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Jason
2004-08-13, 08:54
Removal of the player might only bring the price point down by about $50.
Plus all of the up front costs of tooling, design, etc... The real deciding
factor is how many headless squeezeboxen could they realistically sell at a
$149'ish price point.

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I also strongly believe there is a market for "player only" players.

In whole home or commercial settings, the display is not needed for many
players. For instance, in a commercial setting, a restaurant, retail outlet
would start it and forget it. They would probably use the web front end to
create playlists and control the player. They would probably use a hardware
volume control for volume. As for a whole home system, since one would
probably use the players synced with another player, I could see a player
serving an outside space being used without a display or traditional remote.

My two cents.

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[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of ron thigpen
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Eric Gauthier wrote:
> Given the new display, this may be taboo to talk about, but are there
> any thoughts about a player only Squeezebox?

At the right price, I'd certainly be in the market for one or two of these.

--rt

Slim
2004-08-13, 09:08
Actually we (PenguinRadio) looked at developing a player with the LCD
in the remote. You can get some pretty cheap remote control units with
LCD interfaces. Though feature creep moved us more toward a PALM
screen which jacked the cost up again so we went back to an LCD in the
box.