I'm looking to get a Solo5.1 and currently use a squeezebox to stream a lot of my more obscure music from a PC on the network. It's good but I would rather it was integrated into the amp. I note the Rdock does this and you can control the Ipod with the one remote. Question is, can you leave this as a permanent setup? Will it kill the ipod in the end? Could you maybe take the battery out of the ipod so it's not always charging and it would just power on with the solo? Anyone do this or have any comments? Better still, how about a USB port on future models so you can add an external HDD? Or a little network box which plugs into the RS232 and the network? Would be great to have an integrated solution to this growing trend.