Hi, Although I love the fact that Play devices are wireless, the reality is that for someone like myself who wishes to mount them on a wall in various rooms, I still need to run power up to the speakers. Running power cables in the wall is even more trouble than running network cables. Worst, there is no way to do a clean job if you don't want to have ugly power outlets at the top of your walls and then you have an ugly power cable that is visible... Furthermore, if you want to avoid buying the Bridge, you need to run AT LEAST one network cable to the device anyway. Why bother having to run both power and Ethernet? So, I think my proposition is pretty simple (although it would need to happen on future versions of the hardware): Why not make the Ethernet port be PoE, which means that a PoE switch could supply power to the speaker. I do read that PoE have a maximum power of 35W (I also read 50W wat possible in a non-standard installation).. so maybe this will be an issue. But if not, it would be a great addition.
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