Two of them, actually.
Audio Editor, Gramophone
That's a network switch. It's not capable of providing an internet connection for online services.
No signature worth mentioning...
Yes, exactly. I refer the honourable gentleman to the answers I gave to his previous questions, viz
Yes, exactly that, old chap.
And yes again.
Yes, exactly. I refer the honourable gentleman to the answers I gave to his previous questions.
Right, so I asked a two part question, the second part of which was: "So your router ISN'T providing an internet connection for online streaming services?", to which you replied "Yes" (ie "yes, it isn't" because you're agreeing with me), so if the router is NOT providing that path to the internet services, what is?
Well, if you want to do that then that's fine but it doesn't remove the fact that the majority of these "streamers" (of any definition) are perfectly capable of doing those things, with the assistance of an internet connection provided by another device. So it's a non-argument.
Indeed: there is, however, a connection from one of the switches to a wireless hub to allow the devices running control apps to access the relevant hardware.
I'm not sure you're getting us any less caught up in the minutiae!
HiFi / A/V / Bedroom
No, it's not me that's confused, someone, earlier in the thread, suggested a streamer is only a streamer if it's a standalone item and requires no other devices to operate it or allow it to operate (which is nonsense anyway). Andrew then appeared to back that up by suggesting that even a streamer that requires a router connection should not be considered as such (a streamer), unlike his own setup which didn't use a router at all (but did use switches to provide wired connections, and I don't really see the difference, logically, there) to which I then asked if his setup made its own connection to the internet and appeared to get an answer in the affirmative, when in actual fact it doesn't have an internet connection at all, even though it could quite easily make use of one.
So, to summarise, my point that EVERY streamer, regardless of whether it's a dedicated device or general purpose "Media PC" will always require A. N. Other device to allow a connection to the internet is entirely correct and therefore by the twisted logic of the original argument there is actually no such thing as a streamer as NONE of them are capable of providing their own internet connection (Correction: I've just thought of one device that can do that, a mobile phone utilising its 3/4G connection. Therefore the only true streamers are in fact mobile phones). I suspect even Andrew's situation is failing the (highly dubious) test, as I suspect he has a clever NAS that is acting as a DHCP server and providing the IP addresses Andrew's devices require to communicate with each other, although I might be wrong about that.
Yes thats what I thought so ordered a HRT Music Streamer 2 last night
We'll see how it goes when it arrives
Rega Brio R, Inspire Quest Rega TT c/w Clearaudio Concept MM, Rega TTPSU, Marrantz CD6004, MA BX2, MF V-Can II, HRT Streamer2, Acer Aspire 1(Win7 Starter), AKG K451, AKG K550, SoundMAGIC HP100
Yamaha RXV671, Sony BDPS370, Xbox360, Samsung UE37E6300, Wharfedale Diamond 9.1, CM10.1, 8.1 SW150
With a bit of luck yours will last for longer than the 369 days mine did, but that's another story for another thread lol. Oh by the way when it did work it sounded superb. Hopefully you do know though that it's not a streamer as such, it's a USB DAC...
Main system: Mac Mini 2011 • HRT II+ DAC • Marantz CD 63 mkII KI & PM66 KI • MS 10i speakers [borrowed]
In storage: Thorens TD160 (no cart) • Cyrus 2 & PSX • Cyrus tuner • Technics SL-P777 • Nakamichi DR-1
If I hadn't have had the netbooks I think I would have gone for a dedicated streamer for pure convienience.
My problem now is which DAC
Just my twopenneth
Now going off topic, but for use with a netbook only, I'd choose a good small USB DAC.
Forgot the quoted text
Nothing to be sorry about I forgot the quoted text and it did look funny without it
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