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music man
2008-07-31, 07:40
Had this for several months now, had no problems at all. Excellent gadget, just wanted to post something positive after reading these forums for months on end and reading other people's problems.

just a problem with genre tagging but thats for another thread,
no big deal anyhow.

done the latest update went smoothly. Not really sure why so many people have a problem with this device, best thing i have bought for music. Keep up the good work logitech.

FredFredrickson
2008-07-31, 08:06
I second this- I have been very happy with my squeezebox.

The frustrating part is troubleshooting my own home network. Hardly a problem for logitech, but it's easy for people to get mad and blame you guys when the application at hand (squeezebox) isn't working properly, despite the cause.

The only problems I run into are either unrelated, or beta related. And, of course, I signed up for beta problems when I installed beta software.

Anyway, keep up the good work! Don't let the negative posts get you down. Something we remind ourselves at our business is this: You're more likely to hear back from the unhappy customers, because they need a problem solved. But there is always the silent majority!

Zevs
2008-07-31, 08:09
Agree completely, 95% of the time it all works fantastically well!

Zevs

morris_minor
2008-07-31, 08:13
Yes - aside from the occasional network issue, which is nothing to do with Logitech, my SB3 and Duet are best bits of hi-fi kit I've bought for ages - and certainly the best value.

It's transformed the way I listen to music - and opened up internet radio for me greatly.

Keep up the good work guys!

chinaski
2008-07-31, 10:15
Ditto for me as well. It's been a snap to set up and in general has run smoothly. Very sporadic network issues but I'm a happy customer. I'm running mine on a windows home server. I'm about to set up a similar system on linux for a friend...

kudos to logitech for the device.

dsendecki
2008-07-31, 12:04
These forums are like hospitals, you won't find too many healthy folks.

Those who aren't having any problems don't come around.

I haven't had a problem with my duet at all save for McAfee blocking access to certain files. And that's wasn't a Duet issue at all.

Four receivers and a controller. Buying a classic next!

Nonreality
2008-07-31, 12:39
No down time since I bought it in Jan. I've had some issues with tags not working as I thought they should but just a difference of opinion, and the issue of replaygain not working right if you have both replaygain tags and Itunes soundcheck tags in the same file. But the main thing is no down time. I'd say at least 80% of problems people have are with network issues and antivirus programs.

schiegl
2008-07-31, 13:19
These forums are like hospitals, you won't find too many healthy folks.

oh, i like this one :-) to be fair the treatment is definitely high quality (compared to other forums)...

back on-topic: i really like my SBC, especially because features get continously added (music-ip access, trackstat rating, ...)

thanks to all contributors!

kind regards,
Markus

music man
2008-07-31, 13:28
My next task is to buy a windows home server,just at the moment is not one good enough. Looked at the hp smart media server, but uses to much power and the product is to be updated soon so i'm waiting.

egd
2008-07-31, 13:53
Have you considered a Linux-based server? SC performs better on a Linux platform than it does on a Windows based platform, so if speed is a consideration it's definitely worth looking into.

locksh
2008-07-31, 14:52
I have a WHS (HP MediaSmartServer) and SqueezeCentre performs flawlessly on it. Plus WHS has lots of nice easy to use functions for management etc. WHS is a good way to go for people who don't want to deal with the complexity of Linux.

egd
2008-07-31, 15:40
these days there is no more complexity in Linux than there is in Windows, just about everything is point and click.

raaurora
2008-07-31, 20:12
Had this for several months now, had no problems at all. Excellent gadget, just wanted to post something positive after reading these forums for months on end and reading other people's problems.

just a problem with genre tagging but thats for another thread,
no big deal anyhow.

done the latest update went smoothly. Not really sure why so many people have a problem with this device, best thing i have bought for music. Keep up the good work logitech.

I'm right there with you. A few minor things but I'm really happy with this purchase. To me, the bigger issue is that this is still a network device. So, you have to know a little about home networking, ip addresses, routers, dhcp, firewall and AV exceptions, etc.

If you are used to that stuff then the duet is no big deal. But, for those not as familiar, I could see that it would be challenging.

music man
2008-08-01, 03:03
Yes you need a good router i use netgear been great for years.
people who use the free router which usually come's bundled with an internet service provider(when you sign up) are usually crap.

Looked into linux currently using ubuntu well impressed. Played with WHS too and like that. So not sure at the moment. I may buy the HP then wipe it with linux. Not building one myself want a pre-built this time.

mattybain
2008-08-01, 04:51
these days there is no more complexity in Linux than there is in Windows, just about everything is point and click.

Which version would you recommend? I last tried Ubuntu - Hardy Heron and it was far from point and click. Linux for me has never quite got there. Too many sudo's required for my liking.

Also you have to admit that hardware support is still limited, when I did finally get it to work it simply wouldn't do WOL. Apparently it's quite a common issue. That was the deal breaker for me.

On the other hand WHS is definitely point and click but has it's own issues. I went back to XP.

Pale Blue Ego
2008-08-01, 06:16
I have a WHS (HP MediaSmartServer) and SqueezeCentre performs flawlessly on it. Plus WHS has lots of nice easy to use functions for management etc. WHS is a good way to go for people who don't want to deal with the complexity of Linux.

I'm using Clark Connect, a Linux server OS, and it is definitely something anyone could use. You administer it from a web page, much like Squeezecenter. Totally simple.

pablolie
2008-08-01, 07:13
Which version would you recommend? I last tried Ubuntu - Hardy Heron and it was far from point and click. ...

For me, other than the original installation itself (which admittedly was a bit of a struggle, but then again if you like the SB you like to fiddle around with stuff :), it has been point and click. This is for a desktop that is wired to the network, is all pretty common hardware, and with an Intel Core Duo E8400 is weasel fast. And only consumes about 75W under full load.

egd
2008-08-05, 10:55
Which version would you recommend? I last tried Ubuntu - Hardy Heron and it was far from point and click. Linux for me has never quite got there. Too many sudo's required for my liking.

Also you have to admit that hardware support is still limited, when I did finally get it to work it simply wouldn't do WOL. Apparently it's quite a common issue. That was the deal breaker for me.

On the other hand WHS is definitely point and click but has it's own issues. I went back to XP. I've been running Ubuntu since 5.x and haven't had any issues with hardware compatibility. I've got 3 PCs all recent Intel chipset based (2 x Asus, 1 x Intel), Nvidia based video cards and everything just works "out of the box". In my experience, once configured/ customised (eg adding SC to the repository), there's very little "sudo" anything required.

What hardware are you running?