Fort Lauderdale, FL
reply to XANAVirus
Re: No Thanks, No Way
said by XANAVirus:I have an Acoustic Research ARIR200 Infinite Radio that streams a bunch of music and scanner streams off the Internet. I used to be able to store up to 6 preset stations via their online web portal. Said web portal went belly up a few months ago and they have no intention of seeking a replacement, so the presets currently in the radio are stuck in there forever and ever.
...What if the server goes down, then no one can configure their remotes and they'd be useless until it comes back (and, what if it never did - although that's a little unlikely).
So it's not unlikely. In fact, relying on ANY "cloud" service for an extended period is akin to living on borrowed time, flaky business models and the Next Big Thing being what they are.
Streaming police & fire public safety online scanners
I have a Harmony Link remote and if Logitech's cloud ever goes down this device is useless. The nice thing when it does work is that harmony tech support is pretty fast in adding whatever features that may be missing into your account. For instance they setup my zone2 to work for my receiver. But of course the problem is if the cloud goes away I have a useless device.
I don't think the average user would care or even know if their router was connected into the cloud. Look at all of the routers out there installed by companies that still have WEP setup for wireless.
I also bet if people had any idea what QOS is and if it was a benefit to them, they might actually use it. But that's probably where people start to learn about other firmwares to try to fix their issues.