This pending announcement is like waiting for a SD update.
Thank you all for your comments about StreetDeck and Mp3car. We really appreciate the feedback from our customers and our community to help guide the direction of our company and the products that we offer. Some of your comments are not positive but it is important for us to get this feedback from our users and community so we can know how to improve our products, processes and procedures.
Many of you have expressed concerns about the future of StreetDeck. We have not given up on StreetDeck. We continue to sell and promote StreetDeck as well as invest a substantial amount of resources to support StreetDeck’s growth and expansion. Not all of these investments and status reports are public for many reasons.
We are going home to our families for the weekend but Mp3car along with the god_of_CPU will have more news for you next week about the continued growth, progress, and support of our StreetDeck software.
Cool, it's back. Now I'll put this where it was supposed to go.....my opinion.
I have tried CF, and I would keep SD, unsupported, before I would consider changing. Tried embedding mappoint into CF and startup would take forever. Thought the computer froze up several times.
After installing a 256mb video card to use the visualiation background, and then a full reformat (3rd and FINAL time trying to run Vista on anything), reload, and a direct upgrade to current version from the CD version, and SD hasn't even hiccupped. Then recently installed an Imon Ultrabay, programmed it with Streetdeck (super easy to do), and the system now runs, looks, and performs better than I imagined it could.
Maybe they are offering CF in order to keep their SD programmers egos in check, or just to get a larger customer base (I know CF has been signing up sellers), but to give up on SD would be an extreme mistake. Can't see it happening.
Although, I have seen some silly things and attitudes coming out of this company, so who knows. Maybe SD is being taken by someone else? That might not be a bad thing. More resources, better support, less liability to the whole company. Anyway, we could speculate, but there is one thing for sure......if they were to drop SD, just drop it, someone else would buy the rights and continue. Again, not too bad an idea.
SD is too far ahead of any competitor not to continue, IMHO. The only difference I see between CF and RR is you have to pay for one of them.
My opinion is my own.
Keep us updated. I want to buy this software if I know it will be supported. It is far and away the best one I have tested. Good luck and have a great weekend MP3Car staff!
I'd like to see some of these resources, or at least the fruit of these resources, such as the release of HD radio for SD, the release of a working bluetooth phone effort for SD, etc...
I'll continue waiting, and when people ask, I will continue to non-recommend SD, at least until things change.
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Well, what I got out of it is yes, they will continue with streetdeck. Everything else is just "business as usual". But it does go to show how if a product is good, but service and support is bad, people won't like it. Bet growth would have been exponentional, even if the product was EXACTLY THE SAME as it is now, if they would have just hired someone to do nothing more than apeaze people (Yes, we will get right on that!). Made enough extra to hire new programmers, and been well on their way to "Microsoft" success. But try and TELL Them that? You better have your cross and nails ready.
I gave up waiting for HD radio. Just tell people my car has everything, including cable TV and showtime, but doesn't have am/fm radio. Makes them laugh, so it's all good.
My opinion is my own.
I don't mean to be rude but this response posted by Fiberoptic was not only comical it was dismissive.
Your response was even worse than the final episode of the Sopranos
Honestly it would have been more amusing and helpfull if you just posted...
"Statement from StreetDeck Commning soon"
"or started your post with the words WE ARE SORRY
"or even started your post with a "Knock, Knock" joke.
"Lets see Knock Knock"
Apparently not StreetDeck
Most importantly, there weren't any comments addressing the lack of response to support inquiries for the past six weeks...which is why this thread was started in the first place. I still think something's afoot.
Looks like we're waiting again...'til next week.