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  1. #1
    Jason
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    Player only model

    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.

    -----Original Message-----
    From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
    [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of Jean-StÚfane
    Bergeron
    Sent: Friday, August 13, 2004 10:39 AM
    To: 'Slim Devices Discussion'
    Subject: [slim] Player only model

    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
    Sent: 13-Aug-04 10:29 AM
    To: Slim Devices Discussion
    Subject: [slim] Player only model

    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

  2. #2
    Slim
    Guest

    Player only model

    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.

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