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Jason
2005-01-13, 07:28
Well, lots of folks want an elegant solution like the Squeeze to play their
music. For someone who wants PCs in multiple rooms of the home or wants to
mod an X-box I'm sure there are more flexible (less elegant) options out
there.


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From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of Danny Rego
Sent: Thursday, January 13, 2005 6:53 AM
To: Slim Devices Discussion
Subject: [slim] Was Nice box, now video server


I would say that a device like that wouldn't be all that usefull for FULL
MOVIES, but for VIDEO FILES, whether downloaded, or perhaps recorded with a
PVR.

I currently have a central server in the house which runs Windows XP Media
Center Edition (which is EXCELLENT!!!), and that records all of my TV shows.
From there, I use a modded XBox to view those TV shows, along with other
video clips I have downloaded off the 'net. I do that because the media
server is on the top floor, and my main entertainment center is in the
basement.

These types of "media" playing devices are coming fast, and I can easily see
them replacing my squeezebox in the near future (sorry, but it's true!). In
fact...I was going to buy a few more squeezeboxes, but for the $$$, I can
get full media players that interface with MCE, and serve up all sorts of
stuff to my TV/Stereo.

Don't get me wrong...I love the squeezebox, but it's quickly becoming a
dinosaur!

Danny Rego

Danny Rego
2005-01-13, 07:37
I wasn't talking about modding an XBox...that's just my current situation.

Media Extenders (in the case of using XP MCE as your server) are becoming as cheap as a Squeezebox, and have a super-easy to use interface, and are JUST as powerful as the squeezebox/slimserver for music, and additionally, can play/show tons of other media.

That was my point...not my currently crazy setup of XBoxes.

Danny Rego

----- Original Message -----
From: Jason
To: 'Slim Devices Discussion'
Sent: Thursday, January 13, 2005 9:28 AM
Subject: [slim] Was Nice box, now video server


Well, lots of folks want an elegant solution like the Squeeze to play their music. For someone who wants PCs in multiple rooms of the home or wants to mod an X-box I'm sure there are more flexible (less elegant) options out there.



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From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of Danny Rego
Sent: Thursday, January 13, 2005 6:53 AM
To: Slim Devices Discussion
Subject: [slim] Was Nice box, now video server


I would say that a device like that wouldn't be all that usefull for FULL MOVIES, but for VIDEO FILES, whether downloaded, or perhaps recorded with a PVR.

I currently have a central server in the house which runs Windows XP Media Center Edition (which is EXCELLENT!!!), and that records all of my TV shows. From there, I use a modded XBox to view those TV shows, along with other video clips I have downloaded off the 'net. I do that because the media server is on the top floor, and my main entertainment center is in the basement.

These types of "media" playing devices are coming fast, and I can easily see them replacing my squeezebox in the near future (sorry, but it's true!). In fact...I was going to buy a few more squeezeboxes, but for the $$$, I can get full media players that interface with MCE, and serve up all sorts of stuff to my TV/Stereo.

Don't get me wrong...I love the squeezebox, but it's quickly becoming a dinosaur!

Danny Rego





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Geoff Bonallack
2005-01-13, 08:10
On Thu, 13 Jan 2005 07:53:31 -0700, Jason <jason (AT) pagefamily (DOT) net> wrote:
> Those devices though still have to use the TV to browse media, etc. A lot
> of folks want a simple device with its own display and simple infrared
> remote to operate it without having to turn on their TV.

This the exact reason I bought a SB - many other devices I looked at
required me to turn on the TV every time I wanted to play an album,
which would make the device unusable for me. Plus, I can take it out
on the patio and plug it into a boombox (no TV out there, at least not
yet).

It seems to me there are a lot of impassioned pleas for Slim Devices
to create specific products, despite the fact that the same requests
(and in some cases, demands) have been made many times on the list. I
think they get it. It's entirely up to them what direction they take
their company, and the SB is anything BUT 'becoming a dinosaur'.

Cheers
Geoff