DaveB wrote:For example - SDRUno was brought up for the RSP1. I'd love to see it have an audio output to feed RDSSpy (192kHz sampling rate needed) and other stuff such as a scanner. Hopefully it will happen one day - but the RSP2 was brought out and no doubt all the resources went to getting that working on SDRUno. I doubt if SDRPlay will do anything to support other brands of SDR - even RTL dongles.
To be fair it should be mentioned that SDRuno is a fork of a closed-source payware (Studio One, not to confuse with the Studio 1 (or vice versa) DAW software) that was bought by SDRplay to provide RSP users with a solution that's not relying on 3rd-party mercy. They (being a hardware company) opened a door for their users and did not close one for all others.
From a sales and advertising POV, the move to remove support for some direct competitor products and not some others (for whatever reason) rubbed many SDR# users the wrong way. They got "hooked" to SDR# while using their still supported RTL dongles and when they bought one of the "wrong" step-up devices, they - often quite unexpectedly - got a door slammed into their faces all of a sudden. That was rather upsetting and happened during a time when the RSP1 still had even more obvious shortcomings (the famous reception gap) on the main turf of the Airspy, which was considered to be the next purchase or an additional option by some of them (including me), in case things don't work out too well with the RSP up there. Then things actually didn't work so well for many in the VHF/UHF crowd among the RSP buyers, but after getting that bleeding nose that "additional Airspy" option lost most of its charme, and I (and I guess not only me) decided to wait for some other device coming along, which happened to be the RSP2.
In that light, dropping support for the RSP may have lost as much Airspy sales as it gained, even more so because it takes a long time until software gets mouldy, you can't make anything really vanish on the internet and it's quite easy to live with an older SDR# version that still works with the RSP, at least until a better solution comes along.