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Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: San Jose, CA USA
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I'm thinking about getting one of these, and had a couple of questions:
Is the network setup pretty straightforward (i.e., a choice of automatic setup through DHCP or manual setup with static IP/gateway, etc)?
What ripping options are there (i.e, what data rates are supported, does it allow variable bit rates, etc.)?
Have you tried burning CDs? If so, any comments on speed and ease of use? My inclination would be to have the HP unit do the ripping, then burn CDs for backup and transfer to other systems.
How effective is the display on the unit? Can you start/stop play, review and set up playlists, etc. with it reasonably? The entertainment setup I have has a TV that takes a little while to warm up, so a nicely functional on-unit display would be a big plus.