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Dan Speirs
2004-09-17, 18:32
Jason, not to mention it does nto support digital
output (not that I can see). But, you have to give
them pointers on some features. I think it will
probably do well - there are plenty of people who have
the money to throw down for it.


--- Jason <jason (AT) pagefamily (DOT) net> wrote:

> The unit itself costs $500 and has no display or
> remote control (oh wait,
> remote is $400 extra). It looks like it only runs
> on windows. Commenting
> that it's "expensive" is putting it mildly, at the
> price it is selling for I
> would expect full video support and the ability to
> run it on any major OS
> (Linux, OSX, Winderz). The Slim products have a
> long, proven track record
> of doing their job very very well and they continue
> to make improvements.
>
> I realize some folks are having problems with their
> squeezeboxes, but just
> imagine what you are probably going to go through
> with this new "kid on the
> block" when it comes out.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On
> Behalf Of Dan Speirs
> Sent: Friday, September 17, 2004 7:12 PM
> To: discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> Subject: [slim] SONOS is coming!
>
> Don't get me wrong, I am a big fan of Squeezebox. I
> have personally
> installed a few of these at buddies houses and have
> enjoyed mine for 10
> glorious months.
> But, my buddy had the chance to preview the new
> Sonos from a Santa Barbara
> company. Http://www.sonos.com.
> This is a nice product.
>
> A few interesting points that I really like:
> * The system is free standing and doesn't require a
> stereo to play music.
> The Squeezebox is nice with my stereo but I would
> love to be able to pick it
> up and take it outside.
> * They claim to be able to play internet radio
> without the computer on.
> * The wireless network is interesting. I hear that
> each player also has a
> wireless repeater in ti to extend the network.
> * My favorite feature is the one I wish Slimdevices
> would create - a
> handheld remote with LCD screen.
> Check this out
> http://www.sonos.com/products/controller/ . Yeah, I
> know you can use your
> PDA with slimserver (like I do) but I like this
> solution much better.
> * Sweet design. Mac lovers will likeit
> * I can add many of these around the house (like 25
> or
> something) and I don't have to have a stereo in the
> room to run it.
>
> Some things I don't like
> * Not open source software
> * Expensive
> * Not sure how the software works on your jukebox.
> * No readout on player but remote has it all
> * No idea about quality is like?
>
> Slimdevices, I really would love a high quality LCD
> remote and a player
> which is more portable.
>
> Has anyone else seen Sonos? My initial reaction is
> that this product will
> be popular for non-techies.
> Squeezebox offers more to the tech people who like
> to tinker around but I
> find it much more difficult to adapt to non-techies.
> I see Sonos as a good
> fit for people who don't mind spending more who are
> not very tech savvy.
> Unfortunately, that is probably where the money is.
>
> Again, I love my Squeezebox and I don't mind
> tinkering with it and making it
> do any different functions but I would probably
> install Sonos in my parents
> house.
>
>
>
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kdf
2004-09-17, 18:50
I always find it hard to really give much credit to anything that isn't actually
shipping yet. I have heard about this one before...easily months ago, still
saying shipping soon.

of course, always nice to get free publicity by having random people pointing to
your site in mailing lists and bboards.

-kdf

Quoting Dan Speirs <dspeirs (AT) yahoo (DOT) com>:

> Jason, not to mention it does nto support digital
> output (not that I can see). But, you have to give
> them pointers on some features. I think it will
> probably do well - there are plenty of people who have
> the money to throw down for it.
>
>
> --- Jason <jason (AT) pagefamily (DOT) net> wrote:
>
> > The unit itself costs $500 and has no display or
> > remote control (oh wait,
> > remote is $400 extra). It looks like it only runs
> > on windows. Commenting
> > that it's "expensive" is putting it mildly, at the
> > price it is selling for I
> > would expect full video support and the ability to
> > run it on any major OS
> > (Linux, OSX, Winderz). The Slim products have a
> > long, proven track record
> > of doing their job very very well and they continue
> > to make improvements.
> >
> > I realize some folks are having problems with their
> > squeezeboxes, but just
> > imagine what you are probably going to go through
> > with this new "kid on the
> > block" when it comes out.
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> > [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On
> > Behalf Of Dan Speirs
> > Sent: Friday, September 17, 2004 7:12 PM
> > To: discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> > Subject: [slim] SONOS is coming!
> >
> > Don't get me wrong, I am a big fan of Squeezebox. I
> > have personally
> > installed a few of these at buddies houses and have
> > enjoyed mine for 10
> > glorious months.
> > But, my buddy had the chance to preview the new
> > Sonos from a Santa Barbara
> > company. Http://www.sonos.com.
> > This is a nice product.
> >
> > A few interesting points that I really like:
> > * The system is free standing and doesn't require a
> > stereo to play music.
> > The Squeezebox is nice with my stereo but I would
> > love to be able to pick it
> > up and take it outside.
> > * They claim to be able to play internet radio
> > without the computer on.
> > * The wireless network is interesting. I hear that
> > each player also has a
> > wireless repeater in ti to extend the network.
> > * My favorite feature is the one I wish Slimdevices
> > would create - a
> > handheld remote with LCD screen.
> > Check this out
> > http://www.sonos.com/products/controller/ . Yeah, I
> > know you can use your
> > PDA with slimserver (like I do) but I like this
> > solution much better.
> > * Sweet design. Mac lovers will likeit
> > * I can add many of these around the house (like 25
> > or
> > something) and I don't have to have a stereo in the
> > room to run it.
> >
> > Some things I don't like
> > * Not open source software
> > * Expensive
> > * Not sure how the software works on your jukebox.
> > * No readout on player but remote has it all
> > * No idea about quality is like?
> >
> > Slimdevices, I really would love a high quality LCD
> > remote and a player
> > which is more portable.
> >
> > Has anyone else seen Sonos? My initial reaction is
> > that this product will
> > be popular for non-techies.
> > Squeezebox offers more to the tech people who like
> > to tinker around but I
> > find it much more difficult to adapt to non-techies.
> > I see Sonos as a good
> > fit for people who don't mind spending more who are
> > not very tech savvy.
> > Unfortunately, that is probably where the money is.
> >
> > Again, I love my Squeezebox and I don't mind
> > tinkering with it and making it
> > do any different functions but I would probably
> > install Sonos in my parents
> > house.
> >
> >
> >
> > __________________________________
> > Do you Yahoo!?
> > New and Improved Yahoo! Mail - Send 10MB messages!
> > http://promotions.yahoo.com/new_mail
> >