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Has anyone stopped using their dedicated Streamer

Hello, has anyone bought a dedicated Streamer and not used it? 

For example has anyone went back to using their TV, PS3, AV Reciever or Universal BluRay player to stream music? 

I'm finding myself using my PS3 more and more because it is more reliable and Sony Entertainment is very convienant. If the user interface on a my AV Reveiver was better I probably would use a dedicated Streamer at all. 

Or has anyone regretted selling their Streamer? 

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What streamer are you no

What streamer are you no longer using?

Personally I wouldn't dream of using anything other than my Sonos.

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I was using my ATV3 for

I was using my ATV3 for movies and streaming via Airplay, but with the Naim Unity Lite + NAS, I am no longer using it for Airplay.

Likewise with the AEX - no longer used for Airplay, just as a wireless hub.

Understand if you don't consider either to be dedicated streamers.

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Using AirPlay more and more.

Using AirPlay more and more. Just today I have subscibed to another load of podcasts (185 Radio 4 'Bookclub' programmes going back to. 1998 ).

But I suppose you mean a 'proper' streamer with dedicated NAS and hi-res downloads rather than AirPlay streaming. In which case i've never used one.

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CraigDS wrote: Hello, has

CraigDS wrote:

Hello, has anyone bought a dedicated Streamer and not used it? 

For example has anyone went back to using their TV, PS3, AV Reciever or Universal BluRay player to stream music? 

I'm finding myself using my PS3 more and more because it is more reliable and Sony Entertainment is very convienant. If the user interface on a my AV Reveiver was better I probably would use a dedicated Streamer at all. 

Or has anyone regretted selling their Streamer? 


Think this should be titled: Has anyone stopped using any component?

In which case, yes, I haven't used the CDP for ages for obv reasons - can't be bothered to use tht DVD player for cds. Just lost the appetite for cds in general.

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I have a Linn DS. Every piece

I have a Linn DS. Every piece of equipment I have now can stream music. The Linn has the best user interface but I have to admit the Linn is the least reliable. I was thinking of selling it and buying a Dac and having £2k in my pocket.

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RE: CraigDS wrote:Hello, has

plastic penguin wrote:

Think this should be titled: Has anyone stopped using any component? In which case, yes, I haven't used the CDP for ages for obv reasons - can't be bothered to use tht DVD player for cds. Just lost the appetite for cds in general.

 

So the obvious reason that you don't use your cdp is its a Naim?

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RE: CraigDS wrote:Hello, has

BigH wrote:

plastic penguin wrote:

Think this should be titled: Has anyone stopped using any component? In which case, yes, I haven't used the CDP for ages for obv reasons - can't be bothered to use tht DVD player for cds. Just lost the appetite for cds in general.

 

So the obvious reason that you don't use your cdp is its a Naim?

No - it's still back in Wiltshire. They said it'll be back on the next couple of days - they said the same last week.

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RE: CraigDS wrote:Hello, has

plastic penguin wrote:

BigH wrote:

plastic penguin wrote:

Think this should be titled: Has anyone stopped using any component? In which case, yes, I haven't used the CDP for ages for obv reasons - can't be bothered to use tht DVD player for cds. Just lost the appetite for cds in general.

 

So the obvious reason that you don't use your cdp is its a Naim?

No - it's still back in Wiltshire. They said it'll be back on the next couple of days - they said the same last week.

 

I see, hope this is not going to be another Naim saga.

 

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RE: CraigDS wrote:Hello, has

BigH wrote:

plastic penguin wrote:

BigH wrote:

plastic penguin wrote:

Think this should be titled: Has anyone stopped using any component? In which case, yes, I haven't used the CDP for ages for obv reasons - can't be bothered to use tht DVD player for cds. Just lost the appetite for cds in general.

 

So the obvious reason that you don't use your cdp is its a Naim?

No - it's still back in Wiltshire. They said it'll be back on the next couple of days - they said the same last week.

 

I see, hope this is not going to be another Naim saga.

 

Oh, I think you do...............

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RE: CraigDS wrote:Hello, has

I use three streamers - my amp, which handles a variety of duties including Spotify and Internet Radio, the ATV3 for movies and music, also the occasional Apple event like the iTunes festival and You Tube.  Lastly the PS3 for Music Unlimited off Sony's site and Now TV which I have a subscription for.  Oh, there's the Sony TV itself, which is network enabled, but I rarely use it for its streaming services with the other three handling all the relevant duties.

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Given up on streaming. Tried

Given up on streaming.

Tried it with Apple Tv2 - kept stalling/buffering.
Tried using airplay - from ipad...kept stalling/buffering.
Tried via Pure radio in bathroom linked to computer downstairs. File incompatibility problems and stalling/buffering.

Unless hard-wired, I really don't know why anyone bothers at all !

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RE: I have a Linn DS. Every piece

CraigDS wrote:
I have a Linn DS. Every piece of equipment I have now can stream music. The Linn has the best user interface but I have to admit the Linn is the least reliable. I was thinking of selling it and buying a Dac and having £2k in my pocket.

Sorry to hear that.......is it hard wired?

Mine is very stable and gives little bother.

Which model is it and how does the sound compare with your alternatives?......what system do you have it in?

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RE: Given up on streaming.Tried

DandyCobalt wrote:
Unless hard-wired, I really don't know why anyone bothers at all !

My Squeezebox Touch is now on homeplugs but only because I happened to have a port spare. Before that it ran happily for years on WiFi & the two Radios still do. It's a shame that WiFi problems do so mauch harm to the concept of streaming but they are WiFi problems & not streaming problems.

I use the Squeezeboxes daily & have no intention of changing that.

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Also use a Linn streamer

Also use a Linn streamer (Majik DSM) and it's brilliant. Never play cds now although I still buy them before ripping them straight to FLAC. Cds then go away in a big silver box with handles!
Owned a Squeezebox Touch before the Linn so haven't played a cd for about 6 years now (except in the car)

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RE: CraigDS wrote:Hello, has

BigH wrote:

plastic penguin wrote:

BigH wrote:

plastic penguin wrote:

Think this should be titled: Has anyone stopped using any component? In which case, yes, I haven't used the CDP for ages for obv reasons - can't be bothered to use tht DVD player for cds. Just lost the appetite for cds in general.

 

So the obvious reason that you don't use your cdp is its a Naim?

No - it's still back in Wiltshire. They said it'll be back on the next couple of days - they said the same last week.

 

I see, hope this is not going to be another Naim saga.

 

EDITED hope not. The main reason why I haven't mentioned anything about it...

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