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Max
2005-04-05, 05:12
I'm completely new to the whole Squeezebox arena. I learnt about SB a
few weeks ago and now have a SB2 on order in the UK from
multitaskcomputing.co.uk. In the meantime, I've put together a
Debian/testing box with a large hard disk and have started ripping my
entire cd collection to FLAC using EAC. I'm running SlimServer 6.01 on
the server and am using SoftSqueeze on my pc. I've no idea when my SB2
will arrive so, to steady my impatience, have started reading this
forum. I've therefore started reading all sorts of comments saying bad
things about SlimServer 6.0, and have also found comments saying that
SB2 will likely have hardware issues that will be resolved (in the
hardware, not the firmware) in future versions. It seems that I've
basically bought a beta-release hardware product which I'll be running
with a beta-release server. Obviously, this worries me quite a lot!
Are these things really true? Should I cancel my SB2 order immediately
and wait 6 months (or buy something else)? I'm obviously hoping that
this isn't the case. Please reassure a new member of the flock!

As an aside, does anyone know what the situation with buying an SB2 in
the UK is? They seem to be in rather short supply!

Thanks,

Max Spicer

Neil Cameron
2005-04-05, 09:04
Don't forget you have a money back warranty - 1 month at least...

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Neil


"Max" <sb.10.max_spicer (AT) spamgourmet (DOT) com> wrote in
message news:d2tv7g$jmk$2 (AT) sea (DOT) gmane.org...
> I'm completely new to the whole Squeezebox arena. I learnt about SB a
> few weeks ago and now have a SB2 on order in the UK from
> multitaskcomputing.co.uk. In the meantime, I've put together a
> Debian/testing box with a large hard disk and have started ripping my
> entire cd collection to FLAC using EAC. I'm running SlimServer 6.01 on
> the server and am using SoftSqueeze on my pc. I've no idea when my SB2
> will arrive so, to steady my impatience, have started reading this
> forum. I've therefore started reading all sorts of comments saying bad
> things about SlimServer 6.0, and have also found comments saying that
> SB2 will likely have hardware issues that will be resolved (in the
> hardware, not the firmware) in future versions. It seems that I've
> basically bought a beta-release hardware product which I'll be running
> with a beta-release server. Obviously, this worries me quite a lot!
> Are these things really true? Should I cancel my SB2 order immediately
> and wait 6 months (or buy something else)? I'm obviously hoping that
> this isn't the case. Please reassure a new member of the flock!
>
> As an aside, does anyone know what the situation with buying an SB2 in
> the UK is? They seem to be in rather short supply!
>
> Thanks,
>
> Max Spicer

Mark Bennett
2005-04-05, 13:28
On Tue, 2005-04-05 at 13:12 +0100, Max wrote:
> I'm completely new to the whole Squeezebox arena. I learnt about SB a
> few weeks ago and now have a SB2 on order in the UK from
> multitaskcomputing.co.uk.

> As an aside, does anyone know what the situation with buying an SB2 in
> the UK is? They seem to be in rather short supply!

According to MultiTask -

"It now appears that the first batch into the UK will be Wired
Only in Black. These will be followed by wireless in Black,
followed by Platinum."

Which probably explains why the wired ones have been turning up
first, which I think only started shipping yesterday or late
last week.

I'll pass on the discussion about beta hardware/software except
to say that I've been running SS6.1 (recent nightly) since the
weekend (in preparation for my SB2's) and it seems to be working
correctly, and is stable for me.

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