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Potpourri / Re: Walmart Plus
« Last post by renegade600 on October 09, 2020, 03:42:03 pm »
just to update.  been using scan and go for a couple of weeks now.   No real problems.  a couple of times it did not work but for the most part it worked great. 

I really like it, except when well-meaning customers think I am stealing.   the other day, I went to the self-checkout to finish the checkout process, scanned the code on the terminal and started to walk out the door.  only took a couple of seconds.  Heard another customer behind me say something to the walmart associate watching the self-checkouts  about me not scanning the items in the bag, so I walked faster out the door  :-)   so much fun.  The associate knew what I was doing so nobody chased me. 

I have been saying that I was not going to subscribe when the free trial is up but I might after all.   Got six days left in my free trial to decide.   I really like the convenience of scan and go, and the nickel off per gallon for gas (only got three pennies off per gallon at krogers).    I started using a Murphy gas station in another town to fill up.  I really want to see where walmart is going with the plus.   
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Echo Technical Support / Re: Amazon Echo devices bandwidth usage
« Last post by renegade600 on October 07, 2020, 10:47:03 am »
I realize this discussion is years old at this point, but I'd like to point out they weren't crazy it's an issue I'm having as well. It's been pretty steady at 290-300 Mbps, both upload and download.

https://imgur.com/gallery/1rJZMcX

you are confused.  what you posted is the internet connection speed, what they are talking about is data usage. 
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Echo Technical Support / Re: Alexa stopped recognizing my saying "enter"
« Last post by renegade600 on October 07, 2020, 10:42:15 am »
Sigh. Why am I always the only one to have problems like this?

it is not just you, just that there are no real answers.  Look like you tried all that you can do.   Over the past few months I have had similar issues.  sometimes it goes away on its own and sometimes it don't.  all I could do is to either rename or try to rephrase when I can. 

just a bit of brainstorming...Do you have something new in the room like a fan, something wifi/bluetooth/other electronic signals, or something that might be making different sounds that could interfere with sound waves?   did you move the plus, maybe too close to a wall where a microphone might be blocked.   when you give commands, are you facing or back towards the plus?   
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Echo Technical Support / Re: Amazon Echo devices bandwidth usage
« Last post by Sleipnir989 on October 06, 2020, 08:01:34 pm »
I realize this discussion is years old at this point, but I'd like to point out they weren't crazy it's an issue I'm having as well. It's been pretty steady at 290-300 Mbps, both upload and download.

https://imgur.com/gallery/1rJZMcX
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Echo Technical Support / Re: Alexa stopped recognizing my saying "enter"
« Last post by SchmyeBubbula on October 06, 2020, 06:35:29 pm »
Sigh. Why am I always the only one to have problems like this?
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Stereo pair of Echos or one Studio?
« Last post by thrilljunkieuk on October 06, 2020, 09:59:12 am »
I had the same decision a few months ago. I ordered a Studio but was a bit disappointed with the unit (I was using the optical in for surround sound but was so buggy and not as good as a full surround sound system).
I returned the Studio and got a pair of 3rd Gen Echo's which I have not regretted at all. Love the sound quality of these units and joined as a stereo pair they sound fantastic.
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Echo Technical Support / Re: Playing my CDs
« Last post by nuraman00 on October 05, 2020, 06:45:50 am »
I was able to use Air Play in iTunes to stream music to my AVR ("Home Theater").

Can I take this one step further?

Can I tell Alexa to play a CD (that's already inserted) and Air Play it to my "Home Theater"?

What about telling Alexa to play a playlist from my iTunes, consisting of digital files, to my "Home Theater", using Airplay (not Bluetooth)?

I don't think Alexa knows about my computer yet.

It also doesn't know about receiver, I am working on that.  I can link my receiver to Alexa from the Heos app.  I'll do that sometime.
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Stereo pair of Echos or one Studio?
« Last post by mlazenby on October 01, 2020, 06:23:05 pm »
Anyone actually compared the sound of paired gen3 echos to a Studio? I'm leaning to the Studio as the simpler solution.
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Stereo pair of Echos or one Studio?
« Last post by renegade600 on October 01, 2020, 03:43:48 pm »
no true stereo, you will still have to pair it with another.   should be able to pair it with a home theater but a dot can do that :-)

check out the page on amazon.  It gives most of the features and specs.

https://www.amazon.com/Echo-Studio/dp/B07G9Y3ZMC
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Stereo pair of Echos or one Studio?
« Last post by mlazenby on October 01, 2020, 12:40:41 pm »
I was thinking two Echo gen 3's. For coverage I am planning to get some dots, this is just about my main listening space. Do you get "true stereo" from a Studio?
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