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Nick
2005-02-21, 04:27
Thanks Michael - that's very reassuring. I assume the
PocketPC interface is fanstastic and way better than
the couple of lines on the unit itself?

Nick

--- Michael Herger <slim (AT) herger (DOT) net> wrote:
> > Just about to buy a squeezebox. Wanted to save
> money
> > (!) and get the wire version, not the wireless
> one.
> > Will this still allow me to use things like
> Telcanto
> > remote control over wireless? I assume the
> telcanto
> > device communicates with the Slimserver software
> > rather than the Squeezebox, or am I wrong??
>
> No, you're right. The device only receives music
> streams over the net and
> sends signals from the IR remote back to the server.
> But everything is
> server-driven.
>
> > Also, sorry for my lack of understanding, but if I
> use
> > Telcanto on a PocketPC, is there a big delay in
> > selecting songs, then the actual commands reaching
> the
> > Squeezebox.
>
> No idea, as I don't know Telcanto :-/. But usually
> response times are very
> quick. I often use the handheld skin with my pda's
> web browser. And
> selecting a song will play it immediately.
>
> --
>
> Michael
>
>
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mherger
2005-02-21, 04:47
> Thanks Michael - that's very reassuring. I assume the
> PocketPC interface is fanstastic and way better than
> the couple of lines on the unit itself?

I can't speak for Telcanto. But I really like using the handheld skin:
it's clean and easy to use even on those small devices. It's status page
displays the currently played song together with album art etc. - much
better than two lines of text. I even use it in my Opera's panel on the
desktop. Give it a try - SlimServer is a free download.

BTW: if you want to get more out of the display's two lines, give my music
info screensave a chance ;-).

> Nick
>
> --- Michael Herger <slim (AT) herger (DOT) net> wrote:
>> > Just about to buy a squeezebox. Wanted to save
>> money
>> > (!) and get the wire version, not the wireless
>> one.
>> > Will this still allow me to use things like
>> Telcanto
>> > remote control over wireless? I assume the
>> telcanto
>> > device communicates with the Slimserver software
>> > rather than the Squeezebox, or am I wrong??
>>
>> No, you're right. The device only receives music
>> streams over the net and
>> sends signals from the IR remote back to the server.
>> But everything is
>> server-driven.
>>
>> > Also, sorry for my lack of understanding, but if I
>> use
>> > Telcanto on a PocketPC, is there a big delay in
>> > selecting songs, then the actual commands reaching
>> the
>> > Squeezebox.
>>
>> No idea, as I don't know Telcanto :-/. But usually
>> response times are very
>> quick. I often use the handheld skin with my pda's
>> web browser. And
>> selecting a song will play it immediately.

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Michael

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