I have my vision system vx-200 installed with music and video(at 480P) and I have a digilinx/netstreams installation across the house. I am finding out that while the vx-200 is successful at streaming the list of contents to my digilinx the music streaming doesn't seem to work at all. Has anyone noticed this?
The Dealer Setup Software only allows you to select an Escient FireBall server, not a Vision Server. The two servers use slightly different URLs to stream the actual music. NetStreams is aware and working on the issue.
It's still ridiculously expensive. These companies (Kaleidescape and Axonix) are basically charging crazy prices to deliver customers turn key solutions. A solution like they are offering should easily be less than $5,000 and probably less than $3,000 and they'd STILL be making a killing.
I think you're really paying for license fees.
I STILL think that XBMC is the best option out there. It's cheap, it works and it works WELL. I can customize it to crazy extremes and it won't choke on any format that I throw at it.
Apples & oranges.
Standalones vs. web severs.
And you don't know why their more expensive?
"I wonder if any of the releases had slipcovers though." "Are these comfirmed to have slipcovers?" "They look nice in those slips." "This slipcover looks too good to pass up."
VS-100/200 with firmware 1.2 support 4 Sony BDP-CX7000ES,
or any CX-777ES with a component and digital coax to HDMI converter (HC-1 in Escient lingo), using a Keyspan DB9 to USB adapter. I have 3x 777ES megachangers each with own converter and a 7000ES and everything works fine.
One minor setback is lack of CD support as opposed to the DVDM-100 it replaces, but i hardly ever listen to compressed music anymore with the SACD collection and growing 320kb AAC radio stations on the web.
Will it support Sony’s new BDP-CX7000ES 400-disc Blu-ray changer?
Yes, with the release of the Vision v1.2 software update, Vision now supports the new Sony BDP-CX7000ES 400 disc changer. Changer based discs will only be available in the local zone, on the Vision VS or VC that has the changers physically connected and will only be output/switched via Vision’s HDMI output. Blu-ray content will not be available over the network to a remote client (i.e. VC-1).
Each changer will require an HDMI and an RS-232 (via USB-Serial adapter) connection to Vision. If you are using a single changer then this requires a Keyspan USA-19HS single-port USB-Serial adapter. If you are using more than one changer (up to 4) or require additional serial ports (i.e. external control) then this requires a Keyspan USA-49WG 4-port USB-Serial adapter:
Keyspan USA-19HS single-port USB-Serial adapter
Keyspan USA-49WG 4-port USB-Serial adapter