Pros Easy to use with clear powerful sounding speakers.
I admit that I recently purchased this unit (2010) second hand with (2) music stations & probably paid a lot less than the original owner did.
Cons I just love this thing......I find myself listening to this other than my expensive Hi Fi set/up.
The sound is rich & balanced...and then you can set equaliser to desired sound.
This is mainly a case of ...Philips put this out & then along came
Summary Heaps of my friends have commented positively on the looks & performance...
I'm not a tech head ,but still find the settings and functions easy to navigate.
I have read a lot of harsh reviews about this unit & I guess the difference is probably based on the amount of money they spent to purchase......I got a bargain & if you get the chance to purchase one at a reasonable price...Jump at it....Just a quality unit all round.
Pros easy to use, good soound quality, neat design
Cons awkward music manager software, dorky LCD
Summary Not always recognize all your music titles, in which case you have to manually manage the files. Zero compatbility (drag&drop) with iTunes, so you have to duplicate your music mangt. system. No software/firmware upgrades and add in available.Apart from this, once you manage to insert your songs in the central it works perfectly, with good sound performance and reliability of any PHILIPS equip.Updated
Not always recognize all your music titles, in which case you have to manually manage the files. Zero compatbility (drag&drop) with iTunes, so you have to duplicate your music mangt. system. No software/firmware upgrades and add in available.Apart from this, once you manage to insert your songs in the central it works perfectly, with good sound performance and reliability of any PHILIPS equip.
Pros Incredible, powerful, clear full sound, great bass without blowing the spealers out and no distortion, long-lasting
Cons Nothing but I won't buy it due to their shoddy support practices. Will never again!
Summary Don't purchase Phillips products despite the fact that the product will most likely be well worth the money. Eventually though, all things need support for one reason or aother. In my case it was a siimple updated driver for XP. Check the Internet out as I am not the only one trying to find support for their products. Just read up on it on the web. Look up another one of their systems which is very simiilar to the like - the Phillips Mini Hi-Fi system. Sorry, but if this is a fair amd impartial review system you might want to know my humble opinion.
"Connectivity"on by anand12868
Pros Recognition of networks and the stations
Cons connectivity to PC thru upnp
Summary Can I request for advise on how to get the equipment to recognize my PC thru upnp? I am trying to edit the HDD contents and put in a play list, but the efforts are wasted about a month !!
Pros Sound quallity, design, wi-fi
Cons Slow, no buttons back light, sometimes doesn´t recognize the disc name and tracks
Summary The sound is great, that´s the part that save this component, the wi-fi works perfect, and the design and concept is amazing.
I don´t understand why this product does not have buttons back light. For the price, you expect that.
You can find some info and tips in the philips.com page, they have a forum there that can give you some info.