spl23 wrote:I'd really like to see some hardware buttons on the device itself - if you are standing next to the hi-fi rack, it's a bit of a pain to have to walk over and find the remote to turn on the SB and start it playing. Ideally, a full set of transport and cursor controls, but as a bare minimum, a power/standby button and play/pause would be good.
Agree with this - but you're going to have to put a number of buttons on there to make it more than marginally useful.
- Put just the "Power" button on and have it auto-play the last selection is one option.
Power, Play and an Up and Down button are another option - have to make Up and Down accelerate (so they'll be at all useful scrolling through hundreds/thousands of entries), and make "Play" double as "OK" and "Power" double as exit.
Next stop on the scale: add the 4-way arrows.
More than that? You about need the full set of keys.