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post #16 of 109
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A touchscreen is always useful. I wonder if the USB slot is just for drives or if you can actually use it as a computer interface instead of Ethernet or Wi-Fi. Doubtful, but it would be a good idea.
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According to posts from this forum, the possibilities for the USB port has a lot of potential. There is one guy on there claiming to be able to use the port to feed an external USB DAC. Apparently the OS on the Touch is some form of Linux. This thing is starting to look more and more interesting.
post #17 of 109
So if I'm reading this correctly then, the Touch gains a better DAC, power supply and USB input compared to the Duet, but loses the functionality of the Duet remote. Is this correct?
post #18 of 109
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So if I'm reading this correctly then, the Touch gains a better DAC, power supply and USB input compared to the Duet, but loses the functionality of the Duet remote. Is this correct?
Ok it does not come with the Duet remote, but every squeezebox product can be controlled by the remote that the Duet comes with. In fact you can by the remote (Controller) separately. Another option for those who own a ipod Touch or iPhone you can install iPeng app for $9 and get a better IMHO remote to control any Squeezebox. Heck the bottom end ipod Touch and app are less expensive than the Squeezebox Controller.
post #19 of 109
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So if I'm reading this correctly then, the Touch gains a better DAC, power supply and USB input compared to the Duet, but loses the functionality of the Duet remote. Is this correct?
In a nutshell, yes.
post #20 of 109
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Originally Posted by m1abrams View Post
Ok it does not come with the Duet remote, but every squeezebox product can be controlled by the remote that the Duet comes with. In fact you can by the remote (Controller) separately. Another option for those who own a ipod Touch or iPhone you can install iPeng app for $9 and get a better IMHO remote to control any Squeezebox. Heck the bottom end ipod Touch and app are less expensive than the Squeezebox Controller.
Can the iPhone app control multiple SB's? I want to have a SB in the kitchen, theatre, and bedroom and be able to control all 3 plus the PC system so that my house is full of music. Can I do this with an iPhone? Would I also need a SB at the computer? I've been thinking about this for along time but just not quite sure about all the details.

Thanks.
post #21 of 109
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Can the iPhone app control multiple SB's? I want to have a SB in the kitchen, theatre, and bedroom and be able to control all 3 plus the PC system so that my house is full of music. Can I do this with an iPhone? Would I also need a SB at the computer? I've been thinking about this for along time but just not quite sure about all the details.

Thanks.
Yes it can, the name of the app is iPeng. Google it and you can get more info on it.
post #22 of 109
Sad news; I just phoned Logitech here in the Netherlands and apparently the Touch is pushed back to Q1.
Damn Logitech, I was waiting for this, ever since the first rumours begin this year, the 'leaks' in June, the official presentation in summer, the "available for order" a month ago on their website...
post #23 of 109
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Yes it can, the name of the app is iPeng. Google it and you can get more info on it.
I have iPeng on my Touch and I love it. I love being able to operate my Squeezy from anywhere in the house, and I love that it only cost £5.99 compared with however many hundreds the controller cost!

It does kill the battery pretty fast though, but I have one of those Dexim battery extenders, so I just attach it to the Touch while I'm 'iPenging' and it lasts forever. It's my most favourite app so far


dura - shame about the delay. But I can guarantee it will be worth the wait. I can't remember my life before Squeezy, it's totally revolutionised how I listen to music. In fact, the thought of going back to the primitive days of changing CDs like some kind of animal fills me with horror
post #24 of 109
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In fact, the thought of going back to the primitive days of changing CDs like some kind of animal fills me with horror
LOL, another of your pearls.
Thanks for the head-up, I believe you; I've replaced my DVD-player with a mediaplayer and are very happy. Polycarbonate disks are so, so...20th century.
And I realised when using my DAP I do not listen per album, but per artist or genre or playlist after getting rid of the songs I do not like.
And the ergonomics of my Rega Apollo, which I found eccentric in the beginning, are now irritating.
post #25 of 109
There's one thing about the 'regular' Squeezeboxes (not Transporter) that I'm a little ambivalent about despite using and enjoying my SB3 for quite a while except for a few minor annoying issues with tagging. When they came out they were a great device at their pricepoint for what they do but once supercheap CPUs like the Intel Atom (which is only mediocre for very much 'real' use but streaming audio doesn't take much so it's fine there) came out they gained an unexpected competitor. Of course it takes computer-building knowledge which I suppose I take for granted but one can practically do an Atom-based tiny music transport with a cheap monitor for practically the same cost. I guess they are very appealing for less technically inclined folks.
post #26 of 109
I reason I'm after a SB Touch is simplicity, ease of use, silent operation, always "on" and a very short neat and tidy path/way of playing music... a PC with a monitor etc, waiting for it to boot up (granted only a few seconds), fan noise and all that jazz just makes them more intrusive, plus, computers always seem to go belly-up for no reason lol
post #27 of 109
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Originally Posted by MadMan007 View Post
There's one thing about the 'regular' Squeezeboxes (not Transporter) that I'm a little ambivalent about despite using and enjoying my SB3 for quite a while except for a few minor annoying issues with tagging. When they came out they were a great device at their pricepoint for what they do but once supercheap CPUs like the Intel Atom (which is only mediocre for very much 'real' use but streaming audio doesn't take much so it's fine there) came out they gained an unexpected competitor. Of course it takes computer-building knowledge which I suppose I take for granted but one can practically do an Atom-based tiny music transport with a cheap monitor for practically the same cost. I guess they are very appealing for less technically inclined folks.
What tagging issue do you have? Note the Squeezebox or software purposely do NOT tag your music.
post #28 of 109
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Originally Posted by KevDo View Post
I reason I'm after a SB Touch is simplicity, ease of use, silent operation, always "on" and a very short neat and tidy path/way of playing music... a PC with a monitor etc, waiting for it to boot up (granted only a few seconds), fan noise and all that jazz just makes them more intrusive, plus, computers always seem to go belly-up for no reason lol
Well I'm just saying that while they're still good they aren't 'as good' as wireless transports compared to when they first came out and they were great values for wireless transport compared to any other option, or to put it another way comparable options have opened up. Tht's for those who could DIY a small computer transport because of supercheap PCs that can do the same thing and while it's perfectly easy to build a small silent PC that just wakes from standby I do take putting together a PC for granted. So many people (on here) use external DACs anyway that a USB DAC can be part of the package anyway. I didn't say they're *bad* just that I'm ambivalent about them compared to when they came out - there's other competitively priced options so it's not like 'SB > all in the pricerange' any more. If I thought they were outright not as good I'd have gotten rid of mine already.

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What tagging issue do you have? Note the Squeezebox or software purposely do NOT tag your music.
Heh yes of course I know that and I'm pretty careful about my tagging. The problem is with just a few multidisc albums that are also multiple artists - multidisc compilations - that show up as two discs when browsing by genre rather than as one entry like all the single artist multidisc albums. The tags are identical to multidisc single artist albums aside from each track having its own artist so I don't know why they show up as two entries when all multidisc single artist albums show up as one entry. I haven't bothered asking for solutions since it's so few albums so it's a minor problem and just about the only one that I haven't been able to fix on my own.
post #29 of 109
^ You can use set multiple disc albums as one album, you just need disc number tag and slimserver setting to be set. Works fine here.
post #30 of 109
Thank you and no offense but I'm not a noob and I've tried all sorts of settings with full library rescans to make sure they 'take.' If I didn't have the settings you mentioned correct then even single artist multiple disc albums would show up as two entries when browsing. When I feel like it I'll ask on the Slimdevices forum.

Do you have any multiple artist multidisc albums?
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