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  1. KoukiFC3S

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    Is the sound all garbled for anyone else? Its pretty much unusable.
     

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    the sound was garbled a lil bit for me as well.
     
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    I get it garbled every once-in-awhile... It would probably be more of an issue for me if I had not had the previous experience of Pandora on Hero, it would freeze (pandora) and I would be forced to go into setting and applications to force close it.

    With the Moment there has yet to be a freeze, which makes me happy as I use it while driving and don't have to worry about pulling over to reset the app. From what I have observed it may be a signal issue, as I would occasionaly get garbbling on the Hero, when it decided to work.
     
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    Works fine for me. You do get a little choppiness when the phone is trying to do something else....like if you rotate the phone and the screen has to rotate.... or when the screen times out I get a click but once everything is happy, it plays fine. IOW, I don't think you will be doing other tasks with the phone while listening to Pandora.... maybe I am wrong....
     
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    I was incredibly impressed at how clear the sound was coming through Pandora for me when I tried it last night, though that may have been because I was on WiFi? They have an option for high and standard quality stream under the settings.
     
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    I was using it at the gym along with a notes app and it was unusable.

    Lastfm worked better, but their algorythm (sp) sucks!

    I couldn't find imeem in the market, did they take it out?
     
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    i'm listening to it now at work. and it is working great. it might have been the bad reception i was getting where i was when i tried it before. I have 5 bars now (at work).
     
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    Something is definitely wrong with Pandora on the Moment. I'm going to take a wild guess and suggest it's due to the CPU differences causing timing issues with some internal processes that Pandora uses. I could be completely wrong but I am getting stuttering on both EVDO and WiFi. The fact that it also skips to the next song before it finishes playing the current one also points to some sort of timing issue.

    I kinda hope the issue shows up on the Droid as well so that we won't have to rely on Pandora taking action based solely on reports that it doesn't work well on just the Moment.
     
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    I just tried it at work over our stereo system (Pioneer 5-channel receiver, 4 big KLH speakers), and the it sounds like I'm playing MP3's off of the SD card. Must be a signal thing, are you guys sure you were getting the best data rate? (Phone says EV not 1X).
     
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    Bernal, have you tried uninstalling and then re-installing?
     
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    I'm gonna try it over wifi and see if that fixes it.
     
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    even over wifi, if you're trying to do anything else that intense, it will start sounding like crap... mmsing, browsing the android market, etc and pandora works fine... it when you jump on the browser that things start overwhelming the phones processor... can't imagine it would be better on the hero, thats for sure...

    Joey
     
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    It's not overloading the processor. It's a problem with how Pandora is coded. Somehow it's behaving differently on the Moment hardware/cpu than it did on the Hero.

    For the three weeks I used the Hero, I was quite often running Pandora in the background. I never had any problems, never once heard it stutter. The worst it ever did was pause silently for a few seconds.

    On the Moment, Pandora stutters quite often and when it reaches the end of songs it stutters and then skips to the next song before finishing the current one. Just opening and closing the keyboard causes the stutter.

    I've switched to Last.fm which is not having any of these problems. Perhaps in the future, Pandora will fix there program.
     
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    Mine was a bit garbled. Sounds more like it cuts down on what it plays so it can buffer some more and get caught up or something.

    I also wanted to point out something. You guys may have figured it out already though. I can use my stereo bluetooth headphones with streaming audio on this phone and I love it. Understand my previous phone was the first model Instinct ( M-800) and it just would NOT use the bluetooth headset for anything streaming. Needless to say I'm happy with this phone considering the technology jump I just made. lol.
     
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    I suggest emailing Pandora. Their email address can be found in the market.
     
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    Is the battery truly draining that fast or is there really juice left and the gauge is just wonky? Others seem to report some faulty percentages.
     
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    You are in the wrong thread, this thread is over Pandora functionality on Moment.
     
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    haha...multiple tabs will do that to ya. I prefer my Slacker G2 anyway :D
     
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    +1 on Pandora issues - worked like an absolute dream on the Hero, barely usable on my Moment. I'd wager Pandora put in some optimizations for the HTC phones as they're prominently displayed on Pandora's Android page - or it could just be timing issues due to the clock difference on an otherwise identical processor. My best guess is that the Pandora app *thinks* it's running out of buffer before the bits have actually been read in - explains the garble, skipping to the next track, and incredibly poor sound quality at lower frequencies.
     
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    I did notice that there was an update for pandora.... I don't go to "my downloads" that often so have no idea how long it has been available. I did update and it does seem to work more smoothly. The only time I can get it to stumble is when there is a screen change weather portrait-panorama or when the screen times out.....and even then it is just a click or two and then it goes back to being perfectly smooth.
     
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    The update didn't help. It does behave differently but it introduced a new problem. It now plays to the end of the song more often, but every single time it finishes one song, it shows new album art but never plays that song, it starts a different song and then updates the cover art to match the song it actually started playing.
     
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    Any change in audio quality? I was finding that even with 'high quality' enabled I had zero bass response - anything lower than middle C sounded like it was stuffed in a box full of pillows, bass drum hits sounded like someone slapping the side of said box.

    This could've also been a problem with my particular phone, which just died on me last night, will try it again on the new version when I pick up a new phone today.
     
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    Ok so I've tried lastfm, pandora, imeem and slacker; and they all sound garbled when the phone switches orientation.

    I really hope this gets fixed.
     
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    It's very odd that some people are having problems. I think Pandora couldn't sound any better on my Moment. Can you try uninstalling and reinstalling the app?
     
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    I've tried that twice.

    So when you change to landscape your sound is ok?
     

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