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mcgoverg
2006-02-11, 09:29
Has anyone trialled this unit? I'd like to offload my library from my PC but I'm a little bit dubious as to the performance that I might get from a box like this with so little memory etc.

Any reports would be welcomed.
Thanks
Gerry

Fifer
2006-02-11, 12:01
It's not available yet. I've had one on order since November. Latest of many delivery promises is mid-February.

walt
2006-02-12, 03:57
It looks like, that it will be available end of Feb. gugkscht du here
http://www.advancedmp3players.co.uk/shop/product_info.php?products_id=1041

Fifer schrieb:

>It's not available yet. I've had one on order since November. Latest of
>many delivery promises is mid-February.
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steven33
2006-02-12, 08:50
advancedMP3players now show it as end of Feb. I am looking at these too. Will this never end?

It would be nice for some concrete estimates rather than endless delays. If it is going to be a while then I will buy a normal NAS or even another PC.

NJRonbo
2006-02-12, 08:57
Anything comparable for USA buyers?

I'd love to have one of these to store
my music so that my comuter need not
to be powered when listening to squeezebox.

funkstar
2006-02-12, 09:50
Paul from progressive updates one of the old threads a while back

http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?t=20393&highlight=Qnap

The product is ready in Taiwan, but the Chinese NEw Year holidays got in the way. They will be shipped to Progressive/Cooltopia on the 15th (Wednesday). So i would be expecting them in the UK from the start of the following week (assuming customs don't get a bee in their bonnets).

I'm wanting for a couple of user experiances before throwing down for one.

Heuer
2006-02-12, 09:57
Oddly there are quite a few for sale al;ready on eBay.

I ordered mine from Multi-Task Computing back in November. They say units will be shipped to the UK on 15th and expect to send them out 20th or 21st for next day delivery.

Robster
2006-02-12, 10:19
I got fed up of waiting so have brought a small pc case, 250gb hard drive, XP Pro, 512mb, 1.8ghz processor, no cd drive. Doing things this way I'll have no issues waiting for Slimserver upgrades or installing any plug-ins.
I have it plugged into the router in the spare room and then wireless to SB3 in the lounge. I have another pc on the network again with 250gb which I use to back-up my music. CD's are imported on this then transferred over the network.

I don't normally leave the (server) on 24/7 as it boots up in under 20 secs via the remote. The only issues are getting it to turn off when not in use, not such a hardship though.

Best thing is I've procured a Toshiba Tablet laptop that I use to control everything remotely, works like a dream using the pen/stylus on screen. I can also download tunes, edit, then transfer them to the other pc's all from the couch.

I was thinking of the Nokia 770 or a PDA but the limitations of both put me off, my solution although bigger was the way to go, even the girlfriend is impressed.

Rob

Mark Lanctot
2006-02-12, 10:34
Infrant ReadyNAS: http://www.infrant.com/

They have a downloadable SlimServer add-in.

NJRonbo wrote:
> Anything comparable for USA buyers?
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> I'd love to have one of these to store
> my music so that my comuter need not
> to be powered when listening to squeezebox.
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Robster
2006-02-12, 10:51
Yeah Infrant do but I still reckon you'd have to wait for them to configure the new Slimserver upgrade and then put in online. I don't know how plug-ins work with them.

As for Qnap, again i'm aware that Slim will be supported but how quickly updates will be made available is unknown as is plug-in capability.

Rob

funkstar
2006-02-12, 12:58
ReadyNAS:
Releases are pretty quick from Infrant. They have to compile their own version for the ReadyNAS so you can't add your own plugins etc. but requests for them are often quickly added if you read the forums there.

Transcoding is not possible due to the processor inside the ReadyNAS being tailored specifically for RAID/NAS IO and is not a general purpose CPU.

Qnap:

The way the script works is when there is a new release of the software there will be a Qnap version also. You drop this in the update directory that will be on the HDD and reboot the machine. An internal script will then pick up the file on reboot and install the new version of the software.
I don't know how plugins will work or what will be available for it. No idea what transcoding will be like.

There was also a lot of talk about the Qnap TS-401 a few months back, but there hasn't been much else about this, unlike the TS-101. Apparently the 401 will be Epia based so can run a full, standard Perl version of SS along with any plugins you care to add.

Hopefully Paul from Progressive will see this thread on monday and chip in anything else :)

ultra238a
2006-02-14, 09:11
Hi guys,

TS-101. There have been some on eBay. Qnap could have shipped us a small amount of product before the Chinese New Year but it wouldn't have been nearly enough for us to cover the back orders so we decided to wait till after the holiday. They are due into us this week/early next week so they should be shipping soon.

TS-401T. Development work has now finished and we will be ready to ship this early March. I will post details on prices etc as soon as I have them.

Regards

Paul
Progressive Consumer Electronics

Fifer
2006-02-20, 03:32
Paul, did they ship? Have they arrived?

Heuer
2006-02-20, 07:08
Their web site now says they are "currently expected" 28 February! Will this ever end?

Fifer
2006-02-20, 08:04
Heuer, where does it say that? Can you post a link? All I can see is "Order now for Feb '06 delivery".

Heuer
2006-02-20, 08:34
Not Progressive I know but they are all drinking from the same cup:
http://www.advancedmp3players.co.uk/shop/product_info.php?products_id=1041

Fifer
2006-02-20, 08:54
Thanks. I think that Progressive are the importers, so they will bring in the shipment and then send stock on to distributors like Advanced. If so, (and I've heard nothing to the contrary), I'm hoping those of us who ordered from Cooltopia/Progressive will still receive our orders this week as per the latest promise. I've been disappointed before though. Hopefully Paul will provide an update.

Heuer
2006-02-20, 09:04
Ordered mine from Multi-task Computing who say they have left the Far East and are expected in the UK later this week. They will ship to customers as soon as they arrive, hopefully by Friday.

On the other hand this was exactly what they said last Monday for delivery today!

Fifer
2006-02-21, 12:21
Bump. Surely someone from one of the supplying companies can provide an update?

ultra238a
2006-02-26, 05:12
Ok the wait is nearly over!

Our first shipment of TS-101's is currently held in a depot at Heathrow and will be delivered to us tomorrow morning (Monday). We intend to have all back orders (end users and resellers) fulfilled by the end of the week. We will have a small amount of stock left and we will be getting our next order the week after.

AlienBBC will come pre-installed on the box but does have an impact on the performance of the box. I personally have had two different streams and MP3's playing from the TS-101 at the same time and the user experience is still good. I am going to recommend though that only one stream is supported.

I can only apologise for the delay in getting these boxes to market but it has been out of our hands. I hope those of you who have one on order enjoy your purchase when you receive it and give it favourable reviews.

If you guys want to know anything else please either post on here or PM me.

Best regards

Paul
Progressive Consumer Electronics Ltd

P.S. Details of the TS-401T will be posted shortly. It should be available to buy from next week - I have learn't my lesson this time ;)

funkstar
2006-02-26, 07:29
Good to hear, i look forward to hearing some user reviews of it :)

This isn't exactly a feature request, more just an idea for thought. I saw on the MultiTask Computing they have a DAB reciever that is compatible with DAB bar. Is DAB Bar open source? can it be ported to the Linux that runs on the TS-101/401?

Just food for thought. I'd expect the streaming of DAB would be a lot less processor intesive than AlienBBC :)

ultra238a
2006-02-26, 08:16
I wish I wish I wish - It is Windows only as far as I know.

Paul
Progressive Consumer Electronics

funkstar
2006-02-26, 11:23
Just had a little look round the site and it appears it isn't open source, just freeware.

oh well, never mind :)

Fifer
2006-03-03, 15:22
Ok the wait is nearly over!

Our first shipment of TS-101's is currently held in a depot at Heathrow and will be delivered to us tomorrow morning (Monday). We intend to have all back orders (end users and resellers) fulfilled by the end of the week.
Has anyone recieved their's yet?