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TSU-9600 and compatibility with other media servers
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Post 1 made on Thursday November 2, 2006 at 04:20
glvaca
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Hi,

After reading through all the TSU9600 threads I still have a few questions.
1. Does the TSU9600 only supports Escient Fireball media servers or other media servers as well (like the D-link DSM-520)?
2. If only the Escient, will there be support for other media servers in the future?

3. How does multiroom support work? I have 4 rooms in which I want to be able to use the 9600, do I need 4 externders? Isn't this thing Wifi enabled? Please some more practical info would be appreciated.

Best,
Glenn
Post 2 made on Thursday November 2, 2006 at 20:07
mrfreeze
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On November 2, 2006 at 04:20, glvaca said...
Hi,

After reading through all the TSU9600 threads I still
have a few questions.

1. Does the TSU9600 only supports Escient Fireball media
servers or other media servers as well (like the D-link
DSM-520)?
2. If only the Escient, will there be support for other
media servers in the future?

Only the Escient currently. I believe Imerge support could be coming later.
I do not know of any other plans for other devices.

3. How does multiroom support work? I have 4 rooms in
which I want to be able to use the 9600, do I need 4 externders?
Isn't this thing Wifi enabled? Please some more practical
info would be appreciated.

Best,
Glenn

Where is all your equipment placed? In the one area (hub) or in multiple rooms.
Post 3 made on Thursday November 2, 2006 at 20:29
Peter Dewildt
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You need one extender for each separate place where you have equipment. You connect the extender to each piece of equipment using an IR Emitter cable - maximum of 8 pieces of equipment per extender.
Peter
Pronto 1000 (retired), Pronto TSU7000, RFX6000 (retired)
Pronto 2xTSU9600, RFX9400
Post 4 made on Thursday November 2, 2006 at 23:33
Lyndel McGee
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On November 2, 2006 at 20:29, Peter Dewildt said...
You need one extender for each separate place where you
have equipment. You connect the extender to each piece
of equipment using an IR Emitter cable - maximum of 8
pieces of equipment per extender.

OR

You could put a Xantech amplified connecting block on each emitter port of the extender and run 4 zones, one zone for each port.
Lyndel McGee
Philips Pronto Addict/Beta Tester
OP | Post 5 made on Friday November 3, 2006 at 05:10
glvaca
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On November 2, 2006 at 20:07, mrfreeze said...
Only the Escient currently. I believe Imerge support could
be coming later.
I do not know of any other plans for other devices.

Where is all your equipment placed? In the one area (hub)
or in multiple rooms.

Where is all your equipment placed? In the one area (hub)
or in multiple rooms.

On November 2, 2006 at 20:07, mrfreeze said...
Only the Escient currently. I believe Imerge support could
be coming later.
I do not know of any other plans for other devices.

That is bad news. Very bad news. I've just read up on the Escient and Imerge (only audio!!!) devices and they are very expensive and basically too restrictive (please correct me if I'm wrong). I'm sure they do very well what they are designed for but with these devices you still need a seperate infrastructure for audio/video AND for other data (photo's, files, software, etc...) and services (print, scanning). The current setup I had in mind was using a NAS device like the Infrant ReadyNAS NV (up to 4 hotpluggable 300GB disks in Raid 5 config) which costs around 700EUR (as opposed to several thousand $ for Fireball devices) and is UPnP compatible. Through the use of software (like TwonkeyVision) and the D-link DSM-520 make it available through my Denon AVR-3805 and to the rest of my house (Main zone and zones 2 and 3).

It amazes me that the RC9800i HAS this functionality but the more expensive flagship does not... Seems like very commercially inspired to me.

By the way, is there a remote that 1. has the same programmable options as the TSU-9600, 2. same quality of display/design and 3. can do the above?

Where is all your equipment placed? In the one area (hub)
or in multiple rooms.

The Denon, DSM-520, DVR, Digibox (pay-TV), DVD and CD player are located in the same room. The NAS (not yet purchased) and additional applifiers to provide music independantly to the other rooms connected to zone 2 is located elsewhere. The zone 2 on my Denon is connected to a little cheap device (I think it's called a modulator) to create an extra TV channel on my cable COAX, this signal I can then pick up on all TV's in the house connected to the cable COAX network. I hope this makes sense but I'm not a native English speaker. I use basic IR trasmitter/receivers to get the signal to the kit below. I currently use a RU930.

To combine a few posts, if I understand correctly, should I go for the TSU-9600 I should install a WIFI network for the remote. One extender which I need to connect to all the kit for a maximum of 8 devices. The remote will send IR commands wireless to the extender and these commands are then relayed through the wired connection to the kit? Correct? To follow with another dump question, where is the extender connected to on the devices? Which port?

Thanks to all who have replied!

Best,
Glenn
Post 6 made on Friday November 3, 2006 at 21:29
Lyndel McGee
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Glenn,

You can connect as many devices as you want to an extender. It's just that Philips supplies dual emitter cables as each port safely supports the load of 2 emitters.

You can purchase a Xantech Amplified connecting block and run 8 devices off one extender port if you so choose.
Lyndel McGee
Philips Pronto Addict/Beta Tester


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