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duhaas
2006-04-05, 08:28
What would you guys suggest for a PDA/REMOTE for the Squeezbox 2? Looking @ the Nokia 770, looks nice, but would rather have a more dual purpose. Been looking @ the Palm T|X, great looking screen, just wanted to know if anyone had experience using that as their remote? Any suggestions on a model of pocket pc that works well?

Kyle
2006-04-05, 13:23
I use a Sony Clie, which has a Palm OS, although Sony doesn't make it anymore. The screen is pretty large -- not much smaller than the Nokia. It works fine with the built-in browser and the handheld interface.

Adam_F
2006-04-05, 13:53
I have used a Sony Clie TH-55 and a Palm Lifedrive to control my SB3... both work fine. Any of the reasonably recent PalmOS devices with a built in web browser should do the job.

Adam.

LMonch
2006-04-05, 14:16
Hi there ... you may want to look at http://www.telcanto.com/description_slimclient.htm.

From the website...

TelCanto for SlimServer is a Pocket PC client program which communicates with Slim Devices' SlimServer via a wireless LAN connection, and allows you to browse the SlimServer database and play your digital music via Squeezebox, SLIMP3, SoftSqueeze and other SlimServer-compatible software players.


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mherger
2006-04-05, 14:39
> Hi there ... you may want to look at
> http://www.telcanto.com/description_slimclient.htm.

....or at http://www.herger.net/SlimRemote/ ;-)

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duhaas
2006-04-05, 18:31
love the great advice, how do you enjoy the lifedrive device from palm? worth the money?

Adam_F
2006-04-05, 23:17
I think the Lifedrive is a great PDA, but some users have complained of stability problems. The TX seems to have been better received, but lacks the 4GB hard drive and is only slightly cheaper than the Lifedrive now. Best to read the forums at Brighthand and decide for yourself...

http://forum.brighthand.com/forumdisplay.php?f=12

Adam

Kyle
2006-04-06, 07:29
>....or at http://www.herger.net/SlimRemote/ ;-)
Michael, any chance EWE will ever support Palm's OS? Your project looks great, but I can't use it.

tyler_durden
2006-04-06, 07:33
My wife has T|X, but I haven't tried using it to control the server yet. The screen is great, and battery life seems to be more than adequate.

TD

mherger
2006-04-06, 07:57
> Michael, any chance EWE will ever support Palm's OS?

No idea. It has been asked before in the Ewe forums and answers were
always pretty short: "Ewe is not supported on Palm". Strangely enough Ewe
has a "skin" called Palm...

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rcrh
2006-04-06, 11:03
I use a Sony Clie, which has a Palm OS, although Sony doesn't make it anymore. The screen is pretty large -- not much smaller than the Nokia. It works fine with the built-in browser and the handheld interface.
Kyle, which Clie do you have? I have an NX70 and was nevery able to get a NIC to work with it.

Thanks

Kyle
2006-04-06, 11:59
I've got a TH-55 with built-in wifi. It's got a great display. A used one would make a good SB remote. Too bad Sony quit making them.

Kyle
2006-04-06, 12:00
No idea. It has been asked before in the Ewe forums and answers were always pretty short: "Ewe is not supported on Palm".

If they do, I hope you'll post an announcement here.

davep
2006-04-06, 16:39
I have been using the T|X for about 6 months as my all-purpose PDA and also use it sometimes as a remote for my SBs. It works fine using the Handheld skin and displays artwork, etc in a fairly snappy way. My only criticism would be the way it handles reconnects to the wireless network. In order to save power it will disconnect from wifi after a period (perhaps 1 minute) of inactivity. This is fine and as it should be. However when you then pick it up and tap on something in the slimserver skin it attempts to reconnect to the wireless but always fails. The work around is to remember to manually initiate a new connection before using the slimserver and although easy to do this is a bit of pain as I often forget and have to sit through a timeout before I can intervene again.

My memory is actually that when I first had it this behaviour was different and it would successfully reconnect automatically but I can't be sure. In any case it won't do it now.

Myself I am waiting to get my hands on a Nokia 770 to use as a remote.

davep

Robert W. Anderson
2006-04-06, 20:48
What would you guys suggest for a PDA/REMOTE for the Squeezbox 2? Looking @ the Nokia 770, looks nice, but would rather have a more dual purpose. Been looking @ the Palm T|X, great looking screen, just wanted to know if anyone had experience using that as their remote? Any suggestions on a model of pocket pc that works well?

I have owned several Palm OS PDAs over the years. I have always preferred their simplicity and performance over the Pocket PC. That said, I basically abandoned the Palm once they announced Windows Mobile running on their hardware.

Palm may claim that Palm OS isn't dead (though Palm Source was sold off), it is just a matter of time before Microsoft paints Palm OS into a phone OS.

IMHO.

For that reason, I would go with a Windows Mobile 5 device. Which one? Not sure. I have an i-Mate JasJar which is overkill (and the clamshell design is probably not convenient).

Kyle
2006-04-07, 05:58
Palm may claim that Palm OS isn't dead (though Palm Source was sold off), it is just a matter of time before Microsoft paints Palm OS into a phone OS.

This is precisely the reason you might find a good deal on a Palm OS device on ebay or somewhere else. If you're looking primarily for a device to control your SB, you should be able to find an old Palm model with built-in wifi and browser at a good price. The OS is as good or better than Windows, so if you find one cheap, jump on it.

mherger
2006-04-19, 23:22
davep,


I have been using the T|X for about 6 months as my all-purpose PDA and also use it sometimes as a remote for my SBs. It works fine using the Handheld skin and displays artwork, etc in a fairly snappy way.

Could you please give me some information about the PalmOS release and browser you're using? There's a bug report about an issue with PalmOS 5.2.1 and the Handheld's status page which I can't confirm (lack of Palm mainly :-))

http://bugs.slimdevices.com/show_bug.cgi?id=3288

Can you confirm this?

davep
2006-04-20, 03:31
Michael,
My Palm T|X is running OS 5.4.9 so my experience may not be relevant to this bug. In any case, the problems described in both bug reports - unresponsive "Next" and Volume controls - do not occur on my set up and I can repeatedly move to next song and put volume up and down using the Handheld skin. Palm browser (now named Blazer) is version 4.3.

FYI the server is running 6.5b1 on Ubuntu.
davep

mherger
2006-04-20, 23:24
> My Palm T|X is running OS 5.4.9 so my experience may not be relevant to
> this bug. In any case, the problems described in both bug reports -
> unresponsive "Next" and Volume controls - do not occur on my set up and
> I can repeatedly move to next song and put volume up and down using the
> Handheld skin. Palm browser (now named Blazer) is version 4.3.

Thanks for the feedback. I fear it's a buggy caching in older versions of
the browser...

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