Originally Posted by chobochobo
I'm hating my squeezebox. Had the Duet, remote died, but luckily found apps for android that allow you to set up the machine. When it works it's great, but it's a pain - sometimes it doesn't work and you need to reboot/ reset, and most annoying the computer side server is acting up also, it keeps popping up with error messages when it's not meant to be doing anything. Grr.
I have an old SB3, a duet, a squeezebox boom, and a squeezebox radio. Yes, the duet sucks (mostly because I think the controller is cool in concept but crappy in execution), and I use it the least of all the players (it's hooked up to the TV speaker set-up). I mostly use the duet controller as a clock ...
I don't find I have too many problems with the Logitech Media Server (as the old slimserver is now called) which runs on my laptop with the music library on a large external hard drive. I mostly keep the boom (in kitchen) and SB3 (hooked up to portable stereo in dining room) synced, the duet off, and the squeezebox radio (bedside table) running separately.
Usually operate the boom with the an older remote (the kind that came with the Transporter) or control them all from my laptop (which I did just now to start a playlist on the synced boom and SB3). I haven't been able to figure out a way to use a BB or the Playbook as a remote through their browsers, but I think Android devices can be used this way (don't own one). Not sure if I can from my wife's iPad -- have never tried.
As for back-ups, I still have all the old CDs and keep an external hard-drive copy in my desk at work.