I like the looks of the unit. It looks better in real life than the pictures. Seems well built too. I can see it on my network as a UPNP device, and I can get to the Maestro page with not problem, but for the life of me I can not figure out how to get the magic "import" folder to show up on the network using Vista Ultimate , via ethernet (not wireless). Trying to map it as a network drive (for example //Opus/) doesn't work, and I get a page not found error when I try to log in using only the ip address (for example - http://192.168.0.xxx
). I've tried manually setting up the IP address, but it didn't make any difference. Unfortunately I'm not that savvy when it comes to making Linux devices work with Windows. At the same time, my whole house is wired with Cat 5e, and I'm running 3 computers, a 1TB NAS, 2 switches, 2 wireless routers (one as an AP), all gigabit, and it all works and talks together just fine, so I at least have a clue. I'll contact Olive in the morning.
I'm a bit disappointed that the ability to control the playback of the unit (ala Rondo) seems to be missing. Apparently the Maestro interface lets you manage the library, but not control playback. I have a Nokia N800 Internet Tablet that I wanted to use to control the unit rather than trying to see the screen from across the room. Could Rondo functionality make a come back?
Navigating the menus so far has been pretty easy, though I would be tempted to replace "cancel" with "back" in the menus. Same thing, but back just seems easier to me. The only hiccup is when you need to move back left from settings menu to the music library menu is a little clumsy to figure out at first.
I'll let you know how the music navigation goes and how it sounds once I'm able to get some music on the unit. I have to get to bed. More later..