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bishopdonmiguel
2005-09-12, 09:51
I am the proud owner of 3 wired Squeezeboxen V1. The built-in FLAC support (soon to also include non-DRM WMA?) is a real gem and the SqueezeNetwork sounds neat, but I am not sure my wallet has the appetite for a $600 upgrade. Perhaps this has already been covered, and if so, I apologize in advance...

Given the assumption that the VFD, case, and power supply represent a significant portion of the per unit cost, and further assuming that the SB2 PCB could support the older lower resolution display and a SB1 PCB could (easily) be replaced with a SB2 version by the end-user (i.e. same form factor, same connectors, same power supply).... does SlimDevices plan to offer PCB upgrades so us SB1 saps can ease our servers from some of the transcoding burdens (and related gaps in streaming)? I know the new VFD is higher resolution but that is of little value to me. The built-in decoding is highly desirable.

dean
2005-09-12, 10:05
Alas, the VFD and electronics are completely different with SB2, so
you'd only be recycling the case and power supply.

So there's no upgrade path. Two ideas:

1. Put the SB1 in another room of the house. (I put mine in the
kid's room.)
2. eBay the SB1...

-dean

bishopdonmiguel
2005-09-12, 10:30
>So there's no upgrade path. Two ideas:
Bummer. Oh well, somewhere deep down I knew it was a longshot, but thanks for the definitive answer.

> 1. Put the SB1 in another room of the house.
I've already got 3 SB1... I'm running out of rooms. Hey, maybe the bathroom.... nah!

> 2. eBay the SB1...
Excuse me, I think I've vomited in my mouth at the thought of using eBay.

For now I guess I'll keep using my Squeezeboxen1's which, all kidding aside, I enjoy and use daily (but the gaps really frustrate when wmadec or lame can't keep up).

pfarrell
2005-09-12, 10:45
On Mon, 2005-09-12 at 10:30 -0700, bishopdonmiguel wrote:
> > 2. eBay the SB1...
> Excuse me, I think I've vomited in my mouth at the thought of using
> eBay.

Then try a craigslist. Altho the prices on ebay seem
higher, or craigslist seems more reasonable.

--
Pat
http://www.pfarrell.com/music/slimserver/slimsoftware.html

patrick
2005-09-12, 10:49
On 9/12/05 10:30 AM, "bishopdonmiguel"
<bishopdonmiguel.1v9b8b (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com> wrote:

>
>> So there's no upgrade path. Two ideas:
> Bummer. Oh well, somewhere deep down I knew it was a longshot, but
> thanks for the definitive answer.
>
>> 1. Put the SB1 in another room of the house.
> I've already got 3 SB1... I'm running out of rooms. Hey, maybe the
> bathroom.... nah!
>
>> 2. eBay the SB1...
> Excuse me, I think I've vomited in my mouth at the thought of using
> eBay.
>
> For now I guess I'll keep using my Squeezeboxen1's which, all kidding
> aside, I enjoy and use daily (but the gaps really frustrate when wmadec
> or lame can't keep up).
>

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