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When the visualizer is not the full screen one, allow the option to display only the time - or possibly allow a different format for the date/time display in the visualizer. (Different from the standby display.)
Using WMC/UPnP, when the "Album Artist" metadata is defined on a track... the actual song's "Artist" (performer) metadata should be available via "Get Info" or displayed on the Now Playing screen. On compilation or equivalent tracks, SoundBridge only shows a less than useful "Various Artists", "Original Broadway Soundtrack", etc. (Album Artist metadata) in the Artist display. Using Album Artist is great for browsing/sorting, but not always so great for playing.
[update 10/18: previous is fixed in WMC 2.0]
Also, as mentioned numerous times previously... a "Browse Album Artists" function for WMC/UPnP that would only browse "Album Artists" (upnp:artist role="AlbumArtist"?) would be an excellent addition. SoundBridge's "Browse Artists" with WMC currently lists all artist related metadata (Performer/Artist, Album Artist, Original Artist, Conductor) and can be a bit overwhelming. "Browse Album Artists" would be closer to browsing through your physical CD collection.
1) The ability to turn the display off altogether while the SB is playing, maybe with it coming on again on a timeout whenever a button is pressed on the remote.
2) Direct alphanumeric buttons added to the remote protocol for searching and browsing - no need to change the handset itself, as I can use my Pronto with the new codes. A-Z would be great, but 0-9 with multitap or predicitive text would be just as good.
Do those, and the SB becomes nigh-on perfect as far as I'm concerned. (The fact that I can think of only two possible improvements suggests it's already an excellent bit of kit!)
Fastforward/Rewind - Although I understand that that is not as easy as it sounds
Resuming where you leave off at Standby/Restart
i whole-heartedly second the request for these three features.
roku digital video player wireless
m500 hard-wired (2)
m1000 hard-wired (1)
firefly mediaserver on winxp
firefly mediaserver on mss+
d-link dgl-4300 router
(static ip on everything...except the netflix player)