Nokia 770 internet tablet and the SB would cost more then the Sonos. Right!I looked at the Sonos before going with the Squeezebox. It's pricey and is not open source. The neat little display is cool, but you can do that with a Nokia 770 internet tablet to control a Squeezebox
Woof, just to stream off the PC?This sounds like a good solution good. I have a PC I can dedicate for it also with huge HD for storage.
From what everyone has said, I guess the Squeezebox has a decent DAC in it?There are a number of quality DAC's available now sporting USB inputs. Problem is you still need your PC in your listening room, along with a display, and still wouldn't have a remote. Squeezebox, Roku, Sonos, and others allow you to keep the PC (or Mac) elsewhere, while providing a simple, yet functional display, and full remote control.
Oops, didn't realize the smaller (unamplified) Sonos ZP80 DOES have digital out (the original amplified ZP100 didn't).I am also looking at the Sonos vs the Squeezebox, the Sonos does have a digital out just like the squeezebox but is much more expensive. I am curious how much better does the Squeezebox sound with an outboard DAC? Also do you have to have a PC running at all times or does a NAS work?