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    Squeezebox UI on the TV?

    I have the Touch which has its own screen, but I sit 12 feet (3.6 meters) away from it and it's a bit small.

    I also have SqueezeCommander on my Android phone with a nice screen. This is easy to see, but it drains my battery if I want to have the screen on all the time.

    I could drag my laptop with me every time I want to listen to music, but that is much less convenient than a remote or a phone.

    Now I have this huge 55-inch TV between the speakers that is dark while I play music. What is the best way of getting the Squeezebox player interface on the TV screen?

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    If you just want information shown
    http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?t=74270

    or you could go for the server web interface
    http://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:9000

    either way you need something to run the webinterface┤unless your tv can do that.
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    You may use this and install SqueezeCommander:
    http://www.peopleoflava.com/television/scandinavia/

    Ok, maybe you should wait for the Tablet version of SqueezeCommander... ;-)
    Christian

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    Hmmmm. My TV supports Yahoo! Connected TV widgets.
    http://connectedtv.yahoo.com/developer/
    Who wants to try developing one for "Squeezebox Now Playing"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Henry66 View Post
    I have the Touch which has its own screen, but I sit 12 feet (3.6 meters) away from it and it's a bit small.

    I also have SqueezeCommander on my Android phone with a nice screen. This is easy to see, but it drains my battery if I want to have the screen on all the time.

    I could drag my laptop with me every time I want to listen to music, but that is much less convenient than a remote or a phone.

    Now I have this huge 55-inch TV between the speakers that is dark while I play music. What is the best way of getting the Squeezebox player interface on the TV screen?
    Get a video card that supports HDMI and hook the TV to that computer.

    I bought a 35ft hdmi cable online for $28 plus freight.

    If you don't know about multiple monitor support you'll need some schooling.

    P

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    Squeezebox UI on the TV?

    > Ok, maybe you should wait for the Tablet version of SqueezeCommander...

    I seriously doubt that any touch UI would be suitable for a remote controlled device. Imagine you'd have to drag stuff around your TV set using an IR remote... It's a totally different interaction model. Unfortunate for the developer, as he'll have to re-invent stuff. Fortunate for him if he can sale additional products ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mherger View Post
    > Ok, maybe you should wait for the Tablet version of SqueezeCommander...

    I seriously doubt that any touch UI would be suitable for a remote controlled device. Imagine you'd have to drag stuff around your TV set using an IR remote... It's a totally different interaction model. Unfortunate for the developer, as he'll have to re-invent stuff. Fortunate for him if he can sale additional products
    It depends on the type of remote I think...

    Imagine using the Wii Remote as controller, I.e. you can *point* the remote to an item on the screen, drag and drop it, fling the screen and so on...

    Anyway, we should wait on an actual device to see what kind of UI is possible...
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