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by spl23
Sun May 27, 2007 12:03 pm
Forum: SoundBridge General Discussion
Topic: So long, Roku
Replies: 17
Views: 10842

Found it a bit funny that a software engineering manager needed detective work for that, given that typical PCs have 300-400W power converters built in. That sounds like an obvious fact that running a full levelled computer means burning some electricity. I presume that by "power converter&quo...
by spl23
Fri May 25, 2007 2:05 am
Forum: SoundBridge General Discussion
Topic: So long, Roku
Replies: 17
Views: 10842

Re: He was kinda happy once

I guess he changed his mind... From spl23: "I've had my M2000 for over a year now, and I'm pretty happy with it. I have an NSLU2 connected to a Seagate 400GB drive with around 800 albums in Apple Lossless, running Unslung and Firefly, and it all works really nicely. " You actually searche...
by spl23
Thu May 24, 2007 12:55 am
Forum: SoundBridge General Discussion
Topic: So long, Roku
Replies: 17
Views: 10842

I'm sorry that you're not happy with our response to your bug report, but you may be interested to know that precisely one person has reported it. Although I really do appreciate your taking the time to report the problem and send sample files, surely as a manager you would understand that a bug re...
by spl23
Wed May 23, 2007 3:38 pm
Forum: SoundBridge General Discussion
Topic: So long, Roku
Replies: 17
Views: 10842

We are looking at the Apple Lossless issue you reported, by the way. I'm sorry, Mike, but "we are looking at it" seems to have been the standard Roku response to an awful lot of things of late, and it is never accompanied by a timescale. It certainly wasn't fixed in the "release cand...
by spl23
Wed May 23, 2007 9:34 am
Forum: SoundBridge General Discussion
Topic: So long, Roku
Replies: 17
Views: 10842

Re: So long, Roku

I can't blame you for switching, but I think you meant " a lot more expensive". Especially if you want a remote control for each room (what if there's a person in each room that wants to listen to their own thing? With the standard system, they don't have a remote - it's the biggest short...
by spl23
Wed May 23, 2007 2:38 am
Forum: SoundBridge General Discussion
Topic: So long, Roku
Replies: 17
Views: 10842

So long, Roku

Well, after 2 years, I'm afraid my M2000 has been retired. Yesterday I took delivery of a Sonos system - a controller and 2 ZonePlayers, and I spent yesterday evening setting it up, and converting my Firefly-enabled Slug back to a bog-standard NSLU2 providing NAS to the ZonePlayers (which was by far...
by spl23
Thu May 17, 2007 11:37 pm
Forum: SoundBridge General Discussion
Topic: Stereophile Review Available on stereophile.com
Replies: 19
Views: 10928

I'm not convinced that server-side resampling on the fly is practicable. As a crude test, I've just used the high-quality resampling option in Adobe Audition to go from 44.1 to 48kHz and timed it. On a 3.2GHz Pentium IV with 1 GB of RAM, upsampling a file 3:25 long took just over a minute. The serve...
by spl23
Thu May 17, 2007 2:39 am
Forum: SoundBridge General Discussion
Topic: Stereophile Review Available on stereophile.com
Replies: 19
Views: 10928

I agree with Steve on this one - Roku are never going to admit to a fault inherent in the hardware design of the M1001, as that would indeed leave them open to all sorts of unpleasantness in terms of having to redesign and then replace thousands of the things at their own expense - prohibitive for a...
by spl23
Wed May 16, 2007 10:15 am
Forum: SoundBridge General Discussion
Topic: Stereophile Review Available on stereophile.com
Replies: 19
Views: 10928

spl23, I'm a (generally) former audio engineer. IMHO, you can upsample from 44.1 to 48kHz without introducing audible distortion. The question is... Can this be done effectively on the SoundBridge? I'll agree that, according to Mr. Nyquist, it is theoretically possible to produce an upsampled signa...
by spl23
Wed May 16, 2007 9:08 am
Forum: SoundBridge General Discussion
Topic: Roku M1000/20000 wireless and WEP problem
Replies: 4
Views: 3865

Re: Roku M1000/20000 wireless and WEP problem

I1) My Router has illuminated icons for the wireless connection. Off. 'Blue' when there is a wireless connection and 'flashing amber' when there is a wireless connection fault. When all wireless devices are off the icon should turn off. Everything works as it should until I connect any Roku. When t...
by spl23
Wed May 16, 2007 8:17 am
Forum: SoundBridge General Discussion
Topic: 11Mbit or 54Mbit
Replies: 3
Views: 2857

The M1001 may well be g compliant, but the M500 definitely isn't - it's b only.
by spl23
Wed May 16, 2007 4:40 am
Forum: SoundBridge General Discussion
Topic: Stereophile Review Available on stereophile.com
Replies: 19
Views: 10928

Actually - read page 4 of the review - "Measurements": "A Roku spokesperson on the Web forum stated that though this design decision "makes passing 44.1kHz sources through untouched impossible...we've used a very high quality sample-scaling routine in an effort to make the resamp...
by spl23
Wed May 16, 2007 4:31 am
Forum: SoundBridge General Discussion
Topic: Stereophile Review Available on stereophile.com
Replies: 19
Views: 10928

Hmmm. I'd be amazed if what this guy is describing is anything other than a resampling artifact. So much for Roku's claims that the resampling is inaudible - if a respected hi-fi journalist can hear it (seemingly without any knowledge of the issue - he seems to think it is arising from interference)...
by spl23
Tue May 08, 2007 1:21 pm
Forum: SoundBridge General Discussion
Topic: Hardware DSP
Replies: 2
Views: 2901

I'm not aware of any cheap DSP boxes you can use, but if you have substantial sums of money to play with, the sky's the limit! You're looking at a 4 or 5 digit price tag, but then you can get your hands on some nice studio DSP boxes, or on something like the Audyssey room correction system - http://...
by spl23
Sun May 06, 2007 10:44 am
Forum: SoundBridge General Discussion
Topic: Is 3.0.24 a beta version as of 5/6/07?? Is has messed up my
Replies: 10
Views: 6917

I've just used safe mode to roll back to 2.7 - mainly because the excellent VisualMR program keeps warning me that I am using a version it doesn't support with 3.0 loaded. Be warned that reloading firmware via safe mode restores your Roku to factory defaults - if you have a manually assigned IP addr...
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