NIce to see a good product NOT ruined by new owners
I have a 2nd gen SqueezeBox that has given good service for many years and continues to do so.
Probably the biggest problem that these devices suffer from is that, as the review says, they "just work". And they KEEP ON working. So whilst the new remote looks OMG drop-dead sexy, I simply have no reason to upgrade my 5 year old device.
I've been expounding the virtues of SlimDevices for years - it's wonderful to see that I can continue to do so under the ownership of Logitech.
And for those suggesting a PS3 as an equivalently capable product/device/solution....
I have a PS3... I *tried* setting it up as a client for the DLNA server built into MediaPlayer 11. It didn't work. It seemingly doesn't work if you have more than a handful of files in your library. It took me hours of frustration to figure this out and give up trying to make something work that is fundamentally broken.
But even if it DID work, needing to turn on the TV to play music is just a teensy bit dumb, donchyathink?
(for sure, if you're using a PC to host your library, then it too needs to be on for SlimServer to be running, but the PC I use it a monitorless device that sits in a cupboard in my office, communicating seemlessly, silently and wirelessly with the rest of my home LAN)
Now, was the problem the PS# or was it MediaPlayer? I dunno.
I tried to find some alternative DLNA servers - there are quite a few. Not ONE of them was as plug-and-play "It just works" simple as SlimServer to set up, and I gave up.
Me. The technical/computer/gadget "Go To" Guy of our household, family and indeed neighbourhood. Gave up.
Sometimes grappling with technology can be fun. But when I just want to listen to my music, it needs to "just work", as easily at least as just dropping a disc into a player.
SlimDevices got that. Logitech still get it.
Way to go SqueezeBox!
Paris, because I would. And really, does anyone else EVER need any other reason?