How do you access your music with the Oppo? From the face, or do you need a monitor?
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the oppo looks like very viable, but overkill for me since i don't need its bluray/streaming functions. someone suggested offline something like the western digital wd live media player, which i could connect to my tv and avr, plug in a hard drive and go. could be the tool for the job--anybody used it?
thanks again for the suggestions.
Sounds like there's either a problem with the wireless network or the computer SqueezeServer is running on. Lots of people here use Squeezeboxes and other music streamers both wireless and wired with no problems.
So, you might want to look into the state of wireless interference in your area (ei, change the channel of the router). The squeezebox could be too far from the router, also. Maybe it's time to upgrade the router. Is the computer running squeezeserver loaded down with processes, crapware, etc? How far is the computer from the router? Is it wired or wireless?
As far as devices that your could replace the Squeezebox with, Auralic is coming out with the Aries Mini that supports both USB and internal Hard drives, DSD, 24/384 audio, Sabre DAC and Femto clock. Are you sitting down? All that for the incredible price of $399! That looks real tasty to me.
Example: Yesterday, I backed up my music library over the network (almost 2TB, wireless), while streaming wirelessly to four squeezeboxes, two Sonos units and a PlayFi device, downloaded a game while my wife was playing online and never had a dropout. Yes, I'm bragging a little.
i ended up with an oppo 103 after trying a western digital wd live media player. probably needless to say, the oppo's an impressive piece of machinery which sounds great--you really would need to spend a lot more money to get much better. that said, i miss the much better UI and ability to create playlists of the squeezebox and the fact that with the squeezebox you access music files from the player screen itself, rather than from the tv monitor. however, the oppo does handle big hard drives effortlessly and might actually entice me to start watching dvds again