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I was just having a look on Play and spotted this . Looks pretty good for the money.



It also plays flac and aac according to this .


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Gerrard might've just got one I think.....

Edit - ignore me, was something else entirely - a Linksys

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JohnDuncan:Gerrard might've just got one I think..... Edit - ignore me, was something else entirely - a Linksys


I would of replied sooner JD, but I was ignoring you Big Smile


Has the magazine ever reviewed it ? Looks like it has some good features for the money. Could you use a DAC to improve the audio quality if you used it as a music server from your pc ? Netgear make good routers, but how good is their sender.

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Yup, here. Four stars, though that seems more to do with lack of apple lossless support than anything - apart from that, it made me want to buy it!

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Thanks JD, as I don't own any Apple products that's not a problem. It's deffinately tempting though

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iTunes' best quality is apple lossless, so may be an issue for you - if not, fill your boots, looks really cool. Optical digital out included for DACMagic shenanigans.

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I might stick it on my xmas list, and they might of fixed the apple lossless with a firmware upgrade from the mags review.

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If they do, so will I!

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Just had a look on their site again, and it now handles dvd's via a firmware upgrade. No mention of lossless though, so I just sent them an e-mail to find out.

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Got a reply, but it still does not support apple lossless. Although the e-mail said that they don't know if it will be added in a firmware update. So I am guessing not by the sounds of it....... knowing Netgear I wouldn't be suprised if a new version of the sender will be released soon. Just look how many routers they release in a year.


For some reason it defaulted to the USA site when I sent the e-mail, and from the dodgy broken english I recieved back I am guessing the tech support is in India. So who knows what will happen. It's a shame we can't ask someone in the know at Netgear for a response.

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I guess not too. IIRC, airport sends apple lossless to Airport Express rather than PCM, and the hardware decodes it - so decoding the stream would require opening up the ALAC codec, which I doubt they'll do. If apple made the lossless codec open source, they'd gain more acceptance. I understand why they don't though.

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