Choosing between: Squeezebox vs. Soundbridge vs. Audiotron vs. something else?

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  1. Ernest Aguayo

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    Hi,

    I picked up a Slim Devices Squeezebox to stream my MP3 collection from my computer to my HT over my wireless network. I can see why tons of people rave about this little guy: the setup was a breeze and I love the features and intuitive UI. But it has one flaw that unfortunately may be a deal-breaker for me: the display. It's a bit on the small side and it's just barely readable from across the room. Does anyone else have this same gripe? I tried making the display size bigger using the "size" button on the remote, but it looks like crap. So I am considering something else:

    Anyone have any updates on the Roku Soundbridge: http://www.rokulabs.com/products/soundbridge/index.php that is just about to come out? It's a bit pricey, but the display looks larger and it's got digital out like the Squeezebox.

    Or, does anyone know of another device that:

    - is wireless
    - has digital out
    - works with a Mac
    - has a readable-from-across-the-room display (I don't want to have to turn on my TV or look at the remote control display to choose music)

    ?

    I have looked at devices from Linksys, Creative, Prismiq, Macsense, Gateway, HP, Govideo, and Netgear, but the closest I could find is the Turtle Beach Audiotron: http://www.tbeach.com/site/products/...roducthome.asp However, the display looks about as small as the Squeezebox and I don't think it works with Mac.

    Have I missed anything or should I just go with the Soundbridge?

    Thanks for any suggestions.
     
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    Hi,

    I picked up a Slim Devices Squeezebox to stream my MP3 collection from my computer to my HT over my wireless network. I can see why tons of people rave about this little guy: the setup was a breeze and I love the features and intuitive UI. But it has one flaw that unfortunately may be a deal-breaker for me: the display. It's a bit on the small side and it's just barely readable from across the room. Does anyone else have this same gripe? I tried making the display size bigger using the "size" button on the remote, but it looks like crap. So I am considering something else:

    Anyone have any updates on the Roku Soundbridge: http://www.rokulabs.com/products/soundbridge/index.php that is just about to come out? It's a bit pricey, but the display looks larger and it's got digital out like the Squeezebox.

    Or, does anyone know of another device that:

    - is wireless
    - has digital out
    - works with a Mac
    - has a readable-from-across-the-room display (I don't want to have to turn on my TV or look at the remote control display to choose music)

    ?

    I have looked at devices from Linksys, Creative, Prismiq, Macsense, Gateway, HP, Govideo, and Netgear, but the closest I could find is the Turtle Beach Audiotron: http://www.tbeach.com/site/products/...roducthome.asp However, the display looks about as small as the Squeezebox and I don't think it works with Mac.

    Have I missed anything or should I just go with the Soundbridge?

    Thanks for any suggestions.
     
  3. Ernest Aguayo

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    Anyone?

    Or does this post belong more in the HTPC forum?

    Thanks!
     
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    Anyone?

    Or does this post belong more in the HTPC forum?

    Thanks!
     

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