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M. Bradford Moody
2003-11-25, 08:56
Using a laptop for a remote control is like generating electric power with
nuclear fission.

Why not a 6" screen built into the Slim, large enough to display 6-8
albums/artists/whatever, a good old fashioned knob that can be turned to
scroll rapidly through the lists and a selector button. Think iPod, think
jukebox, think "not another f-ing remote to lose or replace batteries..."

Brad Moody

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[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com]On Behalf Of Diego Zamboni
Sent: Tuesday, November 25, 2003 1:28 AM
To: SlimDevices Discussion
Subject: [slim] Another Side of Slimp3


>
> So, is anyone else thinking/doing the same thing?

I also frequently use my laptop as the remote control (Konfabulator
plugin, anyone? :-). It's also great for building playlists - often my
wife and me sit in the living room, go through our music and build our
"top favorites" list together.

I use the remote only for simple things, like changing to the next
song, etc.

--Diego

Chuck Rice
2003-11-25, 09:39
>Using a laptop for a remote control is like generating electric
>power with nuclear fission.
>
>Why not a 6" screen built into the Slim, large enough to display 6-8
>albums/artists/whatever, a good old fashioned knob that can be
>turned to scroll rapidly through the lists and a selector button.
>Think iPod, think jukebox, think "not another f-ing remote to lose
>or replace batteries..."

Matrix Orbital makes a graphics LCD display that can be connected via I2C

http://www.matrixorbital.com/pages/product_view.asp?CatID=3&ProductID=27

It gives you graphics and/or 40 Characters by 8 lines. It also can
decode keypad input. A bit pricey, but worth it. I use one for my Car
MP3 Player. It should be simple to add one via I2C to either of the
Slim players and then add some code to fill in the display. -Chuck-


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