View Full Version : Wired likes 'the' firmware upgrade

2008-10-28, 01:07

Firmware Upgrade Makes Squeezebox Duet Sing

Nice job with the firmware upgrade, Logitech! When we first reviewed the
baby Squeezebox five months ago (issue 16.06), we weren't totally
impressed the device seemed difficult to use. Well, we've changed our
tune. The Duet now connects your computer's music library to your stereo
with kindergarten ease and MIT smarts. Setup is a snap we were piping
our favorite songs all over the house in minutes. But what really won us
over was the playback. The gorgeous remote with its color screen and
iPod-style click wheel made navigating through playlists, albums and
artists a joy, while the online channels had us discovering more new
music than the late John Peel.

WIRED Easier to set up than a lemonade stand. Exceptional value. Hot mix
of internet radio, Pandora, Rhapsody, Last.fm and top podcasts from Odeo
and Podcast Alley, plus optional service from Sirius. Remote displays
news from the BBC, The New York Times, and more. Add another receiver
($150) for multiple zones.

TIRED Can be slow connecting to large libraries via WiFi; our
10,000-tune trove sometimes made the Duet controller sing solo. No DRM

* Home Audio Components: Music streamer
* Manufacturer: Logitech
* Price: $400


2008-10-28, 13:30
It nice to see that our upgrades are appreciated.

Just wait till they see it running on SqueezeCenter 7.3.


2008-10-28, 13:38
mvalera wrote:
> It nice to see that our upgrades are appreciated.
They usually are. I just hate how they keep breaking my plugins... :(



2008-11-25, 18:26
The review was not just about the firmware. They gave it the featured review and "Best" in their home audio category. Quite a feather in your cap, Logitech.


2008-11-25, 18:39
I don't know what they are talking about regarding large libraries. I've never had a problem with my library which is 23,000 songs.

Unfortunately misinformation is spread by these writers trying to be witty and making brief generalized statements with no facts to back them up. Anybody that reads this will think there are library size limits, which is completely not true. Well, there may be some, but certainly not 10,000 tracks.

At least they came forward and updated their review based on recent software upgrades. The overall tone is upbeat.

2008-11-27, 10:50
my 1200 cd library works fine so far after the latest updates.