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Nevo with Escient etc.?
This thread has 22 replies. Displaying posts 16 through 23.
Post 16 made on Monday September 26, 2005 at 13:46
Carl Spackler
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Again, the next firmware update will allow you to view the Escient interface on the Nevo unit.
Gunga.....Gunga....GU-Lunga

And since Ernie won't keep count, I will. Hes up to 249, and counting.
Post 17 made on Monday September 26, 2005 at 14:00
rgbyhkr
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On 09/26/05 13:46 ET, Carl Spackler said...
Again, the next firmware update will allow you
to view the Escient interface on the Nevo unit.

Ok, that's the specific answer I was looking for. I know some people had been looking at the NevoSL and the WiFi capabilities as a way to surf the net. The screen size is pretty small for that (as anyone who has used a QVGA PDA can tell you) but an optimized version for the NevoSL's screen res takes care of that. Very good to hear.

By the way, another interesting device is coming down the pipe that could be used for the current full size version of Escient's browser control. The Nokia 770 is an "internet tablet" (no cell phone capabilities) with a 4.17" screen at a res of 800x480. Still requires vertical scrolling, but not bad for a handheld device of its size.

Thanks.
Post 18 made on Monday September 26, 2005 at 14:37
mjmontagne
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On 09/26/05 11:52 ET, mjmontagne said...
The point is to get meta data from Nevo Server
software out to the Nevo SL, thus allowing visual
control of the Fireball remotely.
Are you saying you would like to be able to somehow install the Nevo Server |software onto the Escient? I don't think this is a very good idea. The Escient is rock |solid right now. No point adding non-Escient software to it and messing things up. I |know that some users have not been happy with the effect that the Nevo Server |software has on their PC's. I would prefer to see Escient & Nevo come up with a |different solution. If this is their solution, then I'll just deal with standard IR control of |the Escient and no meta data. At least I'll know that the escient will work that way.

My hope is to point the Nevo Server software to the music files sitting on the fireball share (obviously the Nevo software won't be able to read FLAC files). The server software would be loaded on a Windows PC with a network drive mapping to the Fireball share. On the remote itself, you would be able to see the meta data provided by the server software. This is just a hypothesis--I have no idea if it would work. Either way, my plan is probably moot as the next revision is providing Escient support.
Post 19 made on Wednesday November 2, 2005 at 13:46
alex2
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software update coming soon! I was a bit miffed that UEI didn't release the software on the anticipated date 10/31/05, but i've "heard" that it will be well worth the wait. Looking forward to seeing what additional options we will have, in addition to hopefully gaining metadata feedback w/ escient. Can't wait for that update.
Post 20 made on Monday November 7, 2005 at 14:43
Ry-dog
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I was able to get into contact with a Nevo rep and here's the latest information on controling an Escient system with a NevoSL:

1. Yes, it will definitely work, but you must make sure to upgrade the firmware on both the Escient system and the NevoSL unit.
2. From the remote, you will be able to browse the audio content only. Sorry, no DVD control support yet.
3. Album art (appearing on the NevoSL) is not supported at the moment though.
4. When controling the Escient through the NevoSL (meaning, when you create a "media zone" in NevoStudio software), the Escient will only be the server, and not the server and player. What they meant by this, is that at the moment, you can browse the Escient content and send it to another UPnP player (D-Link Media Lounge, NevoPlayer software running on a computer, etc.), but you cannot send the Escient content to play through any of it's outputs.

Granted, this system doesn't have all the bells and whistles yet, but for NevoSL to be the first remote that can do this, I think it's pretty cool.
Post 21 made on Tuesday November 8, 2005 at 16:13
alex2
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Nevo Update is here. I'm downloading it now and hope to play with it over the next couple of days. BTW, thanks Daniel for the Nevo forum area!
Post 22 made on Wednesday November 9, 2005 at 03:20
Ry-dog
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The NevoSL forum is cool, don't get me wrong, although I think it would be awesome if there was a NevoSL section in the "Files" section as well. I would love to be able to share graphics, configs, etc. (especially now that Nevo update 1.1 supports hex editing).... just a thought.... :-)

I'll keep my fingers crossed.
Post 23 made on Wednesday November 9, 2005 at 05:13
Daniel Tonks
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If you want a file area, you've got to get some folks to send a half dozen or so files in (use any upload form and note that it's for the Nevo or just email it to me - address via clicking CONTACT in the menu above). Once that's happened, I can create a file area.
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