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Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Al_Reb, Mar 16, 2002.
Does anyone have it? If so, do you have it with broadband or dial-up? How is the reception?
I believe this product is still several months from release. I'm assuming, from the preliminary information over on the Outlaw Forum, that it is a broadband device. Since it is Internet based it probably supports dial-up as well, although I would think that you would lose some of the clarity (just as the difference between dial-up and broadband on the web).
Since I just installed a DSL line (I get consistant 1.3Meg download speed) I'm looking forward to getting one of these when it's released.
Get in line Robert! I've been nudging Scott & Peter about this ever since I heard about it. And since I've got a whole house network and RJ45 network drops at both HT locations ... I'm a perfect candidate to help beta test it. At least I keep telling them that.
This is a unit that has piqued my curiousily (mainly from the "cool gadget" standpoint -- although if I had more decent radio stations, I might actually listen to the radio), and I've been watching it for a couple months now and have asked the Outlaws a question or two about it along the way. It is not yet available, but it sounds like they'll be focusing a lot more on it now that the 950 design is done. It should only be a few months away. As Pat mentioned, there was some talk of a beta test in the last newsletter. (And like Pat, I wouldn't mind getting my hands on a beta unit...)
As for connectivity, it is geared mainly toward broadband (built-in Ethernet card that will handle DHCP for IP address or can have an IP address assigned manually), but it also has a built-in modem if you want to use a dial-up account to get online. I suspect that most of the modems will sit idle, since it would mean tying up a phone line to listen to the radio (which wouldn't be bad if you had a dedicated "modem" phone line and didn't need to be online on the computer at the same time).