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Unread postby Jake99 » Wed Feb 04, 2015 2:31 pm

Hi,

I'm wondering if the sensitivity of those touch buttons could be adjustable (by software)

edit:They are not adjustable :-(

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Re: touch buttons

Unread postby Tommybear1979 » Wed Feb 04, 2015 6:15 pm

I'm having problems as well. Button on the left responds pretty good, but how furter I go to the right the less sensitive the buttons get. The right most button I need to press pretty hard. From Niels I have understood that he has the same experience. Please could all who experience this reply in this thread? Could be useful for motivating Speidel to solve this
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Re: touch buttons

Unread postby Tommybear1979 » Fri Feb 13, 2015 2:16 pm

I have been in contact with Irina from Speidel. I will send my unit back for repair.
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Re: touch buttons

Unread postby Wezzel » Fri Feb 13, 2015 2:47 pm

Mine works fine but I do need to push the the right hand button slightly harder than the others

It's not enough of a problem to change it though.
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Re: touch buttons

Unread postby Tommybear1979 » Fri Feb 13, 2015 2:49 pm

Well make sure you don't regret sending it back after warranty has expired.
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Re: touch buttons

Unread postby Matt12398 » Sun Feb 22, 2015 9:52 am

I'm glad to see I'm not alone on this. I thought I was going nuts.

My second from left button was not working properly. I sent it back and got a very prompt replacement but my replacement is also similar. All of the buttons now seem to work equally at least but not very well. Trying to use a finger and it doesn't work. You have to make sure your thumb is covering the whole button.
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Re: touch buttons

Unread postby BrauTim » Sun Feb 22, 2015 10:21 am

Is this happening on the new design units or old or both?
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Re: touch buttons

Unread postby niels » Sun Feb 22, 2015 11:22 am

BrauTim wrote:Is this happening on the new design units or old or both?

New controller only.

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Re: touch buttons

Unread postby stevodevo » Sun Feb 22, 2015 11:45 am

Similar experience here too. I thought the far left button wasn't working at all when I first got it. Then I figured out to use more surface area of my finger or thumb and it works better. Still not awesome, but not really bad enough to give it much more thought until I saw this thread. Maybe it is worth nipping it in the bud now if it is a legit problem.
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Re: touch buttons

Unread postby Matt12398 » Sun Feb 22, 2015 8:03 pm

Because I've been in touch with Ralf from Speidel I mentioned to him that my replacement was still not very sensitive and that I'd heard others are experiencing this issue. He confirmed that it's how the hardware is set up and that it's not a software fix. He said they've set them to work on a firm button press.

What I'm interested to know is whether people have faulty buttons or whether it is just a case that a firmer press than expected is required for the button to work for all of you?
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Re: touch buttons

Unread postby Wezzel » Sun Feb 22, 2015 8:57 pm

I would say mine is a firm button press.
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Re: touch buttons

Unread postby janox » Sun Feb 22, 2015 8:58 pm

In my case i have to use my thumb for pressing, no need to press firmly though, just need more surface-area.
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Re: touch buttons

Unread postby stevodevo » Mon Feb 23, 2015 1:03 am

As janox says, I don't think it needs a hard press - just the right amount of contact. These are the same touch sensitive buttons that come on some TV's and computer monitors right? I find those to be a bit hit and miss sometimes as well. I'm might see what I can find out about those buttons in general.

It is a bit of a strange issue though. After reading this thread I went back this morning and tried a few different ways to press the buttons, just to find the perfect method. I'd been getting consistent results with a flat thumb press for about 2-3 minutes, then all of a sudden it was no go. I managed to get myself into a menu and even though I thought I knew exactly how to press the buttons to make them work, I just could not get out of the menu with the abort button (far left) - but the other three were still working fine. I was just about to turn the power off and it started working again. So in the end it took me about 20 presses of all sorts - flat thumb soft, flat thumb firm, slide thumb/finger across the button etc. Now it seems OK again, albeit with the same requirement to get the press just right. I'm hesitant to think I could all of a sudden forget how I was pressing the button, so maybe there is a problem.

Now, if Speidel can just bring on the wifi functionality with a good management console, we can go hands free and forget about 20 century problems like manually pressing buttons :beerbang: (joking) I'd still like to see the buttons working well.
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Re: touch buttons

Unread postby Matt12398 » Tue Feb 24, 2015 12:53 pm

I think I'm cool with the buttons as long they don't suddenly go wrong at some point. I assume that as they're not mechincal action then whatever is recognising the button press should continue to do so.

Does anyone know when the wireless functionality is coming out and how it will be activated?
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Re: touch buttons

Unread postby stevodevo » Tue Feb 24, 2015 1:03 pm

Matt12398 wrote:I assume that as they're not mechincal action then whatever is recognising the button press should continue to do so.


Yeah that's kind of my thoughts as well, or at least until I saw this thread. I'm on the fence a bit. The "problem" certainly hasn't taken any of the shine off my enthusiasm that's for sure :-)

Matt12398 wrote:Does anyone know when the wireless functionality is coming out and how it will be activated?


This appears to be the thread with most discussion about the wifi functionality - viewtopic.php?f=2&t=611 - April seems to be the latest ETA (9 page thread)
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