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Andy Dannelley
2004-06-07, 16:21
On Jun 7, 2004, at 12:02 PM, discuss-request (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
wrote:

> Date: Mon, 07 Jun 2004 11:19:34 -0700
> From: Rob Wygand <rob (AT) wygand (DOT) com>
> To: Slim Devices Discussion <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
> Subject: [slim] Apple introduces Airport Express
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>> Well, it doesn't have a display or remote control and you'll need
>> iTunes
>> to control it, so I am happy to have the Squeezebox.
>
> That's true. It has me drooling though, and I am a long-time, happy
> Slim
> owner.
>
>

Nice, but lacking several features I have become accustomed to with
Squeezebox and Slimp3.

1. No display,

2. No remote,
3. Looks like one must be in front of the computer used to do
streaming. I really like being able to log onto my SlimServer from any
computer in my house and do anything I need to do.

The Airport Express/ AirTunes is nice, and I may get one to play with,
but I don't see it replacing my Squeezebox/Slimp3 music system.

Also, looks like Airport Express can be very useful when traveling,
just connect broadband up to it and use laptop(s) wirelessly in hotel
room.

Later,

AndyD

Brian Gist
2004-06-08, 07:03
Aggree on all points. Additionally I'm sure the sound quality will
not match the squeezebox.

However the Apple product has one feature the Squeezebox does not. It
can play songs from the iTMS. That is critical, perhaps not as much
for we audio geeks, but it is to most everyone else. That has been a
snare in trying to sell others on the Squeezebox. That and price.

Brian


On Mon, 7 Jun 2004 16:21:45 -0700, Andy Dannelley <andyda (AT) earthlink (DOT) net> wrote:
>
>
> On Jun 7, 2004, at 12:02 PM, discuss-request (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> wrote:
>
> > Date: Mon, 07 Jun 2004 11:19:34 -0700
> > From: Rob Wygand <rob (AT) wygand (DOT) com>
> > To: Slim Devices Discussion <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
> > Subject: [slim] Apple introduces Airport Express
> > Message-ID: <40C4B1B6.7000302 (AT) wygand (DOT) com>
> > In-Reply-To: <40C4AA1F.7010302 (AT) mediasculp (DOT) com>
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> > Message: 29
> >
> >> Well, it doesn't have a display or remote control and you'll need
> >> iTunes
> >> to control it, so I am happy to have the Squeezebox.
> >
> > That's true. It has me drooling though, and I am a long-time, happy
> > Slim
> > owner.
> >
> >
>
> Nice, but lacking several features I have become accustomed to with
> Squeezebox and Slimp3.
>
> 1. No display,
>
> 2. No remote,
> 3. Looks like one must be in front of the computer used to do
> streaming. I really like being able to log onto my SlimServer from any
> computer in my house and do anything I need to do.
>
> The Airport Express/ AirTunes is nice, and I may get one to play with,
> but I don't see it replacing my Squeezebox/Slimp3 music system.
>
> Also, looks like Airport Express can be very useful when traveling,
> just connect broadband up to it and use laptop(s) wirelessly in hotel
> room.
>
> Later,
>
> AndyD
>
>
>
>