected

    Been playing around with RR and I noticed that I get really sluggish performance (especially with flash effects) when I enable an XM com port and do not have my XMD1000 connected. The clocks (both the system time and player time) can't count the seconds fast enough to keep time (they actually will skip displaying a second to keep up), flash logo motion is jerky (yes I have the latest and greatest from macromedia/adobe) and song title scrolling is jerky as well.

    Performance returns to normal when I either set the XM com port to zero or physically plug in my XM tuner. Setting the Sirius com port setting without connecting a device does not cause this problem. I'm wondering if this is the cause of the slowdown that others have reported... I've verified the behavior on my carputer and a desktop (athlon xp2800).

    Anyone else seen this happen?

    Oh, and I'm using the 1-15-06 version.
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    Quote Originally Posted by momanz
    Been playing around with RR and I noticed that I get really sluggish performance (especially with flash effects) when I enable an XM com port and do not have my XMD1000 connected. The clocks (both the system time and player time) can't count the seconds fast enough to keep time (they actually will skip displaying a second to keep up), flash logo motion is jerky (yes I have the latest and greatest from macromedia/adobe) and song title scrolling is jerky as well.

    Performance returns to normal when I either set the XM com port to zero or physically plug in my XM tuner. Setting the Sirius com port setting without connecting a device does not cause this problem. I'm wondering if this is the cause of the slowdown that others have reported... I've verified the behavior on my carputer and a desktop (athlon xp2800).

    Anyone else seen this happen?

    Oh, and I'm using the 1-15-06 version.
    I am seeing this happen with the last 2 builds. I am using a mini itx celeron sys running at 2.4ghz and my M10000. I do not know if it is a bug though because if my XM is not connected then I guess I should not have the port selected. I used an .ini file from another install is how this ocurred for me.
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    I have noticed the same thing. I just keep my XM conncected to avoid it--not the most glorious solution, but I figure it makes me take my tuner from one of my vehicles to the other. After all, XM's not free and I might as well use it.

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    DAMN! That explains it. I reloaded my OS yesterday and noticed this sluggishness. THe scrolling song was very sluggish and not smooth at all. I disabled a ton of services thinking that may have something to do with it but it did not help at all. I shut of my PC and connected my XMD1000 and then everything was smooth again. I never put two and two together but I wanted to confirm mine cleared up as well after the XMD1000 was connected.

    My INI did have com 2 selected even without the XMD1000 connected.

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    RR will keep trying to talk to the XM tuner if it's not plugged in.. this is to allow you to hot-plug it in after RR was started. You can either remove the xmport setting or plug the tuner in place to prevent any performance issues.

    The Common sense is to NOT SETUP anything you don't have pluged in.
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