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  1. #21
    Gadfly, Former Founder Slim Devices dean's Avatar
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    Announcing the Squeezebox Duet

    On Jan 5, 2008, at 5:56 PM, pichonCalavera wrote:
    > Wow!, congratulations on another product release!

    Thanks!

    > So I see that both are not very diferent in terms of arquitecture /
    > functions, so I guess a SBR can be synchronized with a SB3 or maybe
    > even a SB2 for music playback from Squeezecenter?

    That's right.

    > Also I'm not very clear with this: -Bridging capability allows
    > Ethernet
    > devices to connect to the network through Squeezebox Receiver's
    > wireless
    > connection-. Does it mean the SBC can connect to the network
    > through the
    > SBR instead of connecting directly to the wireless router for example?

    That's right too!

    -dean



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    Announcing the Squeezbox Duet

    dean blackketter wrote:
    > On Jan 5, 2008, at 5:11 PM, upstatemike wrote:
    >
    >> This looks great but I am not clear about the controller... do you
    >> need
    >> a wireless network to use it? I have 14 Squeezebox players but they
    >> are
    >> all wired. Would I have to put up a wireless network to use this
    >> remote?
    >>

    >
    > If you buy the Duet bundle, you can connect the Receiver to your
    > ethernet network and bridge to the Controller without any other
    > wireless networking equipment.
    >


    I can imagine that's a nice feature. Although most people (unlike
    upstatemike) who run wired ethernet these days are probably also running
    wireless. In my experience the less technically inclined people just use
    wireless for everything.

    Regards,
    Peter

  3. #23
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    Duet and Zon

    Please forgive me if this is posted in the incorrect location. I am currently running four zones via a Zon audio system in my home. I am seriously considering purchasing the Duet and plugging it in as one of the music sources so I can access streaming Internet radio, networked music files etc. The new controller that comes in the duet package looks to be ideal for remote access for at least the SB when it is the music source being played. Has anyone here used the SB, SB2, etc with a Zon system and can anyone tell me if the controller will be able to be used (or possibly modified) as a universal remote (to access the CD player, etc.)?

    Thanks for any info.

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    bye bye Sonos

    Great, now I can sell my Sonos system! (I use both Squeezebox and Sonos; the Sonos is nice because I have the Remote always with me...)
    My problem with the Sonos is that I cannot see more than 50,000 songs and I do have more!
    So the question is: has the Duet enough memory to access my whole collection?

    Thanks, Wim

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    Make the controller 100% compatible with SB3's and I'll buy the controller.
    I want to remain with my SB3's as the display on it can be read by all when they walk past which is handy, the remote that is less likely as I'll have it hidden somewhere so it doesn't get stolen by friend, foe or family. Also I use a SB3 as an alarm clock, the remote screen just cant double as a room clock. Plus the SB3 has a better spec'ed dac(disappointing to see Logitech cut that huge selling point).

    Logitech should consider bundling the new remote with SB3's. The SB3's screen, DAC, IR blaster and headphone jack are key selling points the SBR lacks. Some will appreciate the cost saving of a SBR + SBC, some will appreciate the benefits of a SB3 + SBC. Give users the choice

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    It's a shame there is no display on the receiver, everyone who passes this house is impressed with seeing what is being played scrolling by.
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    Announcing the Squeezbox Duet

    What's the main benefits of the SqueezeBox Controller over a PDA?

    The Controller looks like any other handheld PC, similar to a PDA, but only has one specific function? If the Controller is easier to use than eg the Handheld skin on a PDA, then the price is justified, and I may consider buying one.

    However, my PDA has a larger screen and already multi-functional.

    How long will the Controller's full battery charge last? I assume the thing it's sitting in is a charging cradle, which means it needs to be plugged in, so it would not sit well on a coffee table in the center of a room.

    Does the device remain on all the time; if not, how long would it take to be functional from power-off?

    Phil

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    Announcing the Squeezebox Duet

    > So the question is: has the Duet enough memory to access my whole
    > collection?


    Duet is the bundled Receiver and Controller. I assume you're interested in the Controller? It doesn't manage the collection locally, but communicates with SqueezeCenter. It will only keep those items in memory which are to be displayed. Thus there shouldn't be a memory limitation for larg collections.

    Michael

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    Announcing the Squeezebox Duet

    > It's a shame there is no display on the receiver, everyone who passes
    > this house is impressed with seeing what is being played scrolling by.


    Then buy a SB3 instead. It's not discontinued.

    Michael

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Meyer View Post
    What's the main benefits of the SqueezeBox Controller over a PDA?
    The interface is much slicker and much, much more responsive than the web gui. The web gui is very clunky and slow in comparison (or it is on whatever device/platform I've tried it on). The difference is chalk and cheese.

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