One simple fact about the Node 2i streamer.... It doesn't rely on a networked computer to stream the audio data. Why is this so important? Well, let's say you have a computer set up as an audio server. I had a situation like this with Logitech Media Server and the Squeezebox Touch. Let's also say there's a printer on another network that you use occasionally. Now, every time you use the printer from that computer, you lose your audio stream.
Anyone have a similar situation?