Summary: After hours of frustration I still cannot connect this device to my PC to create playlists, etc. Impossible to do so through the remote. What possible use is a product like this if you can only play cd by cd? I am reasonably computer literate, and instructions that direct you to choose an option that DOES NOT EXIST are insane. Select System Mgmt - do they mean SETTINGS? There is no Menu > System Mgmt. None! Philips help center equally useless.
Summary: I got this device, but not the pair of devices, about a year ago. Overall it's nice for bedroom-filling sound in a very attractive package, but... There is the unit that comes with the hard drive and allow you to rip music or load music to it, as well as play wireless music from your UPnP enabled computer/ server. There is also the unit that comes w/o the hard drive.
Summary: I just purchased this item from Tiger Direct for $175.00. Unfortunately a day and a half later I will be returning it. I am a technophile and have quite a bit of knowledge with the latest gadgets but I can't seem to get this thing to work properly. I was really sold on the price tag but after listening to both units for an entire day I am unimpressed. The sound quality is good for the small unit but nothing like I can't get from my standard shelf unit.
Summary: I was waiting for a great sound system. But this device is "the best of the best". Crystal sound, amazing features, internet radio, wireless, cd covers on screen..oh! I almost forgot...it plays cds and has fm tuner. Now if you are looking for a sound system that makes you feel exclusive dont look around anymore. It is!. Philips works for us and this is a perfect sample, it combines sound, technology, design and quality, all in one, for a good price.
Summary: I love this product. I down loaded all my CDs and I have continuous music all day and night long. Great for parties. Although I haven't read the complete booklet yet, I am wondering why one unit is playing a different song then the other unit.
Summary: I bought my Philips WACS7500 one year ago. Had some issues with the internet connection in my 'all cement house' and just recently Philips came out with a firmware upgrade. Now we have no issues with anything. Internet radio, fantastic, all stations connect wonderfully in my 'all cement house' and I like it very much. I think the documentation was absolutely clear, albeit spelling mistakes. I found it easy to connect and listen and download music from my PC!!!
Summary: here is the Philips link : http://www.consumer.philips.com/consumer/en/us/consumer/cc/_categoryid_WIRELESS_MUSIC_SYSTEMS_SU_US_CONSUMER/ I bought the WAC7500/12 as it is called in Europe for about a 1,000 EUR or about $1280, so the $800+ price is good. Philips is a hardware company. This is a software product. I was never impressed with Philips software in the past witness the HDD 120 - no software upgrade for years and living with a crude interface and many little bugs.
Summary: I bought the WACS7500 because the compact shape of the unit and the remote station were a good fit with my personal environment. I'm not an audio expert; I have no issues with the quality of the speakers. The unit sounds great loud and has decent bass for its size. My problem with the WACS7500 (and probably with other Streamium products) is the lack of accurate documentation on how to use and set up the product and how to use the Club Philips website to manage and...
Summary: I've had this for abouyt three years. There have always been problems such as disconnecting from computer and station freezing. Last while centre now freezes making system almost totally unusable. Don't expect any support fro Phillips as it isn't there.
Pros: concept of music sharing and storage
Cons: freezing of both station and centre makes it impossible to enjoy.
Summary: Where do I start, well I first bought the center and the station, within a month the station just stopped working, but the center was fine. Took the whole lot back then made the bad and very expensive decision to buy the center alone, the first year was fine no problems, then after about 15 month it started to be unresponsive, constantly getting a message on screen, (cannot read CD) whiles their is no CD in the machine and would not respond couldn't get back to the home...
Pros: this device has the pontal with some nice featurs