Frustrating, Slow, Unreliable - a huge disappointment
Jock McTavish, Amazon
2 March 2010
Summary: Where do I start. I have the NAS 55 CPE (which I did not buy from Amzon I should say) and I had very high hope for this and it has failed on numerous counts: 1. It could not link to remote units (and the internet connection went down) no matter what I tried - eventually I gave up and took it back and after 6 weeks of trying, the repairer eventually fixed (or so I thought) the problem was resolved by restoring all software.
The next best thing if you don't want a 'Multi Room Package'
M. Langman, Amazon
21 February 2010
Summary: I love Sony products - for me their HiFi is the best - but if it uses any form of software it just doesn't quite ever make it. I bought a Walkman NW-A3000 - great machine & the worst software ever written - why didn't I remember that when I bought the GigaJuke! Positives --------- The sound that comes out of both the 'server' (NAS-E 35HD) and the 'remote' (NAS S55) are more than good and in fact the remote has a really sweet sound.
Summary: I am not a compulsive buyer and most of my electronic purchases are well researched in advance. I read manuals (if they are available - and if not I reconsider the choice). And yet Sony managed to trick me into buying this thing by promising a universal Hi Fi of real 21 century design. Well - most of their 'features' are just wishful thinking. But let me start with what this giga juke does. It plays music, for sure. It plays CD's and DAB radio.
Summary: I have to admit when I opened the box I did think what have I done, the plastic boxes and speakers didn't inspire me at all. Putting the "bits" together was easy although setting up the "wireless" element took a few reads of the instructions before it all fell into place. (being a bit of a technophobe!!). I then started to work my way through my music collection(still an on going process).
Summary: I was a little bit skeptical about the Sony Giga Juke, i braved it and got one from Amazon and it's been amazing what it does. I think it's a music storage database and a server combined. Playing some latin jazz i could pick out all the tiny little notes, the clarity of the sound is great. It's a fantastic hifi for any music lover, loads of functions that am yet to explore, it makes your music accessible and you have a number of options to suit you.
Summary: Yes its a great bit of kit takes looooads of cds took quite some time to put our collection in. Connected to the internet easy wireless but found it better wired if no title is found it soon was using net The reason marked down was the use of the key pad (remote control) for editing a bit long and sometimes tedious.
Not good over largeish distance or through walls!!!!
S. Martin, Amazon
13 February 2009
Summary: I've finally given up and returned this after two months of trying. We have a largeish bungalow and wanted to run the main unit (server) at one end (living room) with the slave wireless unit at the other end in our bedroom. With the supplied router balanced in a doorway between the two it could just about make it through a few tracks - but once it loses signal it just stops. Yes, we have walls, made of brick!
Summary: Sony NAS-SC55 Giga Juke all-in-one 'Multi-Room Package Excellent. My only criticism is that the multiroom does not allow you to play CDs or the DAB radio direct to the receiver unit. It only seems to receive internet radio. The record time for each cd is speedy and I have already recorded nearly 2000 songs and still have over 1500 hours of recording left.