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Logitech Duet Network Media Streamer £226.70 DELIVERED from Logitech UK

£226.70 @ Logitech UK
Top rated (Best of CES 2008) network streamer RRP £279.99 - 20% discount using Logitech voucher (jellybattle2A). See the following Youtube overview/review: http://youtube.com/watch?v=64HwO6bxRro h… Read More
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9y, 3m agoFound 9 years, 3 months ago
Top rated (Best of CES 2008) network streamer RRP £279.99 - 20% discount using Logitech voucher (jellybattle2A). See the following Youtube overview/review:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=64HwO6bxRro
http://youtube.com/watch?v=MEZZBNOcVoo

Manufacturer's description:

Play songs stored on your computer, tune in to thousands of Internet radio stations, or connect to online services such as MP3 Tunes and Last.fm. Comes with the multi-room controller with 2.4-inch colour display and scroll-wheel navigation makes it easy to browse, select, and play music from the palm of your hand.

Control
* Unlimited access to digital music: Play songs from your personal collection, tune in to thousands of Internet radio stations, or connect to online services such as MP3 Tunes and Last.fm.*
* Multi-room controller: Browse, select and play songs from the palm of your hand. 2.4-inch color display, convenient scroll wheel, familiar menus and intuitive buttons make navigation easy.

Performance
* Unsurpassed sound quality: High-fidelity 24-bit DAC, sophisticated audio rendering technology, and digital outputs provide crystal clear CD-quality sound.
* Reliable connectivity: Wired ethernet and true 802.11G Wi-Fi support provide excellent range and connectivity.

Convenience
* Easy to set up and use: Start listening to your favourite tunes within minutes. A wizard walks you through every phase of setup, including connecting to your home network and the Internet.
* Music everywhere: Enjoy your favorite tunes anywhere in your home. Connect the Squeezebox Receiver to a stereo system or powered speakers. Even add more Squeezebox players and create a different soundtrack for every room.
* No computer needed: Use SqueezeNetwork our free, Internet-based service. Tune in to thousands of Internet radio stations as well as online music services. Add an MP3tunes.com music locker and listen to your personal music collection without turning on your computer!
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#1
I am seeing quite of few of these "media Streamers" coming on the market, in PC world the other day they had a big display showing off a Linksys media extender...

I am going to vote cold, simply because a Xbox 360 does this allready, and it is cheaper, and you get a games console to boot.

I appreciate it says you dont need a PC, but still I am just not convinced.
#2
Aeschylus
I am seeing quite of few of these "media Streamers" coming on the market, in PC world the other day they had a big display showing off a Linksys media extender...

I am going to vote cold, simply because a Xbox 360 does this allready, and it is cheaper, and you get a games console to boot.

I appreciate it says you dont need a PC, but still I am just not convinced.

Please read up on the product before voting cold - this is an over £50 saving on a brand new product (the latest and greatest in a long line, and squeebox was among the first network streamers) that is leagues above what a 360 will do.
#3
Good price for the product but mixed reviews.

:thumbsup:
#4
Read up on it .It does,nt do much more than a streaming 360.
#5
jcooper
Please read up on the product before voting cold - this is an over £50 saving on a brand new product (the latest and greatest in a long line, and squeebox was among the first network streamers) that is leagues above what a 360 will do.





I am not disputing that you may be right jcooper, I just saying I am not convinced by these type of products, it may be excellent, but if you simply wanted to stream media from a PC to another room, I would still argue that you could get a very good games console with just so happens to be able to stream media as well..

It is like the PS3, why buy a standalone blue-ray player, you might as well get a very good blue-ray player that just happens to be a good games console....

Just trying to show another viewpoint
#6
Lanse
Read up on it .It does,nt do much more than a streaming 360.


Now that is just utter nonsense, infact so much nonsense I don't know where to start!

These are 2 completely different types of product and it's like comparing a car to a lorry. XBOX does stuff the Duet can't do and the Duet does stuff the XBOX can't do because they were designed to do different things. It would appear to me that you didn't do much research in comparing the 2 or you would quite easily have found this out.

Let me see you play video on a duet, or no you can't. Let me see you wander around with your hand held controller for your Xbox looking at track lists and album art, oh you can't.

You just cannot comapre an Xbox 360 and a Duet - end of story!
#7
err......If I wanted to look at what was streaming from my wireless (Portable) laptop . I would take it around the house with me.
banned#8
Lanse
err......If I wanted to look at what was streaming from my wireless (Portable) laptop . I would take it around the house with me.


u are so dumb. the item is **** too
banned#9
Aeschylus
I am not disputing that you may be right jcooper, I just saying I am not convinced by these type of products, it may be excellent, but if you simply wanted to stream media from a PC to another room, I would still argue that you could get a very good games console with just so happens to be able to stream media as well..

It is like the PS3, why buy a standalone blue-ray player, you might as well get a very good blue-ray player that just happens to be a good games console....

Just trying to show another viewpoint


you are right. plus this only streams music. i never understood why the squeeze box was so popular.

if you can get media off your computer, onto a tv or hifi then it's good enough for me. i aint about to spend crazy money on something just cos it was "made" to do a single function.. i'd rather spend less money on a multifunctional device.

360, ps3, cheaper media drives like my mediagare mg-35 get my vote... this is cold as.
#10
I understand that some people may vote cold as their gaming machine can stream music, but I will vote this hot even though I wont be getting one. People voting cold would probably also be voting cold if a Transporter was posted @ £200.
This unit that was posted seems a great deal to me considering if you were just to buy the remote this would be £200. This sound quality for unit has been compared to the Squeezebox 3 with the added benefit of the remote. Granted if you are not into high end audio this may not be the deal for you, but I will vote hot!
#11
Those into high end audio don't stream it off the net!
#12
Most downloaded music is normally at quite a low bitrate.So the high end quality would be in a lot of cases,immaterial.
#13
god, the igorance of people as to what this device is is astonishing. If you don't know what it is then I suggest you don't comment on it and go read a different post.

Sometimes I lose the will to live on this forum ...........
#14
Its saturday. Lighten up.From the previous posts I am apparently dumb & ignorant.
#15
Rubisco;1924827
Those into high end audio don't stream it off the net!

:oops:
Sorry, you may want to understand this product rather than making comments like this. This unit does stream radio streams from the net, but the main purpose for this unit is to stream music from a PC or NAS. This can be in in many different formats eg MP3, but this unit can stream FLAC which is lossless eg CD quality format. Reviews even state that this unit can play CDs saved in FLAC format which sound better than high end CD players due to the fact that there is no distortion introduced into the equation due to the transport etc. Im not into high end audio but I have a better sounding hifi system than the average midi system. As I said before, this unit may not be for everyone but for those who want one it seems a great deal
#16
superb bit of kit and really tempted to buy at this price however still looking for a sever to store my massive music collection... Heat added
banned#17
OP you act like you made the device.... IT IS ****!

please explain how it is better than this?
and remember this has a 160gb HDD in it: http://www.datakits.co.uk/store/altech-mediagate-mg35-160gb-high-definition-digital-media-driv-p-3092.html?osCsid=723896b7e21d571d8182d458f59c8666

Al Tech's MediaGate MG-35 and MG-350HD have Ethernet, an internal 3.5-inch hard drive, a USB 2.0 port, RCA composite, S-video, and component outs, optical/coax and analogue stereo 5.1 audio out, oh, and codec support for MP3, OGG, WMA, MPEG-1/2/4, DivX 3.11+, and XviD. Bonus: the MG-350HD has a USB 2.0 host port (for an external hard drive, for instance), integrated 802.11a/g, and MPEG1/2/4 and WMV9 in hi-def (720p and 1080i).
#18
imranmaz
OP you act like you made the device.... IT IS ****!

please explain how it is better than this?
and remember this has a 160gb HDD in it: http://www.datakits.co.uk/store/altech-mediagate-mg35-160gb-high-definition-digital-media-driv-p-3092.html?osCsid=723896b7e21d571d8182d458f59c8666

Al Tech's MediaGate MG-35 and MG-350HD have Ethernet, an internal 3.5-inch hard drive, a USB 2.0 port, RCA composite, S-video, and component outs, optical/coax and analogue stereo 5.1 audio out, oh, and codec support for MP3, OGG, WMA, MPEG-1/2/4, DivX 3.11+, and XviD. Bonus: the MG-350HD has a USB 2.0 host port (for an external hard drive, for instance), integrated 802.11a/g, and MPEG1/2/4 and WMV9 in hi-def (720p and 1080i).

If by OP you mean me, I don't see how your first comment is realistic.

The mediagate and this are completely different products, serving two completely different purposes. The Logitech is a high end device, the Mediagate is an all in one media box that does pretty much the same as XBMC.
#19
Pjcity
superb bit of kit and really tempted to buy at this price however still looking for a sever to store my massive music collection... Heat added

I'm in the same boat - I don't think my Qnap TS-101 will have the power to drive Squeezecenter, so looking at upgrading to a dual disk NAS for redundancy, then running SC on a thin client type device running linux, and mounting the NAS over NFS. This appears to be the favoured option on the slimdevices forums.

Of course the simplest solution would be an old PC as a file server, with SC installed and a bunch of big disks, running Windows ...
banned#20
jcooper
If by OP you mean me, I don't see how your first comment is realistic.

The mediagate and this are completely different products, serving two completely different purposes. The Logitech is a high end device, the Mediagate is an all in one media box that does pretty much the same as XBMC.


sorry dude... i thought the guy going crazy was the op! killer99

but its like ok, you say its a high end device... but in what way would it out perform the mediagate? the fact that the logitech has the music thing as its only purpose and is more expensive doesnt mean it is better in that dept? how would it be better?
#21
Rubisco
Those into high end audio don't stream it off the net!
This isn't designed to stream from the net. It's primary function is to RECEIVE a stream of high quality, lossless audio files from a PC or NAS. This database of audio can be extensively searched from the remote & replays via a very high quality DAC. It CAN however also receive radio streams direct from the net. The quality of which are, of course, entirely dependent on the bitrate of the stream.

Lanse
Most downloaded music is normally at quite a low bitrate. So the high end quality would be in a lot of cases,immaterial.
As above, it's not aimed at downloaders of dodgy MP3s. But hey, let's not let our total lack of knowledge of the product stop us from spouting inacuracies & voting cold.... :roll:
banned#22
so is this good or bad:

Audio Output
Stereo 2 Channel Left (1/L), Right (2/R)
Digital Out (Coaxial) 0.5 Vp-p (75¥Ø)
Audio Sampling Rate 32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96KHz
S/N (Signal to Noise) Ratio 99dB
Dynamic Range 92dB
Harmonic Frequency Distortion 0.01%

supported format:
Music - MP3, OGG Vorbis, WMA
#23
Hey jcooper
after you finish explaining the difference between the Duet and the Mediagate
Please tell me the difference between
http://kia-sedona.sgpetch.co.uk/pages/new/single/make=Kia/model=Sedona/type=2.9_CRDi_GS_manual_new_model
and
http://www.paganiautomobili.it/
They are both the same, both have a steering wheel, 4 tyres! The Kia is so much better-better fuel economy, can carry more people, why the hell would you want the other one. In the words of another poster, the other car "IT IS ****! "
banned#24
also to be totally honest, most people that go nuts over "high fidelity" are old... and old people have bad hearing! :p (i was just messing on this post)
banned#25
rodney_jxl
Hey jcooper
after you finish explaining the difference between the Duet and the Mediagate
Please tell me the difference between
http://kia-sedona.sgpetch.co.uk/pages/new/single/make=Kia/model=Sedona/type=2.9_CRDi_GS_manual_new_model
and
http://www.paganiautomobili.it/
They are bother the same, both have a steering wheel, 4 tyres! The Kia is so much better-better fuel economy, can carry more people, why the hell would you want the other one. In the words of another poster, the other car "IT IS ****! "


the difference is the performance of the pagani is noticable over the KIA but i am asking how much of a performance gain do you get from the logitech? i mean when i listen to music i dont think... "oh man... this is good but if only i could hear 0.0000000000001db more of that drum, i wish i went for that logitech thingy"
#26
This is a supremely hot deal if you ask me! just wish i could afford one, does anyone know when the voucher listed in the first post runs out?

and people saying their xbox does the same thing, a lot of the good things about this device are in the remote control which is by all accounts simple to use and negating the need for the telly being on to control your music, (and in the case of a 360, stopping your room sounding like a hoover)....

Also this system is a great way into a multi room music setup, as each further music box is £99 and multi room control is easily done by the remote.

besides that its still £50 off a brand new product, which is a bargain any way you look at it
#27
imranmaz;1925099
the difference is the performance of the pagani is noticable over the KIA but i am asking how much of a performance gain do you get from the logitech? i mean when i listen to music i dont think... "oh man... this is good but if only i could hear 0.0000000000001db more of that drum, i wish i went for that logitech thingy"

So Im assuming you have heard the difference between the Duet and the Mediagate you have quoted.
If the device is not for you, fair play but if it is for you and think its a good deal add some heat.
#28
I,ve come full circle on this one.If I didn,t have my xbox 360 set up,& was just keen on releasing my music storage. I would find this quite a desirable option.
#29
2nd Hand Original Xbox with 12 Month Warranty - £19.99
Soft-Mod Xbox - Free (or ~£25 for Mod-Chip)
XMBC - Free
FreeNAS - Re-use old computer as a NAS Server - Free

End Result, Priceless (at least £180 saving!) :thumbsup:
#30
fathazza
, does anyone know when the voucher listed in the first post runs out?



The jellybattle2a code has been around for about a year so I don't think it's going to end anytime soon - think it works on almost all products on the logitech website.

For those who want to know why this is better than some dodgy unknown brand media streamer - it's got a Wolfson® 24-bit DAC and has been designed to be a high end audio streamer made with good quality audio grade components. Put it in a good hifi and it'll sound great. Put your no-name media streamer in a good hifi and it'll sound like **** because it's been made with a cheap and nasty components - it'll produce music but it certainly won't be hifi.
Just like a 14" black and white tv will let you watch programmes butit isn't much good for watching snooker ....
#31
killie99
it's got a Wolfson® 24-bit DAC

So's the xbox 360. In fact I believe it's 32-bit.

edit: my £17.99 mp3 player has one, so obviously they're not worth that much
#32
I didn't know this existed until browsing this forum. I've had a Squeezebox 3 for a long time now and it's my favourite-ist (!) piece of technology along with my iPod. Looks like I'm gonna be another £226 down thanks to hotukdeals. ;-) But on the positive side I can relegate my existing Squeezebox to the bedroom or kitchen.
banned#33
nuttyphilt
I didn't know this existed until browsing this forum. I've had a Squeezebox 3 for a long time now and it's my favourite-ist (!) piece of technology along with my iPod. Looks like I'm gonna be another £226 down thanks to hotukdeals. ;-) But on the positive side I can relegate my existing Squeezebox to the bedroom or kitchen.


dude what is it about these boxes that makes them so expensive? apart from build quality. i'm talking about performance. can you try to actually describe the difference?
#34
If an xbox 360 or your £15 mp3 player has the same Wolfson DAC I will eat my hat and let you come and play with my wife :)
#35
Awesome hot deal. Those that know what the squeezebox is and how it is a different product even to a UPNP music player with be frothing at the mouth for this gear.

To all of you arguing up there about XBOX and MP3s, you must accept there are different ways of solving wireless audio, but this one has an awesome wifi colour movement-reacitve remote, which makes up £150 of the £279rrp.

Next up, it can do fully synchonised multizone playback, and that feature is unique, and the Slimsever software is a joy to use. It is also prized for it's high quality playback circuits, network bandwidth management for jitter free playback and support for lossless codecs, present and future.

EDIT: The nearest comparable product is the Sonus, and you are looking at the thick end of £600 for one of those, and it has none of the extra features or customisation opportunities of Slim.


Heat and rep added to OP.

EDIT EDIT: Couldn't resist, just ordered mine, the lads at work will be green with envy :-)
#36
killie99
If an xbox 360 or your £15 mp3 player has the same Wolfson DAC I will eat my hat and let you come and play with my wife :)


I don't know if they have exactly the same chip but they both have Wolfson DACs. So do iPods and the Sony PSP. True, I got it for £17.99 but lol i got an extremely hot deal it was over £100 on amazon at the time, but that's what this site's all about eh? :thumbsup:

So it might help if someone were to specify what model number of Wolfson chip is in this product and how it's better, rather than just name-dropping because Wolfson®©™ chips are everywhere :p
#37
mixed reviews on amazon http://tinyurl.com/4lezep
#38
People comparing this to the xbox are forgetting to add the cost of the tv onto the comparison. You cant control the xbox without the tv... this isnt always a good solution. I have a stereo and a squeezebox in my dining room to listen to music. no tv in sight. I dont WANT a tv in sight. I dont NEED any multi functions etc. I just want some music at dinner time or when I am in there.

As for the mediathingy someone linked.... that would require me to run a network cable (it didnt seem to have wireless)? The main appeal of this setup is I can have my music in one central location. Then I can have devices around my house to play the music. Wireless clock streamer in bedroom, a wireless boombox style thing for the garden in summer, etc. And with these I can access my entire library, even the stuff I added yesterday :)

FOr the price this is a hot deal :)
banned#39
dwl99
mixed reviews on amazon http://tinyurl.com/4lezep


finally a video that shows it in action against a 360!!!!.... it is amazing quality!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBGIQ7ZuuiU
#40
kingkano
People comparing this to the xbox are forgetting to add the cost of the tv onto the comparison.
Who hasn't got at least one TV?

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