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Louis-David Mitterrand
2008-05-22, 02:32
Hi,

If anyone from Logitech is listening: why did you guys remove the LED
display from the Duet's receiver?

It's nice to walk into the living room and see what's on without having
to look/find the remote. In a social setting (think party) it's also
nice that everyone in the room can share the info on the current track.

mherger
2008-05-22, 02:39
> If anyone from Logitech is listening: why did you guys remove the LED
> display from the Duet's receiver?

Receiver is the alternative to the SB3, for those who don't need the display. If you prefer the SB3 you can still buy it, as well as a Controller without the Receiver.

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Michael

andynormancx
2008-05-22, 02:41
If you want a display then buy a Squeezebox Classic, you don't have to buy the Duet anymore you can just buy a Controller. Then you can have the best of both worlds and those of us who don't want a display can buy a Squeezebox without one.

I am very pleased that the Receiver doesn't have a display, I can't read the display from across the room without finding my glasses and removing the expensive VFD from the Squeezebox very nearly halves its retail price.

Louis-David Mitterrand
2008-05-22, 02:53
On Thu, May 22, 2008 at 02:41:22AM -0700, andynormancx wrote:
>
> If you want a display then buy a Squeezebox Classic, you don't have to
> buy the Duet anymore you can just buy a Controller. Then you can have
> the best of both worlds and those of us who don't want a display can
> buy a Squeezebox without one.
>
> I am very pleased that the Receiver doesn't have a display, I can't
> read the display from across the room without finding my glasses and
> removing the expensive VFD from the Squeezebox very nearly halves its
> retail price.

Good to know the Classic is staying, not a EOL product, and that the
Controller can be purchased separately.

And I didn't see the price aspect. Although one wonders how expensive a
few rows of LED can be versus the added complexity/confusion of
maintaining a second line of nearly-identical product.

Cheers,

andynormancx
2008-05-22, 03:01
The display on the Squeezebox isn't a few rows of LEDs. It is a vacuum fluorescent display (VFD), which is an expensive bit of glass filled with grids, wires, phoshor coated plates and a vacuum.

aubuti
2008-05-22, 06:53
And I didn't see the price aspect. Although one wonders how expensive a few rows of LED can be versus the added complexity/confusion of maintaining a second line of nearly-identical product.
That's a VFD (vacuum flourescent display), not a string of LEDs, and it's the single most expensive part in SB "classic" (SB2 & SB3). A lot of users asked for (a) an SB at a lower price point than US$300 and/or (b) a graphical remote like the Sonos remote. Thus was born (a) the Receiver and (b) the Controller.

bklaas
2008-05-22, 07:02
AFAIK, the VFD on the Squeezebox Classic is, by far, the most expensive component on the hardware.

As other users pointed out, a Squeezebox 3 + Squeezebox Controller is a perfectly compatible pairing, and each can be purchased separately. It'll just cost you a bit more than the Duet (Receiver + Controller).

For that matter, a Transporter + Squeezebox Controller is also a perfectly compatible pairing. It'll just cost you *A LOT* more. :)

cheers,
#!/ben

pfarrell
2008-05-22, 08:18
Louis-David Mitterrand wrote:
> If anyone from Logitech is listening: why did you guys remove the LED
> display from the Duet's receiver?

What LED display, you mean the main, big display screen? Its not LED.
Because it cost a lot of money, and the Controller's screen replaces it.
If you want, you can still buy the SqueezeBox and control it with a
Controller.


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Pat Farrell
http://www.pfarrell.com/