Rated 2 out of
This product looks and feels good quality, although the touch screen is rather flimsy so I prefer to navigate using the remote. The sound is above average with excellent speakers and very very clear tone. Good bass too - it had no problem filling a small village hall for a birthday party. The main problem with this unit is it's tendency to drop off the network without warning and to need a reset every time it is turned on - you have to unplug it from the mains to reset it otherwise it just freezes. Also the process of having to go on-line to choose internet radio stations and save them to an online account is an absolute pain in the neck. Also the clock cannot keep the right time because of the constant need to reset.
Having said all that, we use it every day, enjoy the sound quality and regularly use the MP3, media centre, CD and radio features, so not all bad! Just wish someone had tested it thoroughly before release and that the software wasn't so flaky - with some tweaks this could be the perfect kitchen media solution.
Only gets 2 stars because of it's poor software and connectivity.
Date published: 2012-07-26
Rated 4 out of
Great product but is let down by niggling faults
This is a wonderful concept and I was exited to receive mine.
However, it is let down by some niggling problems that really bug me.
Every so often it says there is no disc in when there is. Very difficult to get out of this and need powering down several time till disc can be ejected.
Sometimes the firmware just locks up and it will not do anything, including turning off. Have to unplug power supply and reboot.
Sometimes cannot see the wireless signal, or keeps asking for the password. Again have to turn off completely and reboot.
But despite these faults I still love it but would not like to recommend it due to them.
Date published: 2011-10-02
Rated 3 out of
Nice idea for a product full of features... a Jack of all trades but master of none
I waited 45 days for Philips Dubai to get me this product.
It looks great & easy to use and packed with features but needs an IT Technician to configure it right.
On arrival I had a problem registering the product on philips.com (actually philips.co.uk) and it kept telling me the ID number is incorrect. So I created the account online & registered from the device to work.
The bad thing is that the device is slow to respond from the remote control or the screen.
The FM Tuner is poor so forget about tuning weak stations and even good stations have static (Compared to an adjacent $10 chinese radio)
Philips says it works well with UPnP devices, but it needed Twonky to work with WD MyBook Live Network Hard Drive
From time to time the software goes mad & OFF button does not work - you will need to unplug it.
Finally my rating was based on this, I removed a star for FM, Speed and Unstable Software, then added a star for sound quality. Thats why 3/5 !
Date published: 2012-08-27
Rated 2 out of
Overall features are good but poorly implemented
The wireless reception is very poor and constantly suffers from loss of signal and buffering. I have resorted to using an ipod for reception connected to the mp3 input.
Music search is very poor as unable to go to end of a songlist directly from the start or search by a alphabetic key eg T
Phillips seems to have stopped supporting this equipment with no recent updates
Date published: 2012-07-25
Rated 5 out of
Wireless is a great feature
This unit is very easy to use and the primary interface is the remote control, however this unit also has a touch screen to make it very user friendly. The unit produces a very good and clear sound. The wireless feature is excellent as it connects to any laptop or home PC and streams music instantly. You can also view pictures streamed from the home PC. In addition the internet radio is very good and it is great to have such a large selection of radio stations. All by simply connecting to your home router.
Date published: 2011-08-31
Rated 1 out of
I have given up using it which is really a shame. Inputting the network details is laborious, which wouldn't matter except you have to do it every time it crashes. I can't rely on the alarm clock, as if it crashes you won't wake up! I have tried everything to make it work, but I can't. I agree with the other reviews.
Date published: 2013-12-16
Rated 4 out of
On the whole good
This product is beautiful to look at, very stylish, sound quality is excellent. I like upnp features I can play music at it from my android phone and tablet. Niggles, there are a few, software is slow with random crashes when fetching song list from my twonky NAS box.
Date published: 2012-07-24
Rated 5 out of
I am extremely impressed with this Product it is so versatile and the sound quality is fantastic. So easy to set up a playlist on my laptop then stream it to the system. It looks good and is very streamline to fit anywhere.
Date published: 2011-08-22