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Dandyman
2010-01-19, 04:51
All I need right now is a replacment for a dead CD-Player that is easy to use. I don't need a built in server. A simple client like the old Squeezebox would soffice but with the touchscreen.

Letten
2010-01-19, 05:20
The built in server in the Touch adresses a need in the market.

Many struggle with (more or less supported) NAS installations of SC.

Making to version of the product would cost more and confuse buyers in the store, the idea is to make the whole experience simpler.

If you have no need for the built-in server, simply don't use it.

agillis
2010-01-19, 07:37
For the low price I have seen some people using the Touch as a controller. Not a player or a server. Just to control their other players. This is the advantage of mass produced commodity hardware. It can have a lot of features you don't use.

aubuti
2010-01-19, 07:41
Like Letten said, you can ignore the built-in server on the SBT. Or if you don't need the touchscreen to be attached to the player, there is the combination of "old" SB being controlled remotely by an iPhone or iPod Touch and the iPeng app. Indeed, from comments on these forums it seems that a lot of people prefer the touchscreen to be separate from the player.

ModelCitizen
2010-01-19, 08:16
I have seen some people using the Touch as a controller.
Are there many people using the Touch then? If so, where do they get them from?

MC

iPhone
2010-01-19, 08:27
Are there many people using the Touch then? If so, where do they get them from?

MC

Just guessing at what he might be talking about, I think he might have been referring to Beta Testers that have been talking about Controlling other Squeezeboxes from a desk, end table, or even in-wall mounted Touch. I know I have made some similar comments on how I have been using my Beta Touch.

DaveWr
2010-01-19, 08:31
For the low price I have seen some people using the Touch as a controller

The low price being free then. Sort of removes any true market acceptability statements?

Dave

iPhone
2010-01-19, 08:33
All I need right now is a replacment for a dead CD-Player that is easy to use. I don't need a built in server. A simple client like the old Squeezebox would soffice but with the touchscreen.

How about finding an SB3 or Receiver?

Of course by the time you find one the Touch will probably be available. I can tell you this from using a Beta Touch, it is worth waiting for. And as others have said, the built in Tiny SBS server is only one of several features available and not required to use the Touch in a number of situations it can service.

And as far as value, the cost is the same as the unit it is replacing when the SB3 was brand new.

JJZolx
2010-01-19, 08:57
All I need right now is a replacment for a dead CD-Player that is easy to use. I don't need a built in server. A simple client like the old Squeezebox would soffice but with the touchscreen.

It wouldn't have been any cheaper, although it might have been released about six months ago. It is a shame that it's not being sold to the many people who will never use the built in server.