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Mike C
2005-02-17, 12:28
I was thinking of getting a Squeezebox for my whole house audio system.
Since I
will not be in view of the display (it goes in a media closet), I was
wondering
if when searching with the remote, say you enter 3 characters and it finds
5
songs, can you then add all the songs that match the 3 characters, or do you
have to just select one by scrolling and hitting add? This is important to
me
since I can't see the display to know what is in the list.

Simon Still
2005-02-20, 16:05
On Thu, 17 Feb 2005 13:28:52 -0600, Mike C <michaeljc70 (AT) hotmail (DOT) com> wrote:
> I was thinking of getting a Squeezebox for my whole house audio system.
> Since I
> will not be in view of the display (it goes in a media closet),

One of the major selling points of the squeezebox and the most
expensive part of it is the display and the interface is set up
accordingly - searching 'blind' would be rather hit and miss.

If the player is in the media closet the best solution would be
probably be a wifi PDA (pick up a cheap one on eBay) used to browse
via the web interface.

Aaron Zinck
2005-02-20, 16:26
"Simon Still" wrote
> One of the major selling points of the squeezebox and the most
> expensive part of it is the display and the interface is set up
> accordingly - searching 'blind' would be rather hit and miss.


I have to concur with Simon. I imagine that if you give softsqueeze a try
you'll quickly see how difficult it would be to control a squeezebox without
seeing the display. Wifi PDA's definitely the way to go if you need to hide
the device.

Mike
2005-02-22, 10:47
Aaron Zinck <azinck3@...> writes:

>
> "Simon Still" wrote
> > One of the major selling points of the squeezebox and the most
> > expensive part of it is the display and the interface is set up
> > accordingly - searching 'blind' would be rather hit and miss.
>
> I have to concur with Simon. I imagine that if you give softsqueeze a try
> you'll quickly see how difficult it would be to control a squeezebox without
> seeing the display. Wifi PDA's definitely the way to go if you need to hide
> the device.
>

The one problem I have heard about using this method is that the Wi-Fi on the
PDA sleeps and after you pick up the PDA and activate the screen, the wi-fi
takes 5 seconds or so to reactivate. Is this true? I would imagine if the
wi-fi was constantly on the battery would run down very fast.