I am quite happy with the Logitech Squeezebox Touch as a stand alone player. The first time that the HD is connected it takes about 45 minutes to scan all the files, and about 15 or 20 minutes to rescan, which is a good time to let the tubes warm up. But sometimes the unit freezes, so now I am mainly using 32GB SD cards that are faster and run with no problem at all.
I am lucky that the Squeezebox Touch can connect to the Wifi of a hotel at the neighborhood, so I can also listen to the radio.
The Western Digital HD TV worked perfectly playing FLAC files (attached to a 4" screen) except for the non-gapless issue that you have mentioned. It used to take from 2 to 5 minutes to scan the library (15 or 20 minutes the first time).
Finally, I will probably use some old small laptop as a server instead of a NAS, because I am missing a little bit of equalization (with some recordings, the Sennheiser HD650 sound better adding a little bit of bass boost), and it is not possible to use EQ with the stand-alone Squeezebox Touch or NAS. Only by installing a plugin at the server.
The ideal thing would be a device like the Logitech Squeezebox Touch but with a more powerful CPU inside, so it could run the Squeezebox Server and all kind of plugins without the need of a computer. The Squeezebox Touch as stand-alone uses a light version of the Squeezebox Server called "Slim Server" because it doesn't have the power to run the full version of the server software.
Those units with a small text-mode display do not seem convenient for browsing large music libraries. I love the display of the Logitech.
Edited by Pingfloid - 7/16/12 at 10:26pm