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  1. #1
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    CD30 C300

    There's quite some focus on the Roku these times, but have you noticed this
    one from germany?
    http://www.cd3o.de/en/index.html

    The idea is the same, although I don't think it can compete to the SB /
    Slimserver.
    A review I read praised the software (seems like a nice skin :-) and sound
    quality.
    But it also said the voice guide doesn't work good at all. It is indeed a
    dreadful idea to have the machine trying to pronounce the artists and track
    names through speech synthesis. Awgh!

    Peter

  2. #2
    Mark Bennett
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    CD30 C300

    ooo, ugly or what? On the plus side it does look like they encourage
    open source, but don't appear have the same level of user contribution
    as slim have.

    Also, even though it's been out for over a year they're only just
    announicing Ogg support....

    Finally, the thought of having to use voice messages to navigate the
    system sounds awful. What if you're listening to music and what to
    select the next track to queue? Not good.

    I'll stick with Slim.

    slim (AT) vcooten (DOT) nl wrote:

    > There's quite some focus on the Roku these times, but have you noticed
    > this one from germany?
    > _http://www.cd3o.de/en/index.html_
    >
    > The idea is the same, although I don't think it can compete to the SB /
    > Slimserver.
    > A review I read praised the software (seems like a nice skin :-) and
    > sound quality.
    > But it also said the voice guide doesn't work good at all. It is indeed
    > a dreadful idea to have the machine trying to pronounce the artists and
    > track names through speech synthesis. Awgh!
    >
    > Peter
    >
    >
    > ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    >
    >

  3. #3
    Gadfly, Former Founder Slim Devices dean's Avatar
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    CD30 C300

    I had an opportunity to try one of these devices. The voice based UI
    is as bad as you imagine.

    -dean

    On Jul 1, 2004, at 5:04 PM, Mark Bennett wrote:

    > ooo, ugly or what? On the plus side it does look like they encourage
    > open source, but don't appear have the same level of user contribution
    > as slim have.
    >
    > Also, even though it's been out for over a year they're only just
    > announicing Ogg support....
    >
    > Finally, the thought of having to use voice messages to navigate the
    > system sounds awful. What if you're listening to music and what to
    > select the next track to queue? Not good.
    >
    > I'll stick with Slim.
    >
    > slim (AT) vcooten (DOT) nl wrote:
    >
    >> There's quite some focus on the Roku these times, but have you
    >> noticed this one from germany?
    >> _http://www.cd3o.de/en/index.html_
    >> The idea is the same, although I don't think it can compete to the SB
    >> / Slimserver.
    >> A review I read praised the software (seems like a nice skin :-) and
    >> sound quality.
    >> But it also said the voice guide doesn't work good at all. It is
    >> indeed a dreadful idea to have the machine trying to pronounce the
    >> artists and track names through speech synthesis. Awgh!
    >> Peter
    >> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
    >> --
    >>

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