Pinnacle goes budget with SoundBridge HomeMusic network music player

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Pinnacle has updated the SoundBridge network music player, then taken the strange step of reducing the price of the newly-renamed SoundBridge HomeMusic player by around a third.

Unless I’m missing something, the changes are really only cosmetic, except for the addition of a SD/MMC card slot for music playback when the PC is turned off and the loss of the ethernet connectivity. But it’s still a great little player – I’ve used the older version for some time and it’s an easy player to set up and use, with excellent file compatibility.

If you have a network in place, you can listen to a huge range of internet radio stations straight from the box, without a PC in use. Turn on your PC or Mac, then run the software to connect your digital files to the player, which you can browse/search by title, artist, album, composer and keyword. The player supports iTunes (not protected files), Windows Media Connect and Windows Media Player 10, Napster and PlaysForSure. It is compatible with WMA, AAC, MP3, AIFF and WAV music file formats.

Now priced at £99.99, you can pick one up now from Currys and Amazon.

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Dave Walker