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I used my mp3 tech yesterday for the first time, I found the receiver to best less responsive then I would have hoped. There was a lag from when I pushed the button to when it started. I know I must be doing something wrong. I had the receiver to left of me and behind my backdrop. It was next to my wireless mike receiver. I was using the short antennae, but I was never more than 6 feet away. I am sure I was doing something wrong, can anyone give me some pointers. Thanks.
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Hey Paul

I would contact Kerry. When you say lag time 1/2 sec. longer??

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Hey Ken,
It might have been a little more than thta, but not sure. Does the receiver have to be in site? Should I use the longer antennae?
I'm going to play with it some more todaay and see what I can firgure out.
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No it does not have to be insight. But it would take maybe 1/2sec for a track to start. Your tracks don't by chance have a blank space on the front of the track do they?? I don't have the longer antenna and my works fine. Mine is usually about 20 feet away.

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Maybe it was 1/2 second. Hmmm, I'll play with it some more and see.
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When you hit your remote that light on the front should start blinking.

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The front of the remote?
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Hey Ken,
Thank you so much for your help. As it happens, I was not holding the remote long enough, thanks for the tip about the flashing light. Like I said, it was probably something I was doing. It works great, and I can't wait to use it again! If you are ever in Saint Paul, MN, let me know and I'll buy you dinner!
Thanks again,
Paul
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Yes you have to hold the remote down just a bit longer. Glad it is working out.

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The Mp3Tech has a 1/2 second delay because it has a signal confirmation system with rolling codes. That prevents stray RF signals from triggering the MP3Tech.

Its a security feature.
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Paul,

I find to have the same issue as well. It's not like a TV remote (for ex.) that you just press the channel button and it immediately moves a channel. You have to keep your finger on it for a second or two, and also with that, the 'feel' of pressing the button is a bit dim/unclear.

Simcha
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I too had to get use to the delay, especially as I have used an icue2 the last severa years and it is much faster on the reaction time. For example, you can switch to the next song on the icue and hit play and it starts immediately - with the mp3tech there is a definite lag as it cues to the next song. It just takes some getting used to!
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I don't have one of these, but it seems to me like the slight delay would be a good thing. I can't count how many times I have been giving a PowerPoint presentation using a similar remote, only to have more than one slide advance. It's not a big deal in a business meeting, but it could spell disaster in a show.
Things are more like they are today than they've ever been before...
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I make sure each time I press button pretty hard and say 1001 to myself to make sure I hold the button down long enough.

That maybe overkill? But it works for me.

And my MP3Tech has worked perfect each and every time.
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It looks like most of you have ironed out your issues. I just want to jump in with a quick tip that you may find useful.

I had one particular file that seemed to take longer to load and play than it should have. There was no blank space up front and it played just fine on the computer. I saw the light on the MP3 Tech blinking... It just took forever to load.

It turns out that the music management software I was using embedded album art into my MP3 file. This made the file bigger and consequently the MP3 Tech took longer loading it.

The solution was simple. Import into Audacity and re-export at MP3. The album art was stripped and the music played responsively.

I don't know if anyone else has run into this, but if your MP3's have Album Art embedded (hint, if you bought them from Amazon they do) then you might want to try this.
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