Airport Express

Discussion in 'Music' started by Tom Boucher, Jul 16, 2004.

  1. Tom Boucher

    Tom Boucher Second Unit

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 1999
    Messages:
    280
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Not sure if this was the right place, but I wanted to post my review of the new Airport Express that Apple relased that lets you 'push' your music to a stereo of your choice, or to powered speakers.

    I've got it hooked up and I'm playing both 224KB AAC ripped CDs as well as 128KB iTunes Music Store CDs on it.

    Thought I'd share my experiences so far.
     
  2. Darryl

    Darryl Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2002
    Messages:
    165
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    This is a cool idea, but the fact that I have to go upstairs to hit 'play' makes it lose its appeal to me.
     
  3. Brian L

    Brian L Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 1998
    Messages:
    2,958
    Likes Received:
    29
    Trophy Points:
    1,610
    If there were some sort of remote control on this thing, I would have bought one in a hearbeat. As Darryl said, having to go upsatirs to run the PC kills it for me.

    I am very eager to see what the user reports are for the Roku Soundbridge....once it finally ships....if it ever ships!

    It looks to have native iTunes support, and a decent GUI that would appear to do exactly what I need.

    BGL
     
  4. Angelo.M

    Angelo.M Producer

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2002
    Messages:
    4,007
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Thanks for the link to the review. I agree w/ Brian that the Soundbridge looks like a great device, and probably worth waiting for.

    I continue to lobby for an area of HTF devoted to portable music devices, their associated hardware and software, encoding, etc.
     
  5. Cameron Yee

    Cameron Yee Executive Producer
    Reviewer

    Joined:
    May 9, 2002
    Messages:
    11,849
    Likes Received:
    728
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    Since 2006
    Real Name:
    Cameron Yee
    I'm getting mine Wednesday. I'll post impressions. Didn't realize I needed a mini optical cable, but fortunately I have one that came with my MD player. Hopefully that will work fine.
     
  6. Angelo.M

    Angelo.M Producer

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2002
    Messages:
    4,007
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
  7. Cameron Yee

    Cameron Yee Executive Producer
    Reviewer

    Joined:
    May 9, 2002
    Messages:
    11,849
    Likes Received:
    728
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    Since 2006
    Real Name:
    Cameron Yee
    The stars were totally out of alignment or something for this thing to work out. First, the package gets held up in Indianapolis a day, gets to town the next day but the FedEx driver doesn't bother to try another entrance for delivery, so I put a hold on the package so I can pick it up personally the following day. Last night I tried for about four hours (or more) to get the thing to work and finally called Apple and I'm getting a replacement. I also had another package scheduled to arrive yesterday but it got mis-sorted and sent to Seattle. [​IMG]

    Okay...thanks for letting me rant.
     
  8. Jay Gregory

    Jay Gregory Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2000
    Messages:
    235
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    This may be a stupid question, but I'm unclear on it and maybe someone will have the answer.

    I've currently got a Netgear wireless router, and was interested in using the Airport Extreme as a repeater and for Airtunes.

    Is this product compatible with any old wireless router?

    I'm running OS X 10.3.4 if that makes any difference.
     
  9. Cameron Yee

    Cameron Yee Executive Producer
    Reviewer

    Joined:
    May 9, 2002
    Messages:
    11,849
    Likes Received:
    728
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    Since 2006
    Real Name:
    Cameron Yee
    In theory it should be able to connect. So far I haven't had any luck, but then I'm running a PC.
     
  10. Craig F

    Craig F Second Unit

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2001
    Messages:
    276
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Real Name:
    Craig
    The repeater function (wireless bridging) is only compatible with another Airport Express or an Airport Extreme Base Station.

    You can set up a roaming configuration, but each station will need to be on a different channel. Don't use adjacent channels, this causes interference. For two access points, channels 1 and 6 is a good choice.
     

Share This Page