My only real complaint about the Touch is that the screen is too small to be useful once you get about 7 feet away.
Anyone have an idea if a 7 inch tablet screen would be large enough to solve this problem? Or do I need to go up to a 10 inch to have the screen usable at 7-10 ft. distances?
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Thread: 7 inch tablet to replace Touch ?
2012-07-08, 13:24 #1
7 inch tablet to replace Touch ?GIK Acoustics Room Treatments. Tranquil PC fanless server running Windows 7; SB Touch slaved to Empirical Audio Pace Car; Mytek 192 DSD DAC;Custom Desinged Class AB control amp; Devore Gibbon 9 Speakers; Dual 506 + Ortofon M20 (occasional use); sometimes use PC with M-Audio 192 as digital source. SB Boom in second room. Arcam CD82 which I don't use anymore, even though it's a very good player.
2012-07-08, 15:52 #2
2012-07-08, 16:28 #3
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Whether a 7" tablet is going to be big enough from across the room is going to depend very much on you and your eye sight. Subjectively they are quite a bit bigger than the screen on the Touch. But of course a 10" is quite a bit bigger.
Erland has a really nice "now playing" android app called "Squeeze Display" that is designed specifically for the case where you want to use an android tablet to show what is currently playing, it's NOT a controller, it just shows the current song. If all you want is something to be able to see the current song from across the room it works great. The one caveat is that it has to be at least android 2.1. I did quick check and there are quite a few inexpensive 7" tablets that run 4.0 which should work great with this app. But there are also a fair number of cheap 7" tablets that run 1.8 or 2.0, so make sure the one you have runs at least 2.1.
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2012-07-08, 18:46 #5
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How about a 'now playing' that displays on your TV? if your intrested then look at this thread:- http://forums.slimdevices.com/showth...g-quot-DisplaySqueezebox: Classic/SB3, Duet,(Controller x2) Boom x3, Radio and Touch x3
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2012-07-09, 15:45 #6
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2012-07-10, 02:35 #7GIK Acoustics Room Treatments. Tranquil PC fanless server running Windows 7; SB Touch slaved to Empirical Audio Pace Car; Mytek 192 DSD DAC;Custom Desinged Class AB control amp; Devore Gibbon 9 Speakers; Dual 506 + Ortofon M20 (occasional use); sometimes use PC with M-Audio 192 as digital source. SB Boom in second room. Arcam CD82 which I don't use anymore, even though it's a very good player.
2012-07-10, 06:52 #8
The answer probably largely depends on your eyesight and whether or not it allows you to see a 7" screen fine from the anticipated distance away.
I use a 7" Blackberry Playbook (awesome unit BTW) with my Squeezeboxen and it works tremendously well. However I use it more as a remote rather than a simple display unit.
I also have a larger sized iPad but find it to be too large and clumsy when used as a remote unit. However it would probably be ideal as a static use display unit I would think.Main: Acer Aspire One Netbook --> Win 7 --> LMS 7.7.2 --> BB Playbook --> Music2Touch --> Squeezebox Transporter (slave) --> Lessloss 2004 DAC (master) --> Sonic Frontiers SFL-2 --> Innersound ESL800 --> Martin Logan CLS IIZ