Yes, I know it's software we got off track on the renting issue, but they are falling into the trap like all other software manufactures of saying you need a Yearly service fee which is BS. Adobe and other companies just starting doing this a few years ago, it's a similar situation too renting. Just charge a fee for the software and a nominal time for updates, a least provide a few years of service before you start charging for updates. Thats why I like the $500 dollar fee for lifetime but they should be charging much less for a yearly. In my Opinion of course.Guys...you do understand ROON is not a streaming service? Think of it, as an alternative to JRiver; it's a media-server and UI.
no quarter: You can download JRiver for a demo for 3 months to get you by, it's decent if you want to go this route. I decided to use a Oppo 105D with a NAS and skip the software route and a computer..... Free GUI and not bad, what would be nice if Roon reads everything and a hardware company could implement it in a device.