Dodgealum- Sorry, dude, what you are talking about IS a computer. Optical drive to read the data, check. Memory to store the data, check. Internet connection to download metadata (unless you want to manually enter the album, artist and track names), check. Microprocessor to run the whole show, interpret the bits in storage and direct the data stream to a digital to analog converter (or as my digital native son calls it, a sound card), check. No matter what the manufacturer calls it,it's a computer. Some call them music servers, some have other names, but make no mistake about it, it is a computer. If you want a one box solution, then you are talking about something like a MusicVault or an Antipodes among others. The MusicVault has lots of internal storage, the Antipodes, IIRC, requires external storage. Not sure about the Sony HAPZ or whatever it is. You can control most of these from a smartphone, which of course is also a computer.
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