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myvinyl333
2011-08-16, 04:28
I am thinking about getting a Touch, but have read that the display is too small to read from a distance. The SBT would be 6' from seating?

Soulkeeper
2011-08-16, 04:34
I guess it depends on how good your eyesight is.

Anyway, using an Android phone, or an iPhone/iPad/iPod, or a netbook, or a Squeezebox Controller, in order to control the device and see what's playing, may be preferable.

myvinyl333
2011-08-16, 04:42
I guess it depends on how good your eyesight is.

Anyway, using an Android phone, or an iPhone/iPad/iPod, or a netbook, or a Squeezebox Controller, in order to control the device and see what's playing, may be preferable.

I have an Android phone, not familiar with a Squeezebox Controller?

JJZolx
2011-08-16, 04:45
Six feet should be fine with the remote.

Soulkeeper
2011-08-16, 04:48
Squeezebox Controller (http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.php/Squeezebox_Controller) is a hardware WiFi remote for the Squeezeboxes. But since you have an Android phone, you should check out some apps that do the same job:

1) Logitech's official Squeezebox Controller app (http://www.logitech.com/no-no/speakers-audio/wireless-music-systems/devices/7979) (which is free, and yes, the name is confusingly similar to the SB Controller).

2) Flattermann's Squeeze Commander (http://www.squeezecommander.com/) app (it costs a few bucks but is worth every cent and more).

mkanet
2011-08-16, 05:07
You may consider a product that allows you to display Squeezebox information on your TV. I know I would never consider viewing on a tiny screen across the room or on a remote control/phone when I can see it on a large display which provides artist pictures, news, bio, etc. It's great for parties, or when friends come over. The product below is called Softsqueeze which integrate into SageTV Media Center (which isn't sold anymore). However, I'm sure there must be something for Boxee (or something like that).

http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h283/mkanet/extender36.png

myvinyl333
2011-08-16, 07:42
You may consider a product that allows you to display Squeezebox information on your TV. I know I would never consider viewing on a tiny screen across the room or on a remote control/phone when I can see it on a large display which provides artist pictures, news, bio, etc. It's great for parties, or when friends come over. The product below is called Softsqueeze which integrate into SageTV Media Center (which isn't sold anymore). However, I'm sure there must be something for Boxee (or something like that).

http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h283/mkanet/extender36.png

Are there video out on SBT? if so I could connect to flat screen?

aubuti
2011-08-16, 07:46
Are there video out on SBT? if so I could connect to flat screen?
No, the Touch does not have a video out. Some people have made nice tv-size displays -- afaik those require you to connect the tv to a computer, through which it accesses all the Now Playing information.

myvinyl333
2011-08-16, 07:47
Squeezebox Controller (http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.php/Squeezebox_Controller) is a hardware WiFi remote for the Squeezeboxes. But since you have an Android phone, you should check out some apps that do the same job:

1) Logitech's official Squeezebox Controller app (http://www.logitech.com/no-no/speakers-audio/wireless-music-systems/devices/7979) (which is free, and yes, the name is confusingly similar to the SB Controller).

2) Flattermann's Squeeze Commander (http://www.squeezecommander.com/) app (it costs a few bucks but is worth every cent and more).

Does the Squeezebox Controller/Apps replicate the screen of the SBT?

mkanet
2011-08-16, 07:58
I'm not the right person to answer that since I dont own a SBT. My guess is even if there was one, it would be very low resolution; more appropriate for a 6"-10" screen. I hope I'm wrong; and, it does offer an HDMI 1080p or 720p output.


Are there video out on SBT? if so I could connect to flat screen?