The Squeezebox arrived Saturday morning. The boxing was very nice and stylish. It unpacked very simply. I plugged it in. Turned it on, spent five minutes configuring and it just worked. Longest configuration step was entering my over complex WPA key, but even that was straight forward.
I had read some posts on the forum saying it was a network set-up trick, shrug, it was simple (if you get networking). It had a DHCP option that worked, but I went for static configuration as I’m a control freak.
I’m not not sure what else to say, It just works! If I had a larger house I’d buy more. I still might….
Life style wise, it is one of the best purchases since buying the house. I haven’t had central music for years, and prior to the CD player dying, the stereo was at one end of the house and you had CD swapping issues. Now the sound is in the middle of the house, we have access to all our CD’s (well I have to rip them all, but I have a good starting point to begin with).
Internet radio is sweet also, I was listening to the chillout/ambient genre via shoutcast.com which was fantastic. @128kbp, I can handle ~40 hours before using up my current surplus monthly bandwidth quota.
We spent the weekend chilling out listening to music and playing hacky sack. Best money spent in ages.