Do y'all know that when the Soundbridge first went live, it had no Internet Radio built in? It was not until firmware V2.1 I think when the Soundbridge could use iRadio with out running a server on your PC (I think it was slimserver based).
So basicaly, the Soundbridge was just a plan DAR (digital audio receiver) that supported UPnP, that's it...
After 2.1 the unit could do iRadio on it's own.
You still have your 18 presets that can be edited to what ever you want. It's a trade off, would you like a system that requires your PC to be on 24/7 to get internet radio (to run Slimserver)? How many of the 11,000 stations does each user really use? I don't use more then 12 I think. So even when RadioRoku is down, I stilll have all my stations. Sure if a friend comes over and wants to jam to something else, then we can't search the data base, but for the short while that RadioRoku is down, if it's that important, I can pull the URL from a website and paste it to one of my presets and play said station. A little more work, sure, but it can be done. We should all do our selves a favor an mirror our favorite stations on our 18 presets so when this happens, it not a real show stopper.
here is a link to the Snooper software incase you want to snag your own URL's in the future, I think it may even hold your hand and set it as a preset too...
Run it in Softsqueeze mode and see what you think...
I have been using the Soundbridge for a while and have seen it mature to were it is now. The RadioRoku server is much more robust then it was at first. This would happen weekly back when 3.0 first went live. Now it does not happen very often at all.
Long story short, be patient, it will improve.
Just my useless opinion, your milage may vary and I am not a doctor nor have I played one on TV, but have stayed at a holiday express serveral times, Matt
EDIT: Here is a link to an old review incase you may think I am on crack about the no native iRadio supprt.
http://reviews.digitaltrends.com/review ... 500-review
Roku3 and Roku HD1000 [Rev B] on a Samsung HLP5674W DLP in the living room; a Roku2 and two Roku XS and a few SoundBridges.Win7; Kubuntu and XP via RT-N66U, E2000 and a switch or two. I own stock in Roku, it's just all in the form of hardware.Viva la Roku