Excerpt: This is a Philips wireless home stereo system. The system consists of a "centre" which is your main unit and then "stations". Each are sold separately. You need one centre to get yourself started. You can get these online from Philips stores or in dixons / currys etc. You can also often pick these up on eBay. I paid £250 for mine. The centre comes with some special software which you load onto your PC or laptop to manage your music library.
Excerpt: We bought our Philips Streamium just over 4 years ago and it's been great. We used to have 2 tall racks of cd's plus a cabinet full of them. We have put all of the on the Streamium and they are all packed away now. We bought 2 wireless sub units also, so we have the main one in the lounge, another in the kitchen and one in the bedroon. One of us can listen to the radio in one room and the other can listen to the music loaded to cd's.
Pros: Wireless technology . Able to play quality music or radio all over the house .
Cons: Occasionally it's hard to find a specific cd as the titles are sometimes blocked .
Excerpt: Bought this 18 months ago, but only came out of the box 12 months ago.Worked great until, inexplicably, one day it wouldn't recognise CDs. Tried cleaning it, updating firmware, but got nowhere.As it's out of warrantee, Philips aren't interested, unless I want to pay £100 just to have it looked at.
Excerpt: Fantastic Idea & wonderful gadget, allowing you to store your entire music colelction on its hard drive and to be accessed throughout the house with extra stations. Very easy to use, however Philips' support didn't sort out my problem when the CD drive stopped working. I'm now left with a system that plays everything stored on it, but I can't add more music to it!
Excerpt: what a useless bit of kit,does not connect to stations even after updating firmware,philips after care is nothing but useless,i have had two the wac700 + wacs750 + both had same problem,the wacs750 is a great bit of kit if only you could open the box + it works,but it doesn't.i purchased a wac700 in sept 07 it worked ok for 6 months,then i unplugged it + from that day up until now + even changing the system for a wacs750 there is still no connection to a station in...
Excerpt: This is quite honestly the biggest heap of junk I have ever bought! Updating Gracenote to make the system operable to its potential is impossible. Over a year I made 30-40 phone calls to Holland and spent hours trying to delve through the mystifying web-site. On CD playback it jumps between tracks, so something like Love by the Beatles was unlistenable.
Excerpt: Philips’ WACS700/05 music system is truly multi-room hi-fi for the wireless generation. It consists of a base station with a CD player and 40GB hard drive built in, plus a satellite unit, which receives and plays back music streamed wirelessly from the base station via built-in 802.11g adapters in each unit.
Excerpt: I have purchased this system as a replacement for my netgear wi-fi audio system. I find that the Philips Streamium it is easy to use and set up. it is supplied in two units, a base centre and a station ( you can add up to five stations around your home)..and also comes with wall mounts supplied,for each unit, ..which is handy should you want to do this. there are two remote controls, one with visible screen , and either will control any unit on the system..
Pros: independant music systems in everyroom from one hard drive
Cons: pricey unless your serious about music entertainment around your home
Excerpt: Whilst this system is not perfection itself, it's a very creditable attempt and for the price range is bringing sophisticated features to the masses that you'd normally have had to spend a fortune to buy. I love: wireless streaming-easy to set up and use with robust network, looks-cool and stylish, mounting options for speakers, sound quality-I'm no hi fi buff but it sounds good to me, MP3 player like options.