Im not trolling, but you are attempting to insult me. In fact project asked the same question.
I think I will stick around. Thanks.
We don't have to argue about it.... I agree that the website is not completely clear about connectivity and such. It's easy to see this thing as an overhyped piece of potential vaporware. Then again, Olive has a good reputation and this crowdsourcing thing is kind of a novel approach.... so we'll see how it goes.
The fact that the website states that the ONE has optional RCA connectors and can be equipped with a 2TB hard drive leads me to believe that it can be used as a source for music, which is fine by me!
Kind of tired of computer audio and this is exactly the kind of thing i'm looking for, since i don't have much love for portable stuff. I only use the computer for ripping and tagging purposes. it will play virtually any codec out there at up to 24/192 resolution, which is great.
By the way, do you guys know if there is another similar product?
I'm sorry when I offended you, but I thought you were just bashing this thing down without a clear reason.
I don't know if its overhyped, we'll know the quality when it's being delivered.
For me it's a good squeezebox-replacement.
I can just put all my music on the 1tb hdd (not having to turn my computer on and relying on the wifi is a plus for me) and when I want to listen to some online music (for example hypem.com) I can just stream the music from my phone/tablet to the one. Also the youtube and miracast intergration looks promising.
This was not possible with the squeezebox (you could only listen to internetradio or your own collection). Furthermore I like the fact that I can control the one from my phone or tablet, or when I'm sitting next to it on the 7inch screen. If you compare it to a sonos or squeezeboxsystem it looks promising, that's why I was enthousiastic. Again sorry if I offended you but I hope you understand now what the device supposed to be/do.
Squeezebox supports some commercial services like Rhapsody, Spotify and Pandora, and it can be controlled using uPnP from phones or via a web interface as well.
I like the server thing myself because I have several players in my house. Having one central location is easier to manage than a bunch of drives. Plus since it supports uPnP it can play out to things like my Oppo BDP in addition to the SBs. The SB Touch also has a USB port so you can attach a local drive or play out to a DAC with USB in.
Sadly though it's discontinued so no updates. That's the biggest issue for current owners.
Someday I'm obviously going to have to replace mine. Whether or not that will be with Olive gear is of course to be determined.