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Christopher Jacob
2005-03-02, 11:53
I don't care... I'm not buying another SB until they get the Pony
enhancement worked out...

> 802.11g
> Larger buffer
> New processor with native FLAC decoding
> bit-accurate stream with no phase-inversion
> And last but not least - a new form factor, possibly a standard
> component size with a larger display screen.

and a hard drive
and a keyboard
and a mouse



>
> All for $399 / $299 wired
>
> --
>

Phil Karn
2005-03-02, 15:07
Christopher Jacob wrote:

> and a hard drive
> and a keyboard
> and a mouse

Then build yourself a mini-ATX PC, or buy a Mac mini and run Softsqueeze.

The whole point of a Squeezebox is to have a small, light, low-power,
and **fanless** box that just plays music and plays it well. I think the
current design is just fine, though it took me a while to get used to
the complete lack of local controls on the box. I soon realized I'd
probably never use them anyway. Heck I hardly even use the IR remote, as
a web browser on a wireless laptop is usually much faster.

The key to a successful product like this is keeping it simple!

Jack Coates
2005-03-02, 15:59
Phil Karn wrote:
> Christopher Jacob wrote:
>
>> and a hard drive
>> and a keyboard
>> and a mouse
>
>
> Then build yourself a mini-ATX PC, or buy a Mac mini and run Softsqueeze.
>
> The whole point of a Squeezebox is to have a small, light, low-power,
> and **fanless** box that just plays music and plays it well. I think the
> current design is just fine, though it took me a while to get used to
> the complete lack of local controls on the box. I soon realized I'd
> probably never use them anyway. Heck I hardly even use the IR remote, as
> a web browser on a wireless laptop is usually much faster.
>
> The key to a successful product like this is keeping it simple!

a pony is a pretty simple request. See? Only four letters.

is this joke dead yet? :)
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Robin Bowes
2005-03-02, 17:13
Christopher Jacob wrote:
>>Then build yourself a mini-ATX PC, or buy a Mac mini and run Softsqueeze.
>>
>>The whole point of a Squeezebox is to have a small, light, low-power,
>>and **fanless** box that just plays music and plays it well. I think the
>>current design is just fine, though it took me a while to get used to
>>the complete lack of local controls on the box. I soon realized I'd
>>probably never use them anyway. Heck I hardly even use the IR remote, as
>>a web browser on a wireless laptop is usually much faster.
>>
>>The key to a successful product like this is keeping it simple!
>
>
>
> Not to beat a dead horse joke... :P but I was being sarcastic.

Ack, you beat me to the "flogging a dead pony" joke :)

R.
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Kevin O. Lepard
2005-03-03, 02:19
>To the list I would add:
>
>A shielded internal power supply with standard power cord
>socket.

A display that's about twice as big. I would definitely pay for that.

Kevin
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Aaron Zinck
2005-03-03, 08:33
"Arthur Cheng" wrote
> I am using wireless version of squeezebox, I wonder if I connect
> squeezebox with an accesspoint that support G would I be able to get the
> full function of it? I remember seeing some where that I cannot simply
> upgrade the PCMCIA card inside because of the limitation in buffer and
> something else?

Hi Arthur,
The wireless squeezebox has an 802.11b interface. Connecting it to an
802.11g WAP will not improve your speed at all. In addition, the
performance of any G devices on your G network will be degraded (though not
all the way down to b speeds). It has been explained that you cannot
upgrade the PCMCIA card inside because the bus it is on doesn't have enough
bandwidth to support G. If you want G speeds then you'll need to buy a
wireless bridge and connect it to the rj45 jack on the back of your unit.