Originally Posted by sansp00
I don't know on what basis you say that ... It's all dependent on the hardware you use to stream and the one your using for the server. A NAS will never be as fast as a PC or dedicated server. As for browsing, there is plenty control point software for pocketpc, browsers, mobile phones and so on. It's the same for the Squeezebox, except that it's less spread around and easier to find since the core is proprietary.
I've tried a number of UPNP server programs including Twonky streaming from a pretty fast dedicated XP machine as of about a year and a half ago with a couple gigs of ram into a few Sigma based clients that are still on the Twonky recommended client page. It always felt like too much work.
Patrick, if you've assembled a UPNP system where you can find and play music this way easily, where your wife isn't afraid to use it, where it doesn't feel like you're still at work, please sketch out what hardware and software you use. I would sincerely like to not be married to one company even if that company's software is open source.
Regarding price; Too many times I've regreted a purchase either because I bought a few months too early or because I cheaped out and should have spent a little more. When I've felt guilty about spending more than I thought I should, I never felt bad about it later unless the product didn't live up to expectation.
If everybody here works at Walmart or Mc Donalds and is stretched so tight they can't possibly spend a few more bucks if they find something that really meets their needs, then hey, I'll slink back over to the "over $20K" ghetto and appologize for pointing at an option drocpsu may not have known about.