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    Is the Squeezebox Classic discontinued?

    The Squeezebox Classic is neither shown in the product comparison table on www.logitechsqueezebox.com nor on www.logitech.com under Audio->WLAN music player.

    Does that mean that the Classic will be discontinued and replaced by the Touch? I would really not be happy if this comes true since the Touch is much more expensive than the Classic (the Classic is available on amazon for 150 Euro, the Touch is announced for 299 Euro). Presently, all my Classics are positioned that I cannot reach them from my usual listening position. So I use the remote and love the huge characters on the display which can bee recognized from several meters distance. For me the Touch is therfore really not a replacement for the Classic but only an additional option.

    What do you think. Do we have to start a petition for the Classic?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dip View Post
    The Squeezebox Classic is neither shown in the product comparison table on www.logitechsqueezebox.com nor on www.logitech.com under Audio->WLAN music player.

    Does that mean that the Classic will be discontinued and replaced by the Touch? I would really not be happy if this comes true since the Touch is much more expensive than the Classic (the Classic is available on amazon for 150 Euro, the Touch is announced for 299 Euro). Presently, all my Classics are positioned that I cannot reach them from my usual listening position. So I use the remote and love the huge characters on the display which can bee recognized from several meters distance. For me the Touch is therfore really not a replacement for the Classic but only an additional option.

    What do you think. Do we have to start a petition for the Classic?
    1. The Classic's price is so low because it is an end of life product now; earlier it was the same price as the new Touch.
    2. The price of the Touch will, like that of almost all mass market products, go down over time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dip View Post
    The Squeezebox Classic is neither shown in the product comparison table on www.logitechsqueezebox.com nor on www.logitech.com under Audio->WLAN music player.

    Does that mean that the Classic will be discontinued and replaced by the Touch? I would really not be happy if this comes true since the Touch is much more expensive than the Classic (the Classic is available on amazon for 150 Euro, the Touch is announced for 299 Euro). Presently, all my Classics are positioned that I cannot reach them from my usual listening position. So I use the remote and love the huge characters on the display which can bee recognized from several meters distance. For me the Touch is therfore really not a replacement for the Classic but only an additional option.

    What do you think. Do we have to start a petition for the Classic?
    To answer the title of your post, Yes the SB3 is being discontinued and replaced by the SB Touch. And I don't think a petition will do any good. Logitech is moving on to a new style of NMP that is "Smart" to replace the older technology of the low powered "dumb" player.
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    As I understand it, production of the SB3 has already stopped. Up until now Slim Devices and Logitech have had an outstanding record of supporting older equipment, all the way back to the original SliMP3 player. These legacy players have actually gotten better over time through improvements in the player firmware and server software. It remains to be seen if this track record will continue, and for how long, especially considering the big changes to the SB hardware platform that iPhone mentioned above. I am not hinting at any "doomsday" for original SBs -- I simply don't know.

    If you really want to ensure personal availability of SB3/Classic, buy as many as you need now while they are still available. When Logitech bought Slim Devices I promptly bought another SB, but now I think my fears were unjustified.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iPhone View Post
    To answer the title of your post, Yes the SB3 is being discontinued and replaced by the SB Touch. And I don't think a petition will do any good. Logitech is moving on to a new style of NMP that is "Smart" to replace the older technology of the low powered "dumb" player.
    Does that imply that a future version of the server software will leave SB3/Classic users stranded?

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    Is the Squeezebox Classic discontinued?

    Past history indicates that this will not be the case.

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    > iPhone;471183 Wrote:
    >> To answer the title of your post, Yes the SB3 is being discontinued and
    >> replaced by the SB Touch. And I don't think a petition will do any good.
    >> Logitech is moving on to a new style of NMP that is "Smart" to replace
    >> the older technology of the low powered "dumb" player.

    > Does that imply that a future version of the server software will leave
    > SB3/Classic users stranded?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TiredLegs View Post
    Does that imply that a future version of the server software will leave SB3/Classic users stranded?
    No. Even Slimp3 functions the same way with the current Squeezebox Server as it did when Slimp3 Server was the name of the software. Eventually, you will no longer get new features and access to newer services may be limited, but it should stay working as it does now for good while longer.

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    Aren't the Boom and the Transporter in principle the same as the classic. At least they have the same "old" display type and style. Doesn't that mean that the classic is at least completely supported as long as these two products are? Or are the Boom and the Transporter different so that they may get new features and access to new services which the Classic can't get?

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    Is the Squeezebox Classic discontinued?

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    > Aren't the Boom and the Transporter in principle the same as the
    > classic. At least they have the same "old" display type and style.


    Display are the same technology and thus suport much the same features.
    Boom uses a DSP in the audio path, so there are some different features
    that may come along in time, depending on whether any time is available to
    develop them. I suspect that with the newer technology becoming available
    and the demands for new product to add to the portfolio, it may be hard to
    expand the feature set at this level unless the same hardware gets reused
    along the way.

    -k


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    Quote Originally Posted by TiredLegs View Post
    Does that imply that a future version of the server software will leave SB3/Classic users stranded?
    Not at all. The older players work fine with SBS 7.4 and I would say that will be the same with SBS 8.0. Where the issue is with first generation players (Slimp3 and SB1) and using the built in TinySC on the Touch. The Touch only has so much power avavilable where as a PC Server based program now and in the future has plenty of extra processing power.
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