Conclusion: To use the Squeezebox, the Slim Server (free to download ) must be installed. Surprisingly not included, it must be installed before you can use the product. Once installed, you will need to direct the software to the folder that houses your stash of music. More on this software later.
Pros: Professional look, Versatile Software, Compact, Digital and Analog out, Internet radio ready, iTunes ready, Easy to read screen
Cons: $300 (US) for a wireless version is steep for some, Remote could look a bit better
Excerpt: "...excellent user forums on the Slim Devices website, with sections for people who have just purchased a device, and lots of people ready to offer help and advise in getting started. Self updating Firmware - At the time of writing, the firmware for the Squeezebox is 'open source', meaning anyone can submit a firmware update to increase the device functionality. If you have it permanently connected to the internet (e.g. via broadband), the Squeezebox ...
Pros: Excellent solution for listening to streamed audio from your pc or the internet
Cons: Not cheap, Initial setup issues, other equipment required