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2004-07-01, 13:34
There's quite some focus on the Roku these times, but have you noticed this
one from germany?
http://www.cd3o.de/en/index.html

The idea is the same, although I don't think it can compete to the SB /
Slimserver.
A review I read praised the software (seems like a nice skin :-) and sound
quality.
But it also said the voice guide doesn't work good at all. It is indeed a
dreadful idea to have the machine trying to pronounce the artists and track
names through speech synthesis. Awgh!

Peter

Mark Bennett
2004-07-01, 14:04
ooo, ugly or what? On the plus side it does look like they encourage
open source, but don't appear have the same level of user contribution
as slim have.

Also, even though it's been out for over a year they're only just
announicing Ogg support....

Finally, the thought of having to use voice messages to navigate the
system sounds awful. What if you're listening to music and what to
select the next track to queue? Not good.

I'll stick with Slim.

slim (AT) vcooten (DOT) nl wrote:

> There's quite some focus on the Roku these times, but have you noticed
> this one from germany?
> _http://www.cd3o.de/en/index.html_
>
> The idea is the same, although I don't think it can compete to the SB /
> Slimserver.
> A review I read praised the software (seems like a nice skin :-) and
> sound quality.
> But it also said the voice guide doesn't work good at all. It is indeed
> a dreadful idea to have the machine trying to pronounce the artists and
> track names through speech synthesis. Awgh!
>
> Peter
>
>
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>

dean
2004-07-01, 14:44
I had an opportunity to try one of these devices. The voice based UI
is as bad as you imagine.

-dean

On Jul 1, 2004, at 5:04 PM, Mark Bennett wrote:

> ooo, ugly or what? On the plus side it does look like they encourage
> open source, but don't appear have the same level of user contribution
> as slim have.
>
> Also, even though it's been out for over a year they're only just
> announicing Ogg support....
>
> Finally, the thought of having to use voice messages to navigate the
> system sounds awful. What if you're listening to music and what to
> select the next track to queue? Not good.
>
> I'll stick with Slim.
>
> slim (AT) vcooten (DOT) nl wrote:
>
>> There's quite some focus on the Roku these times, but have you
>> noticed this one from germany?
>> _http://www.cd3o.de/en/index.html_
>> The idea is the same, although I don't think it can compete to the SB
>> / Slimserver.
>> A review I read praised the software (seems like a nice skin :-) and
>> sound quality.
>> But it also said the voice guide doesn't work good at all. It is
>> indeed a dreadful idea to have the machine trying to pronounce the
>> artists and track names through speech synthesis. Awgh!
>> Peter
>> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>> --
>>