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Logitech Duet, a problem solved

April 04, 2008 By: webmaster Category: Media Players

You have a nice living room, with a stereo to match. And you have all your CDs ripped in the format of your choice and stored on a server somewhere in the house. Or perhaps you have a decent iTunes collection, or think Pandora is the greatest thing since sliced bread. But actually getting the sound to your stereo in a convenient manner has been somewhat elusive. PC by the stereo? Low WAF, and there is the small matter of where to put the screen and the keyboard. Roku Soundbridge or the old SlimDevices Squeezebox? Three line LCD panels aren't really readable from the couch. Laptop by the sofa? Doable, but very overkill. Sonos? Better check that lottery ticket first. Logitech Squeezebox Duet If that problem sounds familiar, then just buy a Logitech Squeezebox Duet Network Music System. It Just Works and problem solved. If you're not convinced, see the Logitech Squeezebox Duet-link in the Pages-menu on the right for more information.

Popcorn Hour NMT (Networked Media Tank) A-100

November 29, 2007 By: webmaster Category: Media Players, Technology

So it arrived. Hong Kong to Norway in little under 72 hours, not too bad except that half of that time was spent on the last 20 kilometers according to the DHL tracking website. I'll start a review page which I'll fill with the highlights today and update as I get more mileage out of the player. You'll find the link in the menu on the right.

The box

As you can see, they didn't spend a lot on the packaging...  

I’ve got mine (soon)!

November 21, 2007 By: webmaster Category: Media Players, Technology

There is currently quite a frenzy around the new Networked Media Tank from PopcornHour. The first batch was sold out in so short a time that the NMT/PopcornHour community forum flowed over with angry posts. Apparently PopcornHour had been playing it safe and only ordered about 50 units or so in the first batch, not really enough for the thousand or so eager wouldbe customers. So for the next batch it was not a repeat of the "hit refresh at the right time"-shopping experience the initial release had been. Instead they sent out invitations to the people having registered on the site on a first register first dibs basis. I luckily registered quite early (number 200ish) and got my invitation about a week ago. Today they billed my Google Checkout account, which should mean that they're shipping. So if all goes well, I should have a unit in hand in a week or two and provide you with a review of the unit. Head over to http://www.popcornhour.com or http://www.networkedmediatank.com if you want to see what the commotion is about.

Update: It's now reached DHL shipping facilities Germany, so should be on my doorstep in a day or two!

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