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George VanWagner
2005-02-16, 12:15
It's working fine with SlimServer 5.4.2 for me. Unless Slim dropped the price of a wireless equipped unit to $149, the Roku solution is actually cheaper ($249 for the SoundBridge 1000, $50 less for the 500 as opposed to the $279 or $289 if you need a platinum finished unit that's currently listed on the Slim Devices website), as well, not $100 more. The only one that's more expensive than Slim is the SoundBridge 2000 with the giant display.

-----Original Message-----
From: kdf <slim-mail (AT) deane-freeman (DOT) com>
Sent: Feb 16, 2005 10:10 AM
To: Slim Devices Discussion <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
Subject: [slim] audiophile cred

Quoting Patrick Dixon <patrickdixon (AT) btinternet (DOT) com>:

>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com]On Behalf Of kdf
> Sent: 16 February 2005 17:50
> To: Slim Devices Discussion
> Subject: [slim] audiophile cred
>
> kdf wrote:
> "The VFD display is actually the most expensive part. If
> you take the example of another device on the market, which offers two sizes
> of
> display, the cost is another $100 or so, and the only difference is the
> display."
>
> So are you saying that the Roku devices behave just like a Squeezebox then?
> It was a question I asked earlier but didn't get any replies to.

they have an emulation mode that connects to slimserver. it doesn't work with
slimserver 5.4 or newer, and behaves, I expect, must like an squeezebox with an
old display and comes with zero support as to its function with slimserver.

-kdf

kdf
2005-02-16, 12:23
Quoting George VanWagner <vanwag (AT) earthlink (DOT) net>:

> It's working fine with SlimServer 5.4.2 for me. Unless Slim dropped the price
> of a wireless equipped unit to $149, the Roku solution is actually cheaper
> ($249 for the SoundBridge 1000, $50 less for the 500 as opposed to the $279
> or $289 if you need a platinum finished unit that's currently listed on the
> Slim Devices website), as well, not $100 more. The only one that's more
> expensive than Slim is the SoundBridge 2000 with the giant display.

Forgive my oversimplification. I dont actually spend much time reviewing their
website.

SoundBridge M1000 - $249
Soundbridge M2000 - $499

so, its actually $250 more (I was not comparing prices to squeezebox), for just
a display change. The point is that a VFD display is expensive. Pretty, but
not cheap.

-kdf